Enjoy your picnic at Killerton

Children enjoying their picnic on the grass

We're sure that food tastes better when it's al fresco. Here's four of our favourite picnic spots for you to enjoy at Killerton. Please be aware you'll need to book your visit to Killerton by following the link at the end of this page.

 

1. The garden lawn

A great place in beautiful setting of the garden. On the main lawn, little ones can roll down the hill, or there are plenty of quieter spots to find.

 

2. Sparrow Park orchard

Just a stone's throw from the main car park, you'll find picnic benches scattered among the apple trees. It's full of wildlife all through the year, and is dog friendly, too.

 

3. Columbjohn

This quiet corner of the estate is full of history. Columbjohn Chapel enjoys a riverside setting and the banks are an idyllic spot for a picnic. It's about a half an hour stroll from visitor reception - follow the below walking trail to find it.

 

4. Deodar Glen

This secret valley was originally designed to resemble an alpine scene, and takes its name from the Deodar cedars that were brought here from the Himalayas. The glen has amazing views of Dartmoor, and is a great place to escape the world for a bite to eat.

Foxgloves in Deodar Glen
Foxgloves in Deodar Glen on the Killerton estate near Exeter
Foxgloves in Deodar Glen

Please book ahead before visiting 

The car park, garden, park, shop, second-hand bookshop, Stables coffeeshop takeaway, tea trailer and toilets at Killerton are now open and you’ll need to book your tickets by 3pm the day before your visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.