Media Release: Free lunchtime picnic for the people of Edinburgh

EDINBURGH city is in for a treat on 14th July, with a free lunchtime picnic.

The free picnic will take place in St Andrew’s Square from 12.00pm to 2.00pm on Wednesday 14th July and TV presenter and adventurer, Ben Fogle, will be there, encouraging everyone to take a break from their busy day.

As well as free lunches for the first 2,000 people, there will be entertainment including a live jazz band and giant garden games, as well as the chance to have your picture taken with Ben himself.

Or, if you prefer just to kick back and relax, there will be a ‘chill-out zone’ with hay bales to rest on and books and magazines for you to read.

The event is being held by Nature Valley, one of the UK’s favourite snack bar brands, and has the full support of urban dweller himself, Ben Fogle, who is encouraging as many Edinburgh folk as possible to come along.

Says Ben: “I’m working with Nature Valley to encourage everyone to take some well-deserved ‘Green Time’ during their busy day. A break in the fresh air in green surroundings really can make all the difference and recharge your batteries.”

So, whether you can escape for a full hour, or only spare a few minutes, make sure you sign up to receive full event details at, where you will also be able to vote for the flavour of Nature Valley snack bar that goes into the picnic lunches.

And if you don’t get down to St Andrew’s Square in time to grab a free lunch, there will still be plenty of Nature Valley snack bars to feast on!

To discover more places in Edinburgh to take breaks during your day, visit where you can access a wealth of information about lots of retreats, including leafy hideaways and lesser known corners in and around the city.

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For further information please contact:

Sarah Morgan or Marie-Claire de Sachy

Redleaf Communications

Tel: 020 7566 6761


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