Top Picnic Spots Handy for Luxury Family hotels
With National Picnic Week running from 16th to 25th June 2017, we’ve rounded up the loveliest places to picnic within easy reach of our hotels, where staff will pack you and your family a lunch to take out with you.
Ickworth House, Suffolk
Handy for: The Ickworth
The glorious National Trust gardens and parkland in which this neo-classical country house (part of which is occupied by our hotel) stands are perfect for eating alfresco, as pictured above.
Balmer Lawn, Hampshire
Handy for: New Park Manor
Of many gorgeous picnic spots in the New Forest, this heathland just north of Brockenhurst stands out for its setting of ancient oaks, shallow streams and grazing ponies (plus pigs foraging for acorns in autumn). It’s the starting point for several forest tracks head ideal for family walks or bike rides.
Barton Farm Country Park, Wiltshire
Handy for: Woolley Grange
This 36-acre area of countryside offers the chance to relax with a picnic beside the River Avon, as well as plenty of scope for walking, boating, fishing and just enjoying being in nature.
Westonbirt, the National Arboretum, Gloucestershire
Handy for: Thornbury Castle
This Forestry Commission site gives you the opportunity to picnic amidst one of the world’s finest tree collections, within a listed historic landscape.
Burton Bradstock Beach, Dorset
Handy for: Moonfleet Manor
Fill your hamper with produce from Burton Brackstock village store or a local farm shop then enjoy lunch with a view on the unspoilt National Trust beach.
Polridmouth Cove, Cornwall
Handy for: Fowey Hall
One of several secluded beaches within easy reach of our hotel, this spot backed by a series of ornamental lakes is a quiet oasis even in high season.
Kynance Cove, Cornwall
Handy for: Polurrian Bay Hotel
Popular since Victorian times (including with Lord Alfred Tennyson), this Lizard Peninsula spot is a picture-postcard spot with white sand, turquoise waters and dramatic rock formations.
Read more about family-friendly food and drink at Luxury Family Hotels.