Picnic at Hanbury

 Pack a picnic, gather together family and friends and join us for a great start to the weekend.

The beautiful grounds at Hanbury Hall have always provided an idyllic setting for a good old-fashioned picnic. Now that spring has finally arrived it’s time to pack up your favourite treats, grab a rug and head to Hanbury for an outdoor feast.

But how do you pick the best spot? We’ve rounded-up a few of our top spots where you can relax and enjoy good food, great company and spectacular views. Whether you’re looking for a secluded hideaway or a beautiful open space, we’ve got the perfect picnic spot for everyone.

 

Perfect Picnic Spots at Hanbury Hall

Stableyard

Be at the heart of the action in the Stableyard. You’re also not far from the car park and close to the children’s play area and our wild play area so you know the kids won’t be bored. So while the children head off to play, you can sit back and enjoy the stunning parkland views. 

Orangery Lawn
Make a day of it on our Orangery Lawn; the ideal spot for family picnics with plenty of space for games, kite flying or a barefoot walk. With the bowling green just a stone’s throw away, why not challenge your family to a game? Get ready to work up an appetite before rolling out that picnic blanket to make the most of the sunshine, or if you prefer a little shade just head towards the old trees where you’ll find respite from the heat.

Make a day of it on our Orangery Lawn; the ideal spot for family picnics.
Make a day of it on our Orangery Lawn; the ideal spot for family picnics.
Make a day of it on our Orangery Lawn; the ideal spot for family picnics.

Gardens
Surround yourself with blossoming flowers and set up for a picnic in our glorious gardens. You’ll find plenty of picnic benches near in the Stableyard. If a traditional picnic blanket is more to your taste, then you’ll find room to spread out in the grassy space to the right of the Hall.

Orchards
If you prefer a slower pace, head to the Orchard or up to Kytes Orchard to enjoy a lazy picnic. Kytes Orchard is tucked away from the crowds so you can relax and bask in the peace and quiet in your own little hideaway with beautiful park views.The Orchard is a lovely spot to sit under the trees and enjoy the sights and sounds of the summer.

Enjoy peace and quiet with a picnic in Kytes Orchard
Enjoy peace and quiet with a picnic in Kytes Orchard
Enjoy peace and quiet with a picnic in Kytes Orchard

A thought to remember...

‘It is very distressing to see the countryside disfigured sometimes by paper bags and empty bottles.’ – Hilda Leyel

We encourage everyone to enjoy a picnic in the gardens of Hanbury Hall but please make sure to take your rubbish away with you.

Only assistance dogs can go into the formal gardens at Hanbury, so if you are planning a picnic with your pet, the Stableyard is the place to go!

The Great Garden at Hanbury Hall
The Great Garden at Hanbury Hall
The Great Garden at Hanbury Hall

Tasty treats for your picnic hamper

Alongside those picnic staples, why not enjoy a very Hanbury picnic with a few of our favourite treats. Take a look at our top tasty recipes from our National Trust cookbook...

Goats cheese and spinach quiche

Fruit scones

Chocolate brownies

These are just a few of our favourites; you can find more delicious recipes for your picnic here.