Getting the kids out for a picnic on the beach or at the park is one of our family’s favourite activities. But when you have little ones, it can be challenging just getting to the picnic spot with all the things we need to pack. After all, you wouldn’t want to be stuck out at the picnic with a bunch of essentials lacking.

Here are some essentials you should pack for your family picnic:

1. A Durable and Versatile Picnic Basket
Having a spacious and functional picnic basket and cooler is one of the most important things to have for your picnic. Our Greywash Picnic Basket comes with 2 mini stem glasses, ceramic plates, cutlery, and more. We’ve put a lot of thought into its design to make it compatible with the Burleigh Wagon. Store your picnic food in the wagon’s esky compartment and store away your picnic table in the surfboard holder after you’re done.

2. Food, Of Course!
Keeping it simple is the best way to go, especially if your little ones are not picky eaters. Veggies like carrots, bell pepper slices, cherry tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers are great snacks that are very nutritious at the same time. Sticking with healthy pre-packaged foods are also a great choice, as well as some simple sandwiches or wraps you will all enjoy. Make sure to bring ice packs or ice to keep your food and drinks nice and cold.

3. A Comfy Blanket or Portable Table & Chairs
Sitting on prickly grass or an anthill is a quick way to have a rough time outdoors, but bringing a comfortable blanket to settle down on will keep everyone happier - and itch-free! Folding chairs and tables will come in handy too. Of course, the Burleigh Wagon is perfect for this. Let your kids rest or sit on the wagon when they’re tired or having a snack.

4. Activities for you and the Little ones
Having fun outdoor games and toys for you and the kids to enjoy in the sunshine is great for bonding time. At the park, hula-hoops, a ball, or a frisbee will be great. You can invent a new game using all three!

5. Cleaning supplies

Make sure you bring along some trash bags, sanitiser, and napkins or paper towels to clean up any messes that may happen while on your picnic adventure. Wet wipes are great for sticky messes on fingers and faces.

6. Spare clothing - Warm & Cold
Keeping some extra clean clothes on hand is always a must for us with our littles ones - especially when spending time outdoors. You just never know when someone is going to get a wee bit dirty.

7. Sunscreen & Insect Repellents
We never go anywhere without sunscreen and insect repellents, especially for long outdoor excursions. We like to travel with both in case we end up spending time outside and we need them. Keeping a First Aid kit handy is also a big must-have for those unpredictable ouchies. I like to keep a small first aid kit handy in the boot storage compartment of the wagon.

Happy picnicking! 🧺  Be sure to tag #burleighwagon on your next family picnic.