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:

View Camping Equipment Guide >>

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.

Lower Hill Farm Campsite

Nestled in the side of the Wenlock Edge, Lower Hill Farm is quiet campsite with some great views and walks right on the doorstep. Campfires allowed. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Fires Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Glamping

Attingham Camp – No cooking required!

Ever fancied camping on the grounds of a National Trust property? How about, not even having to cook? Check out Emma's review of the Attingham Camp, an annual camping event at Attingham Park in Shropshire. Read more
Pitches and Accommodation

The Primus Campfire Cookset

Primus Campfire Cookset over campfire

The Primus Campfire Cookset looks very smart, but how practical and useful is this set of pots and pans? We take a closer look.

Read more

Outwell Grenada Lake Camping Chair (Throne!)

Outwell Grenanda Lake Chair

Find camping chairs a little uncomfortable? Then check out this Outwell Grenada Lake camping chair

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Presthaven Touring Park

Beach? Yes. Swiming Pool? Yes. Kids Activities? Yes. Caravan or Motorhome? Yes. Check out our review of Presthaven touring park. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • On-site Shop
  • Laundrette
  • Swimming Pool
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire

Our New Caravan Awning: The Outwell Tide

Outwell Tide 440SA Awning

This year, we changed our awning to the Outwell Tide, another inflatable awning that has made a huge difference to our caravanning.

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Lakeland Leisure Park

The Lakeland Leisure Park accepts tents, trailer tents, caravans, and motorhomes. And since this is a Haven touring park, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids happy. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • On-site Shop
  • Laundrette
  • Swimming Pool
  • Play Park
  • By the Beach
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire

The Green Caravan Park

The Green Caravan Park is a quiet spot nestled in the south Shropshire Hills. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • On-site Shop
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes

Outwell ECOLUX Coolbox Review

Outwell ECOLux 35L Coolbox Review

We take the Outwell ECOLUX 35L coolbox for a test and find it has some great features for family camping.

Read more

Usha Gap Caravans and Camping

Beautiful views down the dale and campfires allowed too at Usha Gap campsite. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Fires Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Laundrette
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Self Catering
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