The weather is getting warmer, it is half term, the perfect time for a picnic. Also with the upcoming National Picnic Week , (Saturday 13th June to Sunday, 21st June) below are some ideas of picnicware to help plan the perfect picnic.
Keeping food cool – There is nothing worse than soggy or warm sandwiches!
PACKiT Ziggy Social Cooler Foldable Picnic Bag (Ziggy)
PACKiT Ziggy Social Cooler Foldable Picnic Bag is a great looking bag, thanks to PackIt’s patented freezable gel-liner you can keep your picnic cool for up to 10 hours. The Social Cooler has enough space to pack for a family picnic, and the built-in shoulder strap makes it easy to carry. Simply store the cooler in your freezer for a 12 hour period, pack with the items you want to keep cool and enjoy.
*Keeps food and drinks cold up to 10 hours. *Patented freezable-gel is permanently built into the liner. *PVC/lead-free, non-toxic, earth-safe, & reusable. *Folds compactly in the freezer for storage. *Dimensions: 12in x 13in x 5in (12in x 5in x 2.5in folded).
Waterproof picnic rug/blanket – There is nothing worse than a soggy bottom!
The Oswald Bailey XL Picnic Rug is essential for anyone who is planning on enjoying lots of lovely picnics down the beach in the park or even just spending time in the garden. The XL picnic rug is a very generous 200 x 150 cm plenty of room for all your lovely picnic goodies friends and family. It has a foam interlining for comfort and a waterproof backing to prevent any dampness from the dew. This picnic rug has a detachable webbing strap with handle and quick release buckles so once it is rolled it can easily be secured into place to make it easy to carry and transport ideal for those lovely long hot summer days.
For those who want a bit of comfort, or if you do not want to sit on floor!
Oswald Bailey s Deluxe Directors Chair is a lightweight aluminium framed collapsible chair with a foldaway table that has a built in cup holder ideal for camping outdoor events and picnics.
Keeping food or drink warm on the picnic.
PRIMUS C&H Lunch Jug . Light compact and portable double walled vacuum jug in powder coated stainless steel with a leak proof lid. With a wide mouth which makes it easy to fill, serve from and clean. The excellent insulation makes it perfect for your food, drink or soup.
If you don’t want to take a stove, it is still nice to enjoy a cup of tea! Make a flask before you go.
Double walled vacuum bottle made of stainless steel with Click Close seal and combined lid and mug. Offers excellent insulation and low weight without sacrificing durability. *suitable for both cold and hot beverages. BPA free Made of Stainless Steel. *Volume: (ml) 350 ml (11.8 fl. Oz.).
Keep the flies and bugs away!
This aromatic candle comes in a handy metal tin, making it perfect for travel and outdoor-use. It is perfumed with citronella essential oil, providing a fresh citrus aroma whilst mosquitoes and other pesky insects make a hasty retract. The Citronella Candle is ideal for picnics, camping, barbeques or romantic evenings on the terrace.
The Camp Bistro from Campingaz is a lightweight one burner tabletop stove. Complete with its own specific plastic carry case the cooker is easy to transport and ideal for picnics, camping trips and many other situations with a speedy boiling time of 5 minutes 25 seconds. The Bistro boasts an enamelled pan support for easy cleaning of the product and is very safe and simple to use. An integrated Piezo electric ignition makes lighting easy and with heat control being adjusted simply. The gas canister not included is integrated and leaves the cooker free of trailing pipes etc. Whether for camping or outdoors cooking the modern Bistro is a fantastic cooker well presented and competitively priced.
Now all you need is the food!
The BBC Good Food website have some great ideas for recipes.