How to get the Perfect Picnic

The Perfect Picnic – British Summertime means a few things – BBQs, walks and, most importantly, picnics! Sitting in the sun with a sandwich and a cold drink is a great family activity, and at LEYF we’re here to recommend some great ways to have the perfect picnic and some healthy snacks for your little ones.


The Perfect Spot

A good spot is a pivotal factor when it comes to your picnic. And when you’re with your children it’s even more important! Make sure to choose a spot with a good view and a good amount of shade – sitting in direct sunlight can be a direct risk to your child’s skin.

Sun Protection

It’s extremely important to make sure that you’re protected against the sun – even if you sat in the shade! Make sure to carry lots of sun cream and have a lot of hats


Finally, it’s extremely important for you to stay hydrated in the heat! Make sure that you’ve got a healthy supply of water and drinks to make sure you don’t burn out at your own picnic.


Naturally, food is extremely important when it comes to a picnic – without it, you’re just sitting on a blanket in a big open space! However, you don’t have to stick with crisps and sandwiches – spice things up with some delicious, healthy options!

– Spring salad – lettuce, mozzarella, olives, tomatoes

– Pasta Salad – pasta, pesto, olives and tomatoes

– Lime cordial (a less sugary alternative to pop)

– Yoghurt Jamboree – a yoghurt of your choice mixed with summer fruit of your choice!

These are just some of our suggestions – we’re sure you’ve got plenty ideas of your own!

So, this is LEYF’s guide to the perfect picnic. Got any suggestions of your own? Be sure to share them with us online on Twitter and Facebook!

About London Early Years Foundation

The London Early Years Foundation (LEYF) are the UK’s largest childcare social enterprise with 38 nurseries across London, 15 of which have been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. LEYF provides award winning care and education to children under 5 and were recently named ‘Nursery Group of the Year 2015’ by Nursery Management Today. They write regularly, sharing tips and advice on all things early years and child development from their expert nursery staff.