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 >>


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.

Find a Family Friendly Campsite >>

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.

Rushbanks Farm Caravan and Camping Site

Rushbanks Farm Caravan and Camping Site is set in the heart of Dedham Vale, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, immortalised by the famous paintings of John Constable. Read more
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Fires Allowed
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Boat Launch
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes

Caravan, Camping, and Motorhome Show Highlights

Here are some of our highlights from this year’s 2018 Caravan, Camping, and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

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The Most Common Problems with Rooftop Tents and How to Fix Them

Rooftop Tent Camping

We’ve noticed Rooftop Tents are getting more popular overhear in the UK. Of course, over in the US, they are already popular. So, if you are thinking of getting one, here are some tips from across the pond via Brian John.

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New Year, New Camping Gear

I was lucky to be invited over to OASE Outdoors in Denmark to have a look at some of the new family camping items for 2018. Here’s a quick look at some of the things I saw.

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Easy Camp Palmdale 600 Lux

The Easy Camp Palmdale 600 Lux is a good size family tent for those long weekends or family camping holidays.

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Outwell Tomcat 5SA

A great versatile inflatable tent that’s ideal for a family of four. Good for weekend camping or longer camping breaks.

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Outwell Vigor

The Outwell Vigor is a well designed small tent that’s ideal for those quick family weekend camps.

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Outwell Phantom 5SA

The Outwell Phantom 5SA is an ideal tent for a family of four who want the convenience of an inflatable tent.

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Tested: Garmin Camper SatNav on 2500 miles across Europe

Garmin Camper Tested

We tested the Garmin Camper SatNav while driving over 2500 miles across Europe while towing a caravan. Did it help or did it hinder? Read on to find out.

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Love2Stay in Shropshire

Love2Stay in Shropshire is redefining what you might expect from a campsite, with facilities you would normally see at a high-end resort. Read more
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
  • Swimming Pool
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Glamping
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