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Read my in depth reviews for recommendations of the best picnic wear, BBQ s and outdoor entertaining gear then click and buy with ease.
This year I am branching out to help you find the best value, hardest wearing walking equipment and hiking clothes. I love to get outdoors with my family but comfort and safety are key for me – so check out our new buyers guides here.
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 Autumn Picnics & Walks Safely in 2021
Summer is over! Autumn, with its cooler days and darker nights is upon us.
Are you planning on hibernating for the next eight months till the temperatures get over 20 deg again? Should we close up the picnic hampers and store our bbqs?
I sure hope you are yelling NO WAY to this idea!
And you would be right there – I happen to love hitting the trials and enjoying Autumn Picnics as often as possible. As a family we will also go on our annual blackberry picking Picnic and fill our Picnic Hamper full of warm sausage rolls and cheese pie! What are your favourite Autumnal Picnic foods?
Whilst we all love our traditional Picnic Hampers, I have to be honest and say we see far more Picnic Backpacks and Cool bag Backpacks being bought from around September till Late November. Oh and lets not forget that waterproof backed travel rugs and blankets are totally a MUST for the comfort!
Our Picnic Fans are also adding in Thermos Flasks and Vacuum Sealed Food Storage to take hot food and soup with them. I also see a lot of new picnic sets being sold…perhaps that’s with people wanting to freshen up their picnic baskets after summer.
Also we have some great ideas for still getting out at home during autumn. Since covid struck and we were lockdown so many friends have joined us in building outdoor areas at home. Indoor outdoor living is thriving. Do it on the cheap with a pop up gazebo with sides and add in a hot tub lazy spa and fairy lights for some romance and fun. Or get a fire pit bbq and seating for the perfect winter warmer on chilly nights (I love cook outs around our firepit!).
To help you make the most of the beautiful Great British and Irish countryside this Autumn We have launched our new walking and hiking products guides as well. We review the things we had to buy when we started to get outdoors more and we include all those kids things as walking can be brilliant family fun. From walking boots to hiking jackets, hats for all occasions (and weathers) and socks that wont blister your feet or break the bank we have you covered.
Need to buy Autumn Picnic & Walking Essentials quickly? These 15 items are my top must haves (for home & away!):
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.
Since lockdown hit many of us have been turning our gardens into havens to escape our mad, overflowing houses. Online with have seen everything in a back garden from a full pub rig up to spa zones complete with Lazy spa hot tub and fire pits.
All these require a rainproof cover and nothing is more budget friendly or versatile that a pop up gazebo with sides. See our top garden gazebo buys here.
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.
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!