A picnic is an outdoor meal usually as part of an excursion. Ideally in scenic surroundings, such as at a park, by the lake or beach, or another place with an interesting view. Often it is also in conjunction with an outdoor public event such concert performance, and usually in summer.
Picnics are usually meant for the late mornings or midday breakfasts, but could also be held as a lunch or a dinner.
Picnics are often family-oriented but can also be an intimate occasion between two people. Often they involve a large get together such as company picnics and church picnics. Commonly in New Zealand picnic also combine a barbecue.
On romantic and family picnics, a picnic basket and a blanket (to sit or recline on) are usually brought along. Outdoor games or some other form of entertainment are common at large picnics.