Perfect picnic spots in Northern Ireland

Summer is the season to dine outdoors. Whether working up an appetite with a walk or simply relaxing with family and friends, the places in our care offer the perfect places to picnic. With coastal paths and forest trails, find a feast of picnic spots to dish up a day out in Northern Ireland. From coffee in a cobbled courtyard to ice-cream under the shade of a tree, roll out the rug at beaches like Portstewart Strand or grand gardens like Mount Stewart.

Castle Ward

Murlough National Nature Reserve

Mount