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.

Burghley House and Garden

As part of the 5CChallenge we visit the impressive Elizabethan Burghley House…and have a fab day out!

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Holkham Hall

As part of our #5CChallenge, we visit Holkham Hall in Norfolk.

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Have you ever considered a roof top tent?

I’ve always been curious about roof top tents but know little about them. So, in this post, I take a closer look at the pros and cons and family use.

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Adult and Child ‘Camo’ Sleeping Bag Test

We test out adult and child Highlander sleeping bags on a winter camp. Read on to see how they stood up to the test.

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has quite a lot to see and do. Even if you don’t want to go into the palace, the park land has plenty to see, plus there’s the Pleasure Gardens for families.

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Want to keep warm at night? Check out the MondoKing 3D SIM

We test out the Therm-a-Rest MondoKing 3D SIM on a cold winter camp.

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Oxford Campsite

Fancy camping in the city of Oxford? We stay at the Camping and Caravanning Club's site in this historic city. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes

Oxford Campsite

Fancy camping in the city of Oxford? We stay at the Camping and Caravanning Club's site in this historic city. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes

The Treo Chair: Another way to take less when going camping

You can end up taking A LOT of stuff for family camping. Fortunately there’s a new solution: it’s called the Treo.

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Outwell Flagstaff 6ATC

If you are after a polycotton inflatable family tent that’s ideal for those family camping breaks, then the Outwell Flagstaff 6ATC is something to consider.

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