Camping & Glamping Blogs, Competitions and Reviews from Cool Camping

Camping in your back garden: 5 reasons to get the tent out at home

Camping in your back garden: 5 reasons to get the tent out at home

Whether it's testing out your tent before a big camping trip or simply setting some family time aside to enjoy the stars, we explain why your back garden is the best place to go camping...

The rise of 'staycation' camping: What to look for in a local campsite

The rise of 'staycation' camping: What to look for in a local campsite

It may seem strange to go camping near home but a local campsite is an affordable way of enjoying the great outdoors in a way you wouldn't if you just stayed put. Here's what to look for if you're camping locally...

Eight amazing glamping pods with hot tubs in the UK

Eight amazing glamping pods with hot tubs in the UK

Pampered pods that go the extra mile: we pick out eight incredible pod glamping sites in the UK with hot tubs you can sink in to this summer...

SOTO Amicus camping stove – Gear Review

SOTO Amicus camping stove – Gear Review

Following the success of their Windmaster Stove, we take a look at SOTO's latest and smallest budget camping stove: The Amicus

Campervan Driving Advice: 7 Top Tips for Beginners

Campervan Driving Advice: 7 Top Tips for Beginners

If it's your first time driving a campervan these handy tips will help you feel confident and at ease behind the wheel. You'll be loving your campervan holiday in no time!

Six reasons you should take your dog camping

Six reasons you should take your dog camping

Thinking of going camping with your dog? Why would you ever go on holiday without them?!

15 photos that will make you want to go camping in the New Forest

15 photos that will make you want to go camping in the New Forest

We've dug into our scrapbook and found some photographs that we think encapsulate the national park. Once you've seen them, you might just want to go camping in the New Forest too!

Camping for Beginners: Choosing the right tent

Camping for Beginners: Choosing the right tent

Choosing a tent can be tricky – especially if you’re a first-time camper. We’ve put together a tent-buying guide to help you through the process…

15 beautiful photos that will make you want to go camping in Norfolk

15 beautiful photos that will make you want to go camping in Norfolk

From seals and sands to boats and bell tents, we take a look through our favourite photos of Norfolk that will make you want to go on holiday now...

Is Wild Camping Legal in Scotland?

Is Wild Camping Legal in Scotland?

When it comes to the rules and regs around wild camping, confusion reigns, particularly in Scotland. We’re here to sort fact from fiction and answer once and for all: is wild camping legal in Scotland?

What is a 'pop-up' campsite?

What is a 'pop-up' campsite?

Some of the very best campsites out there are brief but brilliant pop-up campsites that appear for just 28 days of the year. But what are pop-up campsites? And why are they around for such a short period?

Win a dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

Win a dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

We've teamed up with the Devon-based team behind the dryrobe to give away a brand new dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve in the size and colour of your choosing...

Camping & Wild Swimming: Tips, Tricks & Where to Pitch

Camping & Wild Swimming: Tips, Tricks & Where to Pitch

Forget the chlorinated water of purpose-built pools, our favourite way to get wet is with a spot of wild swimming. We think it’s the perfect partner to back-to-basics camping in the UK...

Coleman MacKenzie 4 Blackout Tent – Review

Coleman MacKenzie 4 Blackout Tent – Review

Keen to check out what was new in the Coleman range this year, we packed our camping bags and headed off on holiday to test out the Coleman MacKenzie 4 Blackout, the latest family tent with BlackOut bedrooms.

Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve – Gear Review

Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve – Gear Review

We zip up for spring swims in North Norfolk and camping holidays in the sun, as we put the dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve to the test.

Camping close to home: 5 reasons to go camping nearby

Camping close to home: 5 reasons to go camping nearby

If you’re in need of a break from the daily grind but don’t want to use up your annual leave, how about camping close to home? We swap the television for the campfire and the bedroom for the tent as we go camping close to home...

Eight camping hacks to make campsite life easy

Eight camping hacks to make campsite life easy

Remember what life was like before you realised you could light a campfire using lint from your tumble dryer? We pick out eight easy camping hacks to make your life a million times easier...

Five of the best camping hacks, suggested by campers

Five of the best camping hacks, suggested by campers

Every camper is different and over a lifetime, each camper hones their own set of skills. Here are some of the best camping hacks we’ve had shared with us over the last few years...

CampingGaz Party Grill 400 – Gear Review

CampingGaz Party Grill 400 – Gear Review

Want a wide menu on your next camping trip? The CampingGaz Party Grill 400 is claiming to be one of the most versatile cooking stoves on the market. We decided to check it out.

The Closest Campsites in France: 16 Campsites Near the Ferry Ports

The Closest Campsites in France: 16 Campsites Near the Ferry Ports

If you're keen for camping in France but don't like long car journeys with the kids, we've picked 16 top campsites all within two hours of the nearest French ferry port.

