Tips for First Camping Trip


We are going on our first camping trip this weekend, and have asked some other lovely bloggers to share their top tips with us.

1. Elaine says ‘Take some bubbles and toys to keep kids busy when setting up the tent.’

2. Samantha says ‘Pack lots of carrier bags – perfect to sit on in emergencies and put on over dirty shoes inside the tent.’

3. Lucindas tip is ‘Take a porta loo or a potty. It’s amazing how much they need to go at night when camping! And who wants to trail through a damp field in the pitch black?

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4. Kate’s tip is ‘Invest in a gazebo so you have an area to store wet boots and clothes as well as a covered area for cooking and playing.’ Family Fever 

5. Michelle says ‘My top tip is check all your camping equipment and outdoor gear & familiarise yourself with how it all works before you go.’

6. Stacey says ‘Wrap up warm in the night and don’t forget matches!’ Http://

7. Alice says ‘Plan for four seasons in one day – nothing as unreliable as the Good old British weather!’ Loved by Mummy

8. Emma’s tip is  ‘Order an online shopping delivery to arrive at your tent just as you have set up.’ Emmas Little World

9. Cassie’s tip is ‘Take flip flops or jelly shoes to wear in the shower.’ Mummy on a Budget

10. Zena says ‘Make sure you know if you can park near your tent or will you have to carry your stuff to your pitch. If you have to carry it pack wisely, unlike me who took the kitchen sink.’ Zenas Suitcase

And a bonus great tip from Catriona is  ‘If you treat yourself to a takeaway, check it is all correct and complete before you get back to your tent! Loved by Mummy

Thank you ladies – we should be all sorted now! What top camping tips do you have?



  1. Great post – some brilliant tips here! Camping with kids can be a lot of fun, I just think you need to make sure you are very well prepared first – and always pack wellies and coats lol!
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  2. We had such a great time camping with the kids last weekend, but we learnt a lot about doing it again. I’d probably leave the husband at home because he did his back in and became very miserable!
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  3. What great tips….I’m not one for camping but I’m going to have to do it one day just so my girls can experience it 🙂 x
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  4. We’ve never been camping before but I would really like to go. Great tips here. I like the one about the plastic bags-they are so versatile.
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  5. Some great tips and a lot of them I really wouldn’t have thought of myself – so thanks for sharing – We are hoping to take Boo camping (her older brothers love camping and are both keen scouts) so we would be camping in Denmark but I feel a little apprehensive and want to wait until she is a bit older!
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  6. I love Emma’s tip about online shopping! Great post, thank you for sharing!

  7. We enjoy camping when we go to a festival, but I didn’t realise you could order online shopping to deliver when you are all set up!! Obvs this would be for a normal camp-site and not a festival in a field but still, great to know!!
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  8. great tips and advice. I have never been camping but if I do go, and i get the feeling i will be lol, I will take the above advice x
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  9. We love camping. I always take spag bol that I have precooked for the first night and baby wipes!
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  10. Have a wonderful time! I haven’t been camping since I was at school! x
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  11. Yes to flip flops and yes to a porta loo, I hate camping but the one time that I did these were my life savers. Oh and take some warm clothes it’s surprising how cold it can get in the night X

  12. I am not a camper, but I am looking forward to hearing all about your adventure x
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  13. We are off camping next weekend! Great tips, I am always utterly disorganised but we muddle through! Baby wipes are my top tip – have so many uses!!
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  14. A portable potty is a great idea if you there with little ones as saves you hiking to the nearest portaloo 🙂 have lots of fun! X
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  15. Was so lovely to meet you finally. Hope the weather perks up for the last few days x
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  16. Some great tips there! We used to go camping as a child although I have to admit I’ve not been since. I’m sure POD would love it though so we must get back out there again!
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  17. i so wish i able to go camping this year but being pregnant i cant enjoy it so much so waiting till next year

  18. I hope you had a great camping trip – these are some really good tips – I always forget to dress warm enough on camping trips!
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  19. Thanks for the tips we love camping here such good fun!
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  20. These are great tips… I’ve yet to venture into the world of camping so this is a great post for me!
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