Folding picnic tables are the perfect way to make alfresco eating a more elegant affair or to dine out despite damp or frozen ground. They allow comfort away from home (even our Best Picnic Blankets cant give this level of comfort) and stop the wildlife eating the food!
We use our foldable picnic tables when eating out on the beach (less sand in the butties that way!), camping and for impromptu parties at home. If you want something more permanent for your garden check out our Picnic Bench and Picnic Chair/Table Bench sets here.
Choosing the best foldable picnic table is not an easy task given the hundreds of brands and designs out there. What you should be looking for are the following key features:
- Ease of use (Type of folding mechanism, is it quick & easy?)
- Size vs no. of people (4ft is a 2 person table/6 ft 4 plus people)
- Weight (lighter weight folding tables are still strong)
- Extra features – cup holders, attached seating etc
If you want to make an informed choice on your folding picnic table check out our comprehensive buyers guide and FAQS below.
If you are in a hurry and just want to find out what the best Folding Picnic Tables I recommend these as our best buys for 2020 in each category:
- Best Kids Folding Picnic Table See Price
Mookie Kids Folding Picnic Table
- Best 4ft Folding Picnic Table (low rise) See Price
HELINOX - Table One Hard Top folding camping table - (Coffee table size & height)
- Best 4ft Lightweight Folding Picnic Table (H:70 Cm) See Price
UQUIP Mercy Lightweight Folding Picnic Table with storage net underneath
- Best 4 Person Folding Picnic Table & Chair Set See Price
Outsunny Portable Camping Picnic Table and Chairs (4 person set with umbrella hole)
- Best 4ft Heavy Duty Folding Picnic Table (70 Cm Height) See Price
Home Vida Heavy Duty Trestle Picnic Folding Table Silver, 4 feet
- Best 6ft Lightweight Folding Picnic Table See Price
OUTWELL Custer Folding Camping & Picnic Table made from bamboo under 10kg!
- Best 6ft Folding Picnic Table And Chair Set See Price
Lifetime Craftsman Folding Picnic Table, Brown, 6-Foot
- Best 6ft Heavy Duty Folding Picnic Table (H:70 Cm) See Price
Relaxdays Rectangular Folding Table with Safety Lock in Brown
- Best 8ft Strong Folding Picnic Table See Price
Zerone 8ft Folding Table, White 4 Section Portable Aluminum Folding Table for Picnic, BBQ, Outdoor Parties & camping
Best Folding Picnic Tables & Foldable Picnic Bench Sets
Given the huge variety and number of brands for Picnic tables out there I have brought together my top recommendations in each category.
I am a huge fan of Alpine Trek and they have asked me to be a brand ambassador for them so I will recommend some of Alpine Trek Foldaway Picnic Tables.
These Alpine Trek Picnic Tables will be in the text parts of my reviews. Why aren’t they with the Amazon recommendations you ask? Well honestly the link system is different and I am not tech savvy enough to make them look the same!
So lets get started and help you find 2020´s best folding picnic tables (and if you have one of these already please leave your review in the comments below).
Kids Foldable Picnic Table & Chairs
These are 2020´s best Kids Folding Picnic Tables & Chairs:
Best 4ft Folding Picnic Table (low rise)
These are 2020´s best 4ft foldable picnic tables (low rise). Low rise means more like a coffee table height and size, with and without drink holders. These are lightweight and perfect to take hiking or to the beach.
Alpine Trek Favourites for this category are:
- Helinox Hard Top Folding Picnic Table – Low Rise
- Helinox Hard Top Folding Picnic Table – Low Rise with Cup Holders
Best 4ft Lightweight Folding Picnic Table (H:70 Cm)
These are 2020´s best 4ft Lightweight Folding Picnic Tables (H:70cm)
Best 4 Person Folding Picnic Table & Chair Set
These are 2020´s best 4 person folding picnic table & chair sets:
Best 4ft Heavy Duty Folding Picnic Table (70 Cm Height)
These are 2020´s best 4ft Heavy Duty Foldable Picnic Tables (70 CM Height).
Best 5/6ft Lightweight Folding Picnic Table
These are 2020´s best 6ft Lightweight Folding Picnic Tables:
Best 6ft Folding Picnic Table & Chair Set
These are 2020´s best 6ft Folding Picnic Table & Chair Sets: for those who want to take the table and picnic chairs with them in one go.
Best 6ft Heavy Duty Folding Picnic Table (H:70 Cm)
These are 2020´s best 6ft heavy duty folding picnic tables are chosen for being sturdy and rigid. These aren’t the type of things you are going to take on a hike at 10kg plus (you could use a beach picnic trolley though for short trips!).
They are the ones we break out at home when extra guests arrive for a party. Many come with matching picnic chairs too.
Best 8ft Strong Folding Picnic Tables
These are 2020´s best 8ft strong folding picnic tables are chosen for being sturdy and rigid. These tables can seat 8 to 10 people round them if you use the ends as well and there are plenty of picnic chairs out there to choose from. They are perfect for garden picnic parties or a posh picnic at the races or polo meets (should that be your thing!).
For those wanting a posher picnic check out our luxury picnic hampers reviews and also our picnic backpacks. Both are very portable and come with picnic sets included, insulated cooler bags, thermos flasks and more for a perfect picnic.
Have you used any of these Folding Picnic Tables? Then please leave your review in the comments box below. Is your favourite Foldaway Picnic Table not on the list? Be sure to let me know in the comments below so I can review it.
Buyers guide to the best foldaway picnic tables and foldable picnic dining sets
Choosing the best foldable table is not an easy task given the hundreds of brands and designs out there. What you should be looking for are the following key Folding Picnic Table is:
- Ease of use
- Size vs no. of people
- Extra features
Ease of use
How wants to be on a beach wrestling with a picnic table in front of the crowds? No one so you want to be sure your choice of folding picnic or camping table is easy to put up. You are looking for a table that can be quickly assembled with no small parts that can get lost.
There are several folding mechanisms on tables and they affect the weight of the tables. So for small hiking picnic tables look for a scissor closure with roll out tops. For a heavy duty table we have ones that open either side with locking caps to keep table in place.
If you are looking to carry your table on a hike or to the beach lightweight is key. Aluminium Alloy is the lightweight material all the best portable, foldaway picnic tables are made of.
These types of table can be either coffee table or dining table height and weigh as little as .5 kg. They also come with carry bags and pack down to fit in a rucksack or picnic backpack!
Hard wearing picnic folding tables are made from high density polycarbonate and whilst portable will likely weight 10kg plus.
I love gadgets and extra features and these can come even with a folding picnic table! You can get cup holder, carry bags and even attached seating for your picnic tables.
I always look at extra features as how much weight is it adding, is there more bulk in the backpack or car? I like streamlined and small living, lightweight and easily portable. That’s why I love folding tables like Alpine Treks Helinox Hard Top Folding Picnic Table – Low Rise with Cup Holders.
You can find FUN extra features in your foldable dining tables as well like the Beer Pong tables. These are normally 8ft long and can be easily covered with a cloth for more formal picnics.
We break ours out for summer picnics with the family as it seats 10 plus people then whip off the tablecloth at night for a more adult time! Want to get a beer pong set…this is our favorite Drinking Games Set (and for Hen nights I recommend the cocktail version!)