Our Perfect Picnic Essentials

A summer picnic is the ideal way for friends and  family to spend time together so pack some delicious food and drink and check out our top tips on experiencing a perfect picnic. 

  • Pick your spot wisely.
    Picnics are ideal for a local beauty spot, whether that’s a park, beach or woods. Make sure you’re away from too many insects before you lay down your blanket and set our your food. 

In the case of uncertain weather (well this is England after all) try a local park or an open space near a pub , you want to be able to take shelter quickly if the rain comes on. 

Are you taking the kids? Consider places for them to play and run around after they’ve eaten. Take a football, frisbee or some bubbles to keep them entertained whilst you kick back

  • Pack light. 
    You don’t need an awkward wicker basket to enjoy a traditional summer picnic, use a trusty backpack to carry your supplies. 
  • What to pack?
    Wet wipes
    Sun cream
    Something to keep the kids entertained.
  • Food & Drink 
    Light finger food is best for picnics. Not only will it be on the warmer side for you to be actually having a picnic which in itself reduces your appetite but light bites mean you don’t have to carry cutlery and  plates with you. Keep your food in a small cooler, you want your food to stay fresh. 

A good lemonade or cider is ideal for picnic beverages, something light and fruity is perfectly suited to an alfresco lunch. 

  • Remember to clean up
    Take a carrier bag to pick up your leftovers and be sure to put it in a rubbish bin, you don’t want to ruin somebody else’s fun family picnic! 

Here’s a couple of our top picnic picks!
Our spinach & ham quiche or leek & goats cheese tart