Spring Picnics

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How perfect does that picture look?! One of my favourite things about spring, is that we can start going on picnics again. Well, we’ve been known to have a picnic in the midst of winter, a thermos of hot soup is perfect to warm you up in the middle of a long winters walk! It’s not quite the same though is it?! I love picnics, packing up lots of delicious foods, some blankets, sketchbooks and crayons, and heading off to the woods or down by the river. Those first spring picnics always feel so fantastic, to be sitting and eating outdoors after a long winter.

The kiddos like nothing better than a day spent in the woods, hunting for fairy houses, building dens and bug spotting. Or a day by the river, building dams, fishing nets to see what we can find, skimming stones and paddling toes in still freezing-cold water. We’ve learnt to take more food than you think you’ll need. Lots of blankets for laying on and wrapping up in if it gets chilly. Sketchbooks and pencils for some nature drawing. A jar of homemade chai concentrate and a thermos of boiling water and some teabags for this mama!

What are your favourite picnic foods?

Here are a few of ours {with recipes}:

Granola Bars

Homemade Humous

Turkish Flat Bread Pizzas

Easy Bread

Chocolate Brownies

Banana and Oat Cookies

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Soup

Chai Concentrate


  1. Fritha

    April 11, 2014 at 09:51

    I thought you had taken this picture at first and was going to demand you tell me where those glasses are from! I love posts like this, so great to compile a collection of lovely picnic recipes! The sun is shinning in Bristol, just waiting for you guys to move here so we can go on picnics together ;) Happy weekend! x

    1. Polly

      April 11, 2014 at 10:27

      I’ve been searching for glasses like these, haven’t found any yet though :( I’m working on G…. otherwise I’m just gonna come by myself :D :D

  2. Globalmouse

    April 11, 2014 at 14:17

    I LOVE Picnics too…and that’s so funny, I was going to ask the same as Fritha, where are the glasses from?! Lovely post though, I love thinking about the warmth of summer and the chance to sit outside for longer.

    1. Polly

      April 11, 2014 at 19:57

      Really need to source those glasses don’t we?!

  3. laura redburn

    April 11, 2014 at 19:30

    i don’t think i’ve had a picnic since i was a child! well, i have sat and ate lunch in the back garden, but that’s not quite the same.

    1. Polly

      April 11, 2014 at 19:58

      not quite!! I love picnics :)

  4. Laura

    April 12, 2014 at 10:18

    I love nothing better than a lazy summer picnic near the river taff, skimming stones and eating yummy homemade food.
    We also always pack hummus plus so things to dip in it like cherry tomatoes, carrots, cucumber etc as well olives and roasted peppers.
    I love fresh granary bread roll with some brie cheese and cranberry sauce (an almost festive taste during summer :) and some lovely elderflower sparkly water :)

    Laura x

  5. Hannah Staveley

    April 12, 2014 at 14:01

    Ohhh wow, what a fantastic little picnic .x

  6. Kimberley

    April 12, 2014 at 14:43

    Lovely post, I love all the picnic food ideas! That photo looks fab too!

    Kimberley // Kimberley’s Beauty Blog

  7. Kimberley

    April 12, 2014 at 14:45

    Lovely post, I really like your picnic food ideas! The photo looks fab too!

    Kimberley // Kimberley’s Beauty Blog

  8. Lori

    April 12, 2014 at 20:17

    Spring picnics are the best, we were even talking about having one tomorrow if the weather is good. I love taking olive and tomato bread great for tearing and sharing. x

  9. Gill Crawshaw

    April 12, 2014 at 22:09

    PICNICS! Aren’t they the best? The recipes look so good – am bookmarking this for warmer weather x

  10. Vicky

    April 14, 2014 at 22:04

    Picnics are one of our favourite activities in the Summer; fun, free and easy. What’s not to love?!

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