Are you planning the summer celebration of the year?

With Britain set to host 136 million barbecues for families, friends and neighbours this summer, wilko is giving five families the chance to win a complete garden party haul.

With products ranging from outdoor furniture to BBQs, picnic wares and even a garden bar, the home and garden retailer is helping families make the most of the upcoming summer spent together, which includes everything from an expected heatwave to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and national sporting occasions aplenty.

Not only will wilko be providing £1,000 worth of products needed to host a garden party for family and friends, but an additional £500 for party expenses will also be on offer – perfect for stocking up on all food, drink and entertainment to make the party one to remember. What’s more, entering couldn’t be simpler; all potential hosts need to do is share a picture of a previous garden gathering to take part.

New research from the retailer has revealed the top 20 summer essentials that Brits always forget to buy, with suncream revealed to be the most ‘panic purchased’ item of the summer.

One of the UK’s leading home and garden retailers, wilko has everything shoppers need to get their outdoor jobs done this summer, thanks to its ranges of reliable products at great prices, leaving families free to enjoy quality time together.

wilko offers a convenient place to pick up everything you need for those all-important gardening tasks, be it painting the fence ready for outdoor entertaining, feeding the birds or keeping the lawn in tip top condition; all the while helping customers make the most out of their outdoor spaces.

wilko’s Garden Party Competition runs from 17th May – 6th June 2022. Entrants will need to submit a photo that showcases their favourite quality time moment in the garden, whether it be playing with their beloved childhood pet, or simply enjoying outdoor fun with the family.

Email entries to [email protected] or comment on the competition post on wilko’s Facebook page, which will go live on 17th May.

Visit for a full list of competition terms and conditions.

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Top 20 summer essentials Brits always forget to buy

1. Suncream

2. Gas or charcoal for the BBQ

3. BBQ

4. Sunglasses

5. Lighter

6. BBQ utensils

7. Sun loungers

8. Sunhat

9. Ice cubes

10. Paddling pool

11. Bug spray

12. Lawnmower

13. Picnic blanket

14. Nibbles

15. Reusable plates/ bowls

16. Outdoor wipes

17. Citronella candles

18. Fairy lights

19. Straws

20. Plastic cups