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.

Looe Country Park

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Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Fires Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • On-site Shop
  • Play Park
  • By the Beach
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
  • Glamping

10 Tips for lighting your campfire – without matches!

Ever wanted to try and light a campfire without using matches? Here are 10 ways to light a fire without matches that you can try.

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Callander Woods Holiday Park

Callander Woods holiday park is right at the Eastern Approach to the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
  • Glamping

Ashbourne Campsite

The Ashbourne Campsite (which is a little outside of Ashbourne) is a great base for exploring nearby places, such as the Tissington Trail or Carsington Water. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • On-site Shop
  • Laundrette
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Self Catering

Long Acres camping and caravan park

Long Acres Caravan and Camping Park has a luxury shower block and is also a great place for visiting the home of Winnie the Pooh (Ashdown Forest), as well as Hever Castle, Lingfield Racecourse, and Wakehurst Place. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Fires Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Glamping
  • Self Catering

Lomond Woods Holiday Park

Located within walking distance of Loch Lomond, Lomond Woods Holiday Park accepts caravans and motorhomes, plus you can hire static caravans, self-catering, or a bit of glamping. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
  • Glamping
  • Self Catering

Deeside Holiday Park

Deeside Holiday Park is a tranquil retreat set in the Southern valley of the River Dee. Ideal for Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park or soaking up the atmosphere of Aberdeen. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
  • Glamping
  • Self Catering

Cardigan Bay Campsite

Just inland from New Quay in Wales is the Cardigan Bay 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
  • Glamping

Campsie Glen Holiday Park

Campsie Glen Holiday Park is in a picturesque rural location between the Campsie and Fintry hills in Stirlingshire, and is within an hour’s drive of Glasgow, Dundee, and Edinburgh. Read more
Facilities
  • Showers
  • Wash-up
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Entertainment
  • Kids Club
  • Internet Access
  • Laundrette
  • Swimming Pool
  • Play Park
  • By the Beach
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes
  • Static Hire
  • Glamping
  • Self Catering

Ebury Hill

Ebury Hill is a 3000-year-old hill fort, so you get to go camping in a real bit of history! The campsite is located just outside the historic town of Shrewsbury in Shropshire. Read more
Facilities
  • Pets Allowed
  • Electric Hook-up
  • Chemical Disposal
  • Internet Access
  • Play Park
Pitches and Accommodation
  • Tents
  • Caravans
  • Motor Homes