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Creating the Perfect Campfire: In 7 easy steps

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

At Meadow Falls, we understand the magic of a campfire; The crackling flames and the starry sky while toasting marshmallows are all part of the camping experience. We're here to guide you through the process of creating the perfect campfire, and don't worry we have everything on hand you will need.

White marshmallow slowly toasting over a campfire
Toasting marshmallows

Packing for a camping trip can be a time-consuming challenge, and we all know the frustration of limited car space. Items like BBQs, fire pits, charcoal and logs can eat up valuable room and create a mess in your vehicle. Why not simplify and destress your journey by leaving all the bulky equipment behind? At Meadow Falls, we've got you covered – our convenient on-site supplies ensures you can enjoy a hassle-free camping experience, where we take care of the essentials, so you can focus on making wonderful memories around the perfect campfire.


Everything you need for the perfect Campfire.

  • Fire Pit

  • Fire Lighters

  • Matches

  • Kindling

  • Logs

Our perfectly sized starter pack includes, matches, fire lighters and kindling, teamed with a large bag of logs you have everything you need to a get the night warmed up.

Step 1: Fire pit

For our Glamping pod guests, each pod is equipped with its very own designated fire pit, seamlessly integrated into your terrace for maximum convenience.

For Camping and Tourer guests, we offer the perfect fire pit for hire at an affordable rate of £3 per night. These fire pits are designed to meet safety standards and enhance your campfire experience.

If you choose to bring your own fire pit, please ensure it is at least 1 foot off the ground from the lowest point of the bowl, to comply with our safety regulations.

Step 2: Arrange the fire lighters

Lay 2 small square fire lighters in the centre of the fire pit and break up 2 others and scatter around. Fire lighters are highly effective at getting the fire started.

Step 3: Lay the kindling

Kindling consists of small, dry sticks that ignite easily. Add a few sticks on top of the fire lighters, place them in a tepee style structure leaving enough space to light and let the air flow.

Step 4: Light the Fire

Use your matches to carefully light the fire lighters. Be sure to stand back and avoid leaning over the fire pit while doing this. Safety first! As the kindling catches fire and begins to burn well, add a few more kindling sticks until you have a nice flame.

Step 5: Add Logs

Gently add the logs one at a time. Start with smaller logs and gradually work your way up to larger ones. This will help maintain a steady flame. Keep an eye on your fire and add more logs as needed. At Meadow Falls, we recommend responsible campfire management and have provided safety equipment around the site for emergencies.

Step 6: Toast marshmallows

Enjoy the warmth and ambiance of the fire while toasting your marshmallows, grab 2 chocolate biscuits, squash the marshmallow in the middle and slide off the toasting fork to make the most gooey delicious S'mores.

Gooey melted marshmallows sandwiched between two chocolate digestive biscuits.
S'mores - Once you've had one you'll want s'more!

Step 7: Complete the experience

Once all food has been consumed, it's time for some true magic! pop a sachet of Rainbow fire in the middle of the flames (don't open the packet just throw the whole thing on), sit back and watch as the different colours dance and sparkle in the night.

Dancing rainbow coloured flames in a campfire
Rainbow fire


Warm campfire wishes...

Creating a campfire while camping or glamping at Meadow Falls is a delightful experience, and with all the supplies on hand, it's easier than ever. Order yours here and we'll bring everything to your pitch ready for when you arrive.

Follow these steps, and you'll be enjoying the crackling flames and the serene atmosphere of our campsite in no time. Remember to fully extinguish the fire before retiring for the night and always follow the campsite's rules for fires.

Happy camping!



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