reasons to go wild camping with kids

Reasons to go wild camping with kids

Wild camping (not camping on an official campsite or right next to the car) is a great experience, and can be the basis of a fantastic family adventure. Here are our top reasons for giving wild camping a go with your family. Adventure – Wild camping feels significantly more adventurous when you don’t know exactly […]

A Winter Wild Camp - An Outdoors Family

Choosing to say yes: a winter camp

Life can sometimes feel full of “no’s” – I often feel this myself, and we are highly aware as parents that there are just some times where we have to say no to our son…. So we make a conscious decision whenever we can to say ‘yes’ to our son’s suggestions for what he would like us to […]

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Sleeping in a cave; our experience

A few weeks ago, while we were deciding where we wanted to go to for our week away in the campervan, we asked our son what he would, if anything, especially like to see or do. “Sleep in a cave” was his immediate reply. “Um, are you sure that’s what you definitely want to do?” […]

Tips for kids to stop and re-energise when out camping

Creating a bit of calm on a wild camp adventure

Wild camping can be exhausting for anyone. After a long day walking, with rucksacks on our backs and entertaining our son, we’ve put up the tent, blown up the airbeds, shook out the duvet, thrown everything in the tent and hunkered on in after it, absolutely knackered and hoping to get a bit of shut eye if […]

An Outdoors Family Carn Dearg Corrour

Carn Dearg Munro & Wild Camping, Corrour

In early August 2015 we delved into our adventure jar and our son pulled out a walking and wild camping weekend which simply said ‘North from Rannoch Station’. We looked at the map a bit and came up with the basic plan that we would walk up Carn Dearg and its neighbouring Munro to the […]

Choosing a wild camping spot

Choosing a wild camping spot

Choosing a wild camping spot* One of the great joys of wild camping is that your imagination is the limit as to where you sleep for the night. Literally, you can walk along and decide ‘that spot looks great for the night’… but what makes a great wild camp spot? I always say there are only […]

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Down quilt: a real alternative to traditional sleeping bags for families

Down quilt: a real alternative to traditional sleeping bags for families* By Keith Sleeping bags are one of the heavier and bulkier items that you need when backpacking. This fact becomes even more of an issue when you are walking with young children, who can’t carry their own equipment yet. This is our sleeping bag […]

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Wild camping gear list: What we take when wild camping with a toddler

Wild camping gear list: What we take when wild camping with a toddler*   It’s taken a few wild camping trips for us to fine tune what we carry with us. We recently went on a wild camp to the Cairngorms, packing everything needed for a camp with wet weather forecast. We took enough water (1l each) […]

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Wild camping near Rothiemurchus

Wild camping near Rothiemurchus We dipped in to our Adventure Jar last Wednesday morning and out came ‘Rothiemurchus wild camp’. Plenty of options there then. We started to get all the gear ready, and looked at a few walk and camp options depending on what the weather would be like. It was forecast to be windy […]

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A weeks holiday: Three bite size adventures for our pint size adventurer! Part II: Walk & Wild camping

A weeks holiday: Three bite size adventures for our pint size adventurer! Part II: Walk & Wild camping Following on from our canoe/camping trip, we decided for our second adventure during our weeks holiday that we would go for a walk and wild camp. The weather was still settled and warm, and we were quickly […]