When it comes to going outdoors and doing something different, there are so many possibilities for a picnic. If you are stuck for ideas, you can also get some amazing visual inspiration on Pinterest. And nowadays, enjoying a picnic is a safe and fun outdoor activity for anyone, especially in the warm spring and summer months! Here is a guide to help spark your imagination for your next venture…
A perfect way to lunch is on the grounds of a historic stately home or mansion, whilst enjoying serene quiet and perfectly manicured lawns and walled gardens. For your picnic you could opt for the classic range of ham, cheese and jam sandwiches and tea.
You could spend an afternoon in a sunny spot while enjoying a view of the rolling hills in the countryside. This would be an ideal location to bring a typical English-style hamper with sausage rolls, cheese and cucumber sandwiches, and you can even get a chocolate hamper delivered if you fancy something sweet. In fact, there are certain hotels in England who will arrange a picnic service with a basket included.
Sitting by a stunning waterfall is hard to beat, so if you plan your weekend to take a trip you can make the most of it. If you plan a hike to reach a waterfall by lunch, it’s the perfect opportunity to have a break and enjoy the view. You could even spend a weekend in one of the National Parks, and go exploring the lakes and valleys for a change of scene. Do you prefer to snack along the way? Filling your backpack with a French baguette and other food to nibble on would be ideal.
For a historical atmosphere, spend the day wandering around the grounds of an ancient castle. You could even delve into the culture of the local area and have a lunch based on historical recipes. Don’t forget to pack your picnic blanket! What’s better than delicious food, the great outdoors, and beautiful views?!
Venture out into your local forest to enjoy the atmosphere of birdsongs and nature and burn off some energy exploring. After a long day hiking, search to find the perfect clearing in the woods to settle down in. The ideal picnic here would be with a little campfire and basket full of marshmallows and telling old tales.
The best kind of beach picnic is where you can venture away from the crowds and find your own little cove or bay. Plan the afternoon for some water activities and catching the sun, and pack some strawberries and spritz. Don’t forget for a beach picnic use a cool box as an alternative to the woven picnic basket to keep things cold and chilled. And if you’re celebrating a special occasion, nowadays you can hire a company to set up a luxury picnic for you on the beach so all you need to do is show up and enjoy this classic summer activity!