Who’s up for a spot of picnicking ?

Whether it’s a day out in the park or down the beach, even as part of a festival weekender a picnic is a great way to while away the Summer Holidays. It doesn’t have to be extravagantly expensive and the days of soggy sand filled sandwiches and seen better days scotch eggs have long gone. Picnics and of course the necessary accessories have come on a long way baby since our childcare nightmare so let us at the Stylish Dad reintroduce and re-educate you to some of the great accessories available to assist you in delightful picnicking !

This set from Marks & Spencer creates for a perfect luxury afternoon tea. This collection of scones, cakes, jam and tea to be enjoyed with a bottle of sparkling Casa d’Amello prosecco all presented in a beautiful deep lidded wicker basket, jeez what more do you want ?

The Root7 Canteen keeps drinks piping hot for 13 hours, or ice cold for 25. It’s ideal all year round, great for all drinks, wine and soups, use maybe not all at the same time.

Atlantic Blankets is a family run business based by the sea in Cornwall and stock at NotOnTheHighStreet.com This British wool picnic blanket complete with leather straps, and a practical waterproof backing, this blanket is a staple accessory for family picnics.

Pull on this four person picnic rucksack by Joules and seek out the most secluded spot you can. There’s no better way of carrying along your picnic essentials. Contains 4 x plastic plates, cotton napkins, forks, knives, spoons, plastic wine glasses, set of salt and pepper shakers, bottle opener, cheese knife and wooden chopping board.

Gather your family and friends together cos this bad boy offers outdoor entertainment and refreshment all in one. The Cricket Cooler is a 50 litre cooler box on wheels, equipped with a set of stumps which rotate upwards at the front. This means your food and drinks stay cool whilst you are hitting those winning runs – howzat!

Don’t be tied down to the  shackles of daylight with this great handmade woven lantern made from unpainted bamboo by The White Company. This lantern is perfect for adding that long Summer feeling to your picnic. Finish it off with a glass candle holder that’s positioned on the base, with a Citronella Pillar Candle inside for instant glow and to keep away unwanted, uninvited bug guests.


This 8 Litre Drinks Dispenser by Kilner at Debenhams can be used to serve many types of beverages soft or slightly harder and is ideal for parties and barbecues. It has a substantial, excellent quality clip and Kilner orange seal.

Build up an  appetite with a spot of tennis with this set by Brizillian brand Frescobol Carioca, each set is hand made and constructed with up to 17 pieces of wood. Much more of an investment piece for year after year.

Spoil yourself, have seat will travel and relax in style in this Olive and Orange by Orla Kiely Folding Chair. Featuring one of Orla’s retro prints, this camping chair is bound to get you noticed whether you’re at the beach, a festival, or simply catching some rays after your picnic. Quick to fold up and easy to transport, it’s a must-have for any stylish picniker.

If your out to impress and want to add a touch of sophication to your picnic look no further than The Lavender Closet who offers a curated selection of high quality handmade personalised fine gifts.


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