This week is the perfect excuse to pack all your favourite snacks and treats, and head to the perfect picturesque location! Gather the girls, the fam, your very best-est friends-it’s National Picnic Week!
Have a read below for all your National Picnic Week needs and inspiration!
Where to go?
Find a pretty spot that you can spend the day…
By a river or lake
A national park venue
Under a beautiful tree
A spectacular garden- even if it’s your own!
Take a slightly different spin on National Picnic Week and host an evening dinner picnic party!
What To Pack? (That you may forget!)
A good blanket! – If you only have a normal blanket, line it with a simple shower curtain to make it waterproof!
Cushions- keep comfortable!
A portable speaker
Napkins and hand wipes
Re-use a jar for salad dressings
A bag to collect any rubbish
A bottle opener
A cutting knife
A ball- tennis ball, beach ball, any kind of ball! You could even pack some rackets or bats too
Swimming costume and towel- in case you pitch up next to some enticing water
A good book
If you can, bring a bike along and explore the area!
A map of your chosen picnic destination, to help guide a new adventure!
We hope you have the most amazing picnic, with the most scrumptious treats and wonderful company! Happy national Picnic Week!
In an attempt to start the year right our Portlebay team decided that we would chose an active and energetic team building activity. Living in beautiful Devon, surrounded by beaches and water based activities, our team couldn’t quite reach a consensus to jump in the water during this cold, drizzly winter period, and so, we decided Clip n Climb was the perfect group activity!
If you aren’t familiar with Clip n Climb then you certainly need to be! A bright and colourful world of climbing challenges, which although has been designed for the youngsters of today, is a truly great and enjoyable challenge. With over 30 climbing walls and obstacles to chose from and more than 35 Clip n Climb centres in the UK, this really is something we would recommend for all adults and kids (even if you don’t have little ones!). If you are also looking for a holiday activity when abroad look out for Clip n Climb, as the centres which started all the way over in New Zealand, are now all over the world! Ohhhhh, cool!
Our team pulled on our favourite Portlebay tops, laced up our trainers and very excitedly headed to Clip n Climb. Once we arrived we were greeted by the marvellous array of colours and very friendly smiling staff! After a quick briefing, we hopped into our harnesses and were let loose! Straight away there was an intense air of competition between all of the staff. We battled against each other on the timer, speed wall, the see-through, Face To Face wall which allows you to see your component on the other side and the ultimate, The Stair Way to Heaven. The Stair Way to Heaven (in the picture below) was our favourite climb.
Although it was a climb that only one person could do at a time, we each watched and cheered each other on, as we conquered the very intense green poles. One by one we took a deep breath and marched (or bum shuffled) our way to the top pole, where you then have to jump down to be reunited with the floor. This really highlighted who was a brave Portlebay warrior and who was… less of a warrior.
As you can tell we all had such a great time, even those that were a little unsure at first, and we will definitely be returning to improve our climbing skillz.