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Picnic Ideas

We've packed a host of hints and ideas to help you make the most of the sunshine and plan the perfect picnic. So break out the blankets, pack your picnic baskets and head outside for a classic alfresco feast.

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Pack the perfect picnic

Our handy checklist is here to give you all the ingredients you need for a great picnic in the park.

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  • Picnic basket
  • Blankets
  • Picnic food and drinks
  • Foldable chairs
  • Cool bag
  • Outdoor games and toys
  • Disposable plates and cups
  • Napkins
  • Cutlery
  • Sun cream
  • Umbrellas and sun shelters
  • Rubbish bags

Hints and tips

  • Keep perishable food fresh and any drinks on ice with a cool bag.
  • Bring plenty of blankets so there's space for everyone to sit.
  • If it's a hot day, bring some umbrellas to keep the sun at bay. And don't forget the sun cream!
  • Remember to clear away any rubbish at the end! No one likes a litter bug.

Fun in the sun

A picnic in the sun is a family favourite! Prepare a super summer spread full of their favourite snacks, and take some games for plenty of post-picnic fun. Football, cricket and rounders are all perfect for playtime in the park.

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Teddy bear's picnic

We're going on a bear hunt! A teddy bear's picnic is a little ones favourite. Just make sure they've got all of their favourite furry friends and that you know all the words of the well-known sing-a-along, and you're ready for your beary own teddy bears picnic.

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Patio picnic

If it's a nice day, but you don't fancy trip to the park, why not have a picnic in the garden instead? Take some blankets and cushions outside, or use a picnic bench, some garden furniture or a quirky teepee instead.

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Food for thought

Don't forget the food! Take a look at these ultimate picnic recipes from Sainsbury's, including scotch eggs with a twist and a classic Victoria sponge.

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A picturesque picnic

Make it a date with a fancy feast somewhere quaint. Take someone special out for an afternoon of soaking up sun, tasty food and blissful relaxation.

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Find the right setting

Set the scene for your getaway by finding somewhere quiet and picturesque. Head to the best spot in the park or, if you're close to the beach, why not enjoy a picnic on the sand?

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Look smart in the sun

Get the perfect outfit for summer with the Tu holiday shop. Everything you need to look smart in the sun for your picturesque picnic.

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Food for thought

Find out how to posh up your picnic with Sainsbury's tips on how to make your romantic retreat extra special.

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Social in the sun

Grab your mates and go to the park for a proper picnic party. Get everyone to bring their own food and drink, pack some music and games, and you're ready for a fun-filled outdoor get together.

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Summer sports

Take a break from the food and play some sport in the park. Cricket and rounders are perfect group games and once you've finishing playing, it's time for round two of the food.

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Sounds good

Get the party started with some portable bluetooth speakers. For a more chilled vibe, why not take a guitar?

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Food for thought

Make sure your picnic is Insta-ready with food that's great for the Gram. Try these Sainsbury's recipes that look great and taste even better.

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Rainy day hideaway

Don't let the weather ruin your fun. Take the picnic indoors and build a fort fit for a feast. Grab your blankets, cushions and throws and create a cosy rainy day hideaway.

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