Perfect picnic spots in and around East Sussex

A view over the countryside to Bodiam Castle

Gently sloping lawns in the grounds of a medieval castle. Open countryside with a sprinkling of fairy tale magic

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Gourmet gardens and grounds

Visitors walking by the waterlilies on Middle Lake at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

Sheffield Park and Garden 

Shimmering lakes adorned with vibrant waterlilies are at the heart of Sheffield Park so, for the perfect picnic view, find a spot on the cool banks to throw down your blanket. In June and July the Waterlily Festival welcomes a floating pontoon and giant fountain to add to the spectacle so don't miss a wander round the gardens after your lunch. Or head into the Sussex countryside to explore our 250 acres of parkland where you are sure to find a picturesque resting spot.

Countryside cuisine