Perfect Picnic Spots in the UK for Families
If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a great... feast.
The UK has no end of picturesque beauty spots dotted throughout the land. All you need is a picnic blanket, some strawberries and fizz, and of course essential kids plastic picnic plates!
Find your Spot
But outdoor feasts aren’t just resigned to the woods, there’s some glorious outdoor beauty spots awaiting your discovery, that provide the perfect backdrop for a teddy bear's picnic. From sweeping beaches, to hidden alcoves - get your basket fill it with reusable plastic party plates and get ready for a fun day out…
Best spots for a picnic in the UK
- Rowardennan, Loch Lomond - Scotland
There’s so many beauty spots throughout Scotland that provide idyllic places for a picnic. However, the banks of Loch Lomond have it all – you can dip your foot in the loch, take a stroll through the fresh air, or even make a weekend of it in one of the B&Bs in the area.
- Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa
You might not expect such beauty in the heart of Leamington Spa, but Jephson Gardens boasts 14 acres of garden, for the perfect picnic. Great for a relaxing stroll with little ones, this provides a rare tranquil spot.
- Beningbourgh Hall, York
The gardens at Beningborugh Hall are set in eight acres of loveliness, waiting to be explored.Preserved by the National Trust, stunning scenes of flowers against the baroque mansion with an Italian inspiration, make for a relaxing setting.
- Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Part of the National Trust, this magnificent architecture dates back to the Victorian age, nestled in 1,000 acres of breath-taking parkland. Hire bikes and take a tour of the wooded estate, resembling something out of Alice in Wonderland!
- Studland Beach, Dorset
One of the UK’s most stunning stretches which spans four golden miles. Studland offers an idyllic setting for a picnic, just be sure to pack thirst-quenching drinks and fruit kebabs as the perfect seaside treat! Take note, you may want to bypass the naturist beach with the toddlers in tow!
- Florence Court, County Fermanagh, N. Ireland
Walking paths for miles can be enjoyed in this 18th-century house. With lots of trails to enjoy and a mansion to discover, this is a great family day out.
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire
Rolling hills, green woodlands and … two giant heads starting at each other! It can only be one of the best open-air galleries in the country! With lots to see and do, this is an immense day out for all the family, perfectly rounded off with a spot of picnic in its incredible settings.
- Barafundle Bay, Pembrokshire
Where windswept cliffs meet picture postcard white sands, this provides a spectacular scenic setting for a secluded spot of lunch. It has been described as a ‘visual overdose of beauty’ in one of Wales’ prime places.
- Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire
Gorgeous grounds surrounded by Gothic architecture offer 2,500 acres to choose from to spend an afternoon. It’s also home to a commercial livestock farm – always a hit with little ones.
- Tarr Steps, Exmoor National Park Somerset
Attracting walkers and ramblers, Tarr Steps is the place to explore by foot. With an appetite worked up, you can choose from its expansive grounds to pull up a picnic.
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage set provides the ideal setting for a leisurely afternoon. It’s unique setting includes a diverse selection of plants both outdoors and indoors at its glasshouse.