Home > UK Campsites > Holiday Ideas > Camping Essentials Checklist Camping Essentials Checklist UK Campsites | Getting Started | Holiday Ideas Whether it’s your first camping trip or you’re an old-timer, use this camping checklist as a guide when you pack for your trip away. Your packing list might vary slightly to the items below depending on your camping unit but it’s a good guide to get you started. Remember that many of our campsites have on-site shops or are near outdoor equipment shops in case you do need to pick something up whilst you’re away. Tent and comfort checklist These are the most essential items for a tent camping checklist: Tent and required components (tent footprint, porch etc.) Spare tent pegs Mallets Sleeping bag/Duvet for each camper Sleeping pad or mat for each camper if tent camping Pillows Extra blankets Camping chairs Camping table Toilet roll Torches/lanterns Cooking checklist Water container Camping stove Fuel – gas / charcoal depending on your cooking method Matches or lighter Coolbox & ice packs Oven glove/heatproof mat Kettle Frying Pan Saucepan Serving dishes Plates Bowls Cups / glasses Washing up liquid & sponge Tea towel For inspiration view our cooking ideas and recipes. Clothing checklist Pyjamas and plenty of extra warm layers Socks Underwear T-shirts Long-sleeved T-shirts Shorts Trousers Jumpers and warm layers Waterproof Sun/winter hat Sandals Trainers/walking shoes Health and safety Sun cream Insect repellent First Aid Kit Any regular medication Anti-bacterial hand wash and sanitizer View all of our health and safety help and advice. Personal – toiletries, towels etc. Towel Brush/comb Soap/shower gel Shampoo & conditioner Deodorant Razor Shaving cream Contact lenses / glasses Toothbrush & toothpaste Useful extras Dustpan and brush Bin bags Duct tape Rope Batteries Small shovel Pegs Head torch Entertainment- a deck of cards, board games, beach ball, football, book etc. View our expert help and advice for more information on getting started with camping, health and safety guides and so much more. Read our packing list but yet to book your next campsite? View our campsites by region and discover your perfect break away. Kids Camping Packing List Don't forget any of these essentials. Getting Started Advice New to camping? Here's all you need to know. Pre-Journey Checklists Always ensure you're ready for the road.