Picnic Mats

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  • Perfect Picnic Plan
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  • 'Happiness is.... good friends and fresh air'

    Introducing The Young Folk Collective: a range of waterproof picnic rugs that are both stylish and practical. Made from durable fabric, these rugs come in a variety of cool Australian artist designs, perfect for picnics, days at the beach, or any outdoor adventure.

    What sets our picnic rugs apart is the unique prints - you won't find anything like this anywhere else. Whether you're after something funky and vibrant, or something more muted and understated, we've got you covered. Plus, they now come with handy pegs and reinforced eyelets so you can secure them to the ground, meaning there'll be no more blown-away picnics!

    So next time you're looking for the perfect addition to your alfresco dining, make sure to check out The Young Folk Collective. Our picnic rugs are sure to make your next outdoor meal one to remember!

    Picnic Blanket Description:

    • Our Picnic Rugs are made from the highest quality Cotton/Oxford water resistant material.
    • A Foam Core is at the heart of our picnic mats, giving them extra comfort at 2mm thick.
    • Extremely Water Resistant Blankets making them perfect to take them anywhere and everywhere with you. From outback to the beach!
    • Innovative eyelets and pegs are now included to secure your mat to the ground. A game changer! (new stock only)
    • They are very easy to clean - A soft damp cloth will clean up any spills.
    • Sized at a HUGE 2m x 2m - Our Large picnic rugs will fit multiple people on them.
    • A Luxury Leather Strap handcrafted by artisans in Guatemala  is *optional*, making them so easy to carry. Click here for more details.
    • Easy to roll up with our simple fold and roll design keeping them compact.
    • They are so durable and will last you for years to come!
    • Designs created by our favourite Australian artists!
    • Making memories and sharing the good times...

    'Live, laugh, and enjoy the sun'

  • Using our Picnic Rugs to Create Your Perfect Picnic

    Picnics and the great outdoors go hand in hand — whether it's a casual day in the park, a fancy celebration, or a weekend by the beach — a picnic with your nearest and dearest is always a good idea.

    There's something about picnics that just screams summertime fun. Maybe it's the opportunity to spend time outdoors, or the fact that they usually involve good food and good company. Either way, picnics are a great activity to do with friends - and we've got all the essentials you'll need to make sure your picnic is a success.

    First things first: you'll need a picnic rug. Our picnic blankets are waterproof and easy to clean, so you can enjoy your picnic without worrying about getting grass stains. Make sure to choose a bright pattern or colour - it'll make finding your picnic spot easier, and add a touch of personality to your picnic set-up.

    Next, you'll need some good food. picnic food should be easy to transport and not too messy - no one wants to spend the picnic cleaning up spills. Finger foods like sandwiches, wraps, and fruit are always a good option, or you could try something a little more unusual like picnic pizzas or mini quiches. And don't forget the snacks! Crisps, olives, and pickles are always a picnic favourite.

    A picnic rug set up can be as simple or as extravagant as you like. Impromptu fish and chips by the water are just as enjoyable as a well thought out picnic style feast.

    The ideal picnic includes nothing more than your favourite people, heading to an enjoyable location, an extra large picnic rug to sit on, and packing a trusty picnic basket filled with delicious food and drinks. You can also add on some friendly games to liven the mood!

    Picnic Rug

    Something to sit on:

    Our Waterproof Picnic Mats have been purposely made to suit any terrain, made from a thick waterproof material, they will make any ground worth spending time on!

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    A trusty picnic basket:

    Pair our picnic rugs with our best selling Bolga Baskets. They are made from the sturdiest fibre on the market — traditional Elephant grass market baskets can withstand the largest of picnic basket hauls and will last you a lifetime.

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    A delicious picnic menu:

    The best picnic foods are quick to make and easily portable to your favourite outdoor spot. Finger foods such as antipasto platters, fruit, crackers and dips, cold sandwiches, fish and chips, and a selection of salads... and don’t forget to pack a chilled drink, or warm thermos to make a warm cup for the cooler months.

    Picnic games and activities:

    Are you looking for something to do on your next picnic? Why not try out some picnic games? They're a great way to have some fun in the sun.

    Here are a few picnic games to get you started:

    - Water balloon toss: This is a classic picnic game that is sure to get everyone wet and wild. All you need is a water balloon for each player. Players should stand in a line and take turns tossing the water balloon back and forth. The object of the game is to keep the balloon from breaking. If the balloon breaks, the player who was holding it when it popped is out. The last player standing wins!

    - Frisbee golf: This game is like regular golf, but with a Frisbee instead of a ball. Set up a course with various obstacles and targets. Players take turns throwing the Frisbee, trying to land it in the target. The player with the lowest score at the end of the game wins.

    - Scavenger hunt: This is a great picnic game for kids. Hide various objects around the picnic area and give the kids a list of things to find. The first one to find all of the items on the list wins.

    So, what are you waiting for? Grab some friends and family and head outdoors for some picnic fun!

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    Extra fun for the little ones!

    • Bubbles - nothing beats the simplicity of bubbles!
    • Three-legged race.
    • Scavenger Hunt.
    • Hide and Seek. 

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    An enjoyable location  — Favourite picnic locations around Australia include:

    Australian Capital Territory

      New South Wales

      Queensland

      South Australia

         Tasmania

        • Friendly Beach, East Coast.
        • Mount Nelson Signal Station, Hobart.
        • Cascade Gardens, South Hobart .
        • Wellington Park, The Springs.
        • Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs, Hastings Caves State Reserve.
        • Richmond Riverbank Park, Richmond.
        • Russell Falls, Mount Field National Park.
        • Pirates Bay Nature Recreation Area, Eaglehawk Neck.
        • Geeveston Heritage Park, Geeveston.
        • Randall’s Bay Picnic Area, Randall’s Bay.
        • Maria Island Grand picnic, Maria Island.
        • Boat Harbour Beach, Wynyard.
        • Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart.

        Western Australia

        • Kings Park, Perth.
        • John Oldham Park, Perth.
        • Queens Gardens, East Perth.
        • South Beach, Freemantle.
        • Avalon Park, York.
        • John Forrest National Park, Mundaring.
        • Eastern Foreshore, Mandurah.
        • The Basin, Rottnest Island.
        • Serpentine Falls, Serpentine National Park.
        • Matilda Bay Reserve, Crawley.
        • Houghton Wine, Swan Valley.
        • Whiteman Park, Swan Valley.
        • Walyunga Lookout, Walyunga National Park.
      • How do I fold my picnic mat?

        Here's a quick guide on how to roll up your picnic rug and how to clean it.

        1. To roll up your picnic rug, start by folding it in half lengthwise.
        2. Then, fold the rug in half again, widthwise.
        3. Finally, roll the rug up from one end to the other.

        How do I clean my picnic rug?

        1. Brush off any dirt or debris before folding it up. This will help prevent stains from setting in.
        2. If there are any stains, treat them as soon as possible with a mild detergent.
        3. Avoid storing your picnic rug in a damp place, as this can lead to mildew or mold growth.
        4. Hang it up to air dry after each use, and give it a good airing out periodically.

        How often should I wash my picnic rug?

        It really depends on how often you use it. If it's just for occasional use, once a season should be sufficient. However, if you picnic frequently, you may want to wash it more often.

        Can I put my rug in the washing machine?

        We would advise not to, however if your picnic rug is particularly dirty we would recommend on hand-wash mode only.

        How can I prevent mildew or mold growth on my picnic rug?

        Avoid storing your picnic rug in a damp place, as this can lead to mildew or mold growth. Hang it up to air dry after each use, and give it a good airing out periodically.