Food and National Family Week

Nothing brings families together quite like sharing a meal – whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner.

As part of National Family Week, you can take part in the Family Week Picnic, the Family Week Feast, or send in your very own Favourite Family Recipe.

So whether it’s a summer picnic, back-garden barbecue or a Sunday roast with all the relatives, there’s never been a better time to make meals a family affair.

Ready… set… picnic on Monday 25th May

National Family Week is setting a Guinness World Record for the largest picnic ever and your family is invited.

Get more information about Family Week Picnic
Picnic recipes
Try TV chef Paul Merrett’s Scotch eggs
Stripy picnic rolls
Simple mushroom frittata

Family Week Feast

How often do you sit down together and share a family meal? Put Sunday 31st May aside for a tasty family feast.

Also, don’t forget that cooking together can be just as fun as eating together! National Family Week’s Favourite Family Recipe competition is all about celebrating recipes that have stood the test of time.

Get grilling with more than 70 barbecue recipes
Try our lamb and feta burgers
Veggie halloumi kebabs
Masterchef’s John Torode tells you how to cook a great steak


Find out more about the Family Week Feast
80 different ways to make roast dinners special
Roast dinners, veg and potatoes
Perfect roast potato recipes

More family food fun

Do you have a favourite family recipe? Find out more
Sandwich ideas
Sweet treats to make with the kids
Fairy cakes – easy for children
Salads don’t have to be boring – great for outdoor gatherings