It’s great news that the restrictions have lifted to allow us to spend more time outdoors and, with this in mind, we’re already looking forward to hosting spring picnics with another household or up to 6 friends!

Luckily for us, our Bridges retailers are well prepared and have everything you need online to enjoy some casual dining al fresco, so we’ve picked out some of our favourites to give you some inspiration.

Debenhams, Mantaray – Multicoloured Dhalia Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Reusable bottles are not only great for the environment, but come in handy for picnics too. There are a wide variety of styles to choose from and they’re brilliant for all weathers as many are designed to hold hot or cold drinks.

Price £9


Next, Set of 4 Faceted Plastic Wine Glasses

If you’re going to enjoy a tipple with your picnic, why not do it in style? Just because you’re dining outdoors doesn’t mean you have to put up with a paper cup and these elegant plastic wine glasses are sure to impress.

Price £16


Tesco, Tesco Meat & Cheese Snacking Selection

Arguably the most important element of any picnic is the food on offer and, to celebrate the restrictions lifting, we think you should go all out. You can’t go wrong with a cheese and meat platter and all you need is some crusty bread to go with it.

Price £2.50


Next, Regatta Blue 4 Person Picnic Set

Why not invest in a picnic set if you see yourself getting a lot of use out of it this year? Reusable plates and cutlery are much better for the environment and it would be great to take on a camping trip too.

Price £13


Boots, Ambre Solaire Clear Protect Transparent Sun Cream Protection Spray SPF30

As we move into the warmer weather, it’s important to get your hands on a good sun tan lotion to make sure your skin is properly protected when you’re out and about.

Price £7


The Works, Tropical Palm Small Paper Plates – 8 Pack

For the days you plan on meeting someone outside your household, play it safe with disposable tableware. Gone are the days of having to use boring, white paper plates, so pay a visit to The Works to find some gorgeous designs to choose from.

Price £2


The Entertainer, Inflatable Football Goal

Green, open spaces are great for picnics and why not bring along some outdoor games to keep any little ones entertained? This inflatable goal is sure to be popular with any football fans and can even be played socially distanced.

Price £10


Waterstones, Behind Her Eyes

If you’re going to make a day out of it, then it might be a good idea to bring along a book to enjoy in the sun. Whether or not you’ve seen the Netflix adaptation, Behind Her Eyes is an addictive tale with lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the very end.

Price £7.99


H&M, Waffled tasselled blanket

Bring along a blanket to protect your clothes from grass and dirt when you sit down. They’re also handy for the changing British weather, so you can wrap it around your shoulders if the temperature drops while you’re out.

Price £12.99

*All prices correct at time of publishing.