We have a few tips on what to bring with you for your picnic from watermelon to wipes - we have it all.
Fruit - Everyone knows that fruit just tastes so much better in summer, take some of your favorite fruits with you on your picnic. It’s great for snacking on all day long, and it’s healthy too if you’re on the annual summer diet after a long winter of binge food.
Sandwiches - Make a few options for sandwiches because you can guarantee that when you get there no one will want the type you prepared. Also cut them into little triangles, better for grazing that way, and means that everyone can share and have a section of each sandwich rather than having a full one. Don’t keep mayonnaise, meat and cheese too long outside the cooler.
BBQ - To expand the menu take a disposable BBQ and a cooler with some prepared meat in it. Be careful though some places do ban disposable BBQ’s so just double check before you go.
Water - You don’t have to just take water with you for drinks, but on a hot summer’s day you will be grateful to have it. Also if you want it to stay cool all day put your water bottle in the freezer the overnight the night before, then throughout the day your water will melt and you will always have cool water ready. Water bottles can also be used in coolers to keep the content cold.
Games - Sometimes the kids get tired of running around, and just want to have a break sitting in the shade. Pack a family friendly board game or a pack of cards. Everyone can get involved and it’s great for if you’re not ready to go home, but you want some chill time.
A book - this one is more for grownups. While the kids are off running about playing some parents like to enjoy some alone time. Especially for slightly older kids who think it’s uncool to play with mom and dad still. Take your book and read, it’s nice to just have some relaxation time.
Portable speaker and phone charger - often kids can want some music playing, take your phone and a portable speaker with you so you can listen to the greatest Disney hits. Also take a portable phone charger, and a spare battery with you if you stay out all day.
Wipes - To clean the kids’ hands before and after eating. The park is full of germs, wipe your kids hands down before they eat and again after. If you are having a BBQ, make sure you wipes you hands clean before preparing raw meat.
Blankets - Lots of them, take more than enough blankets, some to sit on and some to wrap up in if you start to get a bit chilly or it starts to rain.
Camera - Fun relaxed days like this are the kind you want to remember. Take your camera with you, and snap a few pictures of your kids having fun in the sun.
Are you inspired for your next picnic? Whatever you take with you, the most important part is to enjoy the picnic and have a nice day out!
We’re also interested to hear, if you have any picnic tips you’d like to share with us!