Particularly over the past year or so, camping has become the holiday of choice for families up and down the UK!
As with any holiday, you want to ensure you are keeping your family safe and happy. The best way to do this and to make sure your camping trip runs as smoothly as possible is by shopping at a trusted camping shop.
The best camping and outdoor shops offer all the equipment you may need along with years of expertise! Read below for our easy guide on how to find the very best family camping shops near you:
Check Around Your Location
We all love to shop local! And with a purchase such as a tent or camping equipment, shopping local could be more helpful than you realise.
Particularly if you are shopping for your first tent, it can really help to see it in person to get a good idea of size.
And as a tent isn’t a cheap purchase, it is vital that you choose the right one. It could mean that you have to travel further afield to find the best fit for your family.
The Family Tent Shop is based in Guildford, Surrey. And we regularly welcome local customers and those from further afield!
Check Social Media Sites
With social media being such a huge aspect of online shopping, checking social media platforms before any big purchase can really help to ensure you’re buying from a trusted retailer.
A company’s social media presence can give you a great idea of their expertise and ethos before even visiting.
Sites like Facebook and Instagram can even be great places to keep an eye on the latest products, offers, and industry news.
At The Family Tent Shop we provide our customers with information and exclusive offers across our Facebook page, and not to forget our easy-to-use instant messaging service!
Do They Have a Good Reputation?
Previous customer reviews give the clearest and most honest idea of a company’s level of customer service and product reliability.
A local camping shop that has both practical and product knowledge, years of positive customer reviews and are happy to provide sound advice can be absolutely priceless.
At The Family Tent Shop, we pride ourselves on our 5 out of 5-star customer reviews.
Whether it be the fast response times, outstanding customer service or our exceptional products – our customers highly recommend our service!
Check Their Product Offering on Their Website
The most trustworthy camping shops will provide only the very-best in tents and camping equipment.
There are lots of different options when it comes to building up your kit or starting new, so it’s important that you can look at them all before you purchase.
We offer everything you can possibly need for a brilliant camping holiday with your family!
Do They Use the Best Camping Manufactures?
A tent can be a costly purchase, so you want to ensure you are getting quality for your money. As with anything you buy, it’s important to shop around and check out customer reviews to find the best manufacturer.
Here at The Family Tent Shop, we have years of camping experience and knowledge. That’s why we only offer the very best products and manufacturers in the industry!
We only stock products we would be happy to use ourselves. Check out our manufacturers’ list here.
Consider Independent Camping Shops
It’s easy to go to a large retailer that has stores up and down the country. However, the level of service and genuine passion for the products may not be the same.
Especially during recent times, shopping small has become more important than ever. Smaller, family ran businesses go above and beyond to offer the very best to their customers.
Not only that, but prices tend to be much better when you shop small! As we decide our own costs, we can offer the most competitive prices possible to our customers.
Do They Offer Sound Camping Advice?
Last but definitely not least, you should look for a camping shop that offers friendly and helpful advice. Especially if you are less experienced with camping holidays!
From both our social media and website reviews, you can see that we have helped plenty of customers along the way. We will always be happy to offer some free advice or a helping hand!
We keep our customers up to date with great tips on family camping holidays, all from our Family Tent Shop Blog. With over 76 years of experience between us, you are safe in the knowledge that you are receiving only the very best advice!
And that’s it! We hope our guide to finding the best camping shop is useful for you. But if you need any further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
At The Family Tent Shop, we’re experts when it comes to camping and caravanning. If you require a new tent or any other camping or caravanning essentials – please visit our website.