Personally I am hoping for a late Indian summer in September with a few more weekends with the weather we enjoyed at the beginning of the summer. We’ve have some great day trips out and are just back from a lovely couple of weeks in Cornwall. With few exceptions our lunches were picnic lunches, including one in the car having just been hailed, I repeat HAILED, off the beach!

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So grab your favourite teddy bear, they love a good picnic, and let me inspire you with three of our favourite picnics this summer to shake up your picnic basket. Make sure you download a copy of Waitrose’s Teddy Bear Picnic Game, your little ones can go on an exciting exploration adventure discovering the alphabet in the natural world with their favourite teddy too.

Hot Dog Picnic

A picnic for the British summer time

  • Hot dog sausages, pop into boiling water in a food flask
  • Hot dog rolls
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Pringles
  • Melon medley
  • Ella’s kitchen fruit smoothies
  • Pink lemonade

Wrap Family Picnic

A picnic for a playground

  • Wraps
  • Ham
  • Dairylea
  • Grated cheese
  • Cocktail sausages
  • Pringles
  • Capri sun

Pick Pass Picnic Ideas

A “pick and pass” picnic 

  • Houmous
  • Guacamole
  • Carrot batons
  • Doritos
  • Cocktail sausages
  • Flat peaches
  • Sparkling water for the adults
  • Apple juice cartons for the kids

For more picnic ideas to entertain your troops and stay enjoying the outdoors for as long as possible check out Waitrose’s easy picnic recipes, games and ideas to keep the whole family fed, watered and happy.

Thanks very much to Waitrose for inviting us to join this summers teddy bears picnic and the store voucher we received.