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Camping is a wonderful family experience. Getting out in the fresh air, leaving the stress behind and focussing on what really matters in life.
When your time comes to head out camping, is it better to have your own tent, or will simply renting one do the trick? After all, for most of us, it’s nothing more than a once a year experience, so which is the best option for you?
Well, first and foremost, owning your own tent gives some clear benefits. You get to choose the closest fit for your needs, and you don’t have to worry about the condition you’re going to find it in, as you’re the only family using it.
Renting, on the other hand, is almost always cheaper for a few uses – generally speaking you will need to use a tent at least three or four times to get your money’s worth out of buying. With rentals on site, you may find that you get more bang for your buck though, as they’re often rented complete with camping stoves, and something an electrical hookup is included as standard. On bigger, more established sites, you may also find that you get access to more of the facilities too, like evening entertainment or laundry blocks.
A good approach is to call a few of your preferred sites and see what they have to offer. Armed with that information, you’ll be better placed to make an informed decision.