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.



© Minimalist Family Camping 2019


August 6, 2019

Are you an overwhelmed overpacker? Stuck at home with a huge pile of camping kit in your spare room which is just too stressful to tackle for a short trip? Then why not try a weekend 'mini-camp', leaving some of your larger kit behind for a simple, stress-free get away...

August 4, 2019

Are you keen to camp but worried about how additional needs within your family could be too challenging at a campsite? Here are ten simple tips which may help get you all happily out into nature.

Recent studies show that spending time in nature can reduce stress, anxiet...

June 10, 2018

What's the point of minimalist family camping? I can tell you from own experience that it is definitely possible to camp with very little gear with children, but why should you bother camping the minimalist way?

1. It’s quicker - however much stuff you like to bring alo...

March 1, 2018

Why do we bring so much stuff with us when we camp? After speaking to many campers and reflecting on my own experience I think it comes down to one thing – fear.

Leaving the safety of our homes and venturing out into the darkness, without a well-stocked frige, wifi and...

September 1, 2017

Have you ever played ‘car tetris’? Squeezing every item of camping gear into your vehicle can take hours and be horribly stressful. But there is an easier way to go family camping, and I’m not suggesting a roof box or trailer. You can just take smaller stuff, and less...

August 12, 2017

Are you exhausted by the thought of camping with kids? Has your gear got the better of you? Would you rather stay home than face the packing frenzy for a short family camping trip?

I love being outdoors camping with my children, the mummy guilt miraculously stops when w...

June 16, 2017

Keeping warm at night is top priority for our family when camping. If the kids get cold they will wake up and we’ll all have a bad night. So what is the best way to keep them cosy in a tent without packing heaps of bedding? 

I used to bring piles of spare duvets and bla...

June 11, 2017

Many campers have their own system for storing and managing their gear. We have a large (Primark) bag for all our sleeping bags, mats and compact chairs, and the simple ‘3 Box System’ for virtually everything else. We prepare this at the start of the camping season and...

June 8, 2017

Every great camping trip begins with packing, and in the carefree days before kids we didn’t take much. A small tent, sleeping bags, logs, burgers and red wine seemed to be all we really cared about bringing. But then our baby arrived and the packing list doubled, or m...

June 8, 2017

Lets get our kids outside on short camping adventures more often and more easily. Less gear will be smaller to store and quicker to pack and so much easier than you think.

1. Be brave!

Your friends may think you’re crazy leaving the glamping equipment at home but you’ll...

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August 9, 2019

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