National Family Week – the biggest ever family picnic in the UK

May 25, 2009


This Bank Holiday Monday (25th May) families across the UK are being encouraged to pack up their hampers, rugs and relatives and take part in The Family Week Picnic.

National Family Week will host a ‘headline’ picnic in London but communities, families and organisations are invited to run their own picnics in support of National Family Week and to provide people in their region with a great day out for all the family.  What’s more, everybody has the opportunity to join in the Guinness World Records attempt for the Largest Picnic across multiple venues.

The Family Week Picnic rug will be laid down in villages, towns and cities all across the UK with Barnstaple Lions Club, Luton Borough Council, Taunton Town Centre, Leicestershire County Council, Sprowston Community High School, Hampton Court Palace and West Berkshire Council being just a few of the Family Week Picnic hosts.  National Family Week has also teamed up with The Royal Parks to run a picnic extravaganza in the iconic Regent’s Park, London.

Fun Kids will be at the Regent’s Park picnic so come and find us, record some jokes or stories, and hear yourself on Fun Kids

Anyone can join in the record attempt, all you need is a rug or mat, food and drink including a minimum of two courses per person (e.g. sandwiches and fruit or cake) and of course don’t forget your family and friends.  So make sure you check online to see what’s happening in your area and be sure to arrive with plenty of time to register before 1pm to make your family count.

To give picnickers a helping hand, some of National Family Week’s sponsors will be running picnic-orientated offers and promotions including Sainsbury’s who will be providing great deals on their picnic products to guarantee a hamper jam-sandwiched full of delicious treats for all the family.

Picnics are a fantastic opportunity for families to spend quality time together and the aim is to bring thousands of families together all across the UK for the LARGEST PICNIC EVER!

Picnics near you:
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Sign Up to Take Part:
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If you would like to organise a picnic as part of the world record attempt, all you need is:

  • A minimum of 25 people
  • The ability to register the picnickers and check they have brought food and drink with a minimum of two courses plus a rug/mat
  • The picnic to start at 1pm on Monday 25th May
  • Two independent witnesses
  • A photo and video of the event