Fancy a picnic?

I love a picnic and on Saturday me, my sister and my good friend Sam are cycling to Hampton Court Palace to have one (very well behaved for a Saturday I know) and it got me thinking – where could I get a great picnic, already done so I don’t have to mess around and I immediately thought, Carluccios!

I use the Carluccio’s picnics for corporate events at the cricket all the time. The hampers are very well priced and you can pick them up either by the grounds (depending on where they are going) or find one close to their home.

There are a variety you can choose from – have a look here and very well priced.  You can pick one up for yourself or corporate clients for around £45 (which serves 2) and is more than enough food.

obviously ours will have more wine!


Kempton Park

On Boxing Day I donned my fascinator, paused, threw out a question on Facebook as to whether I should indeed be “donning” a hat for the boxing day races at Kempton Park, debated for a while and then decided not to. Thank the Lord, the Boxing Day races at Kempton Park are not the place to wear a hat but are so much fun even without one! If I had wore one I would have been mortified!

Whilst Bradley and I spent a tidy sum betting with only one horse coming in, we had a great time and I am looking forward to next year already.  Mid plastic cup full of wine  I thought it would make a great place for a corporate event or wedding…

Kempton Park is located in Sunbury on Thames, very close to Kempton Park mainline station, just 44 minutes from London’s Waterloo.

Kempton Park has a handful of function spaces that could be used to host dinners, receptions, conferences or even award ceremonies for up to 750 people reception or 650 seated.  You can find the room capacities here.


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Kempton Park

Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 5AQ

Tel: 01932 782292