Summer is upon is, schools out and you can almost taste the freedom. Whether that’s a staycation adventure, road trip with friends, solo cycle or humble evening in the garden. With planning aplenty comes a lot to think about; from finding the perfect tent for those fleeting festival naps, or sourcing a roof box big enough for mum’s ‘must haves’. We want to give you a big Halfords helping hand wherever we can. From the first to the last piece of your summer puzzle, you’ll always win when you’re prepping with us!
Don’t lose sight of your site
Choosing the right gear for your camping trip all comes back to where. The size of your site and pitch space will determine how many extras you can take with you, not to mention how big a tent you can get away with. Luckily, our handy tent selector let’s you tailor your size to accomodate what kind of trip you’re heading on, and we’ll recommend the best options to suit your needs. If you know you’ve got a bit of space to play with around your pitch, we’ve got the final touches to make it a staycation to remember.
Music to your ears
Let’s face it, those festival campsites don’t lend themselves to a great nights sleep or a touch of luxury, but with everything you need to make those few hours of kip worthwhile, at least you’ll be ready to head for the stage again the following day! From snuggly sleeping bags to easy-inflate air beds, saying ‘ahh’ at the end of the day just got easier.
Big fun for little campers
When they’re a little too little to take them away from a backup plan (and by that we mean bundling them back into bed in the middle of the night), you can always bring adventure to your back garden, and recreate a night in the wild without being too far from home. Transforming your outdoor space into a mini campsite is also great fun during the day too! Whilst the tents provide great shade from a sunny day, you’re only a picnic rug and some bright accessories away from a fun-filled day playing adventurers.
Whether it’s a romantic escape for two or a fun filled family getaway, camping in the sticks can really ignite a sense of adventure this summer. Knowing you’re miles from home and armed only with what’s at your pitch can be quite exciting (although it would be handy to have Bear Grylls on speed dial…). There are loads of places to go that’ll really test your camping skills, whilst putting you in front of some awe-inspiring nature. Plan your summer staycation using our handy guide here.
The exit doors open and a chorus of cheers echo out of every school door in the country! Cue “what are we doing now?”. For the days not spent at the zoo and afternoons off from the cinema, there are loads of ways to keep the kids happy at home this summer. We’ve got a great range of indoor and outdoor toys to see you through rainy day boredom to fun in the sun.
One for the road
Whether you’re heading for a day out, a weekend road trip, or a week of adventuring, time spent in the car can lose its’ novelty a few hours in! But it doesn’t have to get boring, there are plenty of gizmo’s and gadgets to make it smooth
Start with a Sat-Nav to get you from A to B without any unwanted detours, other than perhaps a pit-stop at one of our Staycation hotspots.
Then, for the soundtrack to your summer, we’ve a stereo to fit every one from beat-boppers to hip-hoppers and we’ll even fit it for you.
Last but not least, forgo the “are we there yets” and go for an in-car DVD player to keep the little’s laughing all the way to your final destination!
Thinking outside the box
Got all the gear but no idea how you’re going to get it in the car? Enter Halfords! All we need to know is the make and model of your car, and our handy online tool or helpful in-store advisors can see you through from product options to fitting services.
A woof ride
Taking the pooch on your summer adventure? Make sure man’s best friend travels in safety and comfort with our great range of pet travel accessories
Whilst we can’t guarantee sunshine every day, we can promise a great selection of bikes for a summer of cycling. From families’ first bikes to competitor-level performance, we can tailor you to your perfect bike, and build it from scratch in time to make the most of those sunnier spells. Then there’s no need to tuck it away when the weather turns, find out how to adapt your ride during those summer storms here.
Once you’re the proud owner of a new set of wheels, use our inspirational guide to pin point some great routes this summer. With loads of holiday hot spots and places to stay, turn your day trip into a great adventure!