The best picnic spots at Clumber Park

Deck chair in the Walled Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park

With 3,800 acres of beautiful parkland, there's plenty of great spots to enjoy a picnic with friends and family at Clumber Park.

Fill your hamper, add a picnic blanket and join us for some al fresco dining. Here are our top suggestions:

Pleasure Grounds

With the Chapel towering above, the Pleasure Grounds is just a short walk from the main car park. With views across the Lake to the Temple, it’s the perfect place to soak up the scenery.

The Pleasure Grounds towards the Chapel
Looking across a grass area with trees, a path, Chapel in the distance and blue skies
The Pleasure Grounds towards the Chapel

Walled Kitchen Garden

The four acre walled kitchen garden, is alive with colour all year round, with something different to see every time you visit. Lay a blanket down, find a deck chair or bench and enjoy a relaxing & peaceful picnic.

A perfect spot to stop in the walled kitchen garden
A bench looking over grass and a path with the wall of the kitchen garden
A perfect spot to stop in the walled kitchen garden

Parsonage Lawn

With stunning views across to the lake and over towards the Chapel, the Parsonage Lawn offers a laid-back spot in the heart of Clumber Park, next to the main facilities.

The Parsonage Lawn
Looking across the grass towards the Old Parsonage buildings with blue sky
The Parsonage Lawn


An ideal refreshment stop on the circular walk with captivating views down the length of the lake. 

View across the lake from Hardwick
A picnic bench overlooking the lake with trees on either side and blue sky
View across the lake from Hardwick

Cow Pastures

Our recently recreated parkland area offers a large expanse where visitors can park the car and set up camp for the day. With picnic benches scattered around, Cow Pastures is just a few minutes’ walk from the lake, the Chapel and the walled kitchen garden and less than 10 minutes to the main facilities.   

Time for a treat?

If you don’t fancy making your own picnic, our Turning Yard café has a range of home-made takeaway options, so you can pick up a sandwich or salad and search out the sunshine – or just supplement your homemade hamper with a freshly made coffee or ice-cream.