Top picnic spots
With over 800 acres of parkland here at Kedleston there are plenty of great picnic places. Whether you’ve been on a big adventure into the parkland's wilderness or for a potter around the Pleasure Grounds everyone loves a good picnic!
Down by the lake
Down by the lake is a favourite when it comes to picnics, especially for those who enjoy bird watching. The banks are a prime spot for wildlife, just make sure that you’re careful not to disturb any of the nesting birds that call Kedleston home.
Into the wilderness
For those who don’t mind walking a little further the 'Wilderness' on the far side of the lake is a haven of calm. Intentionally left more rough and ready with fallen deadwood and long grass to keep a more natural environment and habitats for our wildlife. Roll out your blanket beneath one of Derbyshire's most ancient trees and relax in the peace and quiet on the path less trodden.
Depending on what time of year you visit Kedleston’s woodland there's always something new. From the springtime bluebells, delicate yellow primroses and wild orchids to the sea of golden leaves come Autumn it's one of our favorite places. The natural play area hidden in the woods is a great place to stop for those with little adventurers to!
Forgotten your sarnies?
Not to worry! Although Kedleston’s main restaurant only serves plated food we do have a kiosk next to visitor reception to cater for you picnicking requirements. The kiosk is usually open weekends and weekdays during school holidays right up until November selling hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. There's also some handy picnic benches here as well.