How to plan the perfect British Picnic

With winter now a distant memory and the long days of spring upon us, there isn’t a better time to get out and enjoy the sunshine in your brand new Ford vehicle. One of the most popular ways of doing this is through a picnic, a cost-effective method of bringing the whole family together for a truly memorable day out. If this is exactly what you’ve got planned over the weeks ahead, we’ve created the perfect guide for your needs.

Get an authentic basket from My Picnic Days

Sometimes packing a picnic can become an issue in itself, with the worry of not packing fragile glassware correctly or not including enough cutlery for the party just two ways in which it can become stressful. While you could spend extra time ensuring you don’t forget any of the essentials, you could also just arrange for My Picnic Days to get the whole package together for you.

A company based in Somerset and close by to our approved Ford dealer in Taunton, My Picnic Days specialise in the sale and hire of picnic baskets of all styles. From a vintage highland-themed picnic basket for six people to one especially crafted for dogs, they have the perfect product for your needs.

We got in touch with My Picnic Days to find out what their three ingredients for the perfect picnic were, and here’s what they had to say:

“As a family, we love picnics - a Picnic Hamper full of delicious food, a beautiful location and good company - make for a great day out and special memories.” - My Picnic Days

Another great feature of the website is their interactive map of their favourite picnic spots in Southern England, serving as an unbeatable source of inspiration for any driver looking for the perfect picnic spot.

Picnic Basket

Stay safe in the sun with P20

While Britain may not get as many scorching days of sunshine compared other countries, on the days of blue skies the temperatures can rise considerably. With this in mind it’s important to protect your skin in the best possible way, which is, of course, through using P20 sun tan lotion. The iconic once-a-day lotion, which is active after just 15 minutes, P20 offers lasting protection against harmful sun rays for up to 10 hours. The fact that you only have to apply it once a day means that it’s also far more economical than other leading skincare brands. It’s for this reason that it’s a good idea to keep a bottle of P20 in your Ford vehicle. 

P20 Sun Lotion

Keep your beverages at the perfect temperature

When having dinner at home, you can keep your liquids cool by keeping them in the fridge, but unfortunately this option isn’t available when travelling to your picnic destination by car. A Corkcicle offers the perfect solution, offering a thin glass tube which can be chilled in the freezer before putting it into your wine bottle to ensure every glass is the perfect temperature. For those who are driving, the Vinnebago is a revolutionary flask which keeps items cool for up to 25 hours and liquids warm for up to 12 hours – perfect for that cup of tea you need for your picnic.

Enjoying great music

No picnic is quite complete without music, and if you are entertaining friends, it can be a great tool to get the conversation going and create an atmosphere. Because you’re on the move, a small yet powerful speaker is your perfect product, and that’s exactly what is offered by the X-Mini. Delivering incredible sound beyond their modest size, they are Bluetooth powered to offer wireless sound from your smartphone. If your device doesn’t have Bluetooth, you can always use the headphone jack.

Of their products, we recommend the Kai and Uno speakers as the perfect choice because of their compact size. The Uno now offers even better sound than before thanks to the inclusion of a ceramic driver – something that has previously only been seen in industrial speakers.

Get Inspiration from National Picnic Week

If you are still keen on your picnic but need some more ideas on how to make it special, why not check out the National Picnic Week website for advice, tips, recipes and other information? This year’s National Picnic Week will run between 13 and 27 June, and there’s plenty of inspiration for all types of people to make use of.

Image Credit: Jeremy Noble Clive Darra (Flickr.com), Riemann P20, My Picnic Days

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