Sink into a deckchair, and recline as you dine in the historic gardens. Once you've had your fill, there's formal gardens and the wider estate to explore. Bring along your favourite snacks, or pop into the Mote Café for takeaway treats.
Self-respecting picnickers head straight for the veg plot for the best view in the house. Benches overlook a panorama of Kentish countryside, with rolling hills and fields to boot. There's blankets to borrow and big games for a post-picnic play-off.
A sunny spot on the grassy meadow leading down to the lake is a perfect place to picnic. Sandwiched between views over the Kent Weald and the majestic home of Sir Winston Churchill, it's a feast for all the senses. The Landemare café has snacks and rolls for those keen to grab and go.
Peruse a five star menu of picnicking spots. Enjoy first course on a pew by the Old Stables café, then move on for dessert in the meadow overlooking Ide Hill. Bring a blanket and digest among the wildflowers under a carefree blue sky. Four-legged friends on leads are welcome.
Picnic in vast Knole Park against the backdrop of six hundred years of history. Choose from a secluded spot under a shady oak, or pull up a pew on one of the benches in the outdoor seating area. Keep a watchful eye for hungry deer, who are best left to munch on fresh grass.
The 780 estate is just made for picnics, scenic walks and mini-adventures. Country paths lead to breathtaking views of the fairy tale ruin. Venture further still to seek out a shady spot in the ancient woodland. With cows gently grazing and birds overhead, it's a slice of picnic paradise.
There are performances taking place throughout the summer at National Trust properties in and around Kent. From family favourites like Wind in the Willow and Alice in Wonderland to classics such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Wuthering Heights, there’s a wide range of productions to choose from.
The summer's made for walking, and that's just what we'll do. There are estate routes at Chartwell, or all-ability paths around Knole Park. Whatever your walk, make sure to get out into the countryside on our trails in Kent this summer.