The summer holidays are perfect for day trips and lots of fun adventures but they can become expensive when you have several little mouths to feed.  This is where picnics can help you save money on buying food and snacks wherever you go but you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the essentials first.  Whether you prefer to keep it simple or go all out, we have a great choice of picnicware for everyone and it can all be used over and over again, making it a great investment!

Sit Pretty

Whether it’s the beach, the park or somewhere else you’ll need something to sit on that will keep you off the grass or sand and even keep your bottoms dry if the ground is a little damp which could well be the case with our typical British weather.  We have a choice of picnic blankets, camping chairs and umbrellas so that you can sit comfortably.

Serve In Style

Melamine crockery and dinner sets are great for dining al fresco.  They are practical, fun and won’t break if dropped.  We have a fantastic choice of both melamine and bamboo plates, bowls and cups from leading names such as Sara Miller and Eleanor Bowmer in a choice of bright and colourful designs.  Not only great for picnics but for camping, BBQs and more.  In addition, you’ll find many of these products on offer in our big Summer Sale

Pack It Up & Stay Cool

There’s nothing worse than warm soggy sandwiches and melted chocolate biscuits which is where a cool bag or cool box is a must have for summer adventures and picnics.  Combined with some ice packs or freezer boards they’ll help to keep your food and drinks nicely chilled and fresh even on the warmest of days.  We have a great variety of styles and sizes available including backpack picnic bags and traditional picnic hampers.

Optional Extras

If you aren’t one for keeping things simple, then there are plenty of other practical solutions that you could take along on your picnic to make things more comfortable, homely and fun.  How about a food umbrella to keep the bugs from enjoying your picnic spread too or a citronella candle to deter the pesky biting insects completely.  Garden games are great for entertaining the younger members of the family and we are sure the grown ups will enjoy them too.  If you just can’t survive a picnic without a good cup of tea then a flask is the perfect picnic companion.

Nearly any outdoor space is suitable for picnicking, including your own garden, a nearby park, or a scenic location you discover while travelling. Make the most of the summer and check out our entire outdoor living and picnic ranges to make sure your picnic is as great as it possibly can be.