Written by Paisley Tedder

Picnic blanket: 5 of our favourites for 2021

Nothing beats a British picnic. Even if the weather isn’t quite on your side, sitting outdoors and tucking into soggy sandwiches, fruit in tupperware containers and chocolate treats is a quintessential summer experience. With just over two weeks left of the summer holidays for most of us, let’s take a look at the picnic blankets still available so you can recreate the classic British day out. Just don’t forget your umbrella!

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1. Cherry baby

Pucker up with this adorable cherry patterned picnic blanket. Cath Kidston has long been a go-to for printed products, perfect for families whether it’s bags for trips away, back to school kit, or day out essentials like this. This is also a great excuse to pack cherry themed delights in your picnic hamper – we recommend cherry bakewells for a proper British teatime treat.

Cherry picnic blanket from Cath Kidston on white background

£32, Ideal World

2. Tartan treat

In classic tartan style, this picnic blanket will take you back to your own childhood. It’s definitely an upgrade from the classic look, and is made with recycled wool and is also waterproof so you’ll be safe if the summertime showers come down (that is, if you haven’t retreated back to the car by then!). This is more of a luxe buy, but definitely worth it as an investment for picnic trips for many years to come.

Tartan picnic blanket made with recycled wool from The Tartan Blanket Co on white background

£70, The Tartan Blanket Co

3. Bee prepared

Who doesn’t love a bee? Animal-themed accessories are always a hit with the children and we’re sure this will be no exception. The beautiful blue background will bring instant happy vibes to your day out. It’s also lightweight and machine washable, so drinks spillage, little crumbies and grass stains can all come out in the wash!

Blue picnic blanket with bees and leather strap on white background

£29.95, Annabel James

4. All you need is love

In two shades of pink with adorable little hearts all over it, this is the picnic blanket for a day out with the girls. This offering is hand knitted and feels like real quality when using, which you know your friends will definitely appreciate! Get the Prosecco popping and the wireless speaker on as you head to the park this bank-holiday to enjoy the final days of summer.

Pink picnic blanket with hearts and leather strap on white background

£43, Sophie Allport

5. Eye of the tiger

We love this stylish tiger-themed offering on a beautiful pink coral background. It’s made from soft cotton, but has a polyester waterproof backing to help protect against the damp ground. It’s perfect for taking across the UK on staycations or days out exploring.

Tiger patterned pink picnic blanket with hamper and tray of snacks on grassy field

£35, Alfresco Dining Company

Don’t forget to check out our insta-worthy locations to take your new picnic blanket to, and stock up on our picks of the best accessories to have the ultimate British picnic.

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