August 9, 2019

A family micro adventure is easily found in your own back garden, and is the perfect way to quickly swap screen time for wild time! Whether you are camping for the first time, or a seasoned glamper with piles of kit, the fun of sleeping under the stars, cooking on a ca...

June 28, 2018

How to squeeze a wild microadventure into monday to friday monotony.

The perfect test for my minimalist family camping kit was to camp on a school night. A one night micro adventure with my children, mid week, to escape the boring routine of work and school. With a comp...

May 12, 2018

So its possible to camp with less on a short trip, but how about a two week camping holiday abroad? A common approach for the annual summer family holiday would be to squash everything that moves into the biggest vehicle you have, kids packed up to their eyes in duvets...

April 23, 2018

At last! The first camp of the year had arrived. After waiting months for the UK weather to clear up it was amazing to finally be able to chuck our camp things in the car, grab the kids after school and head off for a mini camping adventure in mid April.

Where we went


June 26, 2017

Four years ago we discovered Burnbake in Dorset. A beautiful, quiet campsite with small grassy pitches nestled in woodland. Dappled sunshine shone through the trees, children played on a simple rope swing, footpaths meandered away into the woods across a babbling strea...

June 8, 2017

Lyme Regis, 2 nights

We rent our whole house out on Air BnB during the school holidays and needed to get away in May half term (cheaply) for 10 days to maximise profits as our own home was fully booked. After a week at a charming cottage in remote Devon we still had two...

June 8, 2017

Riverside Lakes Campsite, Dorset, UK
For one night in May

Our first family camp of the year was perhaps a bit ambitious. There was no hiking, kayaking or trekking involved. No, this trip would be tacked onto the end of an even more demanding day… my daughters 5th birthd...

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Minimalist Mum UK

Hello, I'm Briony, a mother to two young children on a mission to get my family outdoors more often and more easily. Join me on my journey from overpacked estate car to grab-’n-go easy camping kit. So leave the lanterns, chuck out the chairs, kiss goodbye to the gadgets and let's go Mini Camping.



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