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 2019 so you know you’re seeing the very best and latest family tents available. Here’s a brief rundown of the best family tents:
- Sprayway Valley XL Air Tent
- Vango Keswick 600
- Kampa Kielder 5 Air Tent
- Vango Keswick Air TC 600DLX Tent
- Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 Tent
- Kampa Studland 8 Air PRO Tent
- Outdoor Revolution Airedale 7 Air Tent
- Vango Orava 600XL Tent
- Outwell Belleville 7SA Air Tent
- Vango Tahiti 800XL Air Tent
Carry on reading to learn more about each tent…
The 10 best family camping tents of 2019
In no particular order…
Sprayway Valley XL Air Tent
A new addition for 2019, the Sprayway Valley XL Air, a tent we’re incredibly excited about. Sleeping up to 6 people, with a large living area, a built in fully enclosable porch and incorporating the latest air technology – we think this is the ultimate family tent. If this model is too large, also available is the smaller Sprayway Valley M Air.
Stand-out features on the Valley XL Air include the innovative storage solutions, one of them being the side annex which is ideal for extra storage or as a private washroom and also a storage area in-between each bedroom. You can also count on this inflatable tent to last, boasting a high quality 150D material with 5000mm Hydrostatic Head.
You’ll only find Sprayway Tents at Winfields thanks to an exclusive deal secured in 2018. This has combined Sprayway’s 40 years of expertise in the industry and Winfields customer focused approach to develop a range which is innovative, great value and exactly what customers are looking for.
Find out more about the Sprayway Valley XL Air Tent
Vango Keswick 600 Tent
Now in its fourth 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 2019 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
Kampa Kielder 5 Air Tent
The Kampa Kielder 5 Air Tent is part of the Winfields Exclusive range and offers everything a small to medium family will need on their camping trip whether it’s for a long weekend or a Summer holiday.
Read more: Inflatable Tent & Air Tent Buying Guide
Sleeping up to 5 people and including super-fast inflatable AirFrame technology, pitching is dealt with in around 15 minutes so you can get on with enjoying the great outdoors! The large front attached canopy is a great feature on this inflatable tent, it’s a great place for a bit of extra shelter and to keep any of the British wet weather from the front door too.
The fabric of the tent is a 150D Weathershield 6000mm HH polyester so you can rely on the Kielder 5 Air to provide protection from the elements and longevity.
Find out more about the Kampa Kielder 5 Air Tent
Vango Keswick Air TC 600DLX Tent
The striking looking Keswick Air TC 600DLX Tent by Vango is the polycotton version of the hugely popular Keswick Air 600DLX, both of which are exclusive to Winfields. Boasting a large fully enclosable front awning and, of course, the top-of-the-range polycotton material this is an absolute show-stopper for 2019.
Related post: Polycotton Tents Buying Guide
Families looking for high quality, a tent to take abroad or even to ensure they are maximising their camping experience in the UK – this tent is the one. If we had to choose a stand-out feature, it would be the side annex which can be used for extra storage or as a place to put a portable toilet and wash facilities.
We believe, for the quality on offer and high specification, this one of the best value polycotton tents on the market. A real favourite at Winfields.
Find out more about the Vango Keswick Air TC 600DLX Tent
Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 Tent
Just from simply looking at the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 Tent, it makes you want to go camping! This 8 person family tent is a completely different style and structure to your typical tunnel tent and have proven to be incredibly popular over a number of years.
Read more: How To Pitch A Tent Like A Pro
With a mixture of steel and fibreglass poles, the Octagon is strong and still manages to be easy to pitch. Thanks to the octagonal structure multiple mesh panels have been implemented around the tent to allow plenty of airflow for those hot Summer days and whilst giving you an awesome 360 degree view of the great outdoors. What’s more, Coleman have developed an ingenious rigid D hinged door which offers the ultimate in convenient entry.
Find out more about the Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 Tent
Kampa Studland 8 Air PRO 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.
Find out more about the Kampa Studland 8 Air Tent
Outdoor Revolution Airedale 7 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 sleeps up to 7 adults in a family-friendly layout, making it perfect for Summer holidays. Recently commended for the Camping Magazine Editor’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Large Family Tent’, the popular Airedale 7 has lots of new upgrades for the 2019 season.
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. There are also some handy storage solutions throughout the tent, along with an attached side annex.
Find out more about the Outdoor Revolution Airedale 7 Air Tent
Vango Tahiti 800XL Air Tent
Winning Camping Magazine’s ‘Best Inflatable Tent’ for 2019, the Tahiti 800XL Air Tent by Vango instantly stood out as a real contender for one of our top picks for 2019 and it’s not hard to see why. For a family, the Tahiti offers everything and more – incredible space, quality and features.
For large families of up to 8 people, this tent offers space throughout. Featuring super-king bedrooms, you get an extra 70cm of space compared to a standard inner tent – meaning you don’t need to worry about fitting camp beds, mats and air beds in there. You can even add an extra 2 person inner tent within the living area to allow up to 10 people!
Take a look at the video below for a closer look…
Find out more about the Vango Tahiti 800XL Air Tent
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!
Find out more about the Zempire Aero TXL Lite Air Tent
Vango Orava 600XL Tent
The Vango Orava 600XL is what we would like to call a classic family tent. Durable fibreglass poles, tunnel design, sleeping up to 6 people and a good sized living area – everything your family needs on a camping trip.
Features Vango’s Protex® 70D 4000HH Polyester fabric and ample features all around the tent. The built in front porch area is great for things like wet clothes, muddy shoes or shelter from the sun whilst the versatile front door can be half open, fully open or fully closed.
Find out more about the Vango Orava 600XL 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: February 26, 2019