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Outdoor Inspiration and family tents

rain fun
Mr A having fun in the rain

Just when you think spring is one it's way, back to the normal sight of rain in Wales - literally that is all we seem to see and when I feel a little bit low about it, I realise that to a child it really doesn't matter what the weather is doing there is fun to be had. We have, as usual been out every day this week, we do try to avoid heavy downpour but Mr A had been asking to jump in rainy puddles so that's what we did and thats a great way to approach the British Summer - to embrace it with everything it has to throw at us.

We are going camping very soon, in a couple of weeks and we are making our final lists of things we still need to get - I will share this with you closer to our first family camping adventure of the year, but for now I have started a little pinterest board to keep me inspired - here are some of my favourite picks

beach camping
Me and the little man last summer and beach/forest camping is what I love

life is an adventure

We are also going to be trying out a new tent this year - a family tent, as before Mr A came along a 2-3 man tents with a decent hydrostatic head (waterproof level) would be enough but when you start to camp with little ones in tow a bit more thought needs to go into what kind of tent you use - it's the basis for comfort and keeping dry. Here are a few little picks that we are loving at the moment....

Family tent
Vango Icarus 500 - Blacks - £149.00
The Vango Icarus is the go-to tent in terms of families first starting out in the wonderful world of camping, festivals and short breaks and want something that pitches within 10 minutes, good ventilation and can deal with any heavy rainfall the UK weather can throw at it and best thing is Blacks have it on sale at the moment for £149.00

Blacks family tent
Blacks Constellation DLX Serpens 4 man tent - £330

The Blacks Constellation has some amazing features - pitches in just 10 minutes, has reliable waterproof protection for any downpour, LED integrated lighting system to provide light within the tent - how amazing is that! Is tough, durable and has excellent ventilation and is made by Blacks -  an outdoor company with 150 years of tent making behind them and is well worth the money if your looking for a tent you want to use year after year.

family camping
Coleman Galileo 5 man tent - £223.99
The Coleman Galileo is another popular option with the slightly larger family as it sleeps 5 comfortable and has an optional bedroom divider to separate the parents from the kids. Extra large windows and doors give a spacious feel to the tent and it's UV 50+ protection and fire retardant make it a very safe choice. Sports Direct currently selling it for a special price of  £223.99 instead of £279.99

Family camping
Outwell Nevada Family Tent - £349.99 - Go Outdoors

This family tent was voted a "best buy" product by Which? Magazine and is a deluxe 5 person family tent with ample space to live and have fun. It's easy and quick to set up, provides a living space for all the family, good ventilation and is very waterproof with an electric cable tie and large front window. It's a simple and roomy tent said to provide comfortable and trouble free camping - which is what we all want. Go outdoors is selling this for the special price of £349.99 usually £440

This is NOT a sponsored post - I am simply sharing my tips on camping with you.


  1. How young did you start taking your little boy camping? X

  2. Hey there! Here from the Blog Hop! Just wanted to let you know I'm following you via GFC & Bloglovin'! Hope you'll get a chance to check me out! By the way, that last tent rocks; love it!


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  3. Aww he's so adorable in his little raincoat :) It's rained here after a few days of heat as well but I don't actually mind. Camping sounds so fun! I was just thinking about camping the other day. Can't wait to see the pics of your trip!


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