08/06/2011 10:00 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Perfect 10: Carry On Glamping

For years I have dreaded it and then last week it finally happened: "Mum, school are running a camping trip-can we go? Pleeease..." As memories of musty caravans, challenging toilet facilities and Swingball tournaments "enjoyed" in the rain swirled through my head, I resolved to break the cycle - to make my children's camping experience different. "We can go, but we are not camping", I told my initially confused elder daughter, "... we're glamping."

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