Make your picnic the pride of the park, the best on the beach or the classiest at the concert this summer. Whilst a quick sandwich, eaten out of a plastic box can still technically be classed as a picnic, there’s something very special about a beautifully laid out spread that you can be proud of, we do after all, use all our senses when we eat – so it makes sense to make it as pleasing on the eye as possible as well as being delicious. On top of this, there are the practicalities of transporting everything to your destination so it all arrives in tip top condition, ready to be enjoyed by all. This summer we have our largest ever collection of picnicware and outdoor dining solutions – so you can be sure to find exactly what you need – whatever of the size of your picnic party.
There’s nothing quite like a traditional wicker picnic basket to add a dashing style to any outdoor gathering, be the envy of all with one of our gorgeous hampers – full of all the equipment you might need, all easily to hand. Whether you are looking for ceramic or plastic plates, we have a hamper for you.
Epicurean Loop Handle Hamper – a 4 person picnic hamper to make Yogi Bear proud, this lovely loop handle hamper is lovely to carry and our favourite thing about this one? It has 3 compartments which are just the right size for carrying bottles of wine. Although, obviously soft drinks will fit in here too, but frankly, that just seems like a missed opportunity! This set contains: steel cutlery, ceramic plates, acrylic wine glasses, salt & pepper shakers and of course – a corkscrew & bottle opener.
Navigate Coast Wicker Picnic Basket – This elegant wicker picnic basket for 4 people contains, plastic wine glasses, ceramic plates, cotton napkins, stainless steel cutlery, a bottle opener & corkscrew as well as salt & pepper shakers.
Beau & Elliot Raindrops Picnic Basket – a suitcase style wicker picnic basket with lovely faux-leather handles and fixings. Hopefully the only raindrops you see will be on the pretty fabric interior of this lovely hamper! Kitted out for 4 people this hamper includes: a separate small coolbag, a cutlery wrap contains stainless steel cutlery, ceramic plates, wine glasses, bottle opener & corkscrew plus salt & pepper shakers.
Epicurean Traditional Wicker Hamper – a compact 2 person hamper in the traditional suitcase style, beautifully lined with a cotton stripe interior. Set contains: Ceramic plates, steel cutlery, acrylic wine glasses, salt & pepper shakers and a corkscrew. (Also availbale as a 4 person hamper)
Create your own hamper – we also have some empty wicker picnic hampers – just waiting to be filled with all your favourite picnic bits & pieces – a great option if you already have all the kit, but just need an elegant means to transport it. Like this small Loop Handle Wicker Hamper which would accommodate up to 2 people, or of you like to pack light, or want to impress with a personal 1 person wicker hamper we have the cute and compact Mini Wicker Hamper which at 26 x 20 x 10cm is just about the cutest picnic basket you will ever see!
Navigate Coast Picnic Backpack – Everything you could need for a fabulous picnic for 4. The insulated coolbag keeps food cool, while a removable insulated bottle holder keeps your refreshments chilled too. This set it perfect if you like to picnic well away from your transport – as the picnic backpack is comfortable and easy to carry. This set includes: plastic wine glasses & plates, stainless steel cutlery, a bottle opener and corkscrew a small chopping board (great for cheese!) and a navy fleece picnic blanket which cleverly rolls up and clips to the side of the bag.
Thanks to the British weather you can never be sure that the ground is dry and perfect for sitting in – our picnic rugs all feature a waterproof backing and a washable textile upper surface, ensuring you a comfortable sitting area and no soggy bottoms!
Emma Bridgwewater Picnic Blanket - knock spots off everyone else’s picnic with this stunning picni rug, 144 x 130cm with a waterproof baking, this is picnicking perfection - all wrapped up in a handy carrying strap!
Navigate Coast Picnic Blankets – a comfortable fleece picnic blanket with waterproof backing, carry handle and adjustable strap – available in 2 sizes: Aqua & White Stripe 150x135cm and Navy & White Stripe 170x200cm
Insulated Coolbags & Coolbox
Cricket Cooler Cool Box - our largest capacity cool box at 33Ltrs but with lots of useful features, including wheels, because this big boy is going to get heavy once you have filled it with all your delicious picnic treats! Not only that, it is strong enough to use as a seat or a table, and we’ve saved the best for last – the pulling handle doubles as a cricket stump! While you are waiting for your BBQ to heat up, why not keep the family entertained with a quick game of cricket? Howzat for innovative fun?!
Navigate Cool Bags – Personal, Beach Bag & Family – we have a wide selection of cool bags in the striking navy or aqua and white nautical stripe design. Whether you are feeding a family or a simple lunch for 1, there will be a Navigate cool bag for you.
Emma Bridgewater Cool Bag - 30 x 38cm insulated cool bag with the iconic Polka design, big enough to accommodate a bottle of champagne as well as plenty of delicious snacks to go around!
A quick and easy way to keep everything cool, we have a choice of ice packs and blocks that you simple freeze, then pop in your cool bag as you are packing up to set off. Reusable and mess free chilling for food and drinks.
Plates & Glasses
If you are just looking for plates and acrylic glasses to picnic in style, we have a wide choice available – with some so elegant, that it is difficult to tell at first glance if they are ceramic or melamine! Others are unashamedly colourful plastic, to add a fun splash of colour.
Epicurean Melamine Tableware (Rio, Indigo & White) – Outdoor eating just go grown up. This handsome range of melamine table ware looks and feels like ceramic, but it resists breaking and scratching – making it perfect for picnics
Rice Plates, Bowls & Cups – durable, dishwasher safe, BPA free melamine and an absolute riot of colour! Mix and match these fabulous, fun designs to personalise your picnic set.
Navigate Tableware – Melamine plates and bowls, with matching acrylic salad bowl and tumblers featuring a dramatic Aqua and Navy paint effect design, reminiscent of the undulating waves and clear blue skies of a British seaside summer.
Navigate Drinkware - virtually unbreakable acrylic tumblers and wine glasses with the look of chunky recycled glassware.
We have a selection of small, compact portable barbecues in stock – the hottest trend in picnicking this year is a BBQ-To-Go. What could feel more summery than a wonderfully aromatic barbecue, cooking delicious food whilst friends and family enjoy great times together, in a beautiful sunny setting?
Still looking for more summer inspiration? – you can browse our summer collections here