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Be prepared for your camping trip to the great outdoors or festival with our guide on what to take.

Camping Buyer's Guide

Camping can be great fun, and when the thrill of a festival or the great outdoors starts to tug at your adventurous side, you need the right camping gear for your trip. And once you've bought your camping equipment, you can use it again and again for future camping holidays. Check out our handy camping guide to help you decide what to take along.

Camping Equipment - What to buy?

With so much camping equipment and clever gadgets out there, choosing the right kit can be bit overwhelming. But at a basic level, all you really need is:

  • A tent, of course - but it's best to choose this wisely as it will be your home while you're away. A cheap tent may be fine for a festival, but a quality one will keep you warmer and drier on longer trips.
  • sleeping equipment like sleeping bags, camping mats, or an airbed for added comfort.
  • Camping lights - take a lantern to keep in the tent and a torch for trips outside.
  • Some decent camping cooking equipment is a must if you want to whip up your own meals rather than live on cafe or takeaway food.

Once you've got the basics sorted, take a look at camping furniture and camping accessories that can help to make your trip more comfy and enjoyable. These range from folding chairs and wellies all the way up to solar showers and tent carpets, so it depends how much luxury you fancy!

Halfords Camping Guides

For a bit of extra help preparing for your trip, Halfords have put together a collection of camping guides packed full of helpful hints and tips for different types of camping - click on one to find out more!

Buying a Tent

Find out all you need to know with our tents buyer's guide.

Camping Equipment

Discover all the essentials you need to take with our camping equipment buyer's guide.

Camping Checklist

Use our camping checklist to make sure you've packed everything before leaving home.

Festival Camping

Everything you need for festival survival - check out our festival camping buyer's guide and festival camping essentials.

Family Camping

Tips for getting away with the kids - see our family tents buyer's guide and family camping equipment list.

Camping Tips

Read up on our camping tips & tricks for a hassle-free and enjoyable holiday, wherever you go.

Camping Equipment Available at Halfords

Halfords has a massive variety of tents and camping equipment available to reserve online and collect in-store so you've got everything before you go - or you could even pick your gear up on the way. Alternatively you can buy online for delivery direct to your home. Happy camping!

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