Trailer Tents and sporting holidays

Trailer tents and sporting holidays: what exactly are you covered for?

Camping and the desire to get active tend to go hand in hand. After all, the possibilities for sport-filled breaks in the UK are endless: whether it’s a week of watersports for the entire family, catching spring salmon against the backdrop of Royal Deeside, or discovering your new favourite Cornish surf spot, camping instantly puts all of this within reach.

So what should be the camping method of choice for an action-packed holiday? Here, we’ll discover why trailer tents have so much to offer for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike. We’ll explain how trailer tents can offer the perfect blend of convenience and comfort, and show you how the right insurance can keep your next sporting holiday on track.

Why choose a trailer tent?

It’s all about meeting your priorities in a simple, hassle-free way. For instance, if you are eager to hit the trail, river, or the beach immediately on arrival at your campsite of choice, you’ll probably appreciate being able to get set up and organised as quickly as possible. After a day of exertion, a firm bed is often preferable to a ground-based sleeping bag. When it comes to home comforts meanwhile, the ability to prepare a meal and then sit back and relax is always welcome.

Taking all of this into account, a trailer tent can deliver exactly what you need to enjoy a sporting holiday. Consisting of a tent contained within a trailer, it comprises a compact and relatively easily transportable unit, capable of being towed by all but the smallest types of cars. The trailer itself converts into a combined bed and seating area, while a kitchen unit tends to be included, too. Coming in a variety of sizes (up to six berths or more), they can be a great option for individuals, couples, and families alike. Manufacturers such as Camplair and Camp-let also focus on easy opening systems, meaning less hassle setting up and more time for you to get out and about.

How to find the perfect camping spot

Next comes the exciting prospect of finding a destination to take part in your sport of choice. For instance, if a few days of riding appeals, our Tavistock Club Site is in easy reach of the award-winning Cholwell Riding Stables on the edge of Dartmoor. For surfers meanwhile, the Tregurrian Club Site makes the ideal base for hitting Newquay and the many beaches dotted along the coastline.

There’s no need to confine yourself to a single sport on a camping holiday. Take the Bala Club Site in Snowdonia for instance; from one stunning location, you have golf, sailing, fishing, and much else besides, right on your doorstep. Whether to give the kids a whole new thrill or for brushing up your skills in your sport of choice, it ticks all the right boxes.

For further inspiration, why not search Camping and Caravanning Club Sites — all of which are geared up to accommodate trailer tents.

Staying covered on your sporting holiday

Affordability and accessibility are big plus points for trailer tents. However, it’s still important to think about insurance. The right cover goes beyond just protecting the trailer tent itself; it’s about trying to keep you and your holiday on track if things go wrong — something that’s especially worth thinking about on an activity-packed break.

With many sports, there’s your kit to consider, and ensuring you are protected in the event of theft or damage.Club Care's trailer tent insurance is especially well suited to an activity break as it includes cover for sports equipment, including surfboards and wetsuits.

If severe weather hits unexpectedly, insurance cover gives you added reassurance. If your trailer tent is hit by storm or flood damage for instance, you are covered up to £3,500 towards alternative accommodation to help keep your holiday on track. What’s more, if illness or injury strikes, and you are left without a driver, repatriation protection helps to cover the cost of getting you home.

Trailer tents can make perfect sense for activity-filled, family-centric sporting holidays, and peace of mind in the form of trailer tent insurance can be yours for as little as £50. Explore Club Care’s trailer tent insurance to find out more.