The Best Picnic Destinations in the UK

Picnics are a great way to spend an afternoon with the family, or simply to get out of the house when the kids are off on vacation for the summer months. But, choosing the ideal picnic spot is going to make this fun family activity all the more enjoyable for you and your family. When planning for your afternoon picnic or a short weekend trip with the family, consider these beautiful parks for picnic destinations.

Brecon Beacons National Park

A Short Guide to The Best Picnic Destinations in the UK


Two of the most iconic peaks at the park not only provide the perfect backdrop, but with the national park family centre you have nearby entertainment spots to enjoy with the kids as well. A tea room, parks nearby, hiking destinations, and of course scenic postcard views make this a great destination for planning your picnic date.

Dartmoor National Park

A Short Guide to The Best Picnic Destinations in the UK


On a clear day you can see straight through to the coast of Teignmouth. There are nearby walking, hiking, and running trails, the Haytor Visitor Centre is directly at the bottom of the hill, and there are nearby grassy areas for the kids to play after eating.

New Forest National Park

A Short Guide to The Best Picnic Destinations in the UK


With the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, you have a platform which was specifically designed for sightseeing as your backdrop at this picnic retreat. The large meadow area is a location where deer gather frequently, and nearby walking routes make this a quaint, quiet destination to enjoy an afternoon picnic with the family together. Large picnic areas are sprawled throughout the park, so you won’t have to walk too far to find a place to set up your picnic baskets.

Whether it is an afternoon or an entire weekend trip, you want to choose the perfect picnic destination. These are a few spots to consider when planning your next picnic with the family in the UK.

Written by Charles Patterson. Charles’ job requires him to do a lot of travelling for meetings. So much so, he decided to document his thoughts on the places he visited. After coming across article writing he found a way to both give his opinions on some of these places and keep a record of memories of the stunning views he has seen.


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