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10 best picnic blankets

As the sun comes out (hurrah) it’s time to wander down to the nearest park or beach, just make sure you’ve packed something to sit on

There’s nothing so British as a picnic, or as stubborn as the British weather. Although the sun may only be fleeting, and the temperature definitely not approach anything continentals might label hot, you can count on the masses to turn out to parks, fields and beaches across the country.

From the decadent tartan offering from Barbour to Wilko’s incredibly priced polkadot rug, there’s something for everyone.

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We love Hen&Hammock’s British sourced, eco-friendly tartan picnic offering. The slightly unusual colours make for a great blanket - and are very reasonably priced. The rabbit picnic blanket from John Lewis makes for a great all-rounder - it’s kitsch design means adults can appreciate but it’s fun enough for a kids blanket too.

Buy now

1. Anorak Kissing Rabbits Picnic Rugs, £36

2. SewnNatural, from £82

3. Summerhouse coast fleece blanket, £17

4. Recycled Welsh wool picnic blanket, £20

5. Oily rag waterproof picnic basket, £99

6. Rainbow star Picnic rug, £45

7. Wilko Polkadot Blue Picnic rug, £10

8. Barbour wool picnic rug, £99.95

9. Habitat Cocha small green and blue outdoor rug, £20

10. Chequered camping picnic blanket, £10