Picnicking is the perfect way to enjoy a beautiful day with loved ones and to make your family picnic a success, you’ll need to make sure you’ve brought the right gear.
That means packing a fantastic picnic rug or blanket that will make your picnic more comfortable and protect you from the elements.
Whether you’re looking for something lightweight and portable or a blanket that’s big enough to accommodate a large group, this list has the perfect rug or blanket for the job.
Picnic Rugs and Picnic Blankets
For big beautiful picnic rugs that are crafted from recycled fabrics, you can’t go wrong with the beautiful selection from Saltwater Picnic Co. Their fabulous pieces are not only stainproof but also machine washable and water and sand resistant! Which is exactly what families will need for a lovely day outdoors.
Each of their designs is created in Australia and made in collaboration with fantastic local artists and creatives. Their limited edition collection and collaborative designs mean that you’ll be only one of 250 people with any particular piece. So once you find a design you love, make sure you grab it because once they’re gone, they’re not coming back.
Saltwater Picnic Co, 0409008844, email@example.com
Summer days out will never be the same again with this beautiful striped Whitsunday Blue Picnic Blanket.
Perfect for whiling away the day with friends or family, this striped Whitsunday Blue Picnic Blanket is a summer essential. It seats four, is waterproof and quick-drying, and packs away easily in a matching drawstring pouch.
Gifts Australia, 1300 459 452
On one side the rugs are made from water-resistant material making them easy to clean. They can also be folded up into a small, portable size and secured with a zip closure or velcro flap, depending on which style you have chosen.
The rugs also come with a strap handle so you can easily pack up the rug and take it with you wherever you go!
Adairs, Multiple locations across Victoria, 1300 783 005
Gorman makes really lovely picnic blankets that come in a variety of patterns and colours that are absolute eye candy. One of our top picks is the Fruity As Kids Picnic Rug which is reversible, water resistant, features an exclusive Gorman design and print and can be rolled into a secure carrying case.
Gorman, +61 3 8420 0336, firstname.lastname@example.org
If these are not quite your style, browse through the Etsy website to find other awesome picnic blankets that can be delivered straight to your door.
Created for those who share their obsession with vibrant colours and beautiful, bold prints, Isla in Bloom offers a fantastic collection of sustainable swimwear, beach umbrellas and of course, luxe boho picnic rugs that are perfect for a family beach getaway.
All their items, including the picnic rugs, are ethically sourced, beautifully crafted, made of the highest quality materials and feature vibrant designs that will brighten your day.
Check out the Extra Large Twilight Picnic Rug which is perfect for those who love evening picnics and stargazing, and the extra large Indie Picnic Rug that takes inspiration from the warm colours of the Australian desert for its design.
The rugs are made with 100% cotton and can comfortably fit around 4 people.
Isla in Bloom, email@example.com
Hendeer rugs are drawn in-house and by hand and can be used in a variety of ways.
From a decorative throw around the home to a blanket for snuggling, to a seat or lounge cover, to a shawl for concerts and festivals, to a camping mat for a touch of boho style. You can even use it as an indoor floor rug, a wall tapestry, a coverlet on your bed or tablecloth.
Ideal for beach time with a book, party in the backyard, mini nature strolls, and so much more, you’ll be set and ready for happy adventures with Hendeer’s Woven Rugs.
8. The Iconic
Basil Bangs Love Rug are perfect for babes of all ages, our indoor-outdoor mat is spill proof, padded and compact so you can take it anywhere, and use it everywhere.
Sand N Salt Woven Beach Throw Rug is Light-weight throw using a blend of cotton and recycled polyester sourced from plastic bottles and waste diverted from landfill and our oceans
The Iconic, +61 1300 668 345
9. Cotton On
These are a waterproof picnic blanket style with water resistant backing, they fold up into a carry bag with handle, are easy to clean and come in various colours.
The Wanderer Fleece Picnic Rug is around 1.5m x 2m in size and is made with a soft fleece that will have you picnicking in comfort with the kids. The rug comes with a fleece top with PEVA backing, is lightweight, compact, rolls up and has a carry handle.
Looking for a large picnic blanket? Check out the Wanderer Oversize Washable Picnic Blanket measuring 2.7m x 2.9m. It’s a blanket big enough to fit the whole family. Corner peg loops mean that you can even use ground pegs to stop it from being blown away by the wind. The best part about it is that it’s hand washable so it’s sure to keep looking and feeling new.
11. Rudie Nudie
Rudie Nudie offers a 2m x 2m playmat that is ideal for picnics, beach trips, camping or spread out in the backyard. Their huge playmats are perfect for the whole family and are just what you need when you want to relax and enjoy a day out without the worry of spills, sticky messes or crumbs.
Rudie Nudie Designs, firstname.lastname@example.org
12. Project Ten
Project Ten offers the perfect waterproof picnic mats that will keep you comfortable throughout your picnic. Their Wild Flowers Picnic Mat and Native Birds Picnic Mat are 152cm x 152cm in size and can easily be wiped clean.
Project Ten, +61 3 9059 8191
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