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Summer Picnic Essentials 2020

Summer is here for the UK, and what better way to celebrate the weather with a lovely al fresco dining experience. Whether you're heading to the beach, out with the family or on a romantic date, nothing beats a picnic! We hope you enjoy this blog, which will explore the picnic essentials.

1) Picnic Blanket

An absolute essential for picnics is a blanket. This 100% polyester blanket from AmazonBasics is perfect for any outdoor ventures. The blanket is well designed and thick enough that it provides protection and comfort. The product also comes in two size options (150cmx195cm and 200cm x 200cm). An absolute bargain!

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Alternatively, if you wanted something thicker, then Good Gain make a beautifully designed thick blanket which is made from natural wool. This however is not water resistance like Amazons.

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2) Picnic Basket

This very traditional picnic basket is perfect for any couple. The design benefits from a sturdy but light basket, which we found to be very spacious. The basket even includes your cutlery (plates, glasses, knife, fork, spoon, salt, pepper) and a cushion to sit on. However, this isn't good for storing cold drinks and cold food or families.

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3) Picnic Bag

If you did want to store cold food and drinks, then we would recommend using a cooler bag. This example from Lifewit is Amazon's #1 best seller, and generously holds 24L. This thermal bag is perfect for a family day out, and comes in 4 different colour options. However, we did find that if the bag is heavy, it can hurt your back / shoulder.

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To remedy this pain, a cooler bag which can be worn like a backpack is perfect. For that, we would recommend Estarer's leakproof insulated rucksack. This bag can hold 32L, which is enough to hold about 20-30 cans. The bag benefits from super thick insulation and can easily keep food and drinks cold for 10 hours. The bag even has a bottle opener built in.

Buy Now: £42.99

4) Drinks Cooler Bag

If you want to enjoy a nice ice cold beer then you'll definitely want to purchase a drinks cooler bag. This specific bag from Livivio can hold up to 60 cans and will keep your drinks cold for hours. The bag is well designed, with strong handles too.