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It’s the Summer Bank Holiday and with some sunny weather forecasted for this weekend – it’s the perfect excuse for a camping break, and you’ll get an extra night to be in touch with nature! Some of you may be heading away for a long weekend in the caravan and of course, we’re aware that not everybody is keen to mix outside of the household and some of you may still be in isolation, so camping, or simply relaxing, in the garden is also a great way to celebrate the bank holiday weekend.


To help you prepare, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions for top-saving garden furniture and tent sales, socially-distanced events and cleaning and protective products, to help you make the best of this bank holiday weekend.

Sales

We know that times are currently tough and saving money is high on most of our agendas so, if you need a new tent, some outdoor furniture or gear but money’s tight, here are some top offers around this weekend:

  • Blacks are currently holding a sale on all things camping – with sleeping bags, tents, lanterns, airbeds and chairs all on sale, it’s a one-stop shop for all your camping needs. Check it out full Blacks camping sale here

  • For those of you who are planning a long weekend in the garden, parasols and marquees will keep you cool (and dry if there’s a downpour) whilst protecting you from the sun’s harmful rays. House of Tents are hosting a sale which includes Garden Gazebos, Marquees, Party Tents and Pop Up Gazebos, so all bases are covered. Browse the House of Tents sale.

  • If you’re going caravanning and in need of a new awning – Winfields Outdoors’ canopies are currently on sale with the Outdoor Revolution Summer Canopi 260 Caravan Sun Canopy reduced to £69.99 from £179.99 – a bargain to be had! See more of what’s on sale at Winfields.

  • Ultimate Outdoors are also offering up to half price on a wide range of camping essentials, from jackets to gas cartridges, everything is covered. Be sure to visit and find some bargains on the Ultimate Outdoors website.

Events

If you don’t fancy staying on a campsite or in your garden for the whole weekend and fancy a trip out, then you still can at these socially-distanced events running up and down the country:

  • If you’re looking for a day of fun and have young children (aged 3-9) then why not visit Wollaton Adventure Park in Nottinghamshire? With safety measures introduced such as; queuing systems, hand sanitiser, regular cleaning and track and tracing, you can guarantee safety on your fun-filled family day out. Read more on the Visit Nottinghamshire Website.

  • Being a tent care company, we always look forward to festival season and unfortunately, this year has seen almost all major festivals cancelled. However, Gisburne Park Popup in Ribble Valley, Lancashire has introduced itself as the UK’s first socially distanced festival. For the bank holiday weekend, the festival is offering acts such as Jonas Blue, Danny Howard and Mamma Mia Live – it is certainly a welcome replacement for those of us have missed festivals this season. For more info head over to the Gisburne Park Popup Festival site.

  • The Illuminated River Event in London gives you a chance to see 4 of London’s famous bridges across the Thames lit up and makes the perfect snap for any Instagram user. There’s also a virtual tour for those of you who aren’t in London or want the chance to see something amazing whilst staying at home. Read more on the Visit London Illuminated River page.

Protection


In this country, you can never rely on the weather so it’s important to stay protected from wet-weather and harmful UV rays. As well as protecting yourself with waterproofs and sun cream, you’ll want to avoid damage to your tent and other garden furniture, so we always recommend that you use a protective product:

  • Fabsil Universal Protector UV offers protection come rain or shine by replicating the original water-repellent finish found on tents, clothing, footwear, garden furniture, gazebos, marquees, soft-top car roofs and much more.

  • We recommend that before any proofing takes place, you use Fabsil Tent + Gear Cleaner to remove dirt and other water-absorbing impurities which impair the performance and appearance of outdoor furniture and tents.

  • For a convenient option, why not use our Fabsil Tent Care Kit? Including both of the above products as well as a reusable expandable sponge, you’ll be bank holiday ready with this simple-to-use package.


We hope that you’ve found this information useful. Whatever you plan to do this bank holiday weekend, your safety is of the most importance, so please adhere to social distancing guidelines, keep hand sanitiser with you at all times and don’t forget the sun cream. Also keep an eye out for the ‘We’re Good to Go’ logo at places you visit, to see if they have made changes to the way they run by introducing social distancing measures and

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