With unpredictable weather at the forefront of our minds this summer, you’re going to have to be organised when it comes to preparing for a day out in the sunshine. One of the best things about this season is simply enjoying those rare rays with plenty of food, drink and good company, so a picnic is surely on the cards. Take a look at some of our top buys to ensure you’re ready to go at a moment’s notice in the coming weekends…
Let’s start with comfortable seating. Go classic with a picnic blanket like the Epicurean Striped Picnic Blanket. This design measures 130cm x 150cm and boasts a damp-proof backing to prevent moisture from grass soaking into the fabric. Thankfully, it’s also easy to carry with a built-in handle. If you prefer to be off the ground in case of bad weather, opt for our Highland Trail Picnic Table + 4 Chairs. Made of lightweight aluminium tubing with an ABS frame, it’s easy to manoeuvre in and out of your car but still gives you plenty of room to spread your food out when it’s time to eat.
Of course, the most important thing when it comes to a picnic is food. Carry everything you need in the Epicurean Jubilee Stripe 4-person Picnic Hamper. This patriotic creation – which celebrates 60 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign – also comes with four melamine plates, four knives, four forks, four spoons, four napkins and one multi-purpose Waiter’s Friend corkscrew.
These next goodies are simply extras that’ll turn your outdoor soiree into something even more wonderful. Keep everyone entertained with a spot of sport – we love rounders, so the Aresson Traditional Rounders Set is our top pick. On top of that, invest in some portable audio to encourage plenty of smiles and, perhaps, some dancing. Opt for our X-Mini Max Duo Portable Rechargeable Capsule Speakers – Blue for a crisp, clear sound that lasts up to 18 hours after charging.
Finally, we’re sure the day you pick will include nothing but sunshine so don’t forget to pass around some P20 SPF 50+ Spray 100ml.