Camping Extras For Camping With Kids

KID O BUNK Collapsible Bunk Beds

These collapsible bunk beds may not be strictly essential for a camping trip, but they could be a lot of fun. Practical, packable and versatile, the structure, which folds down into two compact carry bags, can be made into bunk beds, twin beds or a couch, for added campsite comfort. With this handy set up, your kids will be little angels after getting the perfect night's sleep... perhaps. No tools are needed for the assembly and though this is not cheap, at £250 from Blacks, it could be a fun and useful piece of equipment if you take a lot of camping trips with your kids.

Binoculars

There are many excellent binoculars on the market and all could enhance the experience of camping with kids. Whether you are birdwatching, looking for boats at the seaside or looking afar from a hill top or mountain peak. Depending on what age your children are, you may wish to go for a robust pair, designed for children. Bresser Junior 6x21 binoculars (£21.00) can survive some clumsy handling by little ones and they have easy to grip rubberised surfaces so they do not slip out of little hands.

Vango Camping Storage Organiser

If you have several kids and have been camping before, you may have notices that stuff just seems to accumulate around the camp and you can hardy believe that you brought so much with you! With kids, storage in a tent or a small campervan or caravan can be a bit of a problem. Vango's camping storage organiser, £23.50 from Leisure Outlet, offers one possible solution to that problem and gives you a place to store everyone's shoes and boots, or other bits and pieces, keeping the camp clean and clear and parents cool, calm and collected.

Kids Camping Chair – Shark (Blue)

Camping chairs can make life a whole lot more enjoyable on a campsite. Why not give your kid their own little animal themed throne to sit on in camp? One fun option is the Animal Kids Chair Shark,£11.95, from Regatta Outlet. This lightweight steel folding camping chair is one of many kid-friendly seat options, one of which could be just the enticement needed for a more reluctant camper who may be missing some of the comforts and entertainments of home.

Kids Animal Headlights

Ideal for camping and outdoors adventures in the dark, these kids animal headtorches are sure to be a hit with little campers. Simple, and just a bit of fun, these cheap and cheerful headlands, with two LEDs that shone from the eyes of the animal face on each headband, are just £6.95 each from Glow. Could one of these perhaps be just the thing to keep your little animal happy on your next camping adventure?