Spontaneous camping weekends are the best kind, you can just pack up your car and hit the road, but having the right equipment is a must. With everything you'll need for a campervan road trip, a midsummer festival or simply a romantic camping weekend for two, let us help you plan your newlywed outdoor adventure.
Pick the perfect tent
Starting with the basics and choosing the right tent for you is a must. Whether you want compact and light-weight or spacious with a touch of luxury, carefully consider your needs and what will work best for your trip.
We love Kampa for their variety of modern, quick-erect, light-weight tents perfect for touring, festivals and weekend use. But if you enjoy camping in style, then consider this eco pod at the Quiet Site in the Lake District.
Pack the essentials
Once you have your tent sorted, you'll need to fill it with all the essentials. With the right sleeping bags, airbeds, tables, chairs, shelters and even outdoor lights you'll never want to leave your little home-from-home.
If you need some inspiration for camping essentials, take a look at our full outdoor and camping equipment ranges, and start planning your trip.
Prepare a feast
After a night spent in the great outdoors, you'll be ready for a hearty breakfast and a much-needed cup of coffee to set you up for the day.
Thanks to Falcon Enamelware’s delightfully simple range of enamel mugs, teapots, plates and bowls and Victor's coffee percolator, you can eat alfresco in style. And who doesn’t love a breakfast BBQ? Everdure portable barbeque is not only functional but stylish too so breakfast, lunch and dinner can be on the go wherever you like. Outdoor dining never looked so good!
For a lovely outdoor picnic, turn to Willow Store and their gorgeous array of picnic hampers designed to cover all of your outdoor dining needs, from china plates and wine glasses to napkins and that all-important bottle opener.
As the evening draws in, light a fire, toast some marshmallows and relax with some of your favourite tunes. Weber will keep you warm and toasty while Sonos provides the ambience with their range of portable speakers. The perfect end to a perfect day!
Catch some zzzz's
For a great night's sleep look no further than Bundle Beds - the future of sleeping outside! A self-contained double bed consisting of a super comfy self-inflating mattress, a snug 15 tog duvet, pillows, fitted sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover - simply unclip, unroll, unzip and you are ready to go (or sleep!).
For a quick power nap mid-afternoon, turn to Bloomingville. Their Hammock is a classic and hangs in seconds so you can snuggle up on the go and be at one with nature all at the same time.
Just because you’re sleeping in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to forgo your daily routine. Our Yoga and Wellbeing range will help you plan for the perfect morning stretch.
Get your game face on
Now it’s time for some fun! No outdoor trip is complete without some good old-fashioned (friendly) competition. Uber Games has something for everyone with their Multi-Sports Set. The perfect accessory for a trip to the beach, it contains everything you need for a game of cricket, football, rounders, frisbee and beach tennis.
For those partial to a more extreme way to pass the time, Virgin Experience Days will definitely get the adrenaline pumping. Thrill-seekers will love Gorge Walking in the Cairngorms National Park but if you prefer to stay dry the Game of Thrones Filming Locations Tour will take you to dizzying heights. Just don’t look down...
As the evening draws in, gather round a toasty campfire and make your camping trip one to remember with some entertaining card games. Whether you prefer cheeky drinking games, hilarious, honesty or classic poker you’ll be laughing the night away.
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