Great picnic places in and around Berkshire

Everyone has their own picnic spot, but there are a few universals that make some places simply perfect for picnics. Here are a few to choose from in and around Berkshire

Picnic lunch with salad, fruit and cakes at The Argory


Cliveden's catering outlets get very busy on peak days, so beat the queues and enjoy lunch at your own pace by bringing a picnic with you. Read our top tips for dining al fresco at Cliveden.

Enjoying a picnic

Basildon Park 

Generations of Basildon Park residents have thrown down a rug on the lawn in front of the mansion to enjoy a picnic with a glorious view. To save the trouble of packing a bag, you can now pre-order a picnic from the kitchens at Basildon Park and collect it when you arrive.

Beautiful autumn colour in the woodlands

Greys Court 

There are some lovely picnic spots at Greys Court only a short walk from the car park. Check in at visitor reception, then head on out to find a shady spot under the oak trees.

Children take a close look at the wildlife on a fallen tree trunk

Ashdown House 

Visit the hidden gem of Ashdown House and you can follow the tree trail for an atmospheric picnic in the woods. If you visit on a Wednesday or Saturday, you could follow up with a staircase tour in the afternoon.