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Picnics that create the best family getaways can actually be very simple. In fact the simpler you tend to keep them the better the time you seem to have.

Less to worry about means lots more time to enjoy each others company.

Take a simple day at the beach.

The kids, the buckets and spades, the water, the sand and a picnic basket filled to the brim with of lots of easy yummies.

In this section of the Site I hope to provide you, my visitor, with some great tips and suggestions on how yopu can turn your next picnic into a memorable occassion.

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Family Enjoy A Picnic In The Park

Family enjoying a picnic in the park

The cooler (Australian's call this an esky) stocked with plenty of cold drinks and you and the kids with your bathers and towels ready for a great time.

In this section I have put together some essential tips and suggestions on creating a day out to remember. Things like...

  • What to take along.
  • Some safety issues.
  • And of course some great recipe ideas.

One of the most important things to remember in planning that perfect picnic is to.....keep it simple.

Consider Picnic Ideas With Very Simple Recipes.


  • Dips and Spreads, either homemade or purchased...See Picnic Spreads and Cold salad recipes
  • Cold meats, chicken or seafood, either home cooked or purchased makeGreat sandwich fillings.
  • Fresh bread (if sliced you can have this pre-buttered and wrapped in foil), fresh bread rolls are great for that BBQ'd sausage (I can smell them from here - my personal favorite.)

Yummy Picnic Sandwich At The Beach

Hand Sandwich compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesimplegood/6302766769/
  • Salad mixes, homemade or purchased....my homemade potato salad mix is always a hit, pasta makes a great change and a simple tossed salad can take on a "Professional" look with a few simple additions eg nuts, seeds, cheeses, sun dried tomatoes etc
  • Fresh fruit either cut up or offered whole
  • Assorted cheeses and crackers
  • Salad mixes, homemade or purchased....my homemade potato salad mix is always a hit, pasta makes a great change and a simple tossed salad can take on a "Professional" look with a few simple additions eg nuts, seeds, cheeses, sun dried tomatoes etc.
  • Fresh fruit either cut up or offered whole
  • Assorted cheeses and crackers

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Another one of my helpful Picnic tips is to...be prepared...

A great Picnic Idea is to keep most of these things put aside, maybe some of them in the family car, ready for that picnic getaway.


  • A picnic basket filled with utensils etc. A carry all environmental bag/s from the supermarket can do the job.
  • Picnic rugs (I always suggest at least 2 as they are so handy if weather turns nasty)
  • A couple of thermos flasks, depending on how many people you are catering for you may need more. I find running out of hot water for MY COFFEE so stressful!
  • Pop top drink bottles, so handy for homemade drinks and water (this little tip can save you so much money!)
  • A Small First Aid kit.
  • Games to play.
  • Trash bags, recycled supermarket bags are great for the rubbish and great for the environment.
  • Clear plastic drop sheet....Check out Picnic Tips as to why.
  • Esky or 2 or 3.

Playing Frisbee In The Park

Play Frisbee with the family dog in the park

Come in and browse through these Picnic Food Ideas for simple, affordable picnic ideas recipes.

Easy things that you can make, bake, cook or mix.

The main thing is to keep it simple so that you can enjoy that wonderful family of yours.

Use these Picnic Ideas, tips, suggestions at any picnic getaway and remember to...enjoy yourself.

Just below I have chosen a selection of Picnic Recipe Books from 'Fishpond' that I think you may enjoy.

Note also for the Australian market there are no shipping costs.


While your children are growing up establish their love for Picnics, memories that they can carry through into their adulthood.

They grow up so quickly!

Lost In The Dandelions

Child lost in a sea of wild Dandelion flowers

I found this early piece of nostalgia, Mickey Mouse and Pluto enjoy a picnic together until...





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