Best portable picnic tables UK 2023
Our top-rated picnic and camping tables are perfect for portable outdoor eating
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Why buy a portable picnic table?
A portable picnic or camping table is one of those items that you think you don’t really need – until you finally invest in one, and wonder how you did without it. And while in some ways a portable table is a simple bit of kit to buy, there are a surprising variety of shapes, sizes and designs available.
What type of table should you buy?
You’ll find dining tables, low coffee tables, lightweight, packable tables and even full-blown kitchen cabinet-style tables on sale, so it’s easy to find the right design to suit any kind of camper and picnic-er.
Think about your camping requirements
Quite how portable a table you pick should depend on how much space you have to store it, and how and where you plan to transport and use it. If you have a small car boot or limited storage at home, pick a lightweight, foldable table.
If you need to feed a family of six, pick a larger design that will comfortably seat you all. Off to a festival or to hang out in the park?
A table with its own carry bag makes life much easier if you’re walking any distance. Lower coffee-style tables are great for camping couples, as they take up little space but will still hold drinks and snacks, and work well with lower camping chairs.
And there are even tables that double up as kitchen workstations, designed for holding a camping stove and your chopping boards - perfect for keen chefs who like to take everything but the kitchen sink along with them when they go camping.
Whatever design you go for, look for a table that is lightweight and has foldable legs for easy storage, but that is sturdy and wobble-free once you stand it in place.
Many camping tables have wipe-clean or even antimicrobial surfaces, which is very handy for keeping things spick and span.
Don’t forget to check that your table will seat the whole family, and check that the height of your new table will work together with your current camping chairs or stools.