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The essential packing list for your UK camping trip this summer

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

If you are a seasoned pro when it comes to camping or it’s your first time out, the use of a camping checklist is always a good idea - no one wants to get to their campsite and find they didn’t bring their tent pegs!

Your camping checklist may differ slightly to ours depending on your set up but this will definitely get you started!

The essential packing list for your UK camping trip this summer


  • Tent and required components (tent footprint, porch etc.)

  • Spare tent pegs

  • Mallet

  • Sleeping bag/Duvet for each camper

  • Sleeping pad or mat for each camper if tent camping

  • Pillows

  • Extra blankets

  • Camping chairs

  • Camping table

  • Toilet roll

  • Torches/lanterns - this one is especially important for our site!


  • Water container

  • Camping stove

  • Fuel – gas / charcoal depending on your cooking method

  • Matches or lighter

  • Coolbox & ice packs

  • Oven glove/heatproof mat

  • Kettle

  • Frying Pan

  • Saucepan

  • Serving dishes

  • Plates

  • Bowls

  • Cups / glasses

  • Washing up liquid & sponge

  • Tea towe

Clothes - remember your layers!

  • Pyjamas and plenty of extra warm layers

  • Socks - enough for night time and day time

  • Underwear

  • T-shirts

  • Long-sleeved T-shirts

  • Shorts

  • Trousers

  • Jumpers and warm layers

  • Waterproofs including wellies!

  • Sun/winter hat

  • Sandals

  • Trainers/walking shoes

Health, Safety and Personal Items

  • Sun cream

  • Insect repellent

  • First Aid Kit

  • Any regular medication

  • Anti-bacterial hand wash and sanitizer

  • Towels - separate ones for the beach would be a good idea

  • Brush/comb

  • Soap/shower gel

  • Shampoo & conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Razor

  • Shaving cream

  • Contact lenses / glasses

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste

Helpful extras

  • Bin bags

  • Duct tape

  • Rope

  • Batteries

  • Small shovel

  • Pegs

  • Head torch

  • Entertainment- a deck of cards, board games, beach ball, football, books, kids toys etc

Got your list but yet to book? Go here to book your stay with us:

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