Everything you need to picnic in style

Carluccio Picnic Classic

The Carluccio's classic picnic, available at Bond Street, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston and York

Let's ignore the rain, pull out our tartan blankets and embrace the glory of that great British pastime, picnicking. These are a few of our favourite accessories - from hampers to throws - and don't worry about cooking; Carluccio's are offering classic and vegetarian picnics for two for £45. There's homemade olive focaccia, pancetta and taleggio savoury tarts, courgette, mint and ricotta frittata, and strawberry tarts and biscotti for dessert.

There are also children's picnics (£10) with mini treats like tomato and mozzarella pizzas, tuna-mayo dip with vegetable crudités and chocolate sponge teddy bears. Order 24-hours in advance or pop in store and choose a "chef's choice" hamper on the day. And if the rain persists, there's always the carpet picnic instead. 

Picnic hamper, £84.99, Beau & Elliot

Available at Fenwick Brent Cross and kingston

Blanket, £30, Cath Kidston

Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Colchester, Kingston, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor, and York.

Acrylic wine glass, £5, Cath Kidston

Available at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells, Windsor, and York.

Rugs, from a selection, Dash & Albert

Available at Fenwick Canterbury

Food cover, £7.50, Eddington

Available at Fenwick Brent CrossKingston and Tunbridge Wells

Water bottle, £4, Garden Trading Company

Available at Fenwick Canterbury, Newcastle and York

Picnic hamper, £60, Kitchen Craft

Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Colchester, Kingston, LeicesterTunbridge Wells, and York.

Mason beaker, £1.99, Aladdin

Available at Fenwick Brent Cross and Leicester

Melamine plate, £10, Orla Kiely

Available at Fenwick Colchester, Canterbury, Kingston, Tunbridge Wells, and York.

By Claire Brayford