Finding Your Perfect Summer Dining Solution

Since we moved house a year ago we’ve had a lot to do to our home, it was totally a renovation project and there’s still a lot of work in progress! One of the things that has been the most important to me to try and get right has been the garden. With two young kids I want them to be able to be outside as much as they can and during the summer we’d all rather be outside rather than stuck indoors! After being stuck indoors in the winter eating outside feels like a real treat and it’s a really lovely thing to do as a family and today I’m working with Garden Furniture and Interiors to share some gorgeous dining sets that are perfect for family time together as well as sharing three tips for keeping kids happy while you eat al fresco.

outdoor dining wooden table benches

I must admit that I am a little in love with the Barlow Tyrie Titan Bench Seating Dining Set as to me it’s the perfect balance of pretty and practical. Although it’s designed to fit eight people it would suit our family perfect (especially as my youngest loves a lie down on a bench!) and would mean that when we have guests we can quite easily fit more people around the table with no effort at all – ideal for summer playdates.

round outdoor dining table


TheĀ Barlow Tyrie Aura 6 Seater Dining Set is probably my most practical choice. As a six seater it won’t fill up our garden and as the chairs can be stacked it’s a good option if you want something you can easily store over the winter. The charcoal colours aren’t overpowering and it will fit really nicely in amongst the brighter colours of the garden.

large garden furniture

Finally the Barlow Tyrie Equinox 12 Seater Dining Set is perfect for those of us with larger families or anyone who likes to entertain a lot! The crisp white colour makes a gorgeous statement and looks super summery. You can find all of these gorgeous dining sets as well as many more here.

Tips for eating outdoors with kids

1 – Think about what food you’re serving. Picnic style food is always a winner and summery foods do well as well but very few of us fancy a full roast dinner outside on a hot day.

2 – Make sure that your kids are ready to calm down enough to eat, don’t open the brand new garden game you bought ten minutes before your meal is ready!

3 – Make it look like a treat too – we often use different plates and glasses when we’re eating outside as it makes it feel more special.

What are your tips for eating outdoors with kids?

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  1. 16th May 2018 / 11:46 am

    Omg these outdoor furniture sets are gorgeous! I just wish that I had an outdoor space (I live in a city-centre flat) and that we had nicer weather here in Manchester lol

    Oliver x

  2. 16th May 2018 / 12:50 pm

    perfect weather for alfresco dining this week! I’ve been loving this weather! x

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