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Have a Family Campout or Picnic

a family camping trip in the jungle

Do you want to have a campout with your family like the one in Mum! Dad!! Where are You? Even if you haven’t been camping before, it’s easy to plan a family trip in nature. If you don’t want to stay overnight, you can also plan a family picnic.

camping tent at nightFor a family picnic, some of the places in this post (link to 5 places to enjoy nature) might be good. If you’re going to a place with a picnic area, there may already be picnic tables for you to use. If there aren’t picnic tables, bring a picnic blanket to put on the ground. Use this list to pack your picnic basket.

  • Picnic blanket
  • Napkins
  • Paper plates and cups (or real ones to be more environmentally friendly; we recommend plastic, not glass!)
  • A cooler or ice packs to keep food fresh
  • Your favourite sandwiches
  • Fruit that isn’t messy, like apples
  • Your favourite desserts
  • Mosquito repellent spray
  • Outdoor toys and games

An overnight campout takes a bit more planning. This is a great activity to do on a long weekend. A tent and sleeping bags are affordable, or if you’re not sure you want to make camping a regular activity, many campgrounds also offer tent rental. You can find out about some recommended campgrounds in Malaysia here.

A family having a campfireHaving a campfire

In Mum! Dad!! Where are you? the family makes a campfire. Campfires are fun, but they are not always safe or allowed. Check with the campground before making a campfire and follow safety precautions. Learn everything you need to know about building a campfire here. If you’re not allowed to build a campfire, the campsite may have barbeques. That gives you another idea for picnic food—you can grill your lunch or dinner!

Enjoy your family campout! If you prefer to stay home, check out our Sleepover Adventure indoor campout.