What are the Best Family Tents?
Family size tents are their own kind of breed. Whether you have a large family to cater for, or it’s just a few of you, comfort usually comes first.
Here are a few camping tent features that you might want to look out for your family camping holiday:
- Black out walls - stop early sunrises interfering with lie-ins
- Porch areas - give yourself plenty of living space outside
- Zippable inner rooms - give yourself a little privacy
- Reflective guylines - minimise the chance of trips when running around outside
- Organiser pockets - stash away bits and pieces to keep safe and tidy
See our Top 10 Best Family Tents to find our most recommended options.
What Are Family Size Tents?
Getting the right size tent is important for a family camping trip. You need to make sure you have plenty of space not only for sleeping, but for storing everyone’s essentials. You might want to consider everyone’s age, too, and how long you will have the tent for - the kids might be happy to cosy up now, but they might want a bit more space for themselves in future. When buying a family tent, it’s a good idea to buy a size bigger than you need.
For a family size tent, our 5 to 6 person tents are ideal. If it’s just the 4 of you, older kids will be grateful for not feeling on top of one another - if you find one with three zippable sleeping areas, they can even get their own ‘bedroom’ to retreat to. If you want to go larger, 7 person tents and above are like mini mobile homes, offering large living areas for large family groups.
Related: Camping with a Baby - Top Tips & Advice
What Else Do You Need For a Family Camping Trip?
Once you have picked out your family size tent, there are a few other bits of camping gear that you might need for your family camping trip. Here are some essentials to consider:
For more, see our range of tent accessories, camping cooking equipment and sleeping equipment.