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.

Using the Outwell Inlayzzz Carpet to make your tent bedrooms snug

Making your tent’s bedrooms warm and comfortable is a must for a great family camping experience. The Outwell Inlayzzz can help with that.

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Outwell Wind Gust Pump

We have a closer look at this high-end electric pump, designed for safely inflating your tent, canoe, SUPs, or other inflatables.

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Leeds Castle

If you are after visiting that classic looking castle that’s surrounded by a large moat, then Leeds Castle in Kent is the place to head.

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Coleman Comfort Raised Double Airbed review

These extra large raised airbeds look more like a bed at home. But are they any good? We test out the Coleman Comfort Raised Double.

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Pods @ Broadway

Set in the grounds of Broadway Country House in West Wales our glamping pods are a great alternative to camping. Relax in the surroundings of coastal West Wales near the sea and the village of Laugharne (made famous by the poet Dylan Thomas) where you can explore nearby attractions, head out for walks on the Wales coast path or head to the family friendly coastal towns of Tenby and Saundersfoot. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Internet Access
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Glamping

Oldbury Hill Campsite

Set in a clearing within Kent's wooded countryside is the Oldbury Hill campsite. Read more
Facilities
  • 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

Robens Pilgrim and Navigator Chairs

We test two lightweight chairs that fold down really small: a great way to make space in your car when travelling to the campsite.

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Woburn Safari Park

Visit Woburn Safari park to get up and close with some exotic and dangerous animals.

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Canvas & Campfires

Canvas & Campfires is a small off-grid glamping site located just 15 mins from the beautiful Cardigan bay coastline. The site is located on an 11 acre working smallholding 3 miles West of the University town of Lampeter. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Fires Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Glamping
  • Self Catering

Woburn Abbey and Gardens

We visit Woburn Abbey as part of the Camping and Caravanning Club’s Treasure Challenge. Only… it’s not an abbey…

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