Glamping Essentials Checklist

Just like traditional camping, when planning your glamping trip, it pays to be prepared. The best way to ensure that you have everything you need for your trip is to put pen to paper and create a glamping essentials checklist.

Whether you’re a fair-weather camper or just love being outdoors and at one with nature, a glamping break is a great way to immerse yourself in an enjoyable camping experience, without giving up all your home comforts.

Here’s our ultimate glamping essentials checklist.

Food and drinks

Many people wonder what food to take glamping.

Glamping trips tend to be focused around having a good time with family and friends, exploring new surroundings, and taking part in new and exciting activities. With this in mind, it’s important that you have plenty of delicious food and drink with you to help you refuel.

Here are some of the ingredients that will help you cook up easy but delicious meals during your trip:

  • Halloumi
  • Sardines
  • Chorizo
  • Flatbreads
  • Pasta
  • Eggs
  • Rice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned vegetables, beans and pulses
  • Tuna
  • Cereal
  • Salad dressings
  • Hot chocolate
  • Water
  • Juice
  • Your favourite tipple!

When you’re glamping, many sites will have BBQ and pizza oven facilities available to use, so it’s worthwhile checking in before you arrive to make sure you’ve got the ingredients you need to take advantage of them.

Glamping clothing and accessories

It is possible to embrace nature and look good at the same time - glamping certainly proves that camping can be glamourous.

If you’re camping during the summer months, you can’t go wrong with denim shorts, a t-shirt, and utility jacket. Layers are still key during the summer months so don’t forget to bring a jacket, fleece, and coat, especially if you’re hiking. Remember, the perfect way to glam up any outfit is to add big sunglasses.

If you’re glamping during the winter, again it’s all about being warm, comfortable and stylish at the same time. Jogging bottoms, leggings, sweatshirts and a good waterproof coat are a must. A backpack is perfect for carrying all of your camping essentials.

If you’re exploring off the beaten track, hiking boots are a must for safety and comfort.
Wearing you favourite make up and accessories such as hats, scarfs, jewellery or bags can also help to glam up any outfit.

Toiletries – what toiletries to take glamping?

Many glamping sites have access to toilets and shower facilities, meaning you can pack all your favourite toiletries and enjoy the camping experience feeling clean and fresh.

Essential glamping toiletries include:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Moisturiser
  • Sanitary products
  • Sun cream
  • After sun
  • Toothpaste
  • Perfume

Glamping Packing list – other things to bring

Other items you should consider bringing on your glamping trip include:

  • Your favourite tipple
  • Tablet or laptop if you can’t live without Netflix
  • Wildlife identification books – these are great for kids
  • A good book or magazine
  • Cordless speaker
  • Binoculars
  • Slippers or other soft, warm indoor shoe
  • Chargers for electrical devices
  • Make up
  • Toiletries
  • Eye masks
  • Face masks

What kids should bring for glamping

Kids love camping and exploring the outdoors.

However, if you have little ones, you’ll already know that they need an awful lot of stuff with them for every trip. To give you a helping hand, we’ve compiled a list of some of the essentials you should pack for glamping with kids:

  • Wellies
  • Board games
  • Football, rounders set and other sports equipment
  • Waterproof layers
  • Inflatables
  • Laptop or iPad for watching films at night
  • Slippers
  • Binoculars for star gazing
  • Toys
  • Colouring books
  • Extra fleece and additional change of clothes
  • Their favourite soft toy from home
  • Hot water bottle
  • Extra blankets

What to take when you’re glamping with a dog

If you’re taking your four-legged friend, it’s important you have everything you need to keep them happy during your glamping trip. Here are some of the essentials you should make sure you have to hand:

  • Dog food
  • Collapsible bowls
  • Bed and blankets
  • Collar
  • Dog first aid kit
  • Toys
  • Plenty of treats

Questions to ask prior to your arrival

Finally, before you set off to your glamping campsite, you should check in with the site owners to ask the following questions:

  • Is bedding included?
  • Are pets allowed on the site? – the vast majority are dog friendly, but some aren’t
  • What cooking facilities are available?
  • Are cooking facilities private or shared?
  • Is there a fridge?
  • Is the accommodation powered or not?
  • Is there shower and toilet facilities on site?


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