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How to choose the best tent

Get ready to pitch up for an outdoor adventure.

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How to choose the best tent.

Camping after COVID rules

Thinking about a camping trip this summer? We get that the pandemic may have left some feeling a little uncertain about making plans. So we’ve made note of some handy info to help you plan. Just remember, this info is based on what we currently know, but could always change, so make sure to check the rulings at the time of when you decide to book.

When are campsites due to open?

12th April 2021 has been given as initial date, however, this could indeed change, so keep an eye out. 

Will toilets and wash facilities be open?

With hygiene and safety at the forefront, the Government has highlighted that shared facilities won’t open until 17th May 2021 at the earliest.

Where can we eat?

The Government has highlighted that bars, restaurants and cafes will be able to open up outdoors from 12th April 2021 and no earlier than 17th May 2021 for indoor seating.

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Check out our latest lines of tents and camping equipment.

Tent size

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When choosing your tent size, always opt for the next size up to accommodate space for your belongings. So if there's two of you, go for a 3-man tent. Plus, it's nice to have an extra bit of room to stretch out.

Tent types

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Pop up tents

Pop up tents

Their main benefit is that they require minimal assembly, literally popping up into shape. They’re best for kids and small groups.

Dome tents

Dome tents

Tend to have just one room, making them ideal for couples and smaller groups. They curve up in the middle and have a sturdy structure.

Tunnel tents

Tunnel tents

They're long and spacious, often with different compartments, making them a perfect home-from-home for big groups and families.

Teepee tents

Teepee tents

Their coned structure is supported by a single pole in the middle creating a feeling of space and height. A great choice if you're feeling a festival vibe.

Tent brands

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Tents by price

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Pitching a tent

How to put up a tent

Pitching a tent can be a real test of patience and team work, and you may need to practice a few times before the main event. So, with help from Vango, we've come up with a handy video showing you the best way to pitch your tent. You've got this!

Camping essentials

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Have you got everything you need?

Check out our camping essentials checklist to make sure you have all the kit for a comfy few nights sleeping beneath the stars.

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