Picnic Checklist – Items for a Picnic

Last Updated December 3, 2021
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We are all a little forgetful at times, so I’ve put together a simple picnic checklist. If you want a more comprehensive list see our planning the perfect picnic guide. I’ve left food and drink off the checklist as there is such a wide variety of options. If you need help with types of food to bring to a picnic browse through our many themed picnic food ideas.

Picnic Checklist

Picnic essentials

Picnic luxuries


  • Playing Cards
  • Balls
  • Frisbee
  • Music player
  • Board Games

Health and safety

  • First aid kit
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellents
  • Saftey equipment (arm bands, elbow pads etc.)
  • Maps and contact numbers

Clean up

  • Bin bags
  • Wet wipes
  • Paper towels

Picnic Checklist

If you think we missed any item you believe should be on our picnic checklist then let us know in the comments section. Also visit our picnic supplies page for information on lots of other picnic equipment you might want to bring.

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About Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton is a BBQ grilling enthusiast and has the expertise and knowledge to have created GoShindig.com. Brian specializes in all methods of grilling and bbq equipment and is a self-proclaimed backyard Pitmaster. Qualified at degree level he gained a BEng Degree in Engineering in the United Kingdom. Brian is a well-traveled and cultured individual and has lived and worked in several countries in Europe and has gained quite a reputation amongst peers for his skills and commitment on the grilling circuit.

Picnic Checklist – Items for a Picnic

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