Family Camping Checklist: Essentials for Your Summer Getaway

Family camping checklist | Family camping field with climbing frame.

Summer is fast approaching, and with it comes the perfect opportunity to pack up the family and head out into the great outdoors for a camping getaway. To help you get ready for your summer getaway at Sumners Ponds, here’s a comprehensive family camping checklist to ensure you have everything you need for a memorable trip.

Whether you’re a seasoned camper or embarking on your first family camping trip, being prepared is key to ensuring a fun and enjoyable experience.

Accommodation Options at Sumners Ponds

At Sumners Ponds, we offer a range of accommodation options to suit every preference and style of camping. 

From traditional camping parks where you can pitch your tent or park your caravan to luxurious glamping lodges and unique safari tent lodges, we have something for everyone.

Our Bluebell Park is perfect for families, as it features a central kid’s play area for easy supervision, extra safety, and peace of mind. 

For couples seeking a romantic retreat, our Robin’s Nest tiny lodge offers cosy accommodation for two, while our Shepherds Huts and Camping Pods provide a comfortable and rustic camping experience. 

For those looking for an extra touch of variety, our Bell Tents offer a spacious and stylish retreat in an unforgettable location.

We’ve also got our fantastic Family Field, which is available for private hire, with space for up to 24 people across 10 pitches. The field comes with access to your own private toilet and shower block too, for added convenience.

Learn more about our wide range of accommodations by clicking here!

Family Camping Checklist Essentials

Before you embark on your summer camping adventure, it’s essential to make sure you have all the necessary gear and supplies. Here’s a handy checklist to help you pack for your trip:

  • Tent or Accommodation Reservation: Ensure you’ve booked your accommodation in advance to secure your spot at Sumners Ponds.
  • Sleeping Gear: Pack sleeping bags, pillows, and any extra blankets you might want to stay as cosy as you like throughout the night if you’re staying in one of our camping pods. 
  • Cooking Supplies: Bring a portable barbecue (charcoal or gas), cooking utensils, pots, pans, and plates for preparing delicious meals at your campsite. We have washing-up facilities available across the site.
  • Food and Drinks: Stock up on non-perishable food items, snacks, and plenty of water to keep everyone happy during your trip. Alternatively, come and visit our Cafe by the Lake for a refreshing pick-me-up throughout the day!
  • Clothing: Pack appropriate clothing for the weather, including layers, rain gear, and sturdy footwear for outdoor activities. The English weather is unpredictable even during the summer!
  • Toiletries: Don’t forget essentials like toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and shampoo.
  • First Aid Kit: Be prepared for minor injuries and illnesses with a well-stocked first aid kit containing bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and any necessary medications. This is great to have especially if you plan to go on any longer hikes or bike rides.
  • Entertainment: Bring games, books, and other forms of entertainment to keep the whole family entertained during downtime at the campsite.

Fantastic Facilities at Sumners Ponds

During your stay at Sumners Ponds, you’ll have access to our fantastic facilities designed to enhance your camping experience. Our state-of-the-art shower and wash block provides clean and modern amenities for your convenience, ensuring you stay fresh and comfortable throughout your stay. 

Plus, don’t forget to visit our Cafe by the Lake, where you can enjoy delicious food and drinks throughout the day while taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

During the Summer months, we also host a selection of food vans, offering a variety of food options to satisfy everyone’s cravings.

Family Camping Checklist – Book Your Sumners Ponds Summer Getaway Today!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories with your family this summer at Sumners Ponds. 

Our diverse accommodation options, fantastic facilities, and beautiful surroundings make us the perfect destination for your next camping adventure.
Book your summer getaway today by calling 01444 405269 or visiting our website. We can’t wait to welcome you to Sumners Ponds for an unforgettable camping experience.

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Disabled Friendly

Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond or Betty’s Lake.

Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims which are all disabled priority. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.

Betty’s Lake has two disabled parking areas which are very close to the nearest wood-chipped swims.