The sun is out, and it's time to soak it in!

With International Picnic Day approaching on the 18th of June, we wanted to ensure you have all your essentials, to enjoy a bite in the sunshine with family and friends.

Frenchgate hosts a number of stores to purchase your picnic essentials from and we have picked our number one’s.


No British picnic is complete without hot, savoury delights. If you fancy something different to traditional sandwiches, Greggs offer a variety of freshly made pastries baked in store each day. Their sweet delights, bakes and pasties catering to all dietary requirements, are sure to be a crowd-pleaser at your picnic.


Poundland is a number one stop for picnic essentials with plenty of goodies available saving you some pennies for other treats at your picnic. Grab a bag of your favourite crisps or sweets for a sweet and savoury treat. Stock up on disposable plates and cutlery to avoid post-picnic washing up. Stay hydrated with a variety of refreshing drinks and don't forget the napkins to keep things clean and tidy!


In Sainsbury’s you can discover everything you need for a picnic with your loved ones. From a selection of fresh sandwiches, fruits and salads. Pick up a stainless-steel flask to keep your drinks from home cool and colourful jugs to brighten up your day. Why not level your picnic up with a cheeseboard with a selection of fine cheese and crackers available? It would be rude not to!


You can find all your handbag hygiene essentials in Savers, from antibacterial wipes to hand sanitisers. Staying fresh throughout your picnic is easy with Savers' selection of handbag hygiene essentials. Savers has you covered with your hayfever tablets and insect repellent sprays from over 650 items costing under £1.


As much as we love relaxing in the sun, we shouldn’t forget about our SPF. Superdrug houses our favourite brands such as Garnier, Nivea and Piz Buin for your all-time summer skincare favourites.


In need of a picnic blanket? They offer a variety of sizes and designs to suit your style and group size. Ensure your food and drinks stay chilled throughout the summer heat with their selection of stylish cooler bags. Style up your picnic with their trendy shatterproof tumblers, perfect to serve refreshing drinks in without the worry of breakages.

TK Maxx

The must need of a picnic is a hamper to carry all your goodies. TK Maxx provide the best quality items, keeping you organised with segregated sections, ensuring everything stays fresh and protected. For ultimate convenience, opt for a fully equipped picnic basket complete with plates and cutlery - everything you need for a stress-free and enjoyable picnic experience!

With its diverse range of stores, Frenchgate houses all your favourite brands under one roof for planning the perfect picnic. From delicious food and refreshing drinks to essential hygiene products, Frenchgate has everything you need to create a memorable outdoor experience. So, grab your basket, gather your loved ones, and head to Frenchgate to assemble your perfect picnic feast!