A camping trip is a great family getaway, either as a staycation or abroad. There are so many family friendly campsites in the UK, some with activities and kids clubs so you can simply park up, put up your tent and enjoy your holiday!
When looking for a family tent there are a few things to consider. Obviously you don't want to spend half your time away battling to get the tent up, and then battling to put it away again (especially if you have a baby or toddler in tow). So, look for something that's easy to put up, with clear instructions and lightweight poles - reviews will be your best friend here.
Most family tents are divided into a few different living spaces, with separate bedrooms and sometimes a porch. This makes it great for putting the kids to bed, but leaving the parents with a place to sit should the weather not be on side for stargazing.
Because family tents can get pricy, look for durability - make sure the waterproofing is of a high standard, that there will be enough space for everyone (especially for those with younger children who will take up more space quite soon!)
Whether this is your first camping holiday or you go away every year, here are our favourite family tents:
Best family tents 2021
The Odyssey 800 is specifically designed with families and large groups in mind. The easy to pitch, tunnel design offers stability, stand-up head height and flexible sleeping areas.
With tons of space inside (for maximum 8 persons), full head height throughout the entire tent and an unusual and striking shape, the Octagon offers you everything you need. Six of the eight sides open up completely, allowing lots of air and light into the tent. The two remaining sides feature a doorway with the patented Coleman Hinge Door that functions like an actual door, swinging open and shut, making entering and leaving the tent swift and simple. While the tent is a single large room, there is also a removable partition curtain to segregate it into two areas.
The Kampa Hayling 4 is perfect for small families or couples for a weekend break. The generous bedrooms offer 65cm sleeping area per person, allowing for a comfortable night sleep. A bedroom divider also provides flexible sleeping options, allowing you to split the bedroom into two or create one large bedroom. A deep front canopy provides vital outdoor living space and a extra side door offers quick access into the living area.
The Delano 5 Family Tent from Outwell is a spacious family tent that features 2 darkened premier bedrooms with a versatile 360? access system to fit in the whole family as well as a central living area. Designed to keep you dry in all conditions, the Delano 5 is fully waterproof with a 4,500mm hydrostatic head, an integrated groundsheet and taped seems.
Reduce your pitching time to mere minutes with the new Air 600 Tent. Using high performance air tubes, Eurohike have created a quick-assembly home away from home that will keep you weatherproof and protected for lengthy camping adventures with the family. Fully waterproof and breathable, you will stay dry in the worst British weather. When your trip is over, simply release the spring-loaded valves and deflate your tent in seconds.