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The Best Luxury Picnic Rugs to Park On This Summer

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Pick one and park up for a picnic on one of these fabulous finds

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On the hunt for the best picnic rugs for a season of al fresco dining? From beautiful wool roll-up blankets to waterproof (and child-proof) wipe-down designs, shop our edit below. Prevent soggy bottoms and unwanted grass stains and invest in a stylish picnic rug, pronto.

10 Best Luxury Picnic Rugs Summer 2022

a collage of the best luxury picnic blankets for this summer 2022

Top, starting from left: Clementina and Meadow Song Picnic Blanket, £179, Liberty, The British Blanket Company Silver Grey And Red Waterproof Blanket, £100. Centre: Anorak Waddling Ducks Picnic Blanket, £39. Bottom row, from left: Atlantic Blankets Wool Picnic Blanket, £140, Sophie Allport Bees Knitted Picnic Blanket, £39. Artwork: Country & Town House. 

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Liberty Clementina and Meadow Song Picnic Blanket

Clementina and Meadow Song Picnic Blanket, £179, Liberty

If you’re a lover of the following: Brideshead Revisited, William Morris, wild flower meadows, or want your house to be decorated in the Bloomsbury style: this picnic was stitched for you. The beautiful liberty print will make any picnic array look like an aesthetic vision.


atlantic blankets picnic rug

Atlantic Blankets Wool Picnic Blanket, £140

If you’re going to get a picnic rug, you may as well invest in one that’s going to stand the test of time, and that’s exactly what you get with Atlantic Blankets, a small business from Cornwall. It’s wool but then underneath you have a waterproof backing that’s ideal for any space. It’s perfect to sling into the boot of your van and begin your adventures, en plein air.

Anorak duck blanket

Anorak Waddling Ducks Picnic Blanket, £39

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the arrival of spring and lockdown coming to an end than with a joy-sparking picnic rug. This one is waterproof backed, light weight and machine washable for muddy excursions in the countryside.

Fortnum and Mason Tweedmill, Polo Picnic Rug, Light Blue, £110

Could there be any other way to do an all-stops-out picnic than with a Tweedmill rug in Fortnum & Mason blue? Woven from pure sheeps wool with carry straps made from bridle leather, this truly is the gold standard of picnic rugs.

Sophie Allport Bees Knitted Picnic Blanket, £39

Bee-autiful: this lemon-coloured picnic blanket is perfect for family days out and lying on the beach with a book. Plus, you can get a matching picnic bag.

The British Blanket Company Silver Grey And Red Waterproof Blanket, £100

For urbanites who enjoy a stint in the countryside, this blanket is both practical and pretty. Made from pure wool in smart soft grey and red herringbone it’s waterproof, and therefore ideal in the event of an impromptu English shower. Just add friends, and petit-fours.

Heating & Plumbing picnic banket

Heating & Plumbing at Wolf & Badger Pure New Wool Waterproof Picnic Blanket, £125

The stylish rainbow blanket calls for sunny park afternoons with friends and plenty of bubbly. Made in the UK from pure new wool, it’s secured with a citrine-yellow leather strap and has a clever waterproof backing – because nothing ruins a picnic like a soggy bottom.

Tweedmill Picnic Poo Rug

Tweedmill Picnic Polo Rug in Cottage Grey, £94.95

Crafted from high quality pure new wool, this classic picnic rug from the Welsh heritage brand is just the thing for a picture-perfect family picnic out in the country.

Fortnum & Mason Picnic Rug, Eau de Nil & Navy Blue

Fortnum & Mason Picnic Rug, Eau de Nil & Navy Blue, £17

This classy little number is the perfect partner for a classic Fortnum’s champagne hamper for two.

Pendleton Picnic Rug

Pendleton Twin Camp Blanket with Carrier, £200

This handy roll-up blanket should be with you throughout the summer season. Impromptu picnics are the best kind, no?


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