Last reply 7 months ago
Tents

Hiya all, I’m going to a festival in the summer, I’ll be taking my wheelchair. Does anyone have any ideas what tent I should be looking at or where I can buy an accessible tent from?

Thanks

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jade770
7 months ago

Hi , have you tried looking at Bell tents ? They seem to be the easiest to get into , no lip or closed off door to try and combat , I think they’re a bit pricey but there’s hopefully a couple of places you could hire them from . Good luck 💕


stumbler
7 months ago

@mattyinnit . here’s a couple of sites (websites, not campsites! 😉 ), which might point you in the right direction:-

http://www.disabledtraveladvice.co.uk/camping-disabled-person.html
https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-car-camping-gear-for-wheelchair-users/


sciencegeek
7 months ago

Most big family tents (5+ person tents) have an accessible area that’s big enough to store a wheelchair, and lost have flat access into the sleeping area too. Ours is from Vango, and although it’s old and no longer available, I think the style would work for you. It’s certainly spacious enough, and you have the head-height to put raised camp-beds into it too.

https://www.getoutwiththekids.co.uk/family-tents/

this is amined at families, but it is really informative about tent options.

A tee-pee style tent might also be a good choice.


potter
7 months ago

I probably won’t be much help but my husband and I take show cars to festivals. There is not a lot of shade in Kansas. I found a very small tent at a sporting goods store, it is 6×6 pop up tent, it has a shade flap and ventilation. It folds up into a bag smaller than the average folding camp chairs which is great for us because we have small cars. The first time we used it my husband was embarrassed at it’s size. We were surrounded by huge tents, people kept coming up and asking where we bought it, they thought it was wonderful. Now he brags about it, it isn’t a camping tent it is a shade tent. I just thought I would let you know that you don’t have to buy a huge tent. Potter

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