Glamping, otherwise known as ‘glam camping’, is without a doubt one of the best ways to spend a weekend. If you’ve decided to rally together your mates for a weekend of glamping, you’re probably wondering what to pack and where to begin.
That’s where this blog comes in to help. We’ve put together all the information so you don’t have to worry about the small stuff. Get ready for a luxurious camping experience with the help of our guide below!
Essentials For A Glamping Trip
Firstly and most importantly - know the size of your tent. Bell tents come in all different shapes and sizes, depending on how many people the tent can sleep.
Once you know the size of the bell tent you’re going to be glamping in, you can move on to gathering together your essentials which we’ve outlined in the next section.
Glamping Kitchen Must-Haves
Most bell tents come with a stove hole so it is important to bring your own cooking stove so that you can cook your own meals. If you plan to cook, do not forget to bring pans, cups, cutlery, and plates for your meals. There’s a fine line between al fresco dining and not being prepared!
One thing every glamper needs in the way of kitchen essentials is either a coffee pot or teapot so that you can enjoy your morning brew in the nature. There’s nothing that quite beats that feeling of contentment other than enjoying a soothing hot drink outside in the wild.
Of course, you’ll need to pack cleaning supplies too, especially if you’re going to be cooking. We recommend bringing dishwashing liquid, cloths, sponges, and a tea towel so you can dry off your essentials before packing them away again.
Another handy item to bring, though dependent on the length of your stay, is a dustpan and brush. You might start to get irritated by any crumbs on the floor of your tent which could interfere with your blissful glamping getaway.
Glamping Sleeping Arrangements
Glampers are fortunate when it comes to sleeping arrangements as you won’t see any sleeping bags kicking about on a glamping site!
With this said, even with the most plush glamping bed at your disposal, there are still going to be things you want to pack for sleeping. And, if you’re setting up your own glamping sleeping arrangements, you should certainly bring along a good quality airbed.
When visiting Bell Tent Village, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. While we would LOVE to provide our guests with pyjamas, unfortunately, we can’t - so be sure to pack your own.
You might also want to bring along some cosy socks for keeping your toes warm during the cooler months, although there is the option to turn on your heating.
Glamping Bathroom Accessories
No matter the type of camping or glamping trip you’re going on, toiletries and bathroom essentials shouldn’t be forgotten!
We advise that you bring a small mirror, hand sanitiser, your toothbrush and toothpaste. While we do provide some basic toiletries, you will need to supply most of your own. So, keep this in mind when packing your bags to go glamping.
Other Things To Take With You When Glamping
In addition to all of the things we’ve mentioned above, there are some other considerations to keep in mind too.
One of the main reasons people choose to go glamping is to escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. For many happy glampers, this involves switching off from technology too.
For this reason, you may not always find a socket available to charge your devices in the bell tent at the glamping site you visit. Therefore, we recommend bringing solar-powered chargers just in case!
Depending on the time of the year you choose to indulge in a relaxing glamping break, you may also need to bring seasonal-appropriate accessories and essentials too. The summer months entice all the critters to come out, including dreaded mosquitos and it also can set off pollen allergies too.
Pack any mosquito repellent you may need along with antihistamines too. Other summer essentials include sun protection lotion, sun hats, and swimwear.
A Final Word For First-Time Glampers
We hope that you enjoy your first-time glamping, especially if you are visiting the wonderful Bell Tent Village site (we hate to be biassed but we really are).
With the right essentials packed, glamping is guaranteed to be a great experience that will inevitably bring you back to your most relaxed state.
Being outdoors with nature on your doorstep is a great way to relax from the mundane everyday stressors of work. No matter who you are going glamping with, be sure to enjoy every second of your time.
Why not book your glamping trip with Bell Tent Village? Our amazing glamping site is perfect for romantic getaways or family get togethers!