We arrived at our camp site about 8.30 am and then started the task of setting up camp and both James and Sienna were amazing little helpers. This was mainly due to the very lengthy talk and discussion I had with them on Friday night and Saturday morning about how everyone has to pitch in and help Mummy other wise we won't be going again. Along with helping their enthusiasm had to also be at optimum levels because there is nothing worse than someone helping you with a grumpy look whilst rolling their eyes and saying things like "are we done yet", "is that it". So out of a possible 10 both kids deserved a 15 because they were fantastic. I did however get the grumpy, rolling eyes attitude from both of them after the weekend was over and it was then time to get stuck into the packing up however I certainly appreciated their great behaviour when we had to spend the time setting everything up in the beginning. I'll be working on the "now it's time to pack it all up with enthusiasm" speech next time.
Neurum Creek Bush Retreat is a great family camping site and dog friendly (not that we have a dog) but it does make it easier to get away if you can bring the dog and the kids loved the fire, the bike track and the creek. They couldn't pick which was the highlight as they loved it all. We have been there a few times over the years and it's always great. I bought a couple of blow up boats from Kmart on Friday so they could spend time on the river paddling up and down.