2023 Best Picnic Baskets, Picnic Blankets, Picnic Tables, Festival Trolleys & More

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Hello there! I’m Alexandra, your go-to gal for picnics, outdoor fun and parties. I’ve spent many happy years planning events that my friends and family still rave about. I’m thrilled to use that expertise to help you select the finest products to make your outdoor experiences and family fun memorable.

Shopping at Lifeisapicnic.co.uk is like having your outdoor store curated just for you. From the trendiest picnic wear and top-of-the-line BBQs to the ultimate outdoor entertaining gear like Lazy Spas and Firepits, I’ve got you covered (especially with my Gazebos and Beach Tents – ok, bad joke, haha!).

Are you a walker or a hiker? Well, you wandered into the right place. I’ve reviewed and tested the most durable, great-value walking equipment and hiking clothes. Trust me; I’ve done the legwork, so you don’t have to.

Don’t forget to check out my picnic blog! I’ve filled it with a treasure trove of ideas that will take the guesswork and stress out of planning, prepping, and hosting the perfect picnics and outdoor gatherings. Trust me, with my help, life really can be a picnic!

Alexandra Talks Party Planning on talkTV

Alexandra on talkTV with Peter Cardwell to talk Street Party Tips

Peter Cardwell invited Lifeisapicnic’s Alexandra Watson on his talkTv Saturday Show to discuss planning a great party or picnic.

As a party planning expert, Alexandra shares her top tips for simple party planning. Offering ideas on great foods to serve, games to play & more…

GREAT ALL YEAR ROUND – Festival Trolleys & Beach Carts

Discover the joy and convenience of the best festival trolley, your year-round buddy in the UK.

Forget the hassle of a buggy; these trolleys can easily carry your kids and a picnic basket for a fun day at the park. They’re also great for shopping trips, holding bags, and even offering a seat for a tired child.

Dive into our simple reviews to find the best festival trolleys of 2023, perfect for every season and every task, from camping to beach and park trips, gardening, and so much more. Trust us; they make life a whole lot easier!

202· best beach trolley for the family

Create a Chillout Zone with a Lazy Spa & Pop Up Gazebo with Sides

Buyers guide to finding the right lazy spa hot tub

We’ve all found unique ways to maximise our personal spaces in the past year. I’ve seen some fabulous transformations in back gardens – from complete pub setups to spa-like retreats featuring Lazy spa hot tubs and cosy fire pits.

But let’s not forget these charming hideaways need protection from the weather. And what could be more budget-friendly or adaptable than a pop-up gazebo with sides? Curious about the best options? Don’t worry; I’ve got you covered…literally!

Top Gifts For Walkers & Hikers

Are you hunting for the perfect gift for the hiker or walker? But you’re unsure what makes an excellent gift for outdoor enthusiasts?

I’ve compiled a comprehensive Best Gift Guide for Hikers & Walkers designed to steer you in the right direction. It’s not just any list; it’s a collection of ten top-notch gifts, each carefully chosen for their practicality and quality.

So go ahead, dive in, and find that perfect gift that’ll light up the eyes of your favourite hiker or walker. You’ll be giving a gift that brings joy and is genuinely useful – now that’s a win-win!

Gifts for hikers & walkers

Take a HIKE This Autumn!

So the New Year’s promises to GET FIT are all done, and we haven’t seen the inside of the gym in months…but that doesn’t have to mean we can’t get fit AND ON A BUDGET? 

Get your HIKE ON this Autumn … Getting outdoors into our beautiful national parks and National Trust gardens will work off those extra pounds AND have you all feeling happier, too.  

Here are some of our best walks to inspire you to get your Hiking Boots and Walking Poles out.

enjoy the snacks that are healthy when walking or treking

Keep Yourself Covered With a Beach Tent or Sun Shelter

best beach tent

Sun safety is paramount for all ages and throughout the year because the sun’s rays can be strong even on a winter day!

The Lifeisapicnic team’s comprehensive reviews of protective shelters, from baby beach tents to stylish sun canopies for adults, means you can buy quickly and confidently.

Dive into our detailed Beach Tents reviews to find the perfect sun-safe solution for your beach trips. After all, a day at the beach should be as safe as it is fun!

Ultimate Picnic Gear Guide – Don’t Leave Home Without These!

12 ultimate picnic essentials

Hello, picnic enthusiasts! Are you ready to elevate your picnic game? Well, I’ve compiled my top 12 Ultimate Picnic Essentials to make your outdoor fun memorable without breaking the bank.

Picnics offer a fantastic opportunity to bond with loved ones and soak in the beauty of nature.

To help you create those perfect picnic experiences, I’ve chosen three top picks for each picnic essential: a budget-friendly option, a family-friendly choice, and my favourite – the best in class.

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Whether you are a seasoned picnic goer or new to this dining out lark lets kick off with a few things you need to make sure you have packed in your picnic backpack or picnic hamper.  
  • Picnic Cool Bag Rucksack – I recommend the cool bag in backpack form because it’s easy to carry and awesome for cool food/drink storage. It is easier to carry than an Electric cool box. (However, you can’t beat the in-car cool box for long road trips!)
  • Car First Aid Kit or Travel First Aid Kit for trips and slips
  • Folding Picnic Table & Chairs Set –  If you don’t want sand in the butties or fancy a posher picnic, take a picnic table & chairs or bench that folds up.
  • No room table, then take a Picnic Blanket from our huge range of picnic rugs – including one you can play twister on!

If you have any questions, please do get in touch!

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