Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
- The start of British Summer Time, coincides with National Picnic week, a picnic being a great way to spend time outdoors with family and friends.
- More than 27.6 million homes, the equivalent to 95% are within a 10-minute walk of an accessible public park, garden, play park or playing fields, all popular locations to pull out a picnic rug.
- If sea and sand (or rocks and pebbles) are more to your liking, 5.4 million households–nearly one in five–is located within a 30-minute walk of a beach.
- Picnics are a great way to enjoy the fresh air and relax. It is estimated that on average people picnic at least three times a year. With the population of Great Britain around 65 million, that's a lot of picnics! Source: #Dataloft, Royal Mail, Ordnance Survey, National Picnic Week, Census 2021, National Records Scotland