Spring and Summer Picnics: Win a PACMAT

Last week I honestly thought Spring was here, the sky looked like this! Stunning!

It was warm enough not to wear coats for a few days and the children even put shorts on a couple of times – I mean, SHORTS IN MARCH! BONKERS!

spring safety

Crazy weather

This week we’ve had snow, I’ve had to scrape ice off the car twice and I’ve worn my winter boots and thick coat! There’s a different view this week.

Before the weather changed and the snow arrived, the children did manage to have their first picnic of the year out in the garden! Yay! Our new PacMat had just arrived that day, so it was a great opportunity to give it a try.

What’s a PacMat?

PacMat is a new kind of picnic mat from Rubbastuff. It’s lightweight and compact, so easy to carry on your wrist, or in a rucksack. It’s quick-drying and easy to clean, because it’s washable. It’s waterproof too!

We tried the Family Mat with snakes and ladders. Mat size: 140cm x 140cm; Bag base diameter: 12cm; Bag height: 15.5cm; Weight: 485g inc. bag. We love the pattern and the size, but the fact it’s so lightweight is a huge advantage for us, as we always end up taking a ton of stuff in a rucksack on a walk and never want to carry a big rug as well.

Each rug has slits in the corners and you can purchase pegs separately, to hold it down. It’s pretty breezy where we live all the time so these are really useful. These pegs are just £2 a set, well worth not having to use random shoes or other items to hold it down!

Forward planning

Let’s think positively and hope we all get lots of picnics outside with the children this year. Also, if you are planning on heading to a family festival this summer, one of these mats would be ideal.

Picnic season with children has the added advantage of being just able to shake the mat and say “it’s ok, the birds will eat it!”- or is that just me?

folded pacmat for picnics

Competition time

If you fancy getting ahead of the game and getting your hands on one of these lovely mats in time for picnic weather, just enter the widget below.

We are giving away one of these super PacMats to one lucky Mummy Fever reader.

Good luck!

Win a PACMAT for Spring and Summer Picnics

Terms and conditions:

  • Giveaway will run until May 5th.
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  1. Our favourite place for a picnic is either our local wood or English Heritage property but we have been known to have a picnic in our garden and lounge

  2. I just love trying out new places, it is nice to have them in the grounds of stately homes, we have quite a few in our area with the National Trust.

  3. I am lucky enough to live in Yorkshire so we are surrounded by great picnic spots, but one of my favourites is in Ilkley

  4. I like taking a picnic to the beach, when I was a child my mum did this alot – happy childhood memories!

  5. We love to have a picnic on walks in the Peak District – fill a backpack with goodies and something for the dog!

  6. We live a short drive from Belton House (National Trust property). It has an amazing adventure playground and beautiful gardens and is a lovely place for a picnic.

  7. Whitlingham Park, just outside of Norwich which includes the newest “broad”

  8. We love to go to the beach for a picnic as we are lucky enough to live right near it. A Pacmac would be wonderful to take

  9. I would take it to my local tourist park, it is wonderful place for the kids to play and have a picnic

  10. I would go to the peak district and keep it in the car for spontaneous lunches

  11. My favourite place to go for a picnic is the stunning Lake District. So many great walks, hikes and places to see.

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