Camp out under the stars with a tent

The Ultimate Family Camping Checklist

What better way to make the most of the warm weather than going on a camping trip? But although family adventures are great for encouraging fun in the sun, preparing for them can be a little tricky.

To make sure you tick off all the essentials, including outdoor dining sets, cosy nightwear, tents and sleeping bags, follow our fuss-free (and affordable) family camping checklist!


Essential Camping Equipment

When you’re camping, it can be easy to get carried away packing unnecessary extras. One way to stay on track is to create a list of must-have items.

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Ensure a comfy night's sleep with an air bed

From sleeping bags and air beds to that all-important tent, break down your camping equipment list into easy to manage segments such as sleep, food and fun. That way, you’ll cover all the bases and minimise the amount you have to carry.

Kit them out with fun pyjamas

While styles with cuffed bottoms and long-sleeves are brilliant for warmth, don’t forget accessories like sweatshirts and fluffy socks for added insulation.

Top it all off with a sleeping bag and you and your family will enjoy sweet dreams throughout the night.


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Cosy Nightwear

Even though it might be warm during the day, the temperature can drop quickly at night. Make sure you bring some super snug pyjamas so you and your kids stay comfortable and cosy all evening long.

Sleep easy in a cosy sleeping bag


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Half the fun of camping is being able to cook and eat outside. Even so, al fresco dining with little ones can be tricky if you don’t have the proper equipment.

Dine al fresco with a picnic set

Ensure fuss-free mealtimes with our picnic plates and bowls

A good way to ensure that your family meals stay fuss-free when you’re out and about is to invest in some picnic-style dining sets.

Much more environmentally friendly than paper plates and cups, our melamine sets will ensure easy eating on the go. Plus, thanks to their lightweight design, you’ll be able to bring them with you for impromptu picnics at the local park as well.

Transform your camp with a colourful gazebo

Alongside using outdoor accessories you already own, such as garden chairs and tables, all you need to transform your space is a tent or gazebo.

And, once your sleeping set-up is arranged, why not create a cosy camping atmosphere with some outdoor lighting? While string lights add charm, pretty solar jewel-effect lights will give your garden a gorgeous glow.



If you think that a family camping trip involves plenty of planning and expenses, think again. Luckily, you don’t need to travel far to have an adventure with your nearest and dearest. In fact, you can have an affordable night under the stars in your very own back garden.

Create a cosy camping atmosphere with some outdoor string lights


Set, Play

Wherever you decide to camp, make sure you bring plenty of outdoor toys to keep little ones entertained. Swing ball sets, frisbees and footballs are fantastic options for trips further afield, while larger toys like trampolines and swing sets work perfectly for garden camping fun.

Keep the little ones entertained with a slide

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