How to get ready for the new camping season

With the Jubilee Bank Holiday fast approaching and those long summer holidays ahead, we wanted to pull together a round up of the best camping tents & awnings available now, whether you’re new to camping holidays or are looking to invest in some new kit before Summer kicks off.

What’s new?

Demand is now increasing and like many industries, supplies of camping equipment have been impacted in recent months. However, we do have a great range in stock at the moment including brand new and returning models, as well as some items available for back order. 

We have also extended our deals from The Tent Show until the end of May, so it’s a great time to buy! 

Kalahari 9DSE

Brand new for 2022, the Kalahari 9DSE is a large family tent in polycotton fabric. It’s a fully air tent, so you won’t be spending hours assembling- in fact there’s just one side eyebrow pole to add! This Outdoor Revolution Tent features a fantastic design and layout and is able to sleep 8 with spacious, darkened bedrooms. We really think this is a fantastic investment and up there with the best that we sell.


Best value for money 

Campstar 700

Another great product from the Outdoor Revolution range, the Camp Star 700 tent package is back this year. This model has the footprint groundsheet and carpet included as standard, 3 large bedrooms and an enclosed porch. Outdoor Revolution typically offer products at the higher-end of the pricing scale, however this is a great example of them taking their superb features and offering a high quality tent at a more affordable price. 


For a great night’s sleep

Coleman Octagon blackout

If you’ve struggled camping in the past because of those bright summer mornings, we’d highly recommend looking at a tent that can provide you with blackout bedrooms. 

Not only does this tent look amazing and offer 360 views during the day time, you can also zip it up and block out the light until morning with its patented blackout feature. It comes with a handy wheeled carry bag and has a quick pitch time too, so it makes a perfect large festival tent and has a great luxury glamping feel. 


Versatile Awnings  

Outdoor revolution Movelite T4E Low

If you’re looking for an awning for a camper van or motorhome, the Movelite is a firm favourite and this model is brand new for 2022. It’s designed as a side-by-side awning, so that the front of the awning faces the same direction as the front of your vehicle. The Movelite T4E has standing height throughout so it’s a really comfortable, spacious extension of your camper van or motorhome. The awning has a modular concept so it’s versatile and can be made as big or small as you need, ideal for family camping when you need the extra space. 


Must-have equipment 

A camping BBQ is a must for those long summer evenings soaking up the sun. The Cadac Grillo Chef 40 BBQ Chef Pan is an ideal camping BBQ that you can also use for day trips to the park or beach, or just in the garden for family BBQ. It’s compact so it doesn’t waste any valuable space and with the pan support you can also use the Grillo Chef as a cooking appliance, which is great for cooking things like pasta, rice or sauces. 

Conversion leads, safety boxes and extension cables- campsite electrics can be tricky to master, but they’re a must! When you’re on a family camping trip having the right equipment means you can really settle in and maximise your set up with all the mod cons. We’ve got everything you’ll need here but if you’ve got any questions, get in touch

The Family Tent Shop is a family-run business that has been established for 23 years, so we really know the ropes when it comes to camping. If you’re in the Guildford area, pop in and see us or check out our latest deals across the site. 

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