Outdoor dining and picnics Paper plates be gone! Take your outdoor dining game up a notch this summer with our beautiful range of outdoor tableware – perfect for piling high with your favourite picnic delights. When you’re heading out to enjoy a picnic in the park or sandwiches by the sea, there’s nothing worse than lugging heavy plates and bowls with you. Keep your favourite crockery safe at home and swap them for our range of outdoor tableware. Pretty as a picnic Our melamine outdoor dining selection is as pretty as it is durable. Choose from our Hazy Days and Pressed Flowers ranges, each including plates of every size, bowls, tumblers, platters and even salad servers – there’s something for every picnic menu. And you won’t need to worry about any smashed plates spoiling the party, because these lightweight pieces are virtually unbreakable. When the day’s over and it’s time to pack up and head home, you can just pop them in the dishwasher ready for next time. Why not get some inspiration for an upcoming picnic over on the Lakeland blog? From summer salads to our make-ahead picnic loaf, these dishes are bound to look lovely on your new plates. Raise a glass There’s nothing quite like toasting a sunny day, but as with any outdoor event, worrying about shattered glass can ruin the celebratory mood. Our crystal-look acrylic range of outdoor glassware looks just as good as the expensive glass version, only they’re lightweight, durable, and shatter-resistant, even in the face of the most enthusiastic cheers. There’s no cheap-looking plastic here – this range has a long-lasting sparkle that may even fool your guests into thinking it's the real thing. And as it’s Pimm’s season, why not put a batch together in our acrylic jug? It even comes with a lid to keep pesky bugs away from those sweet strawberries. Keep your food fresh The one downside of outdoor dining has to be the unwanted guests that arrive to spoil your perfect scene. Never fear, because our range of umbrella-style food covers are simple to pop over your dishes and protect the tasty food from flies and other bugs – and just as easy to fold away and store afterwards. Heading home with leftovers? Keep them fresh for next-day nibbling with our selection of food containers and reusable food wraps. Our versatile silicone stretch lids come in six different sizes, so you can cover everything from a jam jar to a large salad bowl. They create an airtight, leakproof seal over your container, keeping your food fresher for longer and reducing waste. We have lots of options to help you say no to single-use plastic, like our beeswax food wraps. Bee’s Wrap reusable sandwich wraps are the sustainable alternative to things like food bags and clingfilm. Not only are they made from organic cotton, beeswax, and jojoba oil, they’re also washable so you can use them again and again. Simply use cool water and mild soap to refresh your wrap for its next use.