While a glamorous beach holiday abroad can be all well and good, for us nothing beats getting away camping with the family. Whether this is your first camping holiday or you go away every year, nothing can beat heading off to the countryside, pitching your tent and relaxing in the great outdoors – you’re going to have a great time!
However, before you head off, you need to make sure you’ve got the most important piece of kit – your tent! It can be tricky to know which tent to buy for families, which is why we’ve pulled together some of the best family camping tents on the market right now. We’ve updated our post for 2018 so you know you’re seeing the very best and latest family tents available. Here’s a brief rundown of the best family tents:
- Vango AirBeam Keswick 800XXL
- Vango Keswick 600
- Kampa Studland 8 Air Tent
- Zempire Aero TXL PRO Air Tent
- Vango Rosewood Tipi Tent
- Vango AirBeam Verona Tent
- Outdoor Revolution Airedale 6 Air Tent
- Vango AirBeam Keswick 600 DLX
- Zempire Aero TXL Lite Air Tent
- Vango Keswick 800
Carry on reading to learn more about each tent…
The 10 best family camping tents of 2018
In no particular order…
1. Vango AirBeam Keswick 800XXL Tent
The Vango AirBeam Keswick 800XXL is brand new for 2018 and a new addition to the exclusive Vango x Winfields range. Sleeping up to 8 people, offering huge living space and including Vango’s AirBeam Technology, at just a penny less then £1000, we believe this is THE best value inflatable tent on the market and have tipped this to be one of our best sellers in our extensive tent range for this year
What makes this tent perfect for families is the versatile layout. A 6 person inner tent with removable divider [to create a 3+3 layout] can be found to the rear whilst a handy 2 person inner tent is located at the front of the living area – this can be used as sleeping space, an extra storage area or even fully removed to create an incredible interior space.
Thanks to the 150D polyester fabric, the Keswick is long lasting and incredibly waterproof, whilst the inflatable structure is not only strong but very easy to pitch – in just minutes, in fact! Other features include: large front attached awning which can be fully enclosed/half-open/fully-open; attached canopy side entrance; secondary mesh on two doors; cable entry points; and an array of storage solutions throughout.
Find out more about the Vango Keswick 800XXL tent
2. Vango Keswick 600 Tent
Now in its third year, the Vango Keswick 600 tent, has cemented itself as a firm favourite with family campers and as one of the bestselling tents at Winfields. Updated for 2018 in the new Cloud Grey colourway, the Keswick simply had to make our top 10.
This 6 person family tent offers a large living space, an attached open-fronted extension and a side entrance with attached rain-canopy – ideal for storing those muddy walking boots. You can also expect a whole host of handy features throughout the tent, like: cable entry points, secondary mesh (front door only), Vango’s TBS II system and much more…
With fibreglass poles and a 70D polyester fabric, the Keswick can cope with the unpredictable British weather thanks to being strong, sturdy and highly waterproof.
Find out more about the Vango Keswick 600 tent
3. Kampa Studland 8 Air Tent
The Kampa Studland 8 has become a staple in the Kampa range and proves to be one of the very best family tents year in, year out. It’s a top of the range inflatable family tent that sleeps up to eight people, ensuring plenty of room and storage space. There’s a great living area and, again, has a separate porch area for muddy clothes or anything else you don’t want in the main area of your tent. There are also three entrances to the tent, adding that extra bit of versatility and ensuring people aren’t tripping over each other when coming and going.
Read more: Inflatable Tent & Air Tent Buying Guide
Another air tent, it takes around 20-30 minutes to put up and is easy enough for the children to help with.
The tent is made from high quality polycotton. This helps keep the interior nice and cool when the weather is warm outside, which is perfect if you’re worried about the kids getting to hot.
Find out more about the Kampa Studland 8 Air Tent
4. Zempire Aero TXL PRO Air Tent
The striking looking Zempire Aero TXL Pro Air Tent is nice and roomy inside, boasting the largest living area and awning space of the Zempire inflatable tent range. Absolutely ideal for family camping, this 6-person tent has a huge panorama opening on the front, allowing you sit and enjoy the scenery – equally ideal if you want shade from the sun or you want shelter from the rain. If you want a tent so the whole family can get together, then this could well be the one for you.
