Where will you take your Chigwell picnic hamper this summer? If you have already moved to the Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford areas you will already feel you have moved into the Essex countryside. What better way to spend a lazy summer’s afternoon than in a lovely location with the family, playing games and tucking into a picnic.
Picnics celebrate all those memories from childhood blue skies, green grass, blankets and hampers of food. Although the concept of the picnic originated in France, the British have very much taken the picnic to hearts. It is reckoned the average person in the UK goes on 3 picnics a year, enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air it brings.
With the school summer holidays stretching ahead a picnic is an inexpensive day out and a good way to get to experience more of the Chigwell, Woodford or Loughton outdoors. Any picnic also provides the chance for quality family time or time with friends playing traditional games such as rounders or just relaxing with a good book and some music. The important thing is just to be outside having fun.
Everyone will have their favourite food for a picnic whether it is a sausage roll or an egg sandwich or more of a selection of foodie options. Everyone will also have their favourite location for a picnic but you don’t have to go far form Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford for a relaxing afternoon out. How about Claybury Park in Woodford, or Roding Valley, Meadows an 18.9-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell IG7 6BL.
The only real rule of a picnic is to make sure you all tidy up when you leave taking any rubbish away with you. We all need to keep parks and woodlands clean and tidy after we have enjoyed tucking into our Chigwell picnic hamper.