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Picnic Time for Everyone

Picnic Time for Everyone


What's the perfect car to take you and your family to your favourite picnic spot; an MPV or an SUV?

Picnic Time for Everyone

If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise… it’s Picnic Week and it won’t just be the teddy bears enjoying their picnic! It’s perfect weather for everyone, to enjoy a picnic.

If you’re thinking of enjoying a family picnic, the chances are you’re interested in how you’re going to reach your little spot of picnicking heaven; with little ones and possibly not so little ones to think about, a family car is a very important purchase. Get it wrong and you could be stuck with grumpy kids and a car that’s just not fit for purpose.

Family cars tend to all into two bodystyles; MPV and SUV. These days the SUV is becoming ubiquitous, with families turning away from the MPV, to what’s currently considered to be a more stylish alternative, the SUV.


But, is that right and should you discount an MPV when you’re looking for your next family car.

Motoring journalist and dad of three, John Swift thinks that a used MPV represents great value for money:

Best Value Used MPV

Red SEAT Alhambra in the woods

The SEAT Alhambra is an MPV worth looking at; with seven seats and sliding side doors it offers affordable, family-friendly motoring and picnicking.


Of course there are plenty of SUVs on the market too. From the small, but perfectly formed Citroën C3 Aircross...

White Citroen C3 Aircross on a dramatic road

... to the compact, but highly coveted Jaguar E-PACE...

Red Jaguar E-PACE driving at speed round a bend

and the large, but lovely Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.

Blue grey metallic Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace driving on the road

To find out what works for you, test drive one of each; an MPV and an SUV and see what works best for your family.

Every family is different, what suits one will not suit another.

The Ultimate Picnic Vehicle

But, if you want to be permanently prepared for a picnic, then we have the perfect vehicle for you, the Volkswagen California. This fabulous campervan comes complete with its own picnic table and chairs…bring on the teddy bears!

Volkswagen California with the picnic table out

Explore the ultimate picnic vehicle the VW California