The popularity of camping in the UK has been steadily increasing year on year as families seek affordable alternatives to expensive flights and want to embrace everything that the UK has to offer.
Family tents are an ideal choice for families or groups of friends going camping, as they usually offer large living areas and two to three bedrooms. Most family tents also have a front porch or canopy for additional living space.
Family tents are designed to be spacious and offer plenty of head height, ensuring that the whole family can move around comfortably. Some people even prefer to use a 6-person tent for smaller groups, as it provides extra comfort and space.
We recommend using a 6-person family tent for families of 4 and an 8-person family tent for families of 6, especially for trips longer than a weekend, as more space is usually required.
Family tents are packed with features that cater to the needs of families, including cable entry points to bring electricity into the tent, large windows for natural light, storage pockets, and ample head height for maximum comfort.
When camping with your family, it's important to have a high-quality tent that can provide you with warmth, safety, and protection from the elements. You need a family tent.
With so many options on the market, it can be challenging to choose the right tent. To help you out, we've compiled a list of some of the best family tents available for 2023.
BEST FAMILY TENTS 2023:
VANGO LISMORE 600XL POLED TENT
The Vango Lismore 600xl poled tent is the perfect tent for family getaways. It’s roll-away bedroom doors and removable curtain dividers allow you to tailor the inner tent space to suit your family or group, while Vango’s darkened ‘midnight’ bedroom fabric will give you a peaceful night’s sleep without waking up when the sun comes up.
If you are looking for a simple, well thought out, great value family tent this summer, then you can't go wrong with the Vango Lismore 600xl poled tent.
- Easy to erect
- Darkened 'midnight' bedrooms
- Large living area
- Integrated front porch
VANGO ROME AIR 650XL
The Vango Rome Air 650XL is one of our favourite tents for the 2023 season. It features a built in front awning and incorporates Vango's Villa Construction that means you have upright walls for more usable living area space. This large 6 person tent is extremely quick to pitch due to Vango's brilliant SI (Single Inflation) AirBeam technology..
- Midnight Bedrooms
- Built-in Front Awning
- Inflatable AirBeam® Structure
- King Deluxe Bedrooms
OUTWELL SUNDALE 7PA
A roomy seven person tent from Outwell, the Sundale 7PA is perfect for luxurious camping getaways with the family.
The Outwell Sundale 7PA has a large living area and a fantastic front awning for socialising in or for use as a kitchen area. Packed with Outwell's features including their HookTrack System, zipped dividers in the bedrooms and a rain safe canopy side door. The Sundale 7pa uses Outwell’s Rigid Air System for easy pitching and great stability, you can erect this tent in around 12 minutes.
- Three-Zone Design with a large integrated awning, ideal for storage, cooking or socialising.
- Quick and Quiet Doors - with magnetic design giving you quieter tent doors, to lessen the sound of the zips opening and closing.
- Tinted windows & darkened bedrooms, with zip dividers.
- Multi-point Rigid Air Tube System frame
- NEW Rear Mesh Design for additional airflow into the sleeping compartment on warm nights.
EASY CAMP PALMDALE 600
The Easy Camp Palmdale 600 is a spacious family tent that is ideal for weekends away as well and longer family breaks. Sleeping up to 6 it offers a large living area, with a great sun canopy at the front. It is also very quick to set up thanks to its colour coded poles.
- Mesh panels with toggle up curtains at each side of the front entrance
- Standing height in living area
- Divided bedrooms for privacy can be removed with toggles
- Large side entrance with full mesh door for versatility of use
KAMPA HAYLING 6 POLED TENT
The Kampa Hayling 6 Poled Tent is a large family tent that can sleep up to six people. It has a one large inner tent at the rear of the tent that can be divided into a 3+3 configuration, a large living area, and a built-in sun canopy at the front. The tent is made from durable and waterproof polyester fabric with a hydrostatic head rating of 4000mm, which means it can withstand heavy rain and strong winds. The tent poles are made from lightweight and sturdy fiberglass, and the tent comes with pre-attached guy lines. Other features include multiple ventilation points and a fully sewn-in groundsheet to keep out insects and draughts.
- Spacious family camping tent for up to 6 people
- Made from durable and waterproof 68D polyester canvas with a hydrostatic head rating of 4000mm
- Lightweight and sturdy fiberglass tent poles
- Fully sewn-in groundsheet to keep out insects and draughts
- Colour-coded pole system for easy pitching
- Cable entry points for electrical hook-up
- Hanging loops for lanterns and lights
- Comes with a carry bag for storage and transportation
VANGO LISMORE AIR 700DLX
Enjoy a camping break with family or friends with this comfortable and spacious inflatable tent that pitches quickly and easily thanks to it utilising Vango’s AirBeam technology.
The Vango Lismore Air 700DLX is new for 2023 and we feel it will be one of the most popular tents in the Vango AirBeam range. It is an inflatable seven-person tent with a spacious living area and versatile for large families and groups with lots of camping gear.
The darkened ‘midnight’ bedroom fabric allows you to sleep in for longer, which comes in especially handy on summer camping trips.
The front awning has a zipped front door making it perfect for storing kit and muddy shoes etc to keep your living space tidy.
- Uses Vango's AirBeam Technology
- Easy to erect
- Zipped front porch
- Large living area
KAMPA CROYDE 6 AIR
The Kampa Croyde 6 Air tent is a spacious inflatable family tent that can sleep up to 6 people. It features Kampa's AirFrame technology for quick and easy set up, and has a sewn-in groundsheet for added convenience and comfort. The tent has large windows with toggle up privacy curtains, and a large front porch that is perfect to sit under in the hot summer evenings. Other features include full head height throughout, cable entry points, and a rear ventilation system for improved air flow.
- Inflatable AirFrame technology: The Kampa Croyde 6 Air features an inflatable AirFrame structure, eliminating the need for traditional poles. This makes setup quick and easy.
- Spacious interior: The tent has a generous sleeping area that can comfortably accommodate up to six people. It also includes a separate living area, providing plenty of space for relaxation and storage.
- Weather-resistant materials: The tent is constructed from durable and weather-resistant materials, including a high-quality polyester fabric with a waterproof rating. This ensures protection from rain and wind.
- Multiple entrances: The Croyde 6 Air is designed with multiple entrances, allowing for convenient access and flexible usage. It includes a front door and side doors, providing different entry points.