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.

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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.

Outwell Colibri Sleeping Bag

Colibri Sleeping Bag

The Outwell Colibri is a new luxury sleeping bag, that’s easy to convert into a duvet and helps to make sleeping at camp more like sleeping in your bed at home.

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Primus Tupike Stove Review

Primus Tupike Stove

The Primus Tupike Stove not only looks smart, it can save you a whole load of hassle at the campsite.

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Easy Camp Bushmaster Lantern: Glam Camping that doesn’t cost a fortune

Easy Camp Bushmaster Lantern

The Easy Camp Bushmaster Lantern let’s you get a bit of that retro glam to your camping set-up without costing a fortune.

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Vango Shangri-La 15 Grande Self-Inflating Mat (that works!)

Vango Shangria-La Self Inflating Mat

The Vango Shangri-La 15 Grande is a very comfortable sleeping mat to take camping. It will feel much more like a bed at home.

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Robens Trekker XL – A compact wooden camping table

The Robens Trekker XL is a great option if you want a good sized smart looking table that doesn’t fill your car boot.

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Small Batch Campsite

Small Batch Campsite is nestled in the beautiful Shropshire Hills, and in the picturesque village of Little Stretton. Read more
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Electric Hook-up
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes

Taking the sofa camping!

Easy Camp Comfy Sofa

We try out this new inflatable comfy sofa for camping, which proved a fun (and comfortable) way to provide extra seating at the campsite.

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The Robens Field Station – A Fantastic Family Tipi Tent

Robens Field Station

The Robens Field Station is an excellent tipi tent for helping turn your weekends into family adventures. Quick and simple to pitch. Lightweight to transport.

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Using the Robens Bighorn for a Family Campfire Cookout

We love cooking over the campfire, and the Robens Bighorn is our new favourite campfire cooking must-have item.

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Cheddar Mendip Heights

The Cheddar Mendip Heights campsite is just up the road from Cheddar Gorge, located in the rolling Mendip Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Read more
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • On-site Shop
  • Laundrette
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
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