Picnics at Cliveden

Picnic lunch with salad, fruit and cakes at The Argory

Fill your hamper with your favourite goodies from home, throw in a comfy blanket and enjoy al fresco dining at Cliveden.

Pick a spot

The Water Garden

This one is a family favourite. There are conveniently placed picnic tables in the Captain's Field in the Water Garden, perfect for laying out your packed lunch. You’ll be in easy reach of the Storybook Play Area and the Maze. The Doll's House toilets are very close too.

The top of North Paddocks

Make your way to the North Paddocks where there's plenty of open space to make goal posts with jumpers, play ball games and spread out your picnic rug. 

Illex Grove

If you're looking for peace and quiet, this ones for you. The Illex Grove is a tucked-away glade that not many people know about.

The Woodlands

Prefer the shade? Try the Woodlands. Here there's lots of sheltered spots to spread your picnic blanket or find a picnic table among the wood carvings at Susan’s Wood near the woodland car park.

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Think 'green' and bring bin bag

As a conservation charity we care about keeping our special places looking their very best. On busy days litter bins around the site can fill up faster than we can empty them. Bring a bin bag with you and put your rubbish in as you go. You're helping Cliveden stay clean and tidy and we appreciate it enormously. 


Forgotten something? ..don't panic!

Cliveden's National Trust Gift Shop is the perfect place to pick up a picnic essential. From blankets to hats, suncream to strawberry jam - it really is the one-stop shop for picnictastic goodies.
Flay lay including a throw, book, scarf and toiletries

Cliveden's Gift Shop and Plant Centre

Our shop is open and offers something for everyone. Whether it’s environmentally-friendly swaps for a more sustainable life, a gift for a loved one or an indulgence for yourself, every purchase helps us look after Cliveden for everyone, for ever.