Grab your friends and Go Camping!

Tue 26 June, 2018

Are you impetuous, looking for fun with friends, but frustrated by a lack of funds?  A spontaneous camping weekend with mates could be the answer. Camping is the cheap holiday you can actually afford to do with your mates. Even if you’re on a lowly student budget, living on cheap beer and Pot Noodles, camping can be almost as cheap as staying at home (and a whole lot more fun)! All you need are a few similar-minded friends and a “Let’s do it” attitude and you could be having a whale of a time on a group camping break. 

Not every holiday has to start with an expensive flight and not every weekend break has to include air-conditioned rooms in a five star hotel. “Life is what you make it” wrote Preeti Shenoy, and so too is a camping holiday. Here’s a step-by-step guide to organising a wild camping holiday with a bunch of friends and not much cash!

How to organise a cheap camping holiday with friends

First, decide whether you want a seaside camping holiday or an away-from-it-all wild camping experience near national parks with stunning scenery and only a few sheep to object to late-night campfire karaoke. Browse our hundreds of campsites, either by destination or theme, and see how little camping holidays in the UK can cost (especially when you share the price with your besties). 

Next, text your mates to see who’s up for a few nights of fresh air and fun on a crazy group camping escape. Beg to borrow some camping gear and get ready to enjoy the Great Outdoors on a shoestring budget

Once you have decided who is going on your camping trip go to CampStead.com to find and book your camping trip. Checking availability is easy; select ‘tent’ under the camping tab and narrow down the options by destination, date, number of nights and number of campers before pressing search. Our website will throw up all the available options with prices for comparison (BTW that low price is the TOTAL AMOUNT for the whole of your stay, not per night or per person!) You could be enjoying three nights in Cornwall for under £30 or enjoying the Pembrokeshire beaches for around £45. Shared between four friends, that’s about the price of a meal out, and a lot more fun! Showers, toilet blocks, hot water and even microwaves and washing machines are usually provided and maybe even a BBQ or firepit too.

Share the costs for budget camping

Once you’ve booked the campsite, plan the route. Share the cost of petrol (it won’t be much if you stay local) and look forward to a fantastic camping holiday on the cheap. 

Arrange for everyone to bring food for the group for a couple of meals, some drinks and snacks to share, and your fun camping weekend will be a winner. Look forward to days of hiking and exploring, beach sports and evenings back at the campsite making your own entertainment. As darkness falls, look up for a beautiful sunset. After dark, you’ll see more stars above your rural campsite than you ever knew existed. Share jokes and stories, sing songs and play games before snuggling down in your sleeping bag for the best night’s sleep in the open air. 

Camping in the UK may be cheap, but hanging out and having fun with friends is priceless! 


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