The essential picnic guide
See in summer with our round-up of all you’ll need to dine alfresco – from practical tableware to fun-filled activities
Whether you’re lucky enough to have picturesque rolling countryside right on your doorstep or maybe you’re planning an urban excursion in the heart of your city, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide to the perfect picnic. From our top tips, scrumptious recipes and the best buys to enjoyable games and key locations, we’re here to make sure you have everything you need for an idyllic day out with your friends and family.
A family picnic is the perfect excuse to head out and enjoy the great British summer. It’s a brilliant way to keep the kids occupied, while also encouraging them to be closer with nature. So get your blankets and baskets out of hibernation and head out into the wilderness for an alfresco exploration – or if you don’t want to venture too far, turn your garden into a picnic area.
bring along a muffin tray a nd pop in the middle of your blanket – it’s a great way to make sure your drinks stay standing
Take plenty of rugs and blankets so everyone can wrap up if the sun goes in