Dad-of-22 Noel Radford shows off bumper family picnic with large brood complete with dozens of sandwiches

THOUGHT organising your family for a picnic was hard? Spare a thought for Britain’s biggest family who have 22 kids.

Dad Noel Radford, from Lancashire, showed off pictures of his large brood enjoying the sun this weekend.

He wrote: “Picnic time in the sun. Archie trying his best to hide.”

The snaps showed hard-working mum Sue stretched out for some much-needed relaxation, while her large brood tucked into the delicious spread.

Noel, 50, and Sue, 46, are parents to Chris, 31, Sophie, 27, Chloe, 25, Jack, 24, Daniel, 22, Luke, 20, Millie, 19, Katie, 18, James, 17, Ellie, 15, Aimee, 14, Josh, 13, Max, 12, Tillie, 10, Oscar, nine, Casper, eight, Hallie, five, Phoebe, four, Archie, three, Bonnie, two, and Heidie, one.

Sadly the couple's 17th child Alfie was still born on July 6, 2014.  

The parents famously don’t claim benefits and rely on Noel’s bakery business to make ends meet.

Earlier this week, the parents managed to squeeze some time away from the family for a date night at the Midland Hotel near their home in Morecambe.

Fans joked baby number 23 would be on the way – although Sue swears blind she won't have another one.

Life is certainly not cheap when you have 22 kids, and the family revealed they fork out £400 a WEEK on groceries. 

The busy family lifted the lid on their hectic life in lockdown for their recent Channel 5 Show 22 Kids and Counting, which aired as a four-part series. 

Sue revealed that the weekly food bill has nearly doubled in lockdown as the children are constantly eating – and their food bill has risen from £300 to £400.

The Radfords use 16 pints of milk and four loaves of bread a day, and each week they go through 80 yoghurts, three tubes of toothpaste and 24 toilet rolls.

And if sausages are on the menu that evening, Sue will need to ensure she puts a staggering 56 under the grill.

What's more, Sue estimates that the family have celebrated 288 birthdays over the past 31 years.

She said: "That's a lot of wrapping of presents. And even though we have a lot of birthdays throughout the year, we always make sure the kids have their one special day."

For four-year-old Phoebe's birthday, the couple spent £350 in total on her presents – and Noel estimates they've spent up to £90,000 on birthday presents since their eldest son Chris, 31, was born.

"That's an insane amount of money," Sue said. "And that's not even including Christmas!"

Meanwhile, Noel added: "Our luxury is the kids really – and money can't buy what we've got."

Recently, the Radfords expanded their pie business with huge new premises after it boomed in lockdown.

We shared how mum-of-22 Sue Radford lives millionaire’s lifestyle with a £30k Range Rover, outdoor cinema & hot tub.

In other news, the Radfords revealed the chaos of going on a huge family walk during lockdown.

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