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Summer with the family


We all need a bit of inspiration when it comes to keeping our little ones busy over the next few months, whether at the weekends or during the long summer holidays. Here at Waitrose, we can help you keep the kids happy, active and safe in the sun.

Perfect picnics

When the British summer is at its best, there is no better way to celebrate than by getting the family together for some outdoor eating - and planning and preparing a picnic with the children is a great way to keep them busy.

We have a fantastic selection of ready-made picnic favourites - brilliant to stock up on and then bring out for those last minute days out.

For the ulitmate picnic, why not make the most of seasonal summer produce by getting the children to help create some deliciously seasonal recipes that they’ll love making as much as they’ll love eating.

Shop our picnic selection

Simple and delicious picnic recipes to make and enjoy with the kids.


Stay safe in the sun

Just the smallest glimmer of sunshine and we all want to make the most of it, however the sun can cause damage to our children’s delicate skins and it is important to know how to stay safe, so here are a few sun safety tips…

  • Keep babies and infants out of the sun at all times
  • Use a broad-brimmed hat on children
  • Apply sunscreen half an hour before going outside
  • Reapply regularly, especially after swimming
  • Plan trips and garden play that avoids 11am to 3pm
  • Encourage children to play in the shade

Scotch egg pie - perfect picnic food

This Scotch egg pie recipe is perfect for a summer picnic in the park, or simply to enjoy in the garden at home.

Watch more recipes at Waitrose TV.