Peter Andre's family camping

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Peter Andre took his children camping - in his garden.

The 'Behind Closed Doors' hitmaker has splashed out on a log cabin for his kids to enjoy but was dismayed when Princess, four, six-year-old Junior and Harvey - the nine-year-old son of his ex-wife Katie Price, the mother of his children - were more interested in spending the night in a tent instead.

He revealed: "Last week, I mentioned I'd had a log cabin built in the garden for the kids, so I was very excited about having all three to stay at the weekend. We had a wonderful time, but they ended up spending more time in this little £70 tent I'd bought from a shop up the road than in the cabin - which let's just say cost a lot more. Thanks, guys!

"Harvey, Junior, Princess and I all sat outside and toasted marshmallows, then we had a snooze for a couple of hours in some sleeping bags I'd bought. It was great fun!"

As well as spending time with his kids, Peter recently attended a charity ball in aid of disabled children and thinks it is important that people give as much as they can afford to worthy causes.

He wrote in his column for new! magazine: "I recently went to a ball with my pals held in aid of Caudwell Children. The businessman who founded the charity, John Caudwell, is an amazing man and all the money he raises goes towards helping disabled kids and their families.

"I gave a speech and talked about the song 'Mr Wendal' by Arrested Development, which has the line, 'Here, have a dollar, in fact, no, brotherman, have two/ Two dollars means a snack for me, but it means a big deal to you.' I was trying to make the point that nothing is too little, so whatever you can give, just give."

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