June is National Camping Month. This means it’s time to don your walking shoes, grab your tent, pack your sleeping bag and get ready to explore the great outdoors.

If you’ve never attempted camping before, now is the time to do it. You can stay close to home or venture further afield – it’s entirely up to you!


Increasing numbers of people are choosing a ‘staycation’ as a holiday option, rather than going abroad. Camping in the UK is economical and family friendly, as well as giving you the chance to marvel at our green and pleasant land. Depending upon location, facilities can cost from as little as £5 per night.

Pitch Perfect

Whether you’re planning a mini break or an extended stay, it’s important you pack all you need for a nature-fuelled getaway. Things to consider include:

  • A tent (of course!)
  • A sleeping bag
  • Extra cover (blanket) for cold nights
  • Pillow
  • Folding chairs
  • First Aid Kit
  • Torch
  • Lightweight crockery and cutlery
  • Mess tins
  • Tin opener
  • Bin bags – great for rubbish, storing muddy shoes and keeping things dry

Cotswold Outdoor

From coverings to crockery and folding chairs to flasks, Cotswold Outdoor in PE1has all you need to ensure your camping trip goes without a hitch.


Cotswold Outdoor has a great selection of tents to suit every camping trip, from 4 man tents to pop-up tents.

Vango Winslow 500 Tent: £180

Regatta Malawi Pop Up Tent: £50

Sleeping Bags

Get a good night’s sleep while you’re under the stars with a Cotswold Outdoor sleeping bag. They have a selection to suit all sizes, ages and seasons. Whether it’s for a music festival, a family camping trip or a weekend away with the Boy Scouts, Cotswold Outdoor will ensure you’re snug as a bug in a rug.

Vango Women’s Stratos 250s Sleeping Bag: £25

Easy Camp Comic Pixel Sleeping Bag: £27

Tables and Chairs

If you need a table for al fresco dining or a chair to take the weight off your feet after a day of hiking, Cotswold Outdoor’s camping furniture is the perfect choice for all your wilderness adventures.

Their furniture is easily folded and packed and will make your home away from home much more comfortable.

Blue Mountain Folding Chair: £10

Outwell Corda Picnic Table Set: £110

Camping Accessories

As the saying goes, ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’. Ensure you’re ready for anything with Cotswold Outdoor’s range of camping essentials, emergency and safety equipment. Their range is extensive and varied, perfect for your next camping adventure.

Silva Expedition 4 Compass: £30

Lifesystems Trek First Aid Kit: £13

Head to Cotswold Outdoor in PE1 to stock up on all you need for National Camping Month!

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