Summer is the season for picnics, but the fun doesn’t have to end then. There are so many lovely places that are perfect for a leisurely few hours away from the house, and with half term holidays just around the corner, now might be a good time to choose a spot for a yummy picnic in the great outdoors.
Vita Coca Kids are asking bloggers to write about their favourite picnic spots in the UK as part of a mission to keep picnicking going post Summer. They put together a fabulous picnic basket, complete with blankets, and lots of their new (and absolutely delicious ) fruit flavoured coconut water that are perfect for both big kids and little kids.
One of my favourite places for a picnic is the beautiful Formby Beach in Merseyside. This gorgeous, unspoilt stretch of beach complete with dunes, soft sand, and surrounding woodlands. The beach is owned by the National Trust and when I say it is unspoilt, I mean unspoilt. No shops, no donkey rides or fairground attractions and no deckchairs (unless you bring your own of course!). Instead you have miles of sand that is perfect for picnics and sandcastles, sand dunes which are the most fun to climb up and climb down, and sea puddles that you can splash around in.
The wonderful thing about having a picnic on the beach is that the weather doesn’t have to be that great for you to have a good time. On the day pictured above it got a little drizzly and the wind was quite strong, but we had a great time paddling and rolling about in the sand, and the picnic tasted twice as good for being enjoyed in the great outdoors. Another fabulous thing about Formby Beach is that sometimes the tides reveal prehistoric mud layers, some of which contain human and animal footprints – you can have great fun looking for these.
Will you be having a picnic this Autumn? Where are your favourite places to take a picnic?
*This is an entry for the #VitaCocaKids #Vitapicnics challenge.