With the lockdown starting to ease it’s fair to say that for all of us, we could do with a bit of a break.
Whilst we might not be able to jet off to our usual holiday destinations this summer, there’s some beautiful places across the UK, perfect for couple staycations and family camping trips.
The last thing you want is to be sleeping under the stars and chancing it with the British weather (despite reports another heatwave is on the way).
When shopping around it’s worth checking out the waterproof ratings, how much room/people the tent sleeps and how much insulation is provided; it’s summer but this is British weather we’re talking about.
Before splashing out, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best tents worth considering for your summer trips now.
Best budget tents for 2020
Cosy enough to share with a couple of people, and it’s compact and lightweight enough to haul to your destination.
There’s also two zippable doors and a front porch area where you can discard muddy wellies or swimming costumes before climbing into your sleeping bag.
Price: £29.99, Argos – buy here now
The Tamar tent includes an extended porch and the dome design creates a roomy interior for two.
The fully waterproof and breathable fabric construction keeps inside snug for a comfortable night’s sleep and will keep rain out so you won’t wake up with drips on your brow and a damp patch on your sleeping bag.
Price: £46, Blacks – buy here now
For ultimate convenience and ease of use, the Active Era tent pops out of its carry case giving you a pretty effortless and hassle-free experience.
It’s double sewn and tapered at the edges and formed with water and fire resistant material for full peace of mind. There’s also a specially crafted ventilation window, which allows for a decent amount of air, without letting in moisture.
Price: £49.99, Amazon – buy here now
This Tresspass pop up tent is perfect for summer camping trips because it can be put up in seconds, minimal effort and maximum time enjoying your festivites.
When it’s time to pack up, simply fold down and pop into its compact bag for easy transportation home.
Price: £29.99, Argos – buy here now
This waterproof four man dome tent will keep you dry if it starts to rain and get muddy.
With a small porch area and a roomy interior, a family of four will fit comfortably and couple will practically have their own little palace.
Price: £56.99, Amazon – buy here now
If you’ve got little ones at home, they’ll love this. Enjoy the camper van experience without the hefty price tag.
This pop up tent has side and rear doors as as well as a high UV protection at UP50+. It’s nice and easily to assemble and take down again, with a convenient carry case for storage.
Price: £39.99, Studio – buy here now
Best tents for big families
This mini portable home sleeps up to six and inside is roomy enough for a table and chairs come meal times.
When inside you can ensure you will get a good night’s sleep thanks to the double skin design with additional side and roof ventilation.
Price: £110, Halfords – buy here now
Make sure you never lose your tent again by investing in this striking number. Whilst it is at the pricier end of the spectrum we couldn’t resist including this unique design in our list for a little bit of glamping indulgence.
It comes with four zipped windows, air vents and plenty of room for a large group to sleep in.
Price: £329, Boutique Camping – buy here now
The Apollo 500 is perfect for bigger groups, comfortably sleeping up to five people, with a generous porch area to keep you shielded from the elements but maintaining a great view.
The hybrid construction features a spacious domed living area that offers generous head height and a tunnel bedroom for extra comfort.
Price: £123.35, Amazon – buy here now
10. Urban Escape 6 Man Tent, £480, Halfords
This Urban Escape 6 man tent has everything you could need. There are two large separate bedrooms alongside a spacious living area, so you will have lots of space to chill out and relax during down time.
Colour coded poles makes pitching up a breeze, double skin will prevent condensation and annoying leaks and there are even cable access points so you can keep your gadgets charged.
Price: £17.95, The Whisky Exchange – buy here now
A budget friendly option for families, perfect for up to six people with a pair of windows on either side for natural light without bugs or moisture creeping in.
There’s a porch area ideal for storing muddy boots and anything else you don’t need in the tent with you.
Price: £139, Blacks – buy here now
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