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The great thing about dining outdoors is that your surroundings will naturally help create the right mood and atmosphere. From beautiful green surroundings to a scenic waterfront location or the vibrant urban jungle, make the most of your local environment and find that perfect spot to lay out your picnic blanket. If you can’t decide where to go, find inspiration for your picnic location here.


1. Go green!

A park or forest is the ideal green spot to host a picnic. This location will give you plenty of space to invite a lot of people and keep you entertained with fun games after enjoying your picnic dishes. Find that perfect spot underneath a tree for a cozy and intimate setting for two, or a bench if you are not big on sitting on the ground. Use the beautiful green surroundings to create the atmosphere you want for your picnic – a big green lawn for a group of friends or a lookout point with an amazing view for a quiet picnic for two.

Make sure to pack a football, Frisbee, bocce set or whatever you know will be a hit among your picnic guests.

2. Waterfront

A beautiful backdrop of water at the beach or lakeside will be a lovely recreational spot for a nice picnic. Remember to bring sunscreen and an umbrella for a bit of shade when you are enjoying those delicious picnic dishes. For the full experience, lay out your picnic blanket directly on the soft sand or find a spot just off the beach where you still have the beautiful view.

Whether you opt for a beach or lakeside picnic, remember to pack plenty of sunscreen and entertainment - tennis paddles, beach ball, Frisbee, floaties and, of course, swimwear.

3. Urban spaces

If you don’t have a green spot or a beach just around the corner, make use of your vibrant urban surroundings. Pack a small picnic basket and find the perfect setting for a spontaneous picnic the middle of the urban jungle. A rooftop with a view of the city skyline, a museum park, town square, a brewery, a public park, a bench or a quiet green space in an urban garden or even your own balcony – there are plenty of urban spaces that are the perfect setting for a picnic.

Once you have finished your delicious picnic food, press pause and relax with entertaining games such as cards or backgammon, or bring today’s newspaper or a great book for some real leisure time.