How many times have you been out-and-about and...
In all of those situations, a nice blanket comes in handy to spread out on the grass.
This is precisely why we keep our OutMat in our trunk.
Created by Go Baby, "The OutMat is a water-resistant outdoor play mat designed to make afternoons on the grass or at the beach easy and fun. It combines innovative, pliable, water-resistant materials and is easy-to-use, making it a lighter, more compact and more attractive alternative to the competition."
I love the water-resistant part because it seems like the grass at parks is always slightly damp and thus a bit uncomfortable to sit in. I also love that the OutMat comes in its own little bag (actually the blanket is the bag...) for easy storage. It really takes up very little room, which any parent can appreciate. My only suggestion to the company is for them to make the blanket a wee bit bigger, but that's only a minor critique. Overall, the blanket is well-designed and compact...perfect for families who love being outdoors, but don't particularly like damp bottoms.