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How To: Pick Your Best Family Tent (7-8 Person)

How To: Pick Your Best Family Tent (7-8 Person)

When you're looking to buy a new family tent, there are a few things you should think about first. 

Reasons to enjoy the outdoors this Autumn

Reasons to enjoy the outdoors this Autumn

There are so many reasons to enjoy the outdoors this Autumn, from the golden glow of your surroundings to the starry nights and frosty mornings. Here’s just some of our favourite reasons:

Spectacular sunsets

The days get shorter a lot more quickly during the Autumn and the sun starts to hover a lot more lower in the sky. It’s during this season that evenings become a lot more crisp which helps to create some spectacular sunsets. A roadtrip in a campervan is made all the more exciting when travelling to the sight of a glowing sunset.

Bustling wildlife...

Autumn is a hive of wildlife activity, from squirrels running freely to birds migrating in impressive numbers. If you’re a keen lover of wildlife activity then you really can’t beat camping during the Autumn. If you really want to get in amongst the wildlife then it might be worth preparing your wellie boots, your binoculars and setting a route that’s off the beaten track.

But fewer insect bites!

Eurgh, we all hate that moment when we know we’ve been bitten by an insect. Fortunately, as the weather gets colder, you can expect to see less of the annoying flying insects.

Smaller crowds

Obviously, as a result of the COVID pandemic, we’re living in times where it’s best to avoid crowds of people you haven’t met before. So camping during the Autumn is an ideal time to avoid those bustling summer crowds and instead enjoy the tranquillity of a quieter campsite. It’s during the Autumn months that you’ll be more likely to hear the birds chirping, the leaves rustling or maybe just beautiful sound of silence.

 

Enjoy the midday warmth in beautiful surroundings

During Autumn, you can still enjoy those warmer days but without the unbearably hot and uncomfortable nights that you sometimes get during Summer. While the Autumn nights can become chilly, it does give you the perfect excuse to get the campfire going and to search the cupboards for those marshmallows you’ve been saving.

Opportunity to use pretty lighting on your set up

The darker evenings means more opportunity to get settled in for the evening with a lovely lighting set up. For many, this is also an opportunity to get out the Christmas fairy lights and check that they’re all still working before they go on the Christmas tree later in the year… exciting times!

 

 

 

 

5 Steps to being Festival-ready!

5 Steps to being Festival-ready!

Get yourself an easy-to-pitch tent
When you're incredibly excited to see your favourite band or performer live, having to set up your tent can feel like a bit of a pain! Fortunately, tents are so easy to pitch and take back down again these days. The most ideal tents for festival season have a ‘pop’ mechanism and can take just a minute to pitch, giving you extra time to take your place at the very front of the crowd and right amongst the action. Sadly, the weather isn’t always guaranteed to be perfect for your big festival, so make sure your tent is waterproof!

Make sure your tent stands out from the crowd
It’s not just about finding a practical tent, it’s about finding the one that Stands Out from the crowd and is easy to find again later. Music festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella are only getting bigger and bigger, and finding your tent amongst the thousands of others can become a tough task. But, if you’re concerned that your tent looks too similar to others then you can find creative solutions like glow-in-the-dark tent pegs.

Consider taking your own food
Festival food can be expensive! If you’re determined to avoid the same old overpriced burger vans and you’re capable of avoiding those tempting donuts, then it might be worth taking your own food and picnic set up. After shelling out a large amount of money on those precious festival tickets, many festival-goers are keen to save their money where possible and packing your trusty melamine set and food is a good way of doing just that. Make sure you don’t forget the bottle opener!

Make sure your phone is always charged
After a long day of travelling to your festival and taking hundreds of photos to capture the memories, the last thing you want is for your phone to run out of battery - especially if you need it to find your family or friends in the crowd! It’s always worth taking a battery pack in reserve for your phone, or even better, buy yourself a phone charger for your car, so you never need to worry about that battery level ever again.

Do your best to get a comfy night’s sleep
After a long day of standing up and maybe even a bit of dancing, you need to make sure that you’re guaranteed a great night’s sleep. Make sure you’re prepared ahead of the event by purchasing the best sleeping bag and air bed set up. Your body will thank you the next morning when you’ve enjoyed a great night’s sleep in comfort. You’ll also have more energy to get back to the front of the festival mosh pit… or maybe you’ll have more energy to avoid it.