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The 10 Best Family Tents 2020 That Suit Any Budget

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Whilst all the great family tents on our list are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on size, design and popularity amongst your fellow campers!

Our Top Choice

KIDADL TOP PICK

Coleman Octagon Blackout Tent

If you are looking for a 'home away from home', this is the perfect tent. The Octagon's large amount of space is perfect for bigger families or for anyone that likes spacious living when they are camping. It has blackout technology integrated, which can be extremely useful for young children. It also incorporates heavy duty protection, so you can be ready for any weather.

Whilst this tent is slightly more expensive, you are paying for a top quality family tent. However, if you would like a cheaper buy but absolutely love this design, Coleman do a variety of Octagon tents that you could browse.

  • Price: £349
  • Pitch Time: Less than 15 minutes
  • Sleeps: 8 people
  • Blackout Technology: Blocks 99% of sunlight and regulates inside temperature
  • UV Protection
  • Hinged Front Door
  • 3600 Views

Best For Families With Young Children

Quechua 4 Man Inflatable Blackout Tent

This inflatable air tent is perfect for families with young children. With exceptionally easy assembly, you won't be attempting to erect a tent with the help of very small children! It has blackout technology, which is a must for camping with young children as this ensures 99% darkness, perfect for getting the children to sleep and stopping any early risers when the Sun starts shining.  With a generous living area and standing height throughout, this is a must-buy!

One thing to note, the pump is not included.

  • Price: £299.99
  • Pitch Time: Less than 5 minutes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Blackout Technology
  • Easy Transport
  • Weather Proof: Withstands 60km/h winds

Best For Families Needing Extra Space

Vango Capri 600XL

Tunnel tents are perfect for families needing additional space as they have plenty of it! They are designed to provide more accessible space. The Vango is a tent with 2 rooms, an extremely large living area and a huge porch to sit outside. It could accommodate far more than the 6 people it advertises, so space is definitely not lacking in the Capri!

The double layered sleeping area also makes this a dark-rest tent. It is also inflatable so is easy to assemble, making this an ideal buy.

  • Price: £595
  • Pitch Time: 10 minutes
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Waterproof
  • Inflatable: New Airspeed multi-valve system.

Best For Families On A Budget

1. Eurohike Genus 400

This is the best family tent for families trying to save money or shop on a budget. For under £200, this will satisfy your family camping needs for a low price. This inflatable, 4-man tent is extremely quick to assemble, it has a tunnel design to optimise accessible living space and a porch for outside seating. With large windows, the Genus allows lots of natural light in, but there is also a place to hang a lantern for the evenings.

For this price, you will also get the pump and carry bag, so this is a top buy for your money!

  • Price: £149 - £199
  • Pitch Time: 15 minutes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Inflatable Assembly

2. Coleman Octagon Dome Tent

The Octagon Dome will accommodate 6 people for under £300! With large windows, 100% waterproof material and colour coded poles for simple setup, this tent is value for money. Coleman are a reputable brand and ensure a positive camping experience.

  • Price: £299
  • Pitch Time: 30 minutes
  • Sleeps: 6 people
  • Weather Tec Material
  • Hinged Door

Best For Easy Assembly

1. Vango Odyssey 500 Villa Air Tent

The Odyssey is an excellent tent for quick assembly. The quickest tents to erect are the Air tents, the inflatable designs that don't require any poles, and this one fits the bill! With an inflatable AirBeam design, this ensures that it will be assembled in a matter of minutes, with a double action pump included to speed this up even more.

  • Price: £470
  • Pitch Time: 5 minutes
  • Sleeps: 5 people
  • Inflatable Airbeam Technology
  • Vango Protex Material: highly durable, all weather material.

2. Coleman Fast Pitch Valdes Air Tent

This is another family tent very well known for its speedy assembly and dismantling, featuring special Coleman technology. Pitching is extremely quick and can be inflated by one person, and the air beams can be easily replaced. Dismantling is just as easy, so when you're ready to head home, this will be stress free.

  • Price: £855
  • Pitch Time: Less than 10 minutes
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Fast Pitch Inflatable Assembly
  • Blackout Technology
  • Extra Large Porch

Best For All Weathers

Coleman Weathermaster Blackout Air Tent

This is the best family tent for braving any weather. The FastPitch Air Technology creates a stable structure that can withstand extremely strong winds. It is not recommended to camp in high winds, but if you do find yourself stuck in awful weather, this tent is ideal. It also has WeatherTec protection, which means the material can withstand particularly tough weather conditions.

One thing to note is that the Weathermaster is one of the most expensive tents on the list, as the variety of additional protective technologies and materials add to the price, but it is a very good investment for braving any harsh conditions!

  • Price: £849.99 - £1,119
  • Pitch Time: 8 minutes
  • Sleeps: 4,6 or 8 people
  • FastPitch Air Technology
  • WeatherTec Protection
  • Blackout Technology
  • Fire Retardant Material

Best For Family Glamping

5 Metre Waterproof Cotton Canvas Bell Tent

With the boom in staycations over the last few years, glamping has become very popular. If you are a family that likes some luxury and comfort when you head to the great outdoors, this is perfect! Sleeping four people at a very reasonable price, this is perfect to take to the children to events or for short weekend trips.

This heavy duty bell tent has a mosquito door, extra strong, luminous guy ropes and comes with a year long guarantee! This is not designed for durability, but more for comfort and appearance.

  • Price: £495.95
  • Pitch Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Sleeps: 4-5 people

Best For Families With Teenage Children

Outwell Middleton 8A

With teenage children, even more space is required to ensure everybody sleeps comfortably. The Middleton family tents sleep eight people comfortably, so with more adult-sized people this is ideal. There are four zones for sleeping, with good head room and darkened bedrooms to allow for a lie in! The rooms also have plenty of storage pockets to keep everyone organised.

Kidadl Best Buys selects the top parent-recommended products across the web for families of all ages. Looking for more items for your next camping trip? Kidadl has you covered; have a read of some of our recommendations for things you might need for all weathers like sleeping bags, walking boots, waterproof trousers, wetsuits (for babies and kids!), life jackets, beach shelters, sun hats, and MORE! Whether you're by the coast or walking in the rain, find more at kidadl.com.

  • Price: £949.99
  • Pitch Time: 30 minutes
  • Sleeps: 8 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, 1 Living Room and Extended Porch
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Grace Lea

Born in Portsmouth, but currently studying at the University of Birmingham, Grace is the oldest of three sisters. With 13 years between herself and her youngest sister, Nancy, she spends plenty of time seeking out activities that will officially make her the cool big sister! Grace also loves reading, writing and presenting her own show on the University radio.

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