These Argos Bank Holiday essentials will see you through a last-minute camping trip

Got plans for the Bank Holiday? Whether you're going camping, heading to the beach or even a local park, you'll need our Bank Holiday essentials – all of which are super affordable

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Whether you've meticulously planned a bank holiday camping trip, beach trip or escape to the country – or the idea of getting away for the weekend has just occurred to you (perhaps even as a result of this article) – there are a few essentials you'll need to ensure your bank holiday getaway is everything you hoped it would be.

From portable BBQs, speakers, cool bags and other camping essentials, to the added extras (we're thinking fairy lights, cushions and blankets for a cute, boho vibe) we've rounded up our pick of the best bank holiday essentials currently available, many of which are super discounted as part of the Argos Clearance Sale. Find them below...

See more great bank holiday bargains on our August sales page.

  • Browse our full list of camping equipment if you're heading outdoors this Bank Holiday
  • The best portable barbecue is a popular item for a Bank Holiday, which is why we've written a whole guide featuring our pick of the best

Charcoal Portable Round BBQ | £12.50 (opens in new tab)
Considering its incredible five star reviews, we were astounded to see that this portable BBQ, from Argos, is currently retailing at just £12.50. It really doesn't get much better than that.

Bush Wireless Speaker | was £39.99, now £20.99 | save £19.99 (opens in new tab)
Enjoy music, wherever you are, with this impressive portable speaker, now for just under £20.

Trespass 6-Man 2-Room Tunnel Camping Tent | was £109.99, now £99.99 | save £10 (opens in new tab)
Fancy a super spontaneous camping trip? At less than £100 for this six-man tent, we're certainly very tempted.

2-Man 1-Room Tent | £19.99 (opens in new tab)
Or, if you fancy a two person trip – either with your other half or your best mate – we spotted this super affordable tent.

La Hacienda Steel Fire Pit | £30 (opens in new tab)
Whether you're planning on taking it camping – yes, some camp sites do allow this – or fancy sticking it in your garden, nothing says last of the summer wine quite like a fire pit. Just add marshmallows.

Argos Home 100 White LED Solar String Lights | £7.50 (opens in new tab)
Give your garden that little bit of something special with the addition of fairlights. This super affordable set offers 100, but at just £7.50 a pack, you could buy more than one if you have grand fairy light ambitions.

Argos Home Coastline Family Cooler | £2.50 (opens in new tab)
Whether its bevs for the beach or a picnic for the park, you'll want to keep your food and drinks cool. So, why not pick up this super cute cool bag, which is currently just £2.50 – yes, really – at Argos.

Emily first (temporarily) joined the Real Homes team while interning on her summer break from university. After graduating, she worked on several publications before joining Real Homes as Staff Writer full time in mid-2018. She left the brand in 2020 to join the police force but continues to love a second-hand bargain and sourcing unique finds to make her rented flat reflect her personality.