Glamping – A brilliant form of accommodation at weekend events

Brook Bell Tents, Glamping

What is the most off-putting aspect of camping? For many of you the worst part about camping is arriving at a festival campsite fighting off other festival goers for a plot and then spending hours attempting to put up the tent especially if starts to rain. Then you have to bring all the 101 things that you may need with … Read More

Cool Campfires

Campfires are cool, there’s no getting away from it.  Whether it’s because they touch a long-lost part of ourselves, bringing out our inner protector or adventurer, or because they connect us with the simple, romantic pleasure of sitting by a fire, being still and at one with our surroundings, campfires have the ability to turn an ordinary camping trip into … Read More

Follow the Tent Commandments this season

Going to festivals and outdoor events this summer? First of all we recommend hiring your equipment from a reputable company such as Brook Bell Tents. This will guarantee a trouble free stay with helpful staff on site to look after you and luxury tents guaranteed not to leak. However if you are planning on taking your own equipment then please … Read More

110 Above

This year Brook Bell Tents will be providing Boutique Camping to complement the fantastic Tipis already on site. Go on treat yourself to a bit of luxury and camp in style. 110 Above is a three day independent, intimate and family friendly music festival situated in the idyllic and enchanting countryside at Gopsall Hall Farm. Previously Lainfest, now named 110 … Read More

Scampston Hall Big Vintage Weekend

Scampston Hall’s Big Vintage Weekend Grab your trilbies, don your best frock, shine up your chassis and put 13 and 14 June 2015 in your diary, Scampston Hall’s Big Vintage Weekend is back for a THIRD year! Set in the picturesque lakesaide gardens of the regency Scampston Hall, which is home to the award winning Walled Gardens, this event is set to be the … Read More

Off The Tracks

Off The Tracks is many things and all of them good – independent, friendly, relaxing, memorable, exciting, a place to escape and a place to meet new friends. Once you’ve been, we bet you’ll want to come back. This family-friendly festival is the perfect chance for you to flee to the countryside, let your hair down, chill out and escape … Read More

Scampston Hall’s Big Vintage Weekend

        Grab your trilbies, don your best frock, shine up your chassis and put 13 and 14 June 2015 in your diary, Scampston Hall’s Big Vintage Weekend is back for a THIRD year and this year Brook Bell Tents will be providing the retro tents! Set in the picturesque lakeside gardens of the regency Scampston Hall, which is home to the … Read More

Instagram

INSTAGRAM Instagram… I imagine most of you have heard of it? This fantastic, free way for people to document, share their experiences and capture the world through filters that transform its look and feel has been a great tool for us here at Brook Bell Tents. Instagram has over 100 million users, so if you’re not already using it, download … Read More

The Development of the Bell Tent

Bell Tent History Have you ever wondered how this most British of tents came about? The origin and style of the bell tent was a little different from the bell tents we use today. The first patented bell tent predecessor was the Sibley tent. Invented by military officer Henry Hopkins Sibley and patented in 1856. Although conical in shape it … Read More

How To Erect a Bell Tent

How to put up your Bell Tent It is very quick and easy to put up a bell tent; it can even be done on your own and with practice should take around 15 minutes. Your bell tent should come with the following: Canvas Bell tent with groundsheet attached by zip and guy ropes attached 2 sets of pegs – bell … Read More