A SPOILED teen who splashes £800 on one pair of trainers, is reduced to tears less than an hour into a camping trip on Rich Kids, Skint Holiday.

Hattie Garment, 19, from Hemel Hempstead, who appears on the 5Star programme tonight, is used to luxury getaways to the Maldives at £2,000 a head.

But she swaps five star luxury for a budget break when she joins the Wayward family on their £180 wild camping weekend.

Peter and Louise Wayward from Bracknell are both self-employed as dieting consultant and a cleaner and between them have been saving for six months to afford the break.

In fact it is their two daughter Katie and Chloe’s first ever holiday.

But while for the Haywards it is a holiday of a life time, for Hattie it all becomes too much, breaking down in tears less than an hour into the trip.


Having erected her tent on the Sussex camp site, Hattie takes refuge from the rain where she begins to sob.

“It’s not what I had in mind” she says, “How do people have fun doing this?”

“I’m a bit stressed right now. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed.”

But her outburst leaves the Haywards baffled with Louise saying: “It’s definitely a strange concept to be upset on holiday.”

It is certainly a far cry from Hattie’s day-to-day life, with the teen’s dad funding her extravagant lifestyle.


She explains: “My dad funds my lifestyle, I’ve never had to keep track of money.

“Every month I’m spending £500-£1000 on clothes, makeup.”

Hattie lives with her parents in their £1.8 million home where she doesn’t pay rent, and while she works her parents give her £500 a month for her travel costs so she is free to fritter away her earnings.

Hattie admits that a camping holiday would be her worst nightmare as she packs her suitcase full of £2,000 worth of designer goods for the three day break.

Meanwhile Louise and Pete are busy packing up everything the kitchen sink in order to make their £40 a day budget stretch as far as possible.


Collecting Hattie from Uckfield station, the family are given the first opportunity to hear how Hattie’s holidays compare.

And they’re surprised to hear the teen bemoan her recent trip to the Maldives.

“There is literally nothing to do there” she tells them “I did get a bit board, there’s a TV but it’s all foreign.”

After the tents are pitched the family gather round the fire where Louise rustles up a dinner from the food they brought from home.

It’s quite tough to know for some people it is just that easy. I wish I could do that, but we’re dealt our own hands aren’t we.

Pete is cautious to tell Hattie to watch her trainers near the fire, and the Haywards are left gobsmacked to learn they cost between £700 and £800.

Hattie adds: “I’m trying to save. It’s hard you see something that you want and I just buy it. I don’t think about what I do.”

Fighting back tears, Louise admits it “tough” to hear.

She says: “It’s quite tough to know for some people it is just that easy.

“I wish I could do that, but we’re dealt our own hands aren’t we.

“It’s a little bit uncomfortable to be honest I really wish we could spend money like that, it would be amazing.”

But Hattie insists that there is nothing to be upset about.

“I guess she just has to think about it from a different perspective because I don’t have certain stuff to think about at the moment” she says.

The next day, after a rough night for Hattie, the family head to the farm after the Rich Kid has to cut short her two hour getting ready time.

After learning that Hattie spends up to £2,000 on a holiday, Pete is determined for her to learn the real value of money.

“I would never pay £2,000 for a holiday no matter what it was” he says.

“My girls, they transformed as soon as they got here they’re having a lovely time. I hope Hattie can reflect off that, just see the enjoyment off simple things.”

Following their picnic lunch, Louise sets Hattie the challenge of finding an afternoon activity for them all as well as feeding the family on a budget of £22.50.

After realising that local attractions are out of the question Hattie settles on two activity books for the girls and a family dinner – all coming in under budget at £20.23.

That evening Louise is keen to open up to Hattie about the difficulties they have faced with their daughter Katie’s autism.


She explains: “There are so many activities for kids like her to try, but there's definitely a limit as to what we can do so far with our budget.”

“You probably don't imagine what kind of impact money can have on someone's development, because it shouldn’t.”

Touched by the family’s story, Hattie spends her own money taking the two girls to the stables the next day.

And it seems that Hattie’s eyes have been opened by the Haywards, admitting that she would now take her own kids camping in the future.

Speaking of her experience Hattie said: “I need to stop spending money on stuff I just want and don’t actually need, I’m definitely going to put that into practice.

“I would just chuck money around like it was nothing but now seeing a family first hand and how much they struggle, it’s made me understand more about the value of money.”

And it seems that Pete has been inspired by their meeting too after learning that Hattie's dad came from a working class background before starting his own business.

"I know there's more I could do for my family" he says, "Listening to how your parents grew up has inspired me to better myself."

Rich Kids, Skint Holiday airs tonight at 9pm on 5Star.

In other news, we told you how this Rich Kid who spent £6,000 on luxury getaways was forced to live off £10 a day as he joins a family on a budget caravan break.

Plus this Rich Kid who blows £200 on a single meal joined a family-of-three who spend the same amount on their entire holiday.

And this millionaire's daughter broke down in tears as she was forced to go on a budget camping trip.

 

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