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Sample life under canvas at Bristol’s free Tent Show

Published: 2nd April 2019 15:42


A FREE Tent Show is taking place in Bristol next month (May 18 until 19, 2019) offering people the chance to see equipment in its natural environment - the great outdoors. 


One of the largest ranges in the South West will be on display from May 18 until 19 at St Katherine's School, Pill Road, including family, lightweight and bell tents, as well as tipis.

Braam Van Der Walt, Store Manager who is the Store Manager at Bedminster-based Taunton Leisure - Bristol, said: "This is the ideal event for anyone looking for a tent for the summer. At the show they will be able to see a huge and diverse collection of tents, erected side-by-side, in one place, so they can compare them, see them in action and even get inside them.

"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.

"We're all keen campers and outdoor enthusiasts here at Taunton Leisure - Bristol and the team are trained in all the kit needed for anyone planning an adventure in the great outdoors. We'll be on hand to offer lots of free advice to help make tent buying straightforward and easy. We're here to help find the right tent for you!

"Assisting our professionally trained, resident experts, who collectively have hundreds of years of experience, will be brand experts from some of our tent suppliers including Vango, Outwell, Hilleberg and MSR. They will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions visitors may have.

"We hope anyone who is planning on going camping this summer comes along to our free show for an informal and friendly chat, and to try out our tents."

During the event there will also be a chance to win a Vango Amalfi Air 500 with a footprint, skyshield and skyline worth £722.

Taunton Leisure's expert staff will be on hand to give free advice and tips on the selection and care of tents 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 Bedminster Parade in Bedminster, Bristol is an independent, Westcountry retailer and has been helping its customers get the right clothing, footwear and outdoor leisure equipment for decades.

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

Customers travel specifically to visit the store, as it is well known and respected for its specialist expertise and skills.

The Bristol store has experts in camping, especially cycle touring and backpacking, on the team. It also offers expertise in hiking, climbing and trail running and offers a boot fitting service. It has close links with many of the city's rambling groups too.

Taunton Leisure, which has stores in Exeter 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 Bristol Tent Show event takes place from May 18 until 19, 2019 at St Katherine's School, Pill Road, Bristol. The event runs from 9am until 5.30pm on the Saturday and 9am until 3.30pm on the Sunday. Admission is free.

For more information, please visit Taunton Leisure on Bedminster Parade in Bedminster, Bristol or www.tauntonleisure.com. Alternatively, please call 0117 9637640 or connect via https://www.facebook.com/TauntonLeisure/ or https://twitter.com/tauntonleisure.


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