I would like to take dcs camping during summer hols. dont drive so will prob go to local campsite just for 3 nights . can anyone reccommend a starter tent/package that doesnt cost too much and tell me the basics that i will need. does anybody have experience of carrying tent etc on a train (for future years)or do all campers drive?
Frazzled, I don't know how useful this will be for you, we have only been camping for the first time ever this year at half term to a Readytent. It was fab and everything was set up, all you had to bring were towels, sleeping bags and pillows.
I know Halfords do starter packs including sleeping bags etc, but I don't know if they include a sewn in groundsheet, which I think is recommended.
I dont drive nad we camp either backpack orbike and train.
I'll look up my camping list for you and comeback.
Have to say to get a light tent you may need to spend a bit more money. We ahve a Vango spectre bought last year which is quite light and very spacious as is a 3 man. Last tent we had was also Vango and was only a 2 man but did 3 of us fine (2 adults 1 child of 12).
it will just be me and 2 dcs this year, ds is only 3 so am going to have a lift to local campsite.I wanted to buy a tent that will be light enough to travel with in the future. I have just been to aldi and saw the tents but it may be too heavy, am going to look into the halfords family starter pack. I am hoping to persuade dh to come next year and we can go further afield.thanks for all the replies