10 Incredible Yurts with Hot Tubs in the UK

10 Incredible Yurts with Hot Tubs in the UK

For a yurt retreat with that added touch of luxury, this collection of glamping getaways in the UK all have their very own hot tubs...

Ode to a Bell Tent – a Poem by Penelope Lewis

Ode to a Bell Tent – a Poem by Penelope Lewis

A beautiful poem – Home Safe to Bell – by poet and Cool Camper Penelope Lewis about her 1960s camping holidays in Wales.

We're giving away a £500 family tent every single month

We're giving away a £500 family tent every single month

We've teamed up with leading camping brand Coleman to give away a Mackenzie 4 BlackOut tent to one lucky Cool Camping customer every month for the next three months.

12 Luxury Shepherd’s Huts with Hot Tubs in the UK

12 Luxury Shepherd’s Huts with Hot Tubs in the UK

Rustic, retro or top-of-the-range; for a rural retreat with a splash of luxury, it’s hard to beat a shepherd’s hut with a hot tub. Here are 12 of our favourites…

15 campsites in the UK perfect for canoeing and kayaking

15 campsites in the UK perfect for canoeing and kayaking

For a camping holiday that makes a splash in the great outdoors, it doesn’t get much better than canoeing and kayaking directly from your tent pitch.

12 of the latest campsite and glamping discoveries – Spring 2019

12 of the latest campsite and glamping discoveries – Spring 2019

We're over a quarter of the way through 2019 and, as always, we've spent that time working hard to find brand new businesses and undiscovered campsites.

Is Easter too early for camping holidays?

Is Easter too early for camping holidays?

If you love camping as much as we do, by early spring you’ll be chomping at the bit to get out there with the tent. But is Easter too early for camping?

5 family campsites in England with swimming pools

5 family campsites in England with swimming pools

There’s little to rival a swimming pool when keeping kids amused on holiday and these days there’s no need to go abroad to find one. We pick five fantastic campsites in England with swimming pools…

10 Campsites with Campfires in the New Forest

10 Campsites with Campfires in the New Forest

There’s no better way to round off a day of exploring the New Forest National Park than with a crackling campfire and the sweet smell of a toasting marshmallow...

How to pitch a tent

How to pitch a tent

Can’t tell a fly sheet from a ground sheet? Or a peg from a pole? If you’ve been struggling to put your tent up, we’ve put together this handy guide explaining how to pitch like a pro...

Camping in your back garden: 5 reasons to get the tent out at home

Camping in your back garden: 5 reasons to get the tent out at home

Whether it's testing out your tent before a big camping trip or simply setting some family time aside to enjoy the stars, we explain why your back garden is the best place to go camping...

SOTO Amicus camping stove – Gear Review

SOTO Amicus camping stove – Gear Review

Following the success of their Windmaster Stove, we take a look at SOTO's latest and smallest budget camping stove: The Amicus

15 photos that will make you want to go camping in the New Forest

15 photos that will make you want to go camping in the New Forest

We've dug into our scrapbook and found some photographs that we think encapsulate the national park. Once you've seen them, you might just want to go camping in the New Forest too!

Is Wild Camping Legal in Scotland?

Is Wild Camping Legal in Scotland?

When it comes to the rules and regs around wild camping, confusion reigns, particularly in Scotland. We’re here to sort fact from fiction and answer once and for all: is wild camping legal in Scotland?

Camping & Wild Swimming: Tips, Tricks & Where to Pitch

Camping & Wild Swimming: Tips, Tricks & Where to Pitch

Forget the chlorinated water of purpose-built pools, our favourite way to get wet is with a spot of wild swimming. We think it’s the perfect partner to back-to-basics camping in the UK...

Camping close to home: 5 reasons to go camping nearby

Camping close to home: 5 reasons to go camping nearby

If you’re in need of a break from the daily grind but don’t want to use up your annual leave, how about camping close to home? We swap the television for the campfire and the bedroom for the tent as we go camping close to home...

CampingGaz Party Grill 400 – Gear Review

CampingGaz Party Grill 400 – Gear Review

Want a wide menu on your next camping trip? The CampingGaz Party Grill 400 is claiming to be one of the most versatile cooking stoves on the market. We decided to check it out.

Ode to a Bell Tent – a Poem by Penelope Lewis

Ode to a Bell Tent – a Poem by Penelope Lewis

A beautiful poem – Home Safe to Bell – by poet and Cool Camper Penelope Lewis about her 1960s camping holidays in Wales.

15 campsites in the UK perfect for canoeing and kayaking

15 campsites in the UK perfect for canoeing and kayaking

For a camping holiday that makes a splash in the great outdoors, it doesn’t get much better than canoeing and kayaking directly from your tent pitch.

