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Plan the Perfect Picnic to Celebrate Spring

 

Plan the Perfect Picnic to Celebrate Spring

The evenings are getting longer, the breeze is getting warmer and the wattle is flowering. Winter is behind us and (having spent so much of it indoors) we at Bockers & Pony are making the most of the change of season and getting reacquainted with the outdoors - and our friends!

Whether your first stop is a picnic in the park, or maybe an afternoon spent at your local beach, we have the perfect hamper. So, join us in swapping weekends in front of the telly for afternoons in the sunshine.

We’ve put together our top tips for the perfect picnic, as well as some of our favourite locations to give you some inspiration. Bockers & Pony ships Australia wide, so whether you're in the Northern Territories, the heart of Sydney, regional WA or even Tassie, we can deliver the perfect hamper for the occasion. Just grab your picnic blanket, your Bockers & Pony hamper and let’s get out there! Click here to browse our Bockers and Pony Hampers.

Pick your picnic spot

Maybe you’ve already got a go-to location that you don’t waiver from, but if you are looking to try somewhere new, we've asked our team for their recommendations to give you some ideas.

“For my fellow Melbourne folks I have to go for Abbotsford Convent or Yarra Bend Park – plenty of lovely green spaces and some really nice walks to explore too. If I’m able to go, I also love anywhere in the Dandenong Ranges for some country air!”
- Annie - Customer Service team member, Melbourne

 

“So many to choose from but one of my favourite spots is Mrs Herbert’s Park in Claremont, also love Floreat Beach Park and anywhere on Rottnest.”
- Kate - Business Development Manager, Perth

 

“We like to go to the Wentworth falls picnic area in the Blue Mountains National Park. After we eat, we go for a walk to the waterfall. It is so peaceful, and the view is amazing. I have been going there since I was around 9 years old, so for me it was keeping a part of my childhood alive with my kids.”
- Daniela - Customer Service team member, Sydney

 

Abbotsford Convent or Yarra Bend Park

Mrs Herbert’s Park in Claremont

Wentworth falls picnic area in the Blue Mountains National Park

Gin & Tonic Gift Hamper and Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin

Know your audience

Who’s invited? Will there be little ones that will benefit from some games to play and tire themselves out with, or is it grownups only meeting up for an al-fresco G&T? The former may not be our area of expertise, but if it’s the latter, we’ve got you covered. Shop our Australian Gin Hampers here.

 

 

 

Best picnic food ideas and what to avoid

Tupperware full of leafy salads that will wilt in the sun and be unappetising and ultimately shunned by your picnic guests are not on the menu. Pick a theme - maybe a cheese platter or an afternoon tea –
and pack your picnic accordingly. Let us take the stress out of packing the perfect picnic with our hamper recommendations.
Just pick your favourite cheeses to pair with our Cheeseboard Celebration hamper and you’re ready to go, or, if you fancy something sweet, try our range of Brownie hampers, which are available with a choice of wines and champagnes. Shop our Gourmet Food Hampers here.

 

Pack your picnic in style

What is a picnic without the perfect picnic basket to stash all your goodies in! We have searched high and low to help you find the picnic basket of your dreams. Whether it’s classic wicker all the way, something a bit more cool and quirky or practicality above all else, check out our top tips!

 

The all-in-one

What more could you ask for? This fantastic offering from Wheel & Barrow comes complete with plates, cutlery, wine glasses and even an included cooler bag, so it has never been easier (or looked better) to have all your picnic essentials in one place.

The must-have

Ok so technically not a picnic basket, but essential? We would say so. Temple and Webster have an excellent range of portable picnic tables, complete with spots to hold your glasses, or even your bottles. You wont catch us picnicking without one.

The multi-tasker

A hamper with a difference! We love this option from Sunnylife – not only does it look oh-so-cool, it also doubles as a portable speaker! Simply plug in your phone or connect via Bluetooth and enjoy your choice of tunes for the ultimate soundtrack to your picnic. Honestly, we’re just annoyed we didn’t think of this first.

 

Remember the essentials

It's never a given, but we'd certainly hope that the sun would be shining all day, so make sure you remember your sunscreen, water, your esky and a bag to collect your rubbish in so you leave your chosen picnic spot in the same condition that you found it.