Stop packing the same boring snacks!

As camping mums, we understand the importance of packing snacks for kids while camping that not only fuel our outdoor adventures but also excite the little ones taste buds. After all, there’s nothing quite like enjoying delicious treats amidst the beauty of nature. Yet, all too often, our snacks for kids while camping can fall into the realm of the mundane – the same boring stuff over and over.

Say goodbye to the same old snacks and hello to a world of happy little campers, no more ‘I’m hungry” making your camping experience even more enjoyable.

To help you on your quest of sanity saving snacks, we’ve curated a list of Mum approved go to’s which are sure to help to the daily rotation.

top snacks for kids while camping

Snacks We Love to Pack When Camping and Adventuring

Trail Mixes: homemade blend packed with nuts, pretzels, dried fruits, and a hint of dark chocolate, the kids won’t complain.

Portable Hummus and Veggie Packs: Instead of lugging around a bulky container of hummus, we opt for convenient single-serve hummus packs paired with fresh, crisp veggies the kids are satisfied. Plus it’s a win for Mum, child approved healthy snack consumed.

Homemade Granola Bars: Skip the store-bought varieties and whip up your own batch of granola bars customised with your favourite nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for a wholesome and delicious snack – we drizzle ours with white chocolate and they are consumed as fast as the store brought ones.

Campfire Popcorn: Popcorn isn’t just for movie nights at home – bring the magic of popcorn to the campfire, you haven’t enjoyed popcorn until you have tried this. We zip lock any leftovers for the next day snacks.

Below is what our Mum tribe have listed as their go-to, this covers their snacks for kids while camping, that should keep the little ones happy!

  • Apple slices and peanut butter are a favourite for my kids.

– Sarah V

  • Fruit and jelly cups, quick and easy and high yield.
  • Custard/yoghurt pouches.

If we don’t have the powered sites, I have 2 min noodles, mac and cheese, biscuits and cheese, salad etc, cut up carrots all pre ready. I generally also make them a “lunch/snack bag” like at school…otherwise I just become a snack bi*$h for the entire time 

– Kimberly J


  • Popcorn (age depending)
  • Cheese and biscuits
  • Platters they can graze on with fruit, dip
  • Veggies, toast

– Lauren H


  • Apple slinky machine definitely a favourite
  • Pre popped popcorn
  • Basic school snacks (fruit jerky bars, lcm, little bags of bikkies and chips)

– Tayla S


  • Fruit
  • Popcorn bags
  • Homemade biscuits
  • Crackers… lots and lots of crackers 😅

– Missy B


  • Boiled eggs, peeled, sliced in half and the kids get to sprinkle with salt

– Angela C


  • Ham & Cheese Toasties can also have tins of baked beans
  • Dehydrated fruit such as apple, banana’s, especially when you can make those roll ups with fresh fruit, strawberries etc.
  • Pre-homemade sausage rolls go down well
  • Celery, peanut butter and sultanas the kids can make their own, chopped celery about 2” long, put peanut butter in the middle and use the sultanas for legs and eyes, very tasty.

– Kim P


  • Dates with peanut butter and chocolate chips 👌

– Ella T


  • Vege chips
  • Shapes
  • Pretzels
  • Popcorn
  • Dry biscuits with dip,cheese,meat
  • Veggies sticks platter type foods.
  • Fruit
  • Muesli bars.
  • Boiled eggs.
  • Cold Milo.
  • Packet of sweet biscuits
  • Hot x buns.

These are my assortment I usually have

– Stacey T

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