5 Accessories for Your First Glamping Holiday

Camping is a great affordable way to take a well-deserved break and spend some time reconnecting with nature. Whether you’re building your tent in your back garden or wild forest, it gives you the chance to spend quality time admiring your surroundings.



If you’re someone who likes the fundamental idea of camping, and at the same time, wants to make the experience more attractive, we’ve put together our 5 favorite accessories to turn a camping trip into your first glamping trip.

1. A good tent

What makes a good tent? Well, that is entirely up to you and the sort of camping trip you’re after. Do you think you’ll be stopping for regular short breaks? Maybe a pop up is the best tent for you. Perhaps you’ll be traveling with your family or with a group? A family tent will suit you perfectly.

If you’re short on time, or maybe if you’re pitching in the dark, an inflatable tent will take you minutes to put up. If you’re looking for a more extended trip to something you can pitch for a good few days or weeks, you could invest in a large bell tent.

Reading up on the different tent types can massively impact on how stress-free the basis to your glamping trip is.

5 Accessories for Your First Glamping Holiday


2. A good awning

Think of the awning as the extension of your house. It involves building a structure with canvas and frames to create a porch-like living space. If you’re trying to glam-up your current tent, an awning is a surefire way to have a cozy outdoor area to eat meals and relax with friends.

If you’re looking to spice up your caravan, and traditional poled awnings feel like a lot of construction work for a glamping experience, you could research air awnings which inflate in less than a minute.

READ MORE:  3 Essential Areas You Can Save on Travel


3. Bedding

After building the base of your tent, your next step should be thinking about your bedding. This is a tricky one to get right as you’re likely to be traveling light. An air bed is an excellent option if you need something to fold away, and there are some now that come with built-in pumps – no loud air pumps required!

As convenient as an air mattress is, they aren’t the most comfortable choice for a glamping trip. A mattress topper can provide support on top of a camping bed and help you get a five-star sleep, while a memory foam mattress could be used on its own if you’ve got the space for it folded up.

Worried about sleeping in a hot tent? In the heat, you can use natural cooling pads under your pillow and body, and in the winter a thermal blanket can turn a night of sleep from uncomfortable to luxurious.

5 Accessories for Your First Glamping Holiday


4. Cooking

A portable gas stove is a fantastic way to cook hearty meals without having to wrestle with logs for a fire. They can usually be packed away into neat boxes, and allow you to fry, boil, steam, and sometimes grill. If you’re on the lookout for luxury recipes, we’ve found a great list of meals for the perfect glamping trip.


5. Lighting and Decorations

Now you’ve got a good base for a luxury trip, it’s time to start decorating! This can help make your glamping experience feel as fancy as you like. Battery-powered fairy lights are a cost-friendly way to add some warmth to your tent.

You can get different colors or shapes and can use clothes pegs to help attach them to your tent fabric or caravan window sills. For exterior decoration, some colorful bunting can be wrapped around your temporary home, and some bright cushions can be scattered around the bed for a homely touch.

READ MORE:  20 Simple Ways to Save Money For Travel

5 Accessories for Your First Glamping Holiday



Final Thoughts!

Hopefully, this is a good starting point on the additions you can make to your tent or caravan that turns your camping trip into a glamping trip. Whether you want just to add a few accessories to a pre-planned trip, or go all out and build an awning from scratch, just a few touches can make you feel pampered.



Pin this post!


Author's Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the company in question before planning your trip.

Guest Post Disclaimer: The views, opinions, and positions expressed in any guest posts featured on our site are those of the guest author alone and do not represent those of Wellington World Travels. The accuracy, completeness, and validity of any statements made within this article are not guaranteed. We accept no liability for any errors, omissions, or representations. The copyright of this content belongs to the author and any liability with regards to infringement of intellectual property rights remains with them.

Disclosure: Wellington World Travels uses affiliate links and paid advertisements. That means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we may receive a small commission (at zero cost to you). Read more about our Disclaimer & Disclosure Policy for more details.


Comment Policy:
Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site. However, comments may not contain advertisements, profanity, potentially libelous statements, language insensitive to other religions, or comments not relating to the topic. Please see our full comment policy for more details. We reserve the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this site without notice.

33 thoughts on “5 Accessories for Your First Glamping Holiday”

  1. I really need to give camping another try. I went wrong by not having the right bedding. I also thing good food while camping is a must.

  2. I have only done camping once. I was with an expert hiker and camper however, she forgot about our tents awnings. LOL.

  3. I love this! My family really enjoys camping but I’m not a huge fan of the “ruggedness” these are great tips for me so I can enjoy our camping trips more!

  4. This totally reminds me of the first time I went camping and asked my friend if I could carry a portable stove. His response was, “NO! We eat like primitives do!” Needless to say, he suffered for that decision. But how cool is to glamourize the camping scene!

  5. Great tips you got here. But this post is not just for me. I am very adventurous but camping is something I don’t want to consider doing. There are many factors that has contributed to my decision. One of the prominent one is that I am scared of animals and the thought of sleeping in there midst kind of freaks me out. I don’t want to some kind of animal to have me and my family for dinner. I guess I watch too much movies.

    • It’s fine. I totally understand. I haven’t done camping in my life and I also think it’s not for me. I am adventurous but I am still looking for that level of comfort. SO I guess I’ll try a glamorous camping. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.