glamping packing list | What to pack for glamping & food ideas

by | Last modified on Aug 23, 2023 | Advice, Glamping

Planning a fun glamping getaway? This complete glamping packing list will ensure you don’t forget anything important. I’ve also included some suggestions of what food to take glamping to make meal planning easy.

I’m a huge fan of glamping because it provides a nice middle ground, especially when the weather starts to turn! While I love going away on tough expeditions and sleeping out in the wild, I also really enjoy my comforts. Glamping really is the perfect mix of comfort and getting close to the outdoors.

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What to pack for glamping?

I’ve put together this glamping packing list to make preparations as easy as possible.

It’s important to check with the glamping site that you have booked with to see if there is anything specific you need to bring as amenities can vary greatly between them. Some provide everything from a fully-fitted kitchen, bedding, and towels while others literally provide nothing but an empty space to sleep in.

I’ve marked items that may vary between glamping sites in bold so you should double-check before packing these.

Clothes & Personal items

  • Warm weather clothing
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Waterproofs (would recommend taking an umbrella if you don’t have an en-suite and need to walk to the shower/toilet block)
  • Wellies & walking trainers/boots
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Extra blankets (nice to throw over your shoulders if you sit outside at night under the stars in the evening)
  • Nightwear
  • Toiletries (I usually just take a LUSH shampoo bar as an eco all in one for staying clean. Don’t forget the toothbrush and toothpaste as well)
  • Small first aid kit

Sleeping (if bedding isn’t provided)

  • Sleeping bags or duvet
  • bed sheets
  • pillows

Comfort items

  • Camping chairs
  • Eye mask and earplugs if you are a light sleeper (glamping tents can get especially bright in the morning when the sun comes up)
  • Headtorch

Food & cooking ITEMS (If a full kitchen isn’t provided)

Eating in your pod, yurt or hut is part of the fun so make sure you plan to eat a few meals on site. See if there’s a fire pit or BBQ on-site you can make use of!

  • Camping stove
  • Plates, bowls, cups, and utensils (BBQ utensils if planning to use)
  • Teatowel, scrubber and washing up liquid
  • Cooler
  • Kitchen roll
  • Penknife
  • Food clips and containers (really useful to have to store food that you don’t eat)
  • Matches
  • Binbag for rubbish

Fun extras to pack for your glamping trip

  • Books & magazines
  • Outdoor games and a ball
  • Board games and a pack of cards (great for a wet evening in your glamping pod or tent)
  • Camera
  • Phone & chargers

What food to pack for glamping?

When planning your meals for your glamping trip you need to think about: drinks, snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cooking at your Glamping site will massively reduce the cost of your get-away. Even if you’d like to eat out lots, I’d still recommend planning some meals to have at your glamping site as it really adds to the experience….at the very least, sorting your own breakfast will allow for lazy mornings at your glamping site.

Food plans will depend entirely on if you have access to a fridge or not! If you don’t, bring a cool box and ask the site if they can rotate ice packs in a freezer so you can at least keep your basics such as milk and butter fresh.

Breakfast ideas:

  • Porridge (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)
  • Cereal
  • Croissants (good choice if there’s no fridge as you can buy and keep in packets)
  • Eggs or beans on toast (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)
  • Fruit, granola and yoghurt

Lunch ideas:

  • Sandwiches or wraps (wraps last longer and don’t go stale as quickly as bread)
  • Picnic lunch with hummus, veg sticks, crisps and cheese
  • Omelette (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)
  • Soup and bread rolls (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)

Dinner ideas:

  • Pasta and sauce – very easy meal that doesn’t require a fridge! (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)
  • Veg Chilli – another classic that can be thrown together just using tinned food. Can have a tin of sweetcorn and/or avocado on the side (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)
  • Stir Fry – can buy pre prepped bags of vegetables, noodles and a sauce to all throw in together (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)
  • Bangers and mash (cooked on a site stove or camping stove)
  • If you have access to a BBQ you can cook up hot dogs, burgers and veg skewers

Snacks and sweet treats

  • Snack bars
  • Fruit
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Biscuits
  • Marshmallows to have around the campfire!

Glamping packing list

Have I forgotten anything important or fun that you like to take on your glamping getaways? Let me know in the comments box below.

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