Essential glamping packing list for luxury camping with kids
If, like me, you’re a fair weather camper then glamping is the way forward. We’ve now been on a couple of different glamping breaks with children so know the equipment you get with your glamping tent or pod varies. It could be as basic as a pre-pitched bell tent with camping beds or as luxurious as a fully fitted out safari tent with a kitchen and bathroom. Knowing what things to take glamping is essential. So what should be on your glamping packing list?
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It’s always best to check what comes with your tent before you travel. But, as a starting point, I’ve listed below what we recommend packing when heading off glamping with kids.
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Sleeping essentials for your glamping packing list
- Sleeping bags – the girls loved using their new Burka Lightweight Kids sleeping bags from Trespass during our recent glamping trip and were kept cosy even in March
- Duvet and sheets – if you’re aiming for luxury glamping
Don’t forget: Bed socks – not sexy but essential. They’ll also keep your feet warm if you have to step outside your warm bed at night.
Cooking and eating glamping packing list essentials
Things to take glamping for cooking and eating:
- Chopping board
- Plates and bowls
- Bottle opener
- Can opener
- Cork screw
- A cool box and freezer blocks
- Kitchen roll
- Lighter or matches
- Tin foil and cling film
- Tea and coffee
- BBQ and tools – we love our portable and tidy Lotus Grill* which comes with its own travel bag. If you’re looking for something that’s more versatile but also portable we can also recommend the Camping Party Grill 600. Read our full review of this excellent camping stove.
Don’t forget: Bottled water or a water container to refill at the tap.
Things to take glamping to keep you clean:
Don’t forget: change for hot water in toilet blocks.
Relaxing with glamping
Things to take glamping so you can chill out:
- Folding camping chairs*
- Picnic blanket*
- Books and magazines – we’re yet to come across glamping with a TV
- A radio or bluetooth speakers – we love a bit of background music and get a lot of use out of our Lava Brightsounds 2 bluetooth speaker*
Essential things to take glamping so you can wash up:
- A washing up bowl
- Washing up liquid
- Tea towels
- Wet wipes
- Anti back wipes
Don’t forget: hand gel – super handy if you don’t have running water at your tent, pod or shepherds hut.
For glamping with kids
Things we always pack for glamping with kids:
- Drinks bottles
- Kids cutlery
- Kids cups
- A Trunki* packed with toys, colouring and books. Our girls love having their own bags to pack and bring away on holidays
Don’t forget: a potty – even if your children are potty trained this will save you a moonlit trip to the toilet block in the middle of the night.
Miscellaneous equipment for your glamping packing list
Here’s some more things to take glamping that we find really handy:
- Really Useful Box* – we keep all of our glamping cooking, washing up and cleaning essentials in one of these sturdy boxes as it’s easy to pack, replenish and transport in the back of our car
- Wellie boots
- Portable power bank* for charging phones and tablets. We’re big fans of ANKER products and this small power bank comes with me everywhere.
What have I missed? If you have something you could not go camping without then let me know. I’d love to hear what’s on your glamping packing list.
If you’re looking for glamping or camping inspiration then check out these blog posts by other families:
- Safari Tent Glamping at Crealy Meadows in Devon
- A family Glamping adventure ay Jollydays in Yorkshire
- Ready Camp with the Camping and Caravan Club in Scarborough
- Glamping at the Dandelion Hideaway in Leicestershire
I’ve also got a list of recommended campsites for glamping in Devon.
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