Mini strawberry and banana milkshakes

Kids' picnic recipes

50 Recipes

Planning a family picnic? Children will love making these sweet and savoury treats in preparation for the big day out.

Mini milkshakes

5

(2 ratings)

Make these cute mini fruit milkshakes for a family picnic. With three flavours to suit everyone, try banana, strawberry & raspberry and mango & coconut
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Stripy hummus salad jars

0

(0 ratings)

Colourful, tasty and packed with vitamins to boot, these layered salad jars are great to make with kids for a wholesome lunch or afternoon snack
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy vanilla cupcakes

4.3

(10 ratings)

Rustle up a batch of vanilla cupcakes with pretty butter icing for a family picnic or weekend treat. Decorate them with fruit or sprinkles, if you like
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Veggie rainbow picnic pie

5

(4 ratings)

Packed with veggies, feta and egg, this vegetarian pastry is part tortilla, part pie. Bursting with summer colours, it'll provide the wow factor at any picnic...
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon & yogurt chicken flatbreads

4.727275

(11 ratings)

Make these family-friendly chicken wraps with lemon, garlic and cinnamon marinade on a barbecue if the sun is shining. Serve in flatbreads with yoghurt
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Watermelon doughnuts

3.75

(4 ratings)

Bake these easy, no-yeast ring doughnuts for a fun kids' treat. They're easier than you think and perfect for a summer celebration...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cod & pea fritters

4.333335

(3 ratings)

Rustle up these cod and pea fritters for an easy family dish during the week. They're also great for a packed lunch – simply serve with tomatoes and rocket...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate Rice Krispie cakes

3.42857

(21 ratings)

Make a kids' classic with these chocolate Rice Krispie cakes and decorate with sweets, nuts or dried fruit for the ultimate hometime treat...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pitta pocket

4

(4 ratings)

A low-fat, healthy snack with chicken, tomatoes and cucumber under 150 calories, and it takes just minutes to prepare
  • 2 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tropical rocky road

5

(2 ratings)

You can use any dried fruit, nuts or biscuits in these tasty chocolate chunks. Pineapple and mango gives them a lovely fruity twist
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Sweet potato Tex-Mex salad

4.892855

(28 ratings)

This hearty vegan salad is 4 of your 5-a-day, rich in folate, fibre and vitamin C, plus it has lots of interesting flavours and textures
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Picnic quiches

4.75

(4 ratings)

A crisp, short pastry base and a pancetta, cherry tomato and parmesan filling make these perfectly portable tartlets ideal for picnics and summer days out
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Spanish sausage rolls

5

(2 ratings)

We've given the classic sausage roll a makeover by using spicy chorizo in the filling. Perfectly portable picnic treats!...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Griddled salad jar

4

(1 rating)

This jar salad trend is a keeper! The dressing stays at the bottom of the container, and the leafy greens remain fresh and crisp until you're ready to serve...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot cake cookies

4.166665

(12 ratings)

A universal favourite, in cookie form! Give your standard carrot cake an upgrade with these bite-sized, biscuity treats
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

PBJ Bakewell tart

3.6

(5 ratings)

We've taken everything we love about a Bakewell tart and added an American twist with peanut butter and jam or 'jelly' as they call it stateside!...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheese & bacon scones

4.82143

(28 ratings)

These savoury brunch beauties can be made ahead of time and warmed up when you're ready to serve. Top with lashings of butter...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Sweet potato, avocado & feta muffins

4

(7 ratings)

Use super-ripe avocados in this savoury bake, topped with crumbly cheese, sweet potato chunks and a scattering of mixed seeds
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pressed picnic sandwich

5

(6 ratings)

A great recipe for kids to assemble - fully load a ciabatta loaf with favourites like prosciutto, artichokes, peppers, spinach and mozzarella
  • 28 mins
  • Easy

Sausage roll-ups

4.666665

(6 ratings)

The traditional combination of pork bangers and flaky pastry will never get old - this version has a chutney filling
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Ham, pea & mint pasties

4.9

(10 ratings)

Get nostalgic for childhood picnics with these springtime homemade pasties
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Homemade pink lemonade

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Mix up a jug of this refreshing, still, cloudy lemonade made from zingy lemons and plump raspberries
  • 10 mins
  • Easy

Best ever pesto & potato pasta

4.5

(4 ratings)

A child-friendly take on pasta alla genovese. Kids can help make the green sauce and toss the whole mix together
  • 31 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Blackberry & apple loaf

4.63303

(109 ratings)

This moist and fruity cake is a great way to get kids to eat fruit, you may have trouble stopping them!
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Pesto focaccia sandwich

4.8

(5 ratings)

The fillings for your sandwiches are baked into the bread here, making this an easy picnic option. To make it veggie, look for a vegetarian pesto
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

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