There’s no better way to celebrate summer than packing a picnic and catching up with friends and family. With miles of coastline and acres of countryside, we have some of the best places in the country for eating outside. Here are some of our perfect picnic spots.
Live the life of leisure with your picnic by one of the lakes at Sheffield Park and Gardens in East Sussex, or explore the gardens and riverside at Mottisfont in Hampshire.
Top spots in our view are the endless sands of Studland Beach, Dorset or the woodlands and orchards of Lydford Gorge in Devon. Pack your picnic and find out for yourselves.
There are some lovely places to eat outdoors in this region. Our favourites are the parklands on the Blickling Estate in Norfolk, and the fine Constable country surroundings of Flatford in Suffolk.
We love eating in the landscaped parklands of Croome in Worcestershire, or by the lake at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. Get your hamper together and choose one of these spots.
We think you'll love a picnic by the sea on the Leas at Souter Lighthouse in Tyne and Wear. Enjoy getting friends and family together with a hamper in dramatic surroundings.
There are fabulous places on the banks of lake Windermere and the famous long sandy beaches around Formby, near Liverpool to take your family or friends for a fun picnic and more.
Make the most of warm summer days at one of our most famous places, Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. We recommend the Studley Royal Deer Park very highly.
Wales is picnic heaven but the two most spectacular spots are the limestone cliffs and beaches at Barafundle, Pembrokeshire and the dramatic mountain views of the elegant Plas Newydd in Anglesey.
Northern Ireland offers you two gems for your picnics (amongst many others): the beautiful parkland of Florence Court, County Fermanagh and the green countryside of The Argory in County Armagh.
We look after more than 775 miles of coastline around the UK. Here's our guide to beautiful beaches near you.
Little feet can tire easily, so we've picked some of our best walks for families with toddlers and small kids. So you can wave bye-bye to shoulder rides and piggy backs, and say hello to happy little walkers.
From Shakespeare on stage to jazz on the lawn to and Oscar-winning movies on the silver screen, join us for outdoor theatre, music and film events at some of the beautiful places we look after.