The Top 10 Best Family Camping Tents - 2018

Here at Purely Outdoors we think nothing beats camping away in the countryside with the family. Whether your family are seasoned campers or this is your first camping trip we’re sure your holiday will be filled with laughter, relaxation and excitement. 

To help you choose the most important piece of your camping gear – your tent, we have put together a handy guide including the top 10 family camping tents for 2018. We know this process of finding the right tent can be tricky, that’s why we have outlined each tent’s key features to ease the decision making process.

Here’s a quick run-through of the best Family camping tents:

To learn more about each tent, carry on reading below...

The Best Family Camping Tents of 2018

In no particular order...

 1. Outwell Whitecove 6

Outwell Whitecove 6

The Outwell Whitecove 6 is brand new for 2018 and is part of their Privilege Collection, its ideal for large families or groups of friends looking for a tent to accommodate all on their camping trip. The Whitecove has three Premier Bedrooms capable of sleeping 6 people and also incorporates a large living space. The fast-pitching design means you’ll have it setup within a matter of minutes – so you won’t have to waste hours on the campsite before the adventure begins.

The Whitecove 6 comes with an integrated front canopy, providing an ideal place to kick and relax under shade, or alternatively additional storage space for those muddy hiking boots. The tent itself has been constructed from Outwell’s renown Outtex 4000 fabric to offer superb protection from the elements and Duratec Fibreglass poles to ensure enhanced stability on the campsite.

The Whitecove 6 tent has premier bedrooms with under Thermo-reflective coating to help make pitching easier and offer a more comfortable night's sleep. The WhiteCove 6 also comes with cable entry points to allow convenient access to mains power, therefore the kids can still charge their electronic devices when on the campsite! Large tinted windows with toggle-up curtains ensure privacy when needed.

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2. Coleman Galileo 5

Coleman Galileo 5

This Galileo 5 man tent from Coleman is a vast easy-to-pitch shelter that is perfect for family holidays or group camping trips. It boasts a roomy living area and huge panoramic windows, the Galileo is suitable to house a family table and chair set, making it the perfect place to relax and kick back watching the sunset. 

The generous bedrooms with dividers provide flexibility and privacy when required. The 5 person tent offers head-height clearance that ensures maximum comfort and ease of movement throughout, the fully integrated sewn-in groundsheet will help stop the weather and any creepy crawlies ruining your camping trip. 

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3. Outwell Montana 6

Outwell Montana 6

The Montana 6 from Outwell is perfect for families who are looking for a tent to sleep up to six people, the Montana comes with 2 bedrooms and a large living area with ample headroom. Its 5000mm hydrostatic head rating means you will be kept dry whatever the weather and with it being UV treated the tent will be sure to last for years to come. An additional side porch is also included within the Montana 6 to really help maximise your living area within the tent and also comes with a detachable bathtub groundsheet.

The Montana 6 is Outwell's renown 6 berth tent, it has been going for a number of years and has solidified its reputation within the camping industry, it has been slightly updated for 2018 and is therefore definitely one to consider when purchasing a new tent this year.

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 4. Robens Klondike

Robens Klondike

The roomy and popular Klondike bell tent provides excellent levels of comfort for up to six people. The vertical door makes for easy access – especially in bad weather. Protective eaves run around the tent to shelter door and walls from rain run off. The groundsheet features a zip to the centre alloy pole, enabling it to be rolled away at the door to create a safe area in which to use the optional stove and a place for muddy boots. The neat new Internal Apex Vent Control can be easily opened and closed from inside works with low-level mesh vents to control ventilation.

The Klondike is ideal for families seeking a glamourous camping experience (glamping) - it combines the traditional Tipi design with Roben's modern innovative camping technology. The Klondike not only looks fantastic but also offers a large living space.

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5. Easy Camp Palmdale 400

Easy Camp Palmdale 400

The Palmdale 400 from Easy Camp is a fantastic value for money tent, it provides ample headroom and an extremely reliable and sturdy structure. The large living area makes the Palmdale 400 ideal for families or a group of friends, the inner with double doors can be set up as one bedroom or as seperate bedrooms with the handy zip divider. The large D shape door ensures the tent is easily accessible and the wide side windows allow you to keep in touch with the great outdoors whilst enjoying the comfort and style of the Palmdale. 

The deep front canopy is the ideal spot to leave your muddy hiking boots and equipment and provides a shaded spot to sit in during the day. A sewn-in groundsheet will also cut out draughts and leave the tent's interior bug-free, whilst the rear vents will help increase airflow within the Palmdale 400.

The Palmdale 400 has been updated for 2018 and is perfect for families seeking a large family tent - on a budget, making this tent fantastic value for money.

