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9 of the best picnic ideas for kids

A delicious picnic spread designed especially for children...

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9 of the best picnic ideas for kids

You heard it here first: 2020 is the year of the picnic. Although summer might feel a bit different this year, eating al fresco is still one of life's greatest pleasures – especially for kids.

Whether you are picnicking in the garden, having a rainy day indoor feast or off on an adventure, make your little one's picnic a banquet to remember. 

From pick and mix sandwiches to easy to hold frittata bars - here's how to make a picnic even more special...

 

Picky bits

Eat Me Fruit Kebabs

Simple to make, even easier to eat and oh-so-delicious. These fruit kebabs include raspberries, seedless grapes and kiwi fruit. If you ask us, they're the perfect pick for any little kids' or big kids' picnic. 

Cherry tomato toadstools

How cute do these toadstools look! Made up of mozzarella and cherry tomatoes cut in half, they are the perfect snack for enjoying outdoors and they're not as fiddly to put together as they might look. In fact, these little toad stalls can be on your little one's plate in under 15 minutes. 

 

Vegetable crisps with avocado dip

Crisps are always a winner. But when they're made from vegetables, it's even better! We've used parsnips, carrots and potatoes for this vegetable crisp concoction and served it up alongside an avocado dip. Get ready to dunk! 

 

Main

Chessboard sandwiches

How do you make sandwiches even more magical? Make them into a chessboard of course. These mix and match sarnies make for a great addition to kids' picnics and are super easy to make. Just use 8 slices of white bread to make 4 cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches. Then make 4 egg and cress sandwiches using the 8 wholemeal slices. We're sold! 

Broccoli cheese frittata bars

Frittatas are ideal for picnics or lunchboxes as they can be eaten hot or cold AND they're great for hiding veggies in. Thanks to the addition of broccoli, you can ensure your little one is getting one of their five-a-day. 

 

Sweet

Watermelon ice lollies

The most refreshing way to end a picnic? Check out these watermelon lollies. Made from watermelon, dark chocolate chips, honeydew melon and kiwi, these lollies are a treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Little ones will love helping to put these together. 

 

Annabel Karmel’s beetroot berry lollies

Speaking of lollies, check out Annabel Karmel's beetroot and berry masterpieces. These bright pink offerings are another fun way to get kids eating fruit and veg and they'll keep coming back for more! 

Gluten-free peanut butter cookies

For an alternative picnic finisher, try whipping up Briony Williams' delicious gluten-free biscuits. Using flour made from rice and maize, these super speedy peanut butter cookies are as delicious as they sound. 

Drink

Carnival Punch Cooler

Picnicking is thirsty work! So help buys kids cool down with our family-friendly cooler. It's a refreshing blend of orange juices soda water and grapefruit. Garnish with the mint sprigs and add cocktail umbrellas and other decorations to serve.

Head over to Asda to make sure you've got everything you need and more to create an amazing picnic for your little ones.