Stay at Home, Protect the NHS, Join Us
The UK Government is asking us all to stay at home to protect our amazing NHS and combat the COVID-19 outbreak. But that doesn’t mean the fun outdoors has to stop.
This Easter Bank Holiday Millets is teaming up with expert camping bloggers Tentlife to encourage families, individuals and couples across the UK to get out into the garden and camp. Our #StayHomeCamp will run from 10th to 13th April and gives everyone the chance to be part of a wider camping community. Whether you camp for one, two or all three nights, or simply spend an evening roasting marshmallows with the kids, we want you to get involved!
Think garden sleepovers, sizzling BBQs, starlit skies and living room play dens. To get involved simply tag Millets and TentLife in snaps of your camping adventures and use the hashtag #StayHomeCamp. Join the Facebook event to keep up with the #StayHomeCamp community.
Chance to WIN
By tagging Millets and using #StayHomeCamp, you'll automatically be entered for a chance to win EITHER: a Eurohike family camping bundle OR an OEX Backpacking Bundle! You can find all the details including terms of entry by clicking here.
How to get involved
Joining our community of campers is so easy. Here's how to get involved. From now till Good Friday start planning how you want to camp in your garden or home and for how long. There's no rules on whether you do one, two or all three of the nights, or simply build a play den in the living room. Before and during the Easter weekend post your pictures. Remember to tag Millets at @milletsonline and use the #StayHomeCamp for a chance to WIN our competition.
Home Camping Inspiration | How to Bring the Outdoors In
Planning your own garden or home campsite is easy; below are some great ways you can get involved. Whatever size your garden is, we're confident you can still have fun outdoors. Not got a garden? Why not build a living room den, hike the height of your favourite mountain on the stairs or even cook a meal that reminds you of past adventures outdoors. Don’t forget to share your adventures and ideas using #StayHomeCamp to inspire others.
A great one for young families, pitching a pop up tent in your back garden is an easy and fun way to introduce kids to the outdoors close to home. Snacks, cosy sleeping bags and a night light are all you need. Check out this great post from our friends at Dear Mummy Blog who spent a night in their garden last year: click here.
Not able to get to a festival this year? Why not create your own at your very own home? Dress your tent with bunting and fairy lights, break out the party food and transform your garden into your private festival field.
Wrap up warm and step outside to look up and enjoy the clear night sky. Find a countryside spot close to home where light pollution is low, and you’ll experience an interstellar sightseeing adventure like no other. Click here to read about Britain’s top stargazing spots.
Hardened backpackers used to getting out into the hills will be finding isolation tough. If that sounds like you then why not pitch your tent at home and make new experiences on your own doorstep. Going off-grid in your own backyard is surely an adventure that will keep your inner outdoor fire burning brightly.
There’s no greater pleasure than cooking marshmallows and other treats over a campfire. Firepits and portable grills are safe, simple and fun ways to enjoy a campfire. Our friends at Scrapbook Blog enjoy toasting treats over a fire last year; take a look here.
TentLife is a positive online community set up by Carl and Tina who provide product reviews, advice and inspiration for outdoor enthusiasts, no matter what their skill level is. They work with people across the outdoor community to bring an authentic and unique take on life spent in the great outdoors. Pop on over and say hello here.