Written by Christina Chrysostomou

6 of the best post lockdown picnic accessories

Get ready for outdoor recreation by  investing in these picnic accessories for your next outing

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After Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that two people from different households can meet outside for recreation from March 8, we scoured the internet for the best food and drink accessories for your park bench or picnic setup. Check out the picnic accessories that we think are worth investing in…

A stylish blanket

John Lewis & Partners Lemons Extra Large Picnic Rug £30 | Good Homes Magazine

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You can pick up this cool lemon motif picnic blanket from local John Lewis for just £30. Treat yourself to this zesty bobble fringed design that rolls up and is easy to carry around with you. It’s also made out of waterproof PEVA backing to keep you dry and comfortable.

Stylish storage

Emma Bridgewater long deep rectangular tin, £9

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How stylish is this bee motif rectangular tin from Emma Bridgewater? We imagine it could come in handy for storing flapjacks, dominoes or anything else that you might wish to keep within arm’s length at the park.

Reusable packaging

3 Lakeland Reusable Vegan-Friendly Leaf Food Wraps | Good Homes Magazine

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It’s important to be eco-conscious when you’re planning your spring picnics. Make sure not to leave any litter lying around and use reusable containers or packaging to house your yummy goodies. Lakeland’s reusable vegan-friendly leaf food wraps are a great invention for those looking to forgo the foil or scrap single-use plastic film. Once washed, they can be used time and time again to keep your food fresh for longer.

Sassy seating

Argos Home Metal Folding Picnic Chair - Ipanema Fruit | Good Homes Magazine

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With park benches bound to get snapped up, sitting on the floor can get quite uncomfortable very quickly. Invest in a picnic chair to make the experience more enjoyable. We are huge fans of this tropical design, which will no doubt brighten up your picnic set up and, are a steal for just £10. Also available in an animal print and seagull motif – but be quick as Argos have announced limited stock of these!

Drinks dispenser

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If you’re planning a picnic party for your friends and family to enjoy (at a safe distance of course) then you may want to purchase a drinks dispenser to fill with your favourite tipple. This one from Garden Trading is only £20 and is sure to last.

Trendy picnicwareCoral Outdoor Carefree Picnic Set 13 Piece, George at Asda, £15 | Good Homes Magazine

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When you’re visiting your local Asda check out its picnicware section, as it’s full of gems including this dishwasher safe plate and bowl set for just £15! The coral, palm print is a great way to go bold and make a statement with your choice to amp up the fun and care free vibes.

Pretty packed lunchBamboo Fibre Global Dot Lunch Box Dunelm, £5 | Good Homes Magazine

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Not just for sheets and soft furnishings, Dunelm sell a range of sustainable dining options too. Made from eco-friendly material, this monochrome bamboo lunch box, with a stylish dotty print is perfect for all your lunch time meals and al fresco snacks.

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