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The Ultimate Family Camping Packing List | Wild Country | Terra Nova

Posted on March 19th, 2021
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More families than ever before are planning their first family camping holiday this summer, and whilst the focus is staying safe, that shouldn’t stop you from dreaming of your family holiday and getting ahead with preparations.

You’ve done the hard work; you’ve booked your summer holiday (using our fabulous family camping guide), your time off work and been excited for months. Now it’s time to pack. Packing for your family’s camping holiday often fills most with trepidation but it shouldn’t have to.

Here at Wild Country, we’ve conducted market research asking the nation for their must-pack items, culminating in a complete packing list that ensures you have everything you need for the perfect family camping trip. This will be your easiest packing experience to date.

So, where to start? Perhaps with camping equipment.

Camping equipment:

  • Tent (complete)
  • Tent repair kit
  • Awning/canopy (optional)
  • Footprint/groundsheet
  • Carpet
  • Windbreak
  • Mallet
  • BBQ/fire pit
  • Firewood
  • Camping toilet
  • Electric hook up cable
  • Doormat
  • Chairs
  • Table
  • Tablecloth
  • Kitchen unit
  • Storage unit

Sleeping:

  • Sleeping bag for each camper
  • Sleeping mat/airbed for each camper
  • Air pump (if taking an airbed)
  • Pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Hot water bottles
  • Sleeping eye mask (optional)
  • Earplugs (optional)

Cooking:

  • BBQ utensils
  • Charcoal/firewood
  • Camping Stove
  • Fuel for stove
  • Matches or lighter
  • Frying pan/cooking pots
  • Cooking utensils inc. Knife/cooking spoon/spatula
  • Peeler
  • Corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Scissors
  • Tin opener
  • Cutting board
  • Camping fridge/cool box
  • Plates/bowls
  • Cups/mugs
  • Cutlery
  • Salad/mixing bowl
  • Water carrier
  • Thermal flask
  • Water bottles
  • kettle
  • Coffee pot/teapot
  • Food
  • Tea/coffee/hot chocolate/sugar
  • Food storage containers
  • Foil
  • Skewers
  • Sandwich bags
  • Condiments/seasonings/spices
  • Oil or butter for frying
  • Toaster
  • Hand towel and tea towel
  • Dishcloth/sponge/scourers/tea towel
  • Washing up bowl
  • Washing up liquid
  • Kitchen roll
  • Disinfectant spray/wipes
  • Rubbish bags

Useful extras:

  • Headtorch/torch/lanterns
  • Extra batteries
  • Clothes pegs
  • Heater
  • Gaffer tape
  • Citronella candle (to help keep midges away)
  • Picnic blanket
  • Tissues
  • Clothes airer/washing line
  • Multi-tool
  • Rucksack
  • Pet supplies and food
  • Binoculars
  • Umbrella
  • Pocket sewing kit
  • Bags for dirty clothes
  • Travel wash
  • Wet wipes
  • Handwash
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Dustpan and brush

Clothing:

  • Clothes for daytime
  • Socks and underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimming kit
  • Shoes: walking shoes/easy to put on camp shoes/flipflops/wellies
  • Layers of warm clothes and coats
  • waterproofs
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • At least 2 reusable face coverings per person

Personal items:

  • Insect repellent
  • Suntan cream
  • Chapstick
  • First aid kit
  • Hairdryer/straighteners
  • Makeup
  • Prescription medicines
  • Sunglasses
  • Bath towels
  • Wash kit
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrushes
    • Face cloths
    • Deodorant
    • Comb/hairbrush
    • Soap/shower gel
    • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toilet roll

Entertainment:

  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Radio
  • Outdoor toys
  • A pack of cards
  • Board games
  • Bikes and helmets
  • Toys
  • Laptop and DVDs
  • Bucket and spade

Trip planning:

  • Campsite booking information including their phone number
  • Directions and GPS
  • Guide books/maps
  • Note pad and pen
  • Details of nearest doctors/emergency department

So there you have it, our complete packing list designed by Wild Country with families in mind.

The Wild Country Zonda tent is the perfect family camping tent.

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