Perfect Winter Picnic Ideas

As the chill of Winter sets in, we're keen to get outside as much as possible to soak up that winter sun! We're all about heading out into nature with friends or family, armed with delicious snacks and treats to absorb all that nature has to offer.

Our new and improved Cooler Bags are designed to keep your food fresh and your environmental footprint light. Here are some perfect winter picnic ideas to inspire your next outdoor adventure.

1. Location, Location, Location!

Selecting a picturesque location is a must. Look for spots that offer a mix of natural beauty and shelter from the wind. National parks, enclosed beaches & bays, serene lakesides, or even a local park can be perfect. We love facilities like benches or picnic tables for meals. Don't forget your picnic rug and fun activities (beach cricket anyone?). 


2. Eco-Friendly Picnic Gear

Using sustainable picnic gear is an essential part of an eco-friendly outing. Our new cooler bags are crafted from certified organic cotton and lined with LFGB certified PEVA, free from phthalates and heavy metals, ensuring your food stays safe and healthy for you.

Here’s a list of eco-friendly items to pack:

  • Utensils: Stainless steel or bamboo cutlery is perfect for reducing single-use plastic waste like our Reusable Cutlery Set.
  • Containers: Opt for glass, stainless steel, or silicone containers to store your food like our Stainless Steel Food Containers or Glass Lunch Bowls.
  • Food Flasks: Perfect for keeping soups and hot dishes warm throughout your picnic. like our Insulated Food Flask
  • Chopping Board: A sturdy, reusable chopping board made from sustainable materials can help with both food preparation and serving. Similar to our Wood Fibre Chopping Boards.
  • Cooler Bags: Keep all your food fresh with Insulated Cooler Bags that also help to carry all the food to your desired location. 

3. Keep Warm and Comfortable

Staying warm is ideal for an enjoyable winter picnic. Dress in layers and bring along extra blankets and cushions for added comfort. Consider packing a Tea Flask filled with tea, hot chocolate or your favourite hot beverage to keep everyone toasty inside & out!


4. Fun Winter Picnic Activities

A winter picnic offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy some unique outdoor activities. Here are a few ideas to keep everyone entertained:

  • Nature Walks: Explore the area with a leisurely walk, taking in the winter scenery and spotting wildlife.
  • Bird Watching: Bring a pair of binoculars and a bird guide to identify different species.
  • Outdoor Games: Play simple games like frisbee, volley ball, or even a scavenger hunt.
  • Storytelling: Share stories or read books aloud, creating a cozy and engaging atmosphere.
  • Fire Pit: If allowed, setting up a fire pit can add warmth and ambiance to your picnic and play some of your favourite board games. 

5. Leave No Trace

Finally, an eco-friendly picnic is incomplete without a commitment to leaving no trace. Pick up all your waste, including food scraps and biodegradable items, to ensure you leave the natural environment as beautiful as you found it. Use your cooler bags to store waste and recyclables until you can dispose of them properly.


6. Sustainable Travel Checklist

Heading on a longer adventure this Winter? Check out Sophie's Sustainable Travel Checklist.


Happy adventuring! xx