There’s nothing more quintessentially British than a good old family camping holiday and more often than not it’s plagued by pesky downpours and leaky tents, so make sure you’re prepared this summer and don’t let your camping holiday be ruined by our temperamental weather!
First of all, you’ll need to make sure you have the essential equipment to make your holiday a dry one, even if it starts raining cats and dogs. A good tent is vital to the success of your holiday, and you’ll also want to make sure that there’s plenty of room in case you do end up having a day in due to the weather. It depends on the size of your family of course, but we love this eight man family tent from Highland Trail, which has a good sized living area; perfect for board games, reading a book or a few games of cards! Check out our tent selection to find your perfect family tent.
Make sure that your ground sheet is firmly pegged in, as a soggy floor won’t make anyone happy. If it is cold and damp however, you can bring a little luxury to your tent by raising everyone off the ground with the help of an airbed. There are single
There’s little worse than grumpy little ones with wet feet, or grumpy adults for that matter. Proper, waterproof footwear is essential for a camping holiday. Walking boots are a good option if you are planning on doing some walking around the countryside as they’ll keep your feet dry
and supported, minimising sore feet and ankle injuries! Get some for you, your partner and the kids in our walking boots section. For little ones who are planning on splashing through some puddles, but won’t be doing much actual walking, then go for some fun wellies to keep them nice and dry.
We also recommend taking along a clothes airer to help dry those soggy clothes, and a heater will certainly help them dry out quicker too.
Enjoy your camping adventure and remember to make like a boy scout and always be prepared for the worst the weather can throw at you!