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 6. Coleman FastPitch Air Valdes 6XL

Coleman Air Valdes 6XL

The FastPitch Air Valdes 6XL from Coleman is an easy-to-pitch, durable and spacious tent, which is perfect for long family weekends away. The tent can be pitched and dismantled in a matter of minutes thanks to revolutionary Coleman air beam technology. It has been specifically designed to maximise living space and head height to provide a homely feel when camping and the black out bedrooms block out 99% daylight so you can be sure to get a good night's rest.

The FastPitch Air Valdes 6XL has been updated for 2018 with a new modern green and grey colour-way, the tent can be pitched by one person alone thanks to Coleman's impressive air-frame technology. The tent also incorporates Coleman's Black-Out bedrooms, which are ideal for families with small children ensuring they can still get an early night during the summer.

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 7. Robens Field Station

Robens Field Station

The Field Station tipi sleeps up to eight or can be used with an optional six-person two-door inner, making it an excellent quick-to-pitch base for groups. The tipi features a telescopic alloy centre pole and a zip-in groundsheet with an additional zip from door to pole to create a wet area. Three low vents assist airflow and the neat new Internal Apex Vent Control is simple to adjust from inside the tipi using just two cords.

The Field Station tent from Robens is brand new for 2018 and has like Klondike combines a traditional Tipi design with innovative camping tech, at a cheaper price, therefore is definitely one to consider for those families not wanting to spend a great deal.

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 8. Coleman Cortes Octagon

Coleman Cortes Octagon 8

The Coleman Cortes Octagon 8 man tent offers a full 360° view of your surroundings so you can kick back and enjoy the outdoors whilst staying in the comfort of your own tent. Combined with its vast living space and innovative hinged door the Coleman Octagon provides a homely feel on the campsite. 

Then 8 person structure has endless uses, to name a few: it can be dressed as a luxury bedroom, a playroom for the children or even a party tent at festivals, you really can make this tent your own. The flysheet can be removed and the Octagon 8 transforms into a bug-proof screen - perfect for garden parties. The tent comes with its own handy wheeled carry case and packs down compactly for easy transportation and storage.  

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9. Outwell Rockwell 5

Outwell Rockwell 5

The Rockwell 5 from Outwell has been updated for 2018 is ideal for families and friends searching for an easy and fast pitching tent. The Rockwell 5 is capable of sleeping 5 people and comes with 2 premier bedrooms which are constructed from a breathable 100% polyester material. It incorporates a rain safe front, to prevent prevailing rain from entering the tent and the rear ventilation systems offers increased airflow during hotter conditions.

The Outwell Rockwell 5 is perfect for families searching for a fast-pitching and compact tent, ideal for those on a hiking holiday and wanting to keep the pack size of their tent as lightweight as possible.

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 10. Coleman Pinto Mountain 5 Plus


The Coleman Pinto Mountain 5 Plus is brand new for 2018 and is ideal for families looking for a spacious tunnel tent, which is simple to pitch and one that provides comfortable camping experience.

The Pinto Mountain 5 has been designed to allow full head-height throughout the tent’s living area – making it an ideal place to accommodate family-sized table and chairs to create a home-from-home camping trip.

The Pinto Mountain 5 incorporates Coleman’s renown BlackOut Bedroom technology, enabling the tent’s sleeping area to block 99% of sunlight, to provide a more comfortable night sleep regardless of whatever time you choose to go to bed or get up in the morning. The BlackOut Bedrooms also help to maintain a comfortable internal temperature, keeping the tent’s bedrooms up to 5 degrees cooler during the day, and up to 1 degree warmer during the night.

When entering and exiting the tent the Pinto Mountain 5 Plus has been designed with an innovative full-height door with a drop-down section that provides a totally flat entrance, this makes it ideal for those camping with buggies and wheelchairs.

The Pinto Mountain 5 Plus has been constructed with durable fibreglass poles, that not only offer strength and rigidity – it also helps keep the overall pack size of the tent lightweight and portable. The tent’s flysheet has a 4,500mm HH rating to ensure you will stay dry when the weather takes a turn for the worst and the waterproof PE groundsheet will prevent any water seeping through the bottom of the tent, keeping you dry underfoot also.

For those looking for high protection from the Sun’s UV the Pinto Mountain 5 does just that, it incorporates Coleman’s renown UVGuard with an SPF50 rating. Extra security is provided thanks to the zipper stoppers on the tent doors, this ensures that zips are always within easy reach in the event of an emergency, even for children.

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Thanks for checking out our guide on 2018's best family tents, we hope this helps when purchasing one for this year. If you need any further help or you are interested in one of these tents please do not hesitate to get in touch...(Click here to Contact Us)

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