Arrival at Haiwan campground and checking in
Today will test this one 🙂 It is in the urban area of Shanghai and the camping ground is by the sea.
Below is what was needed on the date 27.12.2020 to enter the campsite.
- Yes, the Green health code
- Yes, passport
- No, nucleic test
Check the score of the camping ground at the end
Haiwan national forest park. the area is a huge one and maybe 2 days is not enough:) It is only a 1-1.5h drive from our home, Pudong area, Shanghai. After a quick ride on the highway and then a short drive on smaller roads, we arrived at our destination.
This time we did not rent an RV, instead, we choose the fixed camper van. I really hope there are good curtains. Basically, it is like a hotel room without loud neighbors :).
The temperature inside was adjustable and it has everything similar to the hotel room. WiFi, big TV (the IPTV has plenty of English movies.), internet, water cooker, and coffee.
The restaurant and shop are close by.
Living room with extendable sofa as a double bed for kids, the Master bedroom wast really chilly at the beginning, later on, we found out that two of windows were opened.
BBQ in the tent at Haiwan cool evening
Here is what we have been waiting for. BBQ on a brisk December night outside the tent. They have the BBQ for rent and also the ingredients you can bring or order from them. Up to you how you want to have it. Plenty of food and delicious as usual. Some plastic small chairs were used and luckily it could withstand my 100kg.
Perfect food for the perfect evening
Woke up early in the morning and was able to catch this scene
Haven’t been to any place like this in China. Normally a lot of people and cars go here and there. Safety is good so you can let your kids stroll around.
Several different animals in the area. Some you need to pay for but petting the horse is free
There is a small farm with different animals for the kids. Horse riding, chicken, ducks, and in the evening many cats wandering around. Some of the animals are strolling free and you can feed them. Petting the horse is one of the favorites for my girls and riding even more. Prices are quite high and 10 minutes with 100CNY is not so tempting. The camping site activities prices are normally really high and be prepared for it. For teenagers and adults, there are activities such as paintball and CS.
Overall the camping was a pleasant surprise and a good point you can easily visit there for a relaxing weekend trip. Even outside of the holiday season there are many things to do, but some activities might be closed. It is around a 1h drive from Shanghai by the highway.