Cotswold Outdoor Camping Masterclass in association with Vango



Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th April on Instagram @cotswoldoutdoor



Join us for our Easter weekend Camping Masterclass! Whether you camp out in your garden or fashion a tent from bedsheets in your living room, we’re bringing you a jam-packed schedule of talks and Q&As from outdoor experts talking about all things camping, as well as some extras to help you get the most of your time outdoors. Dust off your camping kit and set up your pitch ready for a weekend of outdoor inspiration.

To be in with a chance of winning one of two Vango camping bundles and a tent camping holiday for 4 for up to 7 nights at a Caravan and Motorhome Club site*, all you have to do is post a photo of your camping setup throughout the weekend on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter timeline, tagging Cotswold Outdoor and Vango and using the hashtag #CampingMasterclass

Entries open on Saturday 27th March.



The winner will be able to choose between two camping bundles:

The Adventure Bundle

1x Vango Tryfan 300 Tent

1x Vango Contour 60:70 Rucksack in Granite

1x Vango Ultralite Pro 100 Sleeping Bag in Pamir Green

1x Vango Trek 3 Sleeping Mat Compact in Pamir Green

The Holiday Bundle

1x Vango Skye 500 Tent

2 x Vango Atlas 250 Square Synthetic Sleeping Bag in Black

1x Vango Bamboo 4 Person Eating Set in Grey Stripe

2x Vango Laze XL Reclining Campbed 

*Terms and conditions apply

Entries for the Camping Masterclass competition open at 00:01 on Saturday 27th March and close at 23:59 on Monday 5th April.

The winner will be announced on the Cotswold Outdoor Instagram channel.

Read the full competition terms and conditions here.

Camping Masterclass Schedule

These talks and Q&As will be hosted on the Cotswold Outdoor Instagram page at the times below, but will be available to watch on Facebook after the live has finished.



Friday 2nd April


1pm: How to camp sustainably with @veggievagabonds_ 

Join Josh and Sarah, two self-confessed outdoor-loving, tree-hugging vegans who are on a mission to make the outdoors more ethical. They will talk through their tips on how you can enjoy a sustainable camping trip that leaves no trace on the planet.


4pm: Camping on the River Spey with @gurl_on_the_hill

Scottish adventurer Lorna will be joining us from a canoe descent of the River Spey, where she will be camping on some of the islands along the way. This is your opportunity to ask Lorna questions about her trip, from what essential kit she packs in her canoe to how she picks the best wild camping spots. 




Saturday 3rd April


1pm: Campfire cook-along and storytelling with @abusandbeyond

A family of campervan, dog and adventure obsessed vloggers will be rustling up a meal from their campervan kitchen while sharing stories of their van-based family adventures.


4pm: Wildlife talk with @sussex_sara

Nature photographer and naturalist Sara will be talking about all things wildlife, with top tips on what to look out for in your own garden or from a bedroom window, as well as what to spot and how when you venture further afield.




Sunday 4th April


12pm: Outdoor yoga with @abbilou__

Qualified yoga teacher Abbi will be delivering a garden yoga session suitable for all abilities, whether you’re an experienced yogi or a complete beginner. Abbi’s session will leave you feeling wonderfully rejuvenated and calm, and help you to connect to the nature around you at home.

What will you need? A yoga or exercise mat if you have one, or if you don’t, a camping roll mat or even a towel will do. Wear some comfy and stretchy clothing.

Please note that you participate in the yoga session at your own risk. Please only participate if you feel physically able to, and remember to go at your own pace.


4pm: Campsite Setup with @jamieisadventuring

British endurance adventurer and Cotswold Outdoor ambassador Jamie Ramsay will be sharing his tips on setting up camp from his numerous adventures that have taken him around the world, from cycling through Australia to summiting Aconcagua. 

If you’re planning your own adventure under canvas this summer, you can book a free appointment with one of our in-store experts for expert advice and personalised kit recommendations to get your setup pitch-perfect. Book your free virtual appointment here, or you can book an in-store appointment at your local store once it re-opens.

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