TBLTF LogoThere was much needed excitement in our chickenpox-hit household this morning when daddy put up the tent in the back garden.

In each of our children’s early days of sleeping under canvas we never ventured far in case we needed to make an abrupt return to bricks and mortar.

These coronavirus-restricted days means no one can go any further than their fence or hedge property boundaries anyway and, whilst we’re no strangers to camping in our back garden, it’s been nice to remember how exciting pitching a temporary home is to the mini ones.

The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Big Little Tent Festival started in 2015 as a way of encouraging people who had never been camping to
try it in their back garden with all home comforts close at hand.  In 2020 with campsites temporarily
closed, it’s also a great way to remind your children of what fun camping can be.


If you haven’t got a tent or a garden to pitch it in to be able to spend the night under canvas then you can still treat the kids to a change of scene by creating an indoor den to take part too.

For the 2020 event the Caravan and Motorhome Club is also offering free downloadable packs which include a variety of hints, tips, recipes, activities for the kids, bunting, wristbands and flags to help fuel that festival feel.

Taking place on Wednesday, April 15th, the organisers are encouraging people to use their devices to share their experiences with loved ones they can’t physically be with right now.

CaravanMotorhomeClubPlus, not only can you share your photos of your very own Big Little Tent Festival for all of us to enjoy using #BLTF20, if you upload them directly to the Carvan and Motorhome Club’s website you also have a chance to win a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher.  When you download a printable pack you will also be entered into a
prize draw for the opportunity to win one of six Cotswold Outdoor tents worth £190 each.

Click here to find out more about the Big Little Tent Festival as well as it’s sister event the Big Little Tea Time Festival.