10 tips on how to have an awesome picnic.

Hey readers, 

Nothing finer than getting outdoors and eating Al Fresco, it just makes the food taste so much fresher and enjoyable especially when you are with the family. Even since becoming a parent I have enjoyed as a family picnicking more so when it so warm and sunny. I thought I would put down my top tips to have an awesome picnic. 

1. List. 

We all know I love a good list and planning is key especially with children. Make sure you write down all the food and equipment you need so you don't forget it when you are in a blind panic. 

2. Drinks 

Make sure you bring plenty of drinks even more so when it is hot so you all keep hydrated. Another crucial thing is to bring open opener if you need for bottles that need to be open with an opener. 

3. Blanket. 

Having a blanket that you can throw on the ground with soft material makes picnicking a much more enjoyable affair. I know it is a nice to be one with nature sometimes the floor is dirty or still, quite a dame plus you don't want any grass marks on your bottom from where you have been sitting, haha. 

4. Mosquito repellent. 

Always handy during the summer when there are bugs about and you don't want to be eaten permanently. So make sure you have some mosquito repellent ready on hand to apply and make a barrier between bugs and you. 

5. Ice ice baby. 

Make sure you have ice boxes or ice packs to keep food cold and not melt such as ice-cream or drinks. This will help your food and drink stay cool and more enjoyable. Plus nothing worse than have a melted mess in your picnic box to have to contend with. 

6. Stay clean. 

Something to add to your list of items to pack is wet wipes because they make life so much easier to clean sticky fingers. Napkins as well help collect or the crumbs and keeps the area tidy where you are having your picnic. 

7. Delicate.

Probably best to leave delicate food at home as it is another stress to worry about especially if you have children to deal with as well. Simple is key when it comes to picnics. 

8. Check.

If you are planning on going to say a country park check beforehand that they are open and that picnics are welcome, always best to be safe then sorry. 

9. Activities. 

Bringing activities to keep you and your family amused is something to consider. Things like a football or frisbee are good because it is fairly simple to play and you don't have to carry a lot of items with you, which ideal if you are a long way from the car or bus say and you don't want to carry loads of stuff with you.

10. Sunshine.

Always stay protected in the sunshine, make sure you have sun cream, hats and shady places to eat when it sunny. Also, if you go at high noon during the summer it can be baking hot and you don't want to get sunstroke so be prepared and stay cool. 

Have I missed anything off my list that you think is a good thing to do when you go for a picnic? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section. 

Cheers for reading X 


  1. I do love a picnic, I much prefer them to bbqs. Your ideas are good, I would not have thought to take bug spray but it makes sense and I will add it in next time. #mmbc

  2. Ohh! I do love a picnic in the summer.
    It's a much cheaper alternative to buying food while you are out. #MMBC

    1. Isn't it and much more realxed affair with kids X

  3. big spray seems to be the one that I have the hardest time remembering. I'm always so focused on the food that I forget #KCACOLS

  4. If only the sunshine was something we could reliably add to a list!! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

    1. Yes I know what you mean, you don't know if you are coming or going with this weather X

  5. Lovely ideas! We don't picnic enough #KCACOLS

  6. I can't wait to start going for summer picnics with my little girl! Weather is finally getting nice and she's old enough now to get involved in activities like you have suggested! Thank you for the tips :) #KCACOLS

  7. I love a picnic, but our kiddo is rarely keen to sit still for more than two seconds and doesn't like many cold food stuffs, so we haven't done as much picnicking as I would like to. I think all the things you've listed here covers it quite well. If it was just me I'd love a book with me. And for us, the iPad needs to come along everywhere too xx #KCACOLS

    1. Oh yes I remember my boys going through that phase lucky it gets easier as they get older X

  8. I love picnics! Great tips! Especially repellent. #KCACOLS