Minene Portable Activity Mat

The Summer is here!!! Well it looked like it was, although as I write this there is torrential rain coming down outside. The good news is that although you may use the Minene Portable Activity Mat outside it also has inside uses. A good activity mat or waterproof blanket is an important baby essential for me, so when we were asked by Minene to review theirs I was interested to see if it lived up to its £40 price tag.

Minene which means ‘my child’ is a innovate baby brand established by three young mothers which a vision to create innovate, well designed yet practical products for parents, babies and toddlers.

My initial reaction was that it was really thick… which actually when you come to reviewing activity blankets is a really good quality. I instantly liked the bright colours of the cotton canvas, which felt really substantial. I was also surprised by how big it was, folding into a bag. Which not only means that its easy to carry but that it also hands off the buggy really nicely. The stitching is very straight and even with the backing material having a soft to the touch feeling.

Things I love:

  • The fact that it folds up into a bag is so practical, as you know as well as I do that it can be difficult to juggle everything while holding a child as it is. So the fact you can sling this on your shoulder or buggy is great.
  • The bag is separate to the the mat. So you don’t have to fold it up in such a way to make it fit into the bag like you do with a cagoule.
  • Love the bright colours, and they have a number of different designs to choose from. I opted for something which is gender neutral. For those who like monochrome they have recently brought out a black blanket with white stars.
  • The quality really is second to none
  • The mat also comes with three attached play things for Kipper to explore. At thirteen months he is not that interested in them, but for a young baby they would prove a useful addition
  • Its thick meaning its just as useful for hard internal floors as it is for outside
  • The water proof backing is helpful when it comes to the UK weather
  • Its a fantastic size when laid out – 135cm x 135cm and can easily fit me and the two boys on it
  • Its machine washable! I wouldn’t consider buying something like this that wasn’t

I can really see us using this a lot, both inside on our kitchen and utility floor. But also outside for picnics, trips to the beach and woods. Its a really good edition to our family essentials. With the added feature of the bag and its quality I would pay £40 for it. But don’t just take my word for it. The lovely people at Minene have given one of my readers the chance to win their own Portable Activity Mat in their colour choice. To enter please use the link below to the Gleam application and note the T&Cs.

Minene Portable Activity Mat RRP £40

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive a Minene Portable Activity Mat in their choice of design – subject to availability
  • The competition will close on 30th June at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

There is a wide range of different products available from Minene including changing bags, muslins, funky storage, car seat covers and foot muffs. You can find the whole selection on their website.

I have some other giveaways running at the moment so please check them out in the Blog Giveaways Page above. Good Luck!


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We were given a Minene Activity Mat  for the purpose of this review all opinions are my own


  1. Katie
    June 9, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    This looks fab! Thank you x

  2. Solange
    June 9, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    This would be great for family BBQs and picnics.

  3. Tracy Nixon
    June 10, 2017 / 4:37 am

    Lovely thank you!

  4. Amy Dickson
    June 10, 2017 / 8:01 am

    These look fantastic and great quality. Love the different range of colour and designs they have

  5. iain maciver
    June 10, 2017 / 10:47 am


  6. Michelle smith
    June 10, 2017 / 11:54 am

    This would be lovely for my granddaughter

  7. adrian price
    June 10, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    nice prize

  8. Sue McCarthy
    June 10, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Fab mat, love the bright colours!

  9. laura banks
    June 10, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    great giveaway

  10. Margaret gallagher
    June 10, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Great for fun and play

  11. T Brailey
    June 10, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    So handy and something which I always forget to include.

  12. Hazel Christopher
    June 10, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Really lovely, I love how colourful it is!

  13. Susan Smith
    June 10, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Beautiful,thank you

  14. amy bondoc
    June 11, 2017 / 5:55 am

    lovely prize, love the bright colour of it 🙂

  15. Kerry Taylor
    June 11, 2017 / 7:01 am

    What a lovely bright coloured mat! And the bag looks big enough to carry other stuff in as well!

