2021’s Best Picnic Blankets, Picnic Baskets & More

Welcome to Life Is a Picnic

At Lifeisapicnic.co.uk I take all the hard work out of buying the right Picnic Blankets, Picnic Baskets and all the fun extras from folding chairs to sun tents.  Just read my in depth reviews, see my recommendations, click and shop with ease!

I also aim to take the stress out of and the prepping to host a picnic.  Check out my picnic blog and I’ll have you dining out in comfort and style quicker than you can roll up your picnic blanket (or pack that beach trolley away!).

My picnic shopping site is also packed with the best picnic gift ideas.  I review and recommend the perfect picnic presents for all budgets, from a 6 person luxury picnic basket to a simple melamine picnic set.  

I also use my years of picnic expertise and my huge passion for outdoor entertaining, camping and hiking to advise on:

  • Buying the UK’s best picnicware and picnic accessories (all reviews are based on tests done by myself and customers) – A camping enthusiast or walker? these products are great for you too!

  • Great ideas for how to spend more quality time outdoors with your family!

  • Finding the perfect picnic places across the British Isles (including some great hidden picnic locations!)

Stay Safe & Picnic IN 2021

UK Picnic Essentials for Spring

Spring has sprung…ok more of a very slow crawl from winter’s grasp for may of us as Covid Lockdowns start to ease.  But still the weather is getting brighter, nights longer and soon leisurely spring days will be here.

What better way to enjoy the warmer weather and longer days than by getting outdoors with a picnic.  I am already dusting off our luxury picnic basket, washing the picnic blankets and planning our escapes to the beach.

Whether you are a seasoned picnic goer or new to this dining out lark (amazingly covid has meant more picnicking and home holidays are soaring) I have you covered for what to take on a picnic.

Life is a picnic is your one stop shop for everything you need in your picnic set.   With my fellow picnic lovers I’m also working on new content this spring to help you with ideas on where to picnic, great picnic food ideas and more!

So lets kick off with a few things you need to make sure you have packed in your picnic backpack or picnic hamper.  Follow the links to our review pages on each of these picnic essentials:

Need Picnic Essentials quickly and no time to read the reviews? Worry not these 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!

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.

Whilst the festival might be on hold this year you can still get your festival trolley and use it for beach picnic trips in 2020.  

Read our full expert reviews on the best in festival trolleys as well as the top garden, beach and camping trolleys for 2020 right here.  Each product here and been rigorously tried and tested so you can buy with confidence.

how to decorate a festival trolley

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!