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A Guide to Glamping Tents

Thinking about buying a glamping tent? Whether it’s for personal use or a new camping business, it can be overwhelming deciding which design to go for. In this article we look at the top 5 designs and discuss the pros and cons to help you decide.

Bell Tents

Bell tents are more popular than ever, but is a canvas or polycotton bell tent right for you? The main advantage is cost. For under £500 you can buy a high quality 5 meter canvas bell tent that can sleep two adults and up to four children and is very low maintenance. Bell tents are very easy and quick to setup, they pack down into a reasonable sized bag you can carry, and look stunning. Standard sizes range from 2-5m wide and are more than tall enough to stand up in the middle.

Pros: Affordable / Easy Setup / Attractive looking / Large space /

Cons: Waterproofing only effective for 60 weeks / Limited space to stand up / Only suitable for the summer /

Safari Tents

Safari tents are a great option if you’re looking for something more permanent. They are stronger than bell tents, and more suitable for winter use. The frames are usually made of bamboo which is very strong and lightweight. Designs vary from manufacturer, but they are mostly the same rectangular shape and feature an overhang to use as a seating area. This extra space means that you can include a kitchen and bathroom area an ultimately charge more per evening and improve the Glamping experience for your guests.

Pros: Affordable / Easy Setup / Attractive looking / Large space /

Cons: Waterproofing only effective for 60 weeks / Limited space to stand up / Only suitable for the summer /