Camping

Family Camping

The Family Camping Guide

Welcome to the GOWTK Family Camping Guide!

Taking your kids camping is an easy mini-adventure within reach of most people. Find a great campsite in the countryside, set up your tent, start a campfire and cook over it, and as the sun goes down, tell some great campfire stories. These are great experiences to give your kids, and great family adventures they’ll remember.

From campsites to tents, cooking to sleeping, we’ve got lots in in this guide – from tips to help you get started, to even something for the more experienced camper.

Getting Started

Family Camping Guide - Getting Started

Camping is great as a family, and a great adventure for kids. It’s also an affordable way for a family to explore different parts of the country.

We’ve got a whole guide to help you get started with family camping.

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Camping Tips

Family Camping Tips

We’ve got lots of tips to help you get the most out of family camping, and avoid some of the mistakes we all end up doing at some point.

You can view tips to help you get started, or camping know how to take you to the next level.

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Campfire Cooking

Family Camping - Campfire Cooking

We believe a campfire can make all the difference. You also don’t have to rely on boring meals when cooking.

Put the two together and you have campfire cooking.

View Guide on Cooking >>

Recipes

Family Camping Recipes

Stuck for ideas on what to cook? Try these recipes.

Many are great to do with the kids, such as these very popular Campfire Pocket Pizzas.

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The Family Tent Guide

Wolf Lake features

Finding the right tent can be daunting, and some are a serious investment.

We’ve got a guide to help.

From help to what to look for when buying a tent, to help finding a good family tent.

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Tent Extensions

Inside the Da Gama extension

Perhaps you need more space for a camping holiday? Or maybe just somewhere sheltered to sit, leave muddy boots, etc.?

Well we’ve got a guide to help you find the right tent extension too.

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Camping Equipment Guide

Cooking on the Campingaz Xcelerate 400 ST

We’ve got lots of reviews on great family equipment to help you cut through all the choice and find what works for family camping.

Browse our complete equipment guide, or dive into a specific topic:

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Find a Family Campsite

Gwalia Farm Campsite, near Machynlleth in Powys, Wales

Of course, camping wouldn’t be camping without a good family campsite.

You can search our list of family-friendly campsites, including finding campsites that allow campfires, or have other facilities such as a boat launch or by the beach.

We’ve stayed at some fantastic campsites that have really made some memorable trips. Have a search and find that great campsite for you next family outdoor adventure.

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Browse all Camping Articles

Below are all the camping articles in chronological order, from tents to campfire recipes. That’s quite a list!

You may find it easier to find what you are looking for using the buttons above.

How to keep a caravan with limited space at home

Being first-time caravanners we had no idea about caravan storage. If you don’t either, then read this.

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Chatsworth Gardens, Farmyard, Playground, and Grounds

Chatsworth Gardens were really impressive, with lots of different places and things to explore. The farmyard and adventure playpark were good too.

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Tencreek Holiday Park

Just outside the picturesque fishing village of Looe in Cornwall is Tencreek Caravan Park. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Internet Access
  • By the Beach
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
  • Self Catering

Chatsworth House

We visit Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, another Treasure House in the #5CChallenge. This is part 1 that covers the house. In part 2 we’ll explore the gardens.

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Playing Soldiers: Quick Look at Camo Gear for Kids and Adults

If your kids like to play soldiers then have a look at this camping and den gear we just got. We’ll be trying this kit out soon.

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Bakewell Campsite

Bakewell Campsite is a few miles outside of Bakewell at a village called Youlgrave. It's a rural spot and you'll need your own loos. Read more
Facilities
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes

Bakewell Campsite

Bakewell Campsite is a few miles outside of Bakewell at a village called Youlgrave. It's a rural spot and you'll need your own loos. Read more
Facilities
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes

Adventure Camping with the Robens X3 HT Tent

We’ve been using the Robens X3 HT Tent. A great little tent for quick weekend getaways or outdoor activities.

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Burton Agnes Hall

We visit Burton Agnes hall in East Yorkshire and have a great day out.

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How to make Campfire Potato Cakes

Potato cakes are a really simple side dish to cook over the campfire. We show you how.

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