Ideal for Longer Stays
While it is entirely possible to have a camping holiday in a small weekend tent, we have found that if you’re staying more than three nights, then you need a larger tent.
A larger tent provides you with a lot more space for all the clothes, more food, and other stuff required to keep your kids happy.
We recommend you find a tent with multiple bedrooms and an excellent living area.
You will want to get some camping furniture for the living area to avoid the tent becoming an unorganised mess.
You will also want a tent that has a good entrance that enables you to come in and out of the tent in the rain without getting the interior of the tent wet.
You should also look to have a large porch area for storing cooking equipment, bikes, and muddy boots.
Larger Family Tents
You can extend many smaller two bedroom tents with add-on porches (also known as tent extensions). Add-ons to the tent mean you can use the same tent for weekend getaways and family camping holidays, only adding the extra space for longer trips. (Click here to see some weekend tents)
However, pitching extensions can sometimes be a hassle, so if you want a more extended stay, opting for a larger tent from the outset is worth considering.
For those of us with a larger family, a three bedroom tent is usually the minimum size. But even if you don’t need the extra room to sleep in, a spare bedroom is excellent storage (walk-in wardrobe) for those more extended camps during the family holidays.
There are a great many tents to choose from. Below are some tents that are worth having a look at.