Ideas for picnic spots in the Cotswolds

Bring your friends and family together to a favourite picnic spot where you can relax and enjoy the view.

Family enjoying a picnic outside the Temple Greenhouse

Croome, Worcestershire 

Nothing can beat a picnic on a sunny summer's day at Croome with picnic spots to suit everyone in the parkland.

Families picnic by river Avon in summer parkland at Charlecote

Charlecote Park, Warwickshire 

Why not bring a picnic today? There's lots of space for a picnic blanket and there are benches near the river too.

Whitefield wildflower meadow at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

From late May until July, the Whitefield wildflower meadow next to Dyrham Park car park comes alive with colourful daisies, clover and bee orchids. It’s a great spot for a picnic as it’s not too far to carry your cooler box and chairs and your four-legged friends are welcome too, but dogs must stick to Whitefield please.

View of Woodchester Park

Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire - in a secret spot 

‘There is a secret area in Woodchester with beautiful views and a stream passing through the middle, which looks beautiful no matter the weather. It holds very special memories for me as this is where I was proposed to over a picnic by my fiancé.’ - Asia W

A group of friends enjoying a picnic

Picnic in the park

There are some fabulous spots for picnicking in Prior Park Landscape Garden. We have blankets for sale at reception, or you can borrow one from our tea shed. The tea shed is also a great spot to top up your treats, with cake and other refreshments available.

People in period costume picnicing on the lawn

Upton House, Warwickshire 

Prepare a feast for the family and bring it with you or pick up supplies at the restaurant while you are here. Either way there are lots of lovely spots to choose from to take a break and enjoy the gardens.