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The Essential Family Camping Equipment List

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It's easy to forget the odd item or two so this checklist will provide you with a helping hand.

Family Camping Checklist

Packing for a family camping holiday can be stressful, and it's easy to forget the odd item. Luckily for you lot, Halfords has put together this family camping equipment list containing all the essentials. We’re so good to you.

Family Camping Checklist

  • Tent
  • Pump
  • Warm / waterproof clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Dry wash gel
  • Suncream
  • Toys & games
  • Camping stove / BBQ & fuel
  • Plastic plates, cups & cutlery
  • Washing up liquid & sponge
  • Sleeping bag & pillows
  • Folding table & chairs
  • Wellies / hiking boots
  • Washing powder & pegs
  • First aid kit
  • Hats
  • Books / magazines
  • Lighter/ windproof matches
  • Picnic rug
  • Water carrier
  • Airbed
  • Torches / lanterns
  • Towels
  • Toilet roll
  • Insect repellent
  • Map / sat nav
  • Pots & pans
  • Cool box
  • Bin bags

Packing Tips

You can be pushed for space when trying to fit the whole family and all the luggage into the car. If you don't have the luxury of roof bars and a roof box, make sure you can fit everything securely in the boot - you don't want it bursting open on the motorway! A good tip is to put your tent in last, as it will be the first thing you want to get out.

Also, if you pop your clothes in compression bags, it's surprising how much less room they take up in your rucksack. Genius.

Finally, while you're away, try to keep the tent organised. As unappealing as it may seem, a tidy tent will mean you'll spend far less time searching for the torch, a pack of cards or other items that have a nasty habit of disappearing.

Camping Equipment at Halfords

The majority of the items on the family camping list above can be bought from Halfords. Have a browse of our online range of tents, camping furniture and camping accessories to see what floats your boat.

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