Enjoy Champions Day at Royal Ascot with a quintessentially British picnic

Hello Picnicshoppers! Dust down those coat tails and get the hatbox off the top of the wardrobe; this Saturday is Champions Day at Royal Ascot!

Sponsored by QIPCO, British Champions Day marks the climax of the European flat racing season and is the richest raceday in the calendar. There are end-of-season championship races throughout the afternoon, offering one final opportunity to get your racing fix before the season closes until next May.

Horses aside, a day at the races is all about style and class. The grandstand at Ascot offers the very best in fine dining as well as spectacular bars. However, the day also offers the perfect backdrop for a quintessentially British picnic! This luxury English willow picnic basket from Vivo is exactly what a couple of race goers might load into the back of the Jeep before setting off to the showground.

Grandstand admission for Ascot is still available at '30 a head for adults; under 18s go free! There's a small fee for parking, so make sure you plan out your day before setting off. The weather is looking fine, so get out there and put a punt on for us!