  16. hali kinson
    June 11, 2017 / 7:14 am

    Baby mat looks fab

  17. stuart hargreaves
    June 11, 2017 / 10:27 am

    It matches my deckchair- lets have some sunshine

  18. Danielle Spencer
    June 11, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    This looks fantastic, great for sunny days out.

  19. Maggie Coates
    June 11, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Very handy. Thanks for the chance of winning.

  20. Isabel O
    June 11, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    I love how bright it is, so summery!

  21. Helen Stratton
    June 11, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    This is a great idea – especially for Summer.

  22. Vicky Lewis
    June 11, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Great for teddy bear’s picnics n the garden!

  23. Sarah Mackay
    June 11, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    This looks brilliant

  24. Angela Fitzjohn
    June 11, 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Perfect for the summer lazy days, picnics with the kids.

    June 11, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Nice for summer days out for little ones !

  26. Sidrah Ahmed
    June 11, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    My baby would love this

  27. maria
    June 11, 2017 / 10:31 pm

    the pattern looks really funky

  28. Tricia White
    June 11, 2017 / 11:35 pm

    Fingers crossed because this prize wold be perfect for my grandchildren

  29. Suzanne Jackson
    June 12, 2017 / 11:56 am

    Lovely giveaway thank-you

  30. Claire glace
    June 12, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    love your competitions thanks x

  31. Kirsty Ward
    June 12, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Aww id love this for my Baby girl due in Sept!

  32. Rebecca Duncan
    June 12, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Great giveaway! This would be perfect for my boys

  33. Angela Boucher
    June 12, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    This is so adorable and brilliant for being out and about.

  34. bex allum
    June 12, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    Id love this for my mindees

  35. Laura Walker
    June 12, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    This would be great for when my new arrival comes

  36. Fourcandles
    June 12, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Perfect for the Summer!!!!! Love your blog and good luck xxx

  37. Katie Skeoch
    June 13, 2017 / 6:14 am

    Really useful for all sorts of summer day trips!

  38. Ruth Harwood
    June 13, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Wow, this looks fab!!

  39. Jo Carroll
    June 13, 2017 / 10:17 am

    Lovely, colourful bag and the waterproof backing is pretty much essential for use in the UK weather, but nice to take on holiday abroad too.

  40. Jen Schofield
    June 13, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Such a useful prize

  41. karen hill
    June 13, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    Would be wonderful for picnics and day trips xx

  42. Rie Tetley
    June 14, 2017 / 9:36 am

    Love the bright colours!

  43. katrina walsh
    June 14, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    would be great for the summer months x x

  44. Louise King
    June 15, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    Wish i would have invested in one of these years ago

  45. Deborah Mackenzie
    June 15, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    This is amazing. It is just right to pack away in your bag for those nice day stops at the park.

  46. Christina Palmer
    June 15, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Fantastic giveaway thank you for posting

  47. Michelle
    June 16, 2017 / 9:34 am

    This looks like a fab product

  48. jo liddement
    June 16, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Ideal to pack when going on day trips or out in the garden.

  49. Susan B
    June 18, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Love the mat and love the design. Wish I’d had like this years ago.

  50. Emma Louise Elliott
    June 19, 2017 / 7:19 pm

    This looks fab, what a handy idea!!! Xxx

  51. katrina adams
    June 20, 2017 / 4:41 pm

    What a great idea!

  52. Stevie
    June 21, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    The mat would be great for my 7 month old nephew.

  53. Rich Tyler
    June 22, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    This would be ideal for my little 1 🙂

  54. paula cheadle
    June 24, 2017 / 11:19 am

    would love this for my granddaughter for the summer

    June 24, 2017 / 5:13 pm

    This would be so useful

  56. Gemma Cook
    June 24, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    This would be so useful.

  57. Leila Benhamida
    June 25, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Could be ready handy going places. Great product.

  58. Lynn Neal
    June 25, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    Great for taking on a day out!

  59. Pam Smith
    June 25, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    This would be wonderful for our grandson

  60. Kim Neville
    June 25, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Lovely mat perfect for taking out and about

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