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.

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
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
  • Swimming Pool
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Glamping

Trwyn yr Wylfa Camping Site

Trwyn yr Wylfa Camping has direct walks to beach and cycle routes from the campsite, and is a paradise for walkers as you can walk direct along from site along the North Wales coastal path. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
  • By the Beach
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Glamping

Making the most of Bushcraft

There’s more to bushcraft than TV shows and it’s easy to enjoy another side of family life outdoors, says John Traynor.

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Conkers Campsite

Conkers Campsite is set in the National Forest of South Derbyshire. A great place to bring the kids bikes or go for a walk. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • On-site Shop
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Glamping

Like to cook when camping? Check out these pans

If you are cooking for your family at the campsite then pots and pans are essential, but they can be a bulky item to take. We look at a couple of solutions.

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Robens Kobuk Stove and Accessories

We test out the Robens Kobuk stove and some of the fantastic accessories to heat our tent and keep us warm.

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Robens Prospector – Retro Camping Style

If you are after a larger retro-style canvas family tent for your holidays, then the Robens Prospector might be just what you are after.

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Robens Killarny Sleeping Bag: A duvet style sleeping bag with retro looks

The Robens Killarney Outback: a comfortable duvet style sleeping bag with a slightly retro look.

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Coleman Basalt Single sleeping bag review

Sleeping bags can be a personal thing: sometimes you just can’t find one that is comfortable enough. The Trudgian Family put the Coleman Basalt to the test.

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