Summer is here and the festival season is in now in full swing. Many families enjoy going camping to music festivals, and its great that there are many music festivals now which are family oriented (Latitude and Camp Bestival to name a couple) where you see artists like Fatboy Slim perform alongside the likes of Mr Tumble!
Festival Camping Survival Tips: Camp Like A Champ
If you are thinking of taking your kids camping to a festival or if you have never been to a festival before then you might find these festival camping tips quite useful. There are some handy tips, my favourites are attaching a torch to a water bottle to light up your tent and taking an old cheap phone for endless battery life. These tips attempt to cover some of the common questions people have about festival camping tips, such as:
- What are the most important festival camping tips?
- What should I pack for festival camping?
- Where is the best place to camp at a festival?
- What are some festival camping hacks?
- What are some festival camping must-haves?
1. Always get a bigger tent
Tent manufacturers overestimate how many people can sleep comfortably in their tents. A good rule of thumb is to subtract two people from the capacity rating. So, if you plan on sleeping a family of four in your tent, you should choose a 6-person tent. If you are 2 people, get a 4-man tent.
2. Choose Your Spot Carefully
Avoid pitching your tent too close to designated footpaths. It may be a bit more of a walk, but it’s worth it to avoid people stumbling into your tent. Other places to avoid are the bottom of a hill or the toilets.
3. Mark Your Territory
After a day of partying a lot of tents will look the same so try adding a flag or a spinner on a pole or anything you can do to make your tent stand out. Also, you could take pictures with your phone to remember your spot.
4. Use a Torch to Make a Bottle Bulb
Attach a torch to a plastic bottle to light up your tent.
5. Save Your Back
Comfort is key! Use a yoga mat or an inflatable bed/mattress to ensure your back gets a rest whilst in your tent.
6. Take Wet Wipes
Wet wipes are cheap, disposable and good enough to freshen up with. Always carry a pack of wet wipes with you as they are perfect for cleaning up mud splashes or spilt drinks whilst out and about.
7. Take Duct Tape
Duct tape – can be used as a quick fix for things such as broken shoes and holey tents.
8. Buy a Cheap (Non-smart) Phone
Buy a cheap phone which isn’t a smartphone for amazing battery life or take a power bank for on the go-charging.
9. Make Friends With Your Neighbours
Make friends with the neighbouring campers pitched around you – they can watch your stuff while you are off galivanting. It’s also good to be sociable and will make your time more fun – it also means you’ll have some friendly neighbours to borrow camping tools from.
10. Take Cheap Rain Ponchos
Take cheap rain ponchos – perfect to keep dry or to use for a clean place to sit.
And some final tips…
- Bring plenty of food and water. Festival food can be expensive, so it’s a good idea to bring your own food and drinks.
- Pack for all weather conditions. Even if the forecast is for sunny weather, it’s always a good idea to pack for rain and cold.
- Bring a first-aid kit. This is especially important if you have young children.
- Be prepared for noise. Festivals can be noisy, so if you’re a light sleeper, you may want to bring earplugs or a sleeping mask.
I hope you enjoyed these festival camping survival tips and if you are going to camp at a festival, please be prepared but also remember to clean up after yourself. But most importantly, have fun – festival camping is a great way to bond with your family and friends, and to make memories that will last a lifetime!
Have you camped at a festival before? Have you camped at a festival with your kids, and if so which ones did you go to? How did you find it? What do you think of the tips? Are there any tips you can recommend? Please leave a comment as I would love to read your thoughts.
Love you all ❤