2021’s Best Picnic Blankets, Picnic Baskets & More

beach picnic in the summer
Welcome to Lifeisapicnic.co.uk where we take the hard work out of planning for the perfect picnics and outdoor days. Read my in depth reviews for  recommendations of the best picnic wear then click and buy with ease.
Check out my picnic blog to get ideas to take the stress out of planning, prepping hosting picnics.  I’ll have you dining out in comfort and style quicker than you can roll up your beach tent!

Enjoy Summer Picnics
Safely in 2021

Welcome to Life Is a Picnic

Finally Summer is here, however with continued covid restrictions on travel it looks like we are having staycations this year. We could get down about that but the UK is one of the most beautiful countries once you get out and about and its perfect for picnicking in!

The weather is getting brighter, nights longer and the beach and countryside are beckoning to be picnicked in! So let’s get out there and Picnic safely In 2021 (for guidelines on picnicking within the covid restrictions check GOV.UK)

I am already dusting off our luxury picnic basket, washing the picnic blankets and planning our escapes to the beach.  Where are you excited to visit with your family, friends or relations? Are you a beachbum, countryside lover or fancy a day out at a country home or two? Need some ideas of places for the perfect spring picnics? check out the National Trust for some amazing picnic spots local to you.

Whether you are a seasoned picnic goer or new to this dining out lark I have you covered for what to take on a picnic.  

So 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 its easy to carry and awesome for cool food/drink storage. Easier to get on to the beach with than Electric cooler box (however they are great in the car for long summer road trips!
  • Beach Tent or awesome sided sun brolly for portable shade (and cover if it rains!)
  • Car First Aid Kit or Travel First Aid Kit for trips and slips
  • A Beach Trolley to transport everything including the kids to your picnic site
  • Folding Picnic table and chairs combo –  If you dont want sand in the butties or fancy a posher picnic then take a picnic table & chairs that fold up.
  • No room table then take a Picnic Blanket from our huge range – including one you can play twister on!

Need to buy Summer Picnic Essentials quickly? These 10 items are my top picnic must haves:


If you are looking for cooler boxes for your picnics take a look at our review of Electric Cool Boxes here.  Personally, I also love Picnic Hampers because they really add to the feel of actually dining out.  Look for Picnic Baskets with cool bags included as they really offer lots of storage – super handy!

Best Camping trolleys

NEW FOR 2021 - Beach Tents

Sun safety is important no matter what age.   From baby beach tents to grown up sun canopies where you can create a bedouin tent look we have them all on sale right here in our Beach Tents and Baby Beach Tent reviews.

Whilst the festival might be on hold this year you can still get your festival trolley and use it for beach picnic trips in 2021.  

Read our full expert reviews on the best in festival trolleys as well as the top garden, beach and camping trolleys for 2021 right here.  Each product here and been rigorously tried and tested so you can buy with confidence.

best beach trolley for the family
Gifts for hikers & walkers

Want to give the Hiker or Walker in your life a gift they will love and actually use? Are you shopping on a budget or not really sure what gifts for hikers are any good?

Worry not whatever your reason for being on this page – I got you covered with my Best Gift Guide for Hikers & Walkers

Each our the 10 gifts for walkers & hikers I recommend have been rigorously tried and tested so you can buy with confidence.

My website is your one stop shop for all the best tried and tested Picnic products.

Have a look around, check out the Life is A Picnic Blog and our ‘Best Of’ review sections, and enjoy!

You can find out a little more about me here, and if you have any questions, please do just get in touch!