Sleeping arrangements are flexible, so you can split it into three smaller bedrooms or have it open plan, and being an inflatable tent, it doesn’t take long to pitch so you can spend more time enjoying your camping holiday.
Find out more about the Zempire Aero TXL PRO Air Tent
5. Vango Rosewood Tipi Tent
From simply looking at the Rosewood, it’s the type of tent that just wants to make you get out and go camping. The tipi-style structure creates incredible height and even though it might not look like it, it allows for sleeping up to 6 people – great for smaller families.
Unlike other tipi-style tents on the market, Vango have managed to create a structure where there is no obstructing central pole. Instead, the Rosewood has a living/sleeping space which you can fully utilise.
Read more: How To Pitch A Tent Like A Pro
Featuring Vango’s TC polycotton material, the Rosewood is the type of tent which is long lasting and will allow for camping across Europe thanks to the breathable qualities of the fabric. This head-turner of a tent will add that bit of luxury to your camping experience – an absolute no-brainer to make our top 10!
Find out more about the Vango Rosewood Tipi Tent
6. Vango AirBeam Verona Tent
A brand new model for 2018, the Vango AirBeam Verona tent offers family-friendly features throughout. With 5 entrances, including a rear doorway, the Verona offers an array of options on the campsite, whilst the family-friendly sleeping layout is incredibly versatile and can comfortably sleep up to 6 people (4 of which can enjoy Vango’s new Superior Emperor bedroom).
The huge living area and fully enclosed front attached porch (which can be fully-enclosed, half-open or fully-open) is a real selling feature for families. Whether it’s for dining, storage space or shelter, this space is functional and offers tremendous amounts of light through so you can get a view of the great outdoors.
Even with all the space on offer, the Vango have integrated their AirBeam Technology into this tent – meaning pitching takes just minutes and you can feel reassured that the rigid structure can cope with any typically-British weather thrown its way.
Shop the Vango AirBeam Verona tent
7. Outdoor Revolution Airedale 6 Air Tent
We’re not biased, but we do think Outdoor Revolution make some great tents, and the Airedale 6 air tent is no exception! It comfortably sleeps 6 adults, making it perfect for family camping trips and even festivals.
As well as plenty of room in which to sleep, there’s also a great sized porch and living area, making it a perfect choice whether you’re relaxing with a beer or want plenty of room for the kids to play.
If you want to learn a little more about the Airedale 6 air tent, Outdoor Revolution themselves have put together this handy little video showing off some of its best features, so you can get a good feel for what the tent is like inside and out.
8. Vango AirBeam Keswick 600DLX Tent
The Vango Keswick 600DLX Air is one of the best-selling family tents on the market, and it’s only available at Winfields Outdoors. This 6-man tent offers ample room for the whole family, with room to relax or have dinner. The front porch can be opened up to provide even more room, or extra storage space for wet and muddy clothes after a busy day hiking.
Offering pole-free pitching in no time at all thanks to Vango’s brilliant AirBeam technology, the Keswick offers fantastic value for money. Take a look at the video below for a close look…
Shop the Vango AirBeam Keswick 600DLX Tent or click the link to see an interactive 360 degree tour.
9. Zempire Aero TXL Lite Air Tent
This amazing 6-man Zempire Aero TXL Lite Air Tent is perfect for family camping holidays, with its large tunnel giving it a huge living area, made even bigger by the vertical walls. And as with all our inflatable tents, it’s incredibly quick to pitch, so you can spend more time relaxing.
We also think it’s one of the best looking tents around at the moment, so you’ll definitely be the envy of the whole campsite!
Shop the Zempire Aero TXL Lite Air Tent
10. Vango Keswick 800 Tent
The Vango Keswick 800 tent is a classic family poled tent in a vis-a-vis style layout – with a four berth bedroom either side and a good sized living area in the middle. New for 2018, the Keswick 800 is a new addition to the exclusive Winfields x Vango range and is a model we are incredibly excited about – offering ample space and great features for incredible value.
Take a look at the video below for a walkaround of the tent:
Find out more about the Vango Keswick 800 tent
We hope we’ve inspired you for your next purchase. Buy family tents online today and take your camping trip to the next level.
Last modified: July 19, 2018