Essential Equipment for any Outdoor Event

When it comes to organising an outdoor event in the UK, having the right equipment is essential for ensuring a smooth and successful experience. Here are some of the key pieces of equipment, which Tanks Direct can supply, which are indispensable for any outdoor event, whether it is for a music festival, agricultural show, sports tournament/ event, wedding, or construction sites, we have something which can suit.


Plan For The Weather

The weather plays a crucial role in the success of an outdoor event. It can greatly impact attendee experience, event logistics, and overall safety. Unpredicted weather conditions, especially in the UK, make it essential for event organisers to be prepared for any scenario. This is where Tanks Direct can be of assistance with its range of products.

Below are a few products which can help mitigate the effects of adverse weather conditions on outdoor events. Here's how they can help:

Rainwater Harvesting

Excessive rain can lead to waterlogging and muddy conditions, making it difficult for attendees to navigate the event site. By positioning rainwater harvesting tanks around the site, they can collect and store rainwater, reducing the risk of waterlogging and allowing for better site management.

Water Storage Tanks

In the event of water shortages or limited access to water supply, water storage cans ensure a reliable and sufficient water source for various event needs, such as drinking water, sanitation, and irrigation.

Marquee Weights

If a marquee or an event tent is needed, keeping the structure securely weighed down, can be a tricky task. Not only does our multi-functional marquee weight help ballast the marquees/ tents, it can double up as water tank. Once they are not required any more, they can be emptied and easily carried away.

Fuel Storage Tanks

Outdoor events often require the use of generators, heaters, and other equipment that rely on fuel. Our fuel storage tanks that provide a safe and efficient way to store and dispense fuel, ensuring a continuous power supply for the event. Some are transportable too, making them easy to move around from site to site.

Rainwater Harvesting
Water Storage Tanks
Marquee Weights
Fuel Storage Tanks

Provide Easy Access To Water

Having a water tank at an outdoor event can be incredibly beneficial in various situations. Whether you are organising a festival, fair, or sporting event, we can offer a range of products that can meet your specific needs.


For events where access to clean water is limited, a portable water tank can ensure a reliable water supply. Ideal for providing drinking water or for use in handwashing stations. They can come in many types, ranging from small to large capacity tanks, static water tanks or water bowsers.


Versatile, portable containers that are designed to store and transport water. They can be used in several ways for supplying large volumes of water, either for drinking, cooking, or sanitation purposes, these tanks can ensure that people can have access to clean and fresh water throughout the event.

Water tanks

A fantastic solution to keep everyone hydrated. Plastic drinking water tanks are specifically designed to store and transport large quantities of water safely. They are portable, easy to set up, and can be placed strategically around your event venue for convenient access. They can be equipped with taps or dispensers, making it effortless for guests to fill up their cups or bottles.

Bladder tanks

Flexible water storage solution, which is portable, lightweight, easy to transport and store. Made from durable materials that can withstand the rigours of outdoor use. Can be set up in no time at all, simply fill them with water, and they are ready to go. Designed to maximise space efficiency, they can be placed in tight areas or even tucked away, ensuring that they do not take up valuable event space.


All our water tanks are environmentally friendly. By using our water tanks, you reduce the need for single-use plastic bottles, promoting sustainability and reducing waste, and if looked after correctly, then can be used year after year, cutting down costs for future events.


Water Bowsers
Drinking Water Tanks
Bladder Water Tanks

Keep Your Attendees Safe

Crowd control is crucial at outdoor events to prioritise the safety of attendees. Whether it's small or large crowds, it helps prevent accidents, injuries, and potential chaos. By implementing effective crowd control measures, you can create a secure environment and mitigate potential risks.

Whether it's a music festival, a sporting event, or a public gathering, crowd control is essential to maintain a smooth flow of foot traffic. Barriers and fencing solutions can help attendees and prevent overcrowding in certain areas. These products ensure that people can move around freely and effortlessly, enhancing the overall event experience.

Long queues can be frustrating for anyone and can lead to confusion and disorder, crowd control barriers and equipment to mark out certain areas, help organise and maintain order.

By utilising crowd control products, you can effectively manage crowds, maintain order, and ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees. Our range of barriers, fencing solutions, queue management systems, and access control products are designed to help, not, make crowd management a challenge at your next outdoor event.

Barriers Crowd Control
Fencing Safety Barriers


Grease traps

Catering grease traps are specifically designed to capture and separate grease, oils, and fats from wastewater. They act as a barrier, preventing these substances from entering the drainage system and causing blockages. Compact and portable, making them perfect for outdoor events. Easy to be installed near cooking stations or food preparation areas, ensuring that grease is captured at the source. Not only protecting the drainage systems, as it is disposed of properly, it can help to prevent it from harming wildlife, if released to a water source.

Water Tanks

As per Hydration, water tanks for catering are designed to store and distribute water efficiently. They come in various sizes to suit events of all scales, they are portable and easy to set up, perfect for any outdoor event.


Litter bins are a must-have for any outdoor gathering. They provide a designated space for attendees to dispose of their rubbish, preventing litter from accumulating on the ground. With strategically placed litter bins, you can maintain a clean and inviting environment for your guests to enjoy.

Depending on the event, bottle bins are a game-changer when it comes to managing beverage waste. Specifically designed to collect and separate recyclable bottles, making it easy for attendees to do their part for the environment.

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Water Tanks
Keep it Clean

Make Sure That You Have The Right Power & Lighting

For some events, access to power is crucial for various aspects of an outdoor event, such as lighting, sound systems, and food preparations. Generators and power distribution units ensure a stable power supply, which lighting equipment illuminates the event space, creating a safe and inviting atmosphere.

Portable Fuel Tanks for generators

Portable fuel tanks are designed to store and supply fuel to generators, ensuring a continuous power source for your event. They are compact, easy to transport, and perfect for outdoor venues where access to electricity may be limited. Available in various sizes, whether you are hosting a small gathering or a large festival. Equipped with features like easy-fill openings and fuel gauges, making refuelling a breeze. Plus, they have a long runtime, so you can enjoy uninterrupted power throughout your event.

Portable Fuel Tanks

So, whether you are hosting a music festival, a wedding, a sports event, or any other outdoor gathering in the UK, don't overlook the importance of water tanks, fuel storage, catering tanks and bins. They are versatile, practical and make a significant difference in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

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