Great picnic places in and around Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire.

The pcituresque view that Greys Court overlooks

Greys Court 

There are some lovely picnic spots at Greys Court only a short walk from the car park. Just bring a rug and throw it down under the oak trees. Alternatively, for a picnic with a view, the lower lawn is a favourite spot, as there are lovely views over the Chiltern Hills from there. You can watch the cows grazing peacefully in the foreground and the red kites swooping in the distance. (Dog-friendly)

Coleshill Park in May, The Buscot and Coleshill Estates Oxfordshire


The rolling countryside of West Oxfordshire is ideal for walking and picnics. Why not take a stroll around Coleshill village and into the parkland as outlined on this downloadable map?

2 children from the waist down, looking at an Easter trail map, wearing puffa jackets

White Horse Hill 

White Horse Hill has to be one of the the best viewpoints for a picnic in the whole of the South of England. In fact you can probably see most of its counties from this vantage point. Pack a kite and some wind-proof clothes as it can be breezy.

Purple flowers amongst tall grass with a honey coloured stone pavilion in the background


In previous years at Stowe, you'd not have been able to picnic on the south lawn for fear of a hard golf ball coming your way. All evidence of the golf course has now been removed and the area is gradually being restored back to its eighteenth-century heyday. Views are being opened up, hay meadows restored and 60 lime trees have been planted in the area known as Queen's Theatre. It's a lovely place to picnic with the grand house at your back, overlooking Octagon Lake. (Dog-friendly)