page title icon The Ultimate Glamping Checklist

Ever thought about going glamping? Well, I’ll tell you straight away, it’s a great idea! You will have an enjoyable time. If you don’t know how to start, I have included an ultimate glamping checklist.

Glamping is a ton of fun for the whole family. It’s a great way of escaping the stress and everyday life. It means a lot if you can get away for a bit and isolate somewhere in nature.

If you plan on glamping with your family, your kids will benefit from being disconnected from their computers for some time. It’s also a great way to bond with friends and family and spend some quality time together.

You might wonder how to prepare for a glamping holiday. This guide has been created to prepare you for that. It’s important to be able to find a good glamping site. I’ve also included a glamping checklist of the items you might need for a better experience.

How To Choose A Glamping Site

Finding A Glamping Site

From budget friendly to luxury glamping sites, you can choose your accommodation based on the type of structure, site location and what kind of amenities and services are offered at the site. There is a whole range of glamping types of accommodation. The most popular ones are glamping pods and the most common ones are glamping tents. There are different types of glamping tents including yurts, safari tents, dome tents, bell tents, bubble domes, teepees etc. Another popular glamping structures are treehouses, gypsy wagons, towers, hobbit homes, boats, trains etc.  You can opt-in for sleeping on a real bed, having electricity, heating, private bathroom and even a hot tub. 

Check the Weather Forecast

Just like when you go camping in a tent, you should plan your trip accordingly to the weather.  The weather can be very unpredictable so check your local weather forecast before packing. Even if the nice weather is forecasted, I would recommend bringing the items from the glamping checklist below in case the weather gets worse. 

How To Prepare for Glamping

How you will prepare for the glamping trip depends on the type of glamping accommodation you have booked and the amenities a glamping site provides. Most of the glamping sites have beds with bedding and towels, but sometimes you will have to bring your own bedding and towels. If the glamping site has the kitchen they might provide basic kitchen utensils or you will have to bring your own. In most cases, the glamping site will have electricity, shower, and toilet. 

Make sure to check with the glamping site so that you can pack and bring what is necessary. Once you know what basic needs are covered it’s time to make a good glamping checklist. This glamping checklist is quite similar to the traditional camping packing list. 

Glamping Checklist

  • Sleeping Area:
    • Air Mattress
    • Pillows
    • Blankets
    • Bedclothes
    • Sleeping mask
  • Kitchen Area:
    • Portable propane or electric stove
    • Water carrier
    • Charcoal grill, charcoal and lighter
    • Pans, plates, bowls (recommending recyclable ones)
    • Mugs, glasses
    • Spoons, knives, forks
    • Napkins
    • Coffee pot
    • Bottle opener
    • Portable fridge
    • Dishwashing liquid, sponges and brushes
    • Garbage bags

  • Food & Beverage:
    • Food – depends of your cooking choice
    • Salt, pepper, sugar, oil, spices
    • Coffee, tea
    • Snacks, fruit
    • Water, juices, alcohol drinks
    • Bread

  • Cosmetics & Personal Care Products:
    • Soap
    • Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Sunscreen
    • Deodorant
    • Razors, shaving cream, deodorant
    • Towels
    • Manicure set
    • Mirror
    • Toilet paper
    • Wet wipes

  • Clothes:
    • Raincoat
    • Underwear
    • Socks
    • T-shirts, shorts, pants
    • Jacket
    • Swimming suit
    • Boots, shoes, flip flops, sandals, slippers
    • Hat
    • Piyama

  • Entertainment:
    • Magazines, books, games
    • Soccer ball
    • Musical instruments
    • Radio
    • Laptop
    • Fishing rods
    • Inflatable swimming mattress
    • Camera
    • Mountain bike
    • Kayak, paddle board
    • Yoga mat

  • Other:
    • First aid kit
    • Chargers
    • Flashlight / Torch
    • Chargers 
    • Insect repellent
    • Swiss knife
    • Set of tools
    • Firewood for campfire
    • Umbrella
    • Bags, backpacks
    • Folding chairs and table

And don’t forget the marshmallows! 🙂



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