Family having a picnic on the grass

All the fun of an active picnic

With some of the most beautiful natural places in the world, Queensland is the perfect place for a picnic or barbecue at the park. If you’re trying to be more active, then this is a great opportunity to get your move on.

Find the perfect spot

First things first, find the perfect picnic spot in your area or beyond, and see what activities are available: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/

Plan the menu

Without good food, it can’t be a good picnic so plan ahead with some of our favourite recipes, follow this link for some healthy picnic and barbecue ideas.

Get active

Once you’ve eaten your meal, don’t spend too long lounging around on the picnic blanket – there’s too much fun to be had.

Follow this link to find some great ideas for getting active on your picnic trips.

Sun safety

When you’re out in the great outdoors (even on cloudy days), wear a long-sleeved shirt, broad spectrum SPF30 or higher sunscreen, a broad-brimmed hat, a pair of sunnies to protect your eyes, and enjoy your picnic in a nice shadey spot.

Stay hydrated

Pack some water, and drink small amounts of water regularly throughout your picnic.

Find a bike path

When you’re out for a picnic and you want to get moving, there is nothing better than heading out cycling, so to find a great place to go for a ride, follow this link.