5 family campsites in England with swimming pools

5 family campsites in England with swimming pools

There’s little to rival a swimming pool when keeping kids amused on holiday and these days there’s no need to go abroad to find one. We pick five fantastic campsites in England with swimming pools…

The rise of 'staycation' camping: What to look for in a local campsite

The rise of 'staycation' camping: What to look for in a local campsite

It may seem strange to go camping near home but a local campsite is an affordable way of enjoying the great outdoors in a way you wouldn't if you just stayed put. Here's what to look for if you're camping locally...

Campervan Driving Advice: 7 Top Tips for Beginners

Campervan Driving Advice: 7 Top Tips for Beginners

If it's your first time driving a campervan these handy tips will help you feel confident and at ease behind the wheel. You'll be loving your campervan holiday in no time!

Camping for Beginners: Choosing the right tent

Camping for Beginners: Choosing the right tent

Choosing a tent can be tricky – especially if you’re a first-time camper. We’ve put together a tent-buying guide to help you through the process…

What is a 'pop-up' campsite?

What is a 'pop-up' campsite?

Some of the very best campsites out there are brief but brilliant pop-up campsites that appear for just 28 days of the year. But what are pop-up campsites? And why are they around for such a short period?

Coleman MacKenzie 4 Blackout Tent – Review

Coleman MacKenzie 4 Blackout Tent – Review

Keen to check out what was new in the Coleman range this year, we packed our camping bags and headed off on holiday to test out the Coleman MacKenzie 4 Blackout, the latest family tent with BlackOut bedrooms.

Eight camping hacks to make campsite life easy

Eight camping hacks to make campsite life easy

Remember what life was like before you realised you could light a campfire using lint from your tumble dryer? We pick out eight easy camping hacks to make your life a million times easier...

The Closest Campsites in France: 16 Campsites Near the Ferry Ports

The Closest Campsites in France: 16 Campsites Near the Ferry Ports

If you're keen for camping in France but don't like long car journeys with the kids, we've picked 16 top campsites all within two hours of the nearest French ferry port.

We're giving away a £500 family tent every single month

We're giving away a £500 family tent every single month

We've teamed up with leading camping brand Coleman to give away a Mackenzie 4 BlackOut tent to one lucky Cool Camping customer every month for the next three months.

12 of the latest campsite and glamping discoveries – Spring 2019

12 of the latest campsite and glamping discoveries – Spring 2019

We're over a quarter of the way through 2019 and, as always, we've spent that time working hard to find brand new businesses and undiscovered campsites.

10 Campsites with Campfires in the New Forest

10 Campsites with Campfires in the New Forest

There’s no better way to round off a day of exploring the New Forest National Park than with a crackling campfire and the sweet smell of a toasting marshmallow...

Eight amazing glamping pods with hot tubs in the UK

Eight amazing glamping pods with hot tubs in the UK

Pampered pods that go the extra mile: we pick out eight incredible pod glamping sites in the UK with hot tubs you can sink in to this summer...

Six reasons you should take your dog camping

Six reasons you should take your dog camping

Thinking of going camping with your dog? Why would you ever go on holiday without them?!

15 beautiful photos that will make you want to go camping in Norfolk

15 beautiful photos that will make you want to go camping in Norfolk

From seals and sands to boats and bell tents, we take a look through our favourite photos of Norfolk that will make you want to go on holiday now...

Win a dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

Win a dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve

We've teamed up with the Devon-based team behind the dryrobe to give away a brand new dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve in the size and colour of your choosing...

Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve – Gear Review

Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve – Gear Review

We zip up for spring swims in North Norfolk and camping holidays in the sun, as we put the dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve to the test.

Five of the best camping hacks, suggested by campers

Five of the best camping hacks, suggested by campers

Every camper is different and over a lifetime, each camper hones their own set of skills. Here are some of the best camping hacks we’ve had shared with us over the last few years...

10 Incredible Yurts with Hot Tubs in the UK

10 Incredible Yurts with Hot Tubs in the UK

For a yurt retreat with that added touch of luxury, this collection of glamping getaways in the UK all have their very own hot tubs...

12 Luxury Shepherd’s Huts with Hot Tubs in the UK

12 Luxury Shepherd’s Huts with Hot Tubs in the UK

Rustic, retro or top-of-the-range; for a rural retreat with a splash of luxury, it’s hard to beat a shepherd’s hut with a hot tub. Here are 12 of our favourites…

Is Easter too early for camping holidays?

Is Easter too early for camping holidays?

If you love camping as much as we do, by early spring you’ll be chomping at the bit to get out there with the tent. But is Easter too early for camping?

How to pitch a tent

How to pitch a tent

Can’t tell a fly sheet from a ground sheet? Or a peg from a pole? If you’ve been struggling to put your tent up, we’ve put together this handy guide explaining how to pitch like a pro...

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