Spread out the picnic blanket for a family day out this Mother’s Day.


Whether you’re planning to spoil a foodie parent or looking to get the kids involved in some family fun, these picnic recipes have something for everyone. From quick and easy sandwiches, to extravagant salads and vegetarian and vegan snacks, there's something to suit everyone. For more ideas, see our ultimate Mother's Day recipe collection.

Mother's Day picnic ideas

Fresh sandwiches


Sandwiches are the backbone of picnics, and we have plenty of recipes for you to choose from. Family favourites, such as egg & cress and club sandwiches are bound to go down a treat, but why not go the extra mile with a ham, cheese & homemade pickle bloomer?

If you’re after something more ambitious, try our crispy chicken & smashed avocado baps for a filling sarnie.

And, for vegetarian and vegan mums, these veggie olive wraps with mustard vinaigrette are sure to be a winner.

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Speedy salads

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The beauty of salads is that you can toss in anything you like. Let flavour take centre stage with this minty griddled chicken & peach salad, or try a twist on a classic with a Mediterranean potato salad.

Pack in the nutrients with a spring tabbouleh or, if you’re more of a pasta salad fan, try this salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers.

Want to persuade the kids to eat more veg? Try this tangy cabbage slaw for a nutritious side.

Savoury snacks

Sausage rolls

It wouldn’t be a picnic without sausage rolls, and our four-ingredient smoky chorizo sausage rolls are a fun twist on the classic snack. For vegetarians and vegans, these alternative vegan sausage rolls are sure to go down a treat.

Our easy scotch eggs are another picnic must-have, alongside our picnic quiches filled with cherry tomatoes, pancetta and parmesan.

For larger families, tear-and-share cheese & pesto whirls are an ideal picnic basket filler.

Sweet treats

Mini cheesecakes

Finish off your picnic with a delicious dessert. Get the kids involved in making these easy golden syrup flapjacks or try the fruitier cherry & coconut flapjacks.

We’ve got plenty of vegan dessert recipes too – our vegan brownies are a crowd-pleasing bake, whether you're following a plant-based diet or not.

If you fancy something a bit more sophisticated, our mini strawberry cheesecakes are a sweet choice.

And finally, if you'd rather have a healthier treat full of vitamins (or it's simply a warm day), you can't go wrong with fresh orange lollies.

Delicious drinks

Picnic drinks

Don’t forget to pack some refreshing drinks, too. Try this simple but delicious easy iced tea recipe or wow mum with some homemade ginger beer.

Fancy a tipple with your sandwiches and treats? These elderflower & cucumber G&Ts are sure to be a hit, while our mojito pitcher is ideal for sharing with all the adults at the picnic. If you’ve got kids in tow or Mum prefers mocktails, we also have a virgin mojito recipe.

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