Pimp your picnic

July is National Picnic Month and as the weather hots up, there are fewer better ways of soaking in the sun and spending time with loved ones than the great British tradition of a picnic. 

To help you celebrate National Picnic Month, PriceSpy has put together its top tips that are sure to take your picnic to the next level.

Who said you need to sit on the floor? 

Sitting for hours on the ground can cause sore backs and stiff legs, thankfully it’s no longer mandatory when having a picnic. Chairs also keep you away from scratchy grass and potentially damp ground. We recommend lightweight and portable chairs like the Outwell Goya Kalappstol. At only £29.99 this chair is a popular and affordable choice to elevate your picnic status and provide comfort. 

Keep active

There are always those in any group who can’t seem to sit still. If you’re looking for a more active day, think about taking sporting gear to your al fresco dining experience. Footballs are always a crowd pleaser. The Adidas Tango Glider is currently at an impressive £9 after a fluctuating few months. Perfect for a kick around that won’t break the bank. 

If you want a serious sports day or if football isn’t your thing, our range of volleyballs and tennis rackets should help you keep all bases covered. We have price history data to ensure that you buy at the best price at the best time. The Wilson Graffiti volleyball was £18.49 last month and has dropped to £11.99. 

Stay hydrated

When enjoying the summer sun, it is easy to forget to stay hydrated. However, the thought of water that’s been warming all day can be less than appealing. New water bottles have vacuum technology and can keep your water cool, making it that bit more refreshing. We recommend the Chilly's 0.5 L bottle at £20.00, perfect for a picnic and the rest of summer. 

Never trust the British weather 

We have all been caught out with the British weather. One minute you’re enjoying the blue sky, the next grey clouds threaten your day. If an umbrella isn’t quite enough, we have a solution. By packing a small, lightweight waterproof coat you can keep dry and continue to picnic. We recommend the Trespass Rainy Day Waterproof Jacket for women at £27.76 and the Berghaus Deluge Light Waterproof Jacket for men at £43.99. These compact options allow for an any weather picnic.

For anyone looking to enjoy National Picnic Month and the sun these tips will ensure you stand out from others in the park, beach, forest or even garden. Over to you to decide on the sandwiches!