Expert Advice on Event Shelters
Event shelters are great for summer entertaining providing a cool, shaded area for birthday lunches, family BBQs and any outdoor party or get together. Take an event shelter on your camping holiday for a simple solution to provide an extra sheltered area for eating or dozing in the gentle afternoon warmth.
How much do they cost?
As you can imagine, prices range from the quality of the event shelter. Prices can begin as early as £50 for a pop up style event shelter right through to a £200 event shelter that boasts all kinds of great features. The higher priced event shelters tend to cope better in higher winds and often are alot larger, with accessories that can be purchased seperately.
Types of event shelters
With a big range of event shelters on the market, choosing the one that suits your needs best is important. This guide will run through the types of event shelters out there and help you make a better buying decision!
Pop up event shelter
Pop up event sheltersare alot easier and quicker to assemble than others on the market. With the extendable legs making the pack size smaller this event shelter is extremely portable, especially when in its carry bag. Weighing in at around 14 kilograms, this event shelter isnt the lightest, due to its steel coated frame but does fair better in wind than some other options. Perfect for one off events with friends and family!
Garden gazebos are great for being used as a permanent fixing. Extremely hardwearing, garden gazebos are often made with more durable materials which makes it perfect for being set up for longer periods of time. Whilst being heavy duty, they still maintain a luxury feeling and ooze quality. Weighing in at 25 kilograms, the Kingfisher Heavy Duty Garden Gazebo with Side Curtains is more suited to being in a stationary position, rather than being taken down often
Party event shelters tend to be slightly larger than the standard shelters as they are designed to accomodate a few more people. Our Kampa Family Activity Shelter measures 4.5m x 4.5m and has a height of 2.4 metres. The quick set-up canopy enables the shelter to be erected in minutes and with the optional extras of Door Panel, Wall Panel and Groundsheet it can be customised to suit your individual needs. The ultraviolet protection of factor 50 assists to keep your family safe from sun in the summer and with the roof vents the warm air is able to escape.
Day tent shelter
A day shelter is great for familes as it gives added protection from the wind and sun. With 2 of the sides covered with transparent panels, it creates a cosy shelter that can be used for a wide range of occasions. With a total weight of 7.9 kilograms, this lightweight event shelter uses fibreglass poles and stands at 2 metres tall. The day tent event shelter is just under 3m x 3m and can pack down to an impressive 75cm x 21cm.
What can they be used for?
Event shelters are versatile and have many uses for social/ family gatherings. For example:
- Family BBQ's
- Extra shelter whilst camping/ caravanning
- Birthday parties
- A day at the beach
- Charity and fundraising events
- Fishing trips
- Garden use
And there's many, many more!