Dig out your denim shorts and find your wellies, because festival season is right around the corner. And, whether it’s your first time or a yearly tradition, it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for any and every scenario, including rain, shine and sleepless nights.
From camping equipment and accessories to festival clothing and trainers, our survival set has plenty of affordable picks to help you get in the festival spirit.
Classic Camping Equipment
When you’re filling your days with exciting activities, it’s important to make sure you have a comfortable place to come back and sleep. And, for any night under the stars, you’re going to need a whole host of durable and practical camping equipment.
From tents and fold up chairs to picnic rugs and sleeping bags, make sure you cover all bases when planning your trip. After all, there’s nothing worse than a bad night’s sleep when you’re meant to be enjoying yourself.
For extra warmth when the sun goes down, bring a cosy pair of pyjamas and fluffy socks. We recommend anything with long sleeves and cuffed legs to help keep out the cold.
There’s no avoiding the fact that festivals involve a lot of standing up. Whether that’s walking to the showers, watching your favourite artist or exploring the campsite, you’re going to need shoes that will support your feet.
Having the right accessories can make or break any festival experience. While hand sanitiser and plasters should be at the top of your packing list, weather-related extras are also essential.
Sunny skies call for sun cream and sunglasses, whereas hooded raincoats and extra pairs of socks are a must to stop any showers from dampening your fun.
To keep everything in one place and leave your hands free for taking photos and holding delicious festival food, pack your extras in a cross-body bag or rucksack. Simple!
Festivals are the perfect opportunity to mix things up in the fashion department. Whether that’s debuting brand-new sunglasses, stepping out in a sequin top or experimenting with contrasting colour combinations, there are plenty of ways to stand out from the crowd.
Since most of your rucksack will be filled with camping essentials, you’re going to want any clothes you do bring to take up minimum space. Luckily, one easy-to-wear item that can be rolled up small and used for different occasions is a summer dress.
From pretty mini styles to midi and maxi dresses, whatever your hem length of choice, a summer dress makes a wonderful warm-weather pick.
To help your little ones make the most of the sunshine, take a look at our outdoor toy collection, including trampolines, scooters and playhouses.