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  • If I’m not allowed to kick dogs…….
  • tjagain
    Full Member

    What about children?

    Last nights camp there seemed to be a gazzillion under tens on site hopped up on sugar having water fights with ballons and supersoakers and screeching until almost eleven pm.

    My tent got one frisbee, two blasts from supersoakers and one kid tripped over a guyrope.

    Do I have to learn to behave around children? Or can I administer swift justice?

    Which is better? A boot up the arse or a flick to the nose?

    When did I become Victor Meldrew?

    K
    Full Member

    Probably better threatening with an air pistol.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    In all fairness actually they apologised each time. No damage was done and the kids were having a great time.

    Just my misfortune to be given a pitch next to the kids playground and on the way to the water tap

    Perhaps I should have had a load of cans of redbull to hand out😎🤣

    K
    Full Member

    Super soaker filled with redbull then.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Sounds like the kids were loving it.

    stevenmenmuir
    Free Member

    You’ve always been Victor meldrew.

    kerley
    Free Member

    You need to make sure you tell them/pre warn them about what you are doing so they are not surprised by it. They will then act perfectly.

    iainc
    Full Member

    Think you need to add a big Nerf gun to the trailer tj 😂

    cb200
    Free Member

    Just kids having a great time. The parents are probably loving seeing the kids running about playing and not being glued to technology.

    Personally I think these campsites should have something like a 10pm “settling curfew” for kids, to create some peace for younger sleeping kids and grumpy gits.

    piemonster
    Full Member

    Last nights camp there seemed to be a gazzillion under tens on site hopped up on sugar having water fights with ballons and supersoakers and screeching until almost eleven pm.

    convert
    Full Member

    I feel I rock a bit of inner Victor too – and I’m a bloody teacher!

    Campsites are curious beasts – they are many different things to different people. But the ability for kids to run wild outdoors (like wot we did by default back in the black and white days) without the modern day neurotic parent losing their shit is the exact ingredient guaranteed to trash the blissful peace someone like me goes camping for. Both are great and desirable things but they don’t mix. Sands campsite near Gairloch is I think the only site I’ve stayed at when kids and victors seem to be able to coexist and love it equally.

    I appreciate it’s tricky when on the road and you just need a night at a place with a shower in the right sort of location as choice is limited, but reading the mood and purpose of the site is key to a perfect Victor stay. I look at it firstly like I would as a parent or child – if it might appeal – I’m out of there! Camping and Caravan Club certified sites for the win – though if your need for a site is a shower and toilet (i.e. you are using a campsite when bike touring for the odd night between wild camps), that does narrow the field even further.

    csb
    Full Member

    Just kids having a great time. The parents are probably loving seeing the kids running about playing and not being glued to technology.

    If it’s anything like our class camps the parents will have been drinking since midday.

    piemonster
    Full Member

    The C&C Certified sites can be excellent and are my go to option.

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    Couldn’t imagine much worse 😂. “Family” campsites are brilliant though – somewhere for the kids to run around & get exercise & fresh air, whilst keeping them away from the nice, quiet campsites I like to go to! Much the same as Wetherspoons (keeps the plebs out of the nice pubs 😀)

    Cougar
    Full Member

    Last time I was camping there were loads of kids with Supersoakers. They challenged me to a water fight.

    I soon won, with my trusty kettle.

    dissonance
    Full Member

    Have you thought about getting a big ugly dog which can scare them away?

    DT78
    Free Member

    You want one of these
    https://www.smythstoys.com/uk/en-gb/toys/construction-and-cars/x-shot/x-shot-excel-crusher-by-zuru/p/187063

    Maybe with a ground mount. Reenact the scene from predator

    tjagain
    Full Member

    The parents were drinking round the firepit. Some of them looked second hand this morning 🤣

    AD
    Full Member

    Damn it – dissonance beat me 😂

    trail_rat
    Free Member

    Maybe the campsite owners on here…..;)

    Sandwich
    Full Member

    Make like the parents and drink more? The problem doesn’t go away you just don’t care!

    funkmasterp
    Full Member

    Offer them sartorial advice?

    BikePawl
    Free Member

    It wouldn’t have happened if you’d been wearing a helmet

    csb
    Full Member

    @cougar 😀

    joshvegas
    Free Member

    Just my misfortune to be given a pitch next to the kids playground

    That’ll stand up in court I’m sure…

    TiRed
    Full Member

    Nerf up grandpa!

    tjagain
    Full Member

    I think there may be one of these in my future

    tjagain
    Full Member

    **** pics not showing?

    theotherjonv
    Full Member

    Some of them looked second hand this morning

    You weren’t tempted to hold a Sunday service and belt out some hymns at the top of your voice for them?

    csb
    Full Member

    **** pics not showing

    What sort of photos have you been taking you weirdo? 😉

    oldnpastit
    Full Member

    Let them have their fun.

    By the time they reach your age, our generation will have eliminated democracy, trashed the environment and left nothing but a wasteland for them to live in. Only their fond memories of childhood exploits will be left to sustain them as they watch the dregs of civilization slowly give way to chaos, death and decay.

    martinhutch
    Full Member

    Reenact the scene from predator

    I’m not sure lying on the ground by the kids’ playground shouting ‘GET TO THE CHOPPER!’ is going to have the desired results.

    tjagain
    Full Member

    😎🙄🤣

    TiRed
    Full Member

    Top tip, the smallest little nerf pistols are the deadliest. Don’t have the firing rate, but accuracy and power are excellent.

    peter1979
    Free Member

    Get a dog, keep it off lead and just allow it to run riot.

    TheBrick
    Free Member

    Perhaps I should have had a load of cans of redbull to hand out

    Just lace them with tramadol. Then problem solved…

    susepic
    Full Member

    Have you been to a campsite in the last 10 years?
    It’s a mostly family activity where people who don’t have lots of room at home can give their kids some fresh air and outdoor adventure.
    Which is why we love MTBing.
    • Give the kids a break
    • pick midweek
    • pick a different pitch (don’t campsites have different fields for different vibes)
    • go to a caravan and camping site where they are likely a closer demographic
    • chill out, grow a heart and some empathy – weren’t you 8 once and pissing adults off?

    CountZero
    Full Member

    What is required is an electric water gun that fires ‘bullets’ for greater accuracy:

    Check out the Spyratwo in this roundup – expensive, but the fun you could have sniping the little gits!

    The 10 Best Water Guns For Grown-Ups To Buy Right Now

    zilog6128
    Full Member

    It’s a mostly family activity where people who don’t have lots of room at home can give their kids some fresh air and outdoor adventure sit round a campfire getting pissed whilst avoiding parenting their children

    FTFY

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