Peg down your dream tent at free camping show

Peg down your dream tent

DEVON folk looking for a tent for the summer are invited to a free Camping Show this April (2019) to see one of the largest displays in the South West.

A large range of tents will be on show from April 6 until 8 at Westpoint in Exeter at the event hosted by Taunton Leisure.

Nick Baron, Store Manager at Taunton Leisure – Exeter on Fore Street in the city, said: “This is the perfect event for anyone wishing to escape to the great outdoors this summer and is looking for a new tent, or who wishes to get some free expert advice on camping equipment from our professionally trained, resident experts, who collectively have hundreds of years of experience and are, also, very keen campers themselves.

“We’ll have a huge collection of tents for people to try out on-site ranging from family tents to lightweight ones to bell tents and tipis and a selection of awnings. People who come along can sample a little bit of life under canvas.

“Brand experts from some of our tent suppliers including Vango, Outwell, Hilleberg and MSR will also be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions people may have.

“We’ll have our range of glamping tents including tipis, complete with central warming and cooking stoves and bell tents on display from Tentipi, Robens and Nordisk. We’ll also have some lightweight tents from Hilleberg and MSR that would be perfect for expeditions such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, or backpacking or cycle touring trips.

“Our show gives anyone looking for a new tent the chance to see for themselves, for free, how these products fare pitched in their natural habitat, the great outdoors. It is also the perfect chance to compare similar tents side by side We hope anyone who is planning on going camping this summer comes along to our show to chat to us and to try out our tents.”

During the event there will also be a chance to watch the Taunton Leisure team demonstrate its inflatable tents and visitors will be given the opportunity to have a go themselves. The person who can inflate a tent the fastest during the weekend will win one to take home.

Taunton Leisure’s expert staff will be on hand to give free advice and tips on the selection and care of tents and camping equipment, and to chat about life in the great outdoors.

“Prospective campers can choose from a selection of tents from well-known brands including Outwell, Vango, Robens, Hilleberg, Tentipi, Nordisk and MSR. For the more adventurous, we can also help with specialist expedition tents and equipment. There will be exclusive offers on all our tents and accessories throughout the show too.”

Taunton Leisure on Fore Street in Exeter is an independent, Westcountry retailer and it has been helping its customers get the right clothing, footwear and outdoor leisure equipment for more than 40 years.

Customers travel specifically to visit the store, as it is well known and respected for its specialist expertise and skills. It is particularly known for its climbing know-how and has team members who are experienced in wild camping and bush craft.

From walking boots to climbing shoes or tents to outdoor cookware, Taunton Leisure supplies more than 3,500 products online or in-store and has friendly knowledgeable staff on hand to offer expert advice too.

Taunton Leisure – Exeter partners with climbing and mountaineering organisations and, also, has an extensive Tent Showroom covering more than 3,000 sq/ft.

The company, which has stores in Bristol and Taunton as well, stocks well-known brands such as Altberg, Rab, The North Face, Vango, Outwell, Osprey, Mountain Equipment and Meindl.

It also provides niche products and is the only retailer in the UK to sell Snow Peak Titanium Cookware.

The Family Camping Tent Show event takes place from April 6 until 8, 2019, 9am to 5.30pm, at Westpoint, Exeter. Admission is free.

For more information, please visit Taunton Leisure on Fore Street in Exeter or Alternatively, please call 01392 410534 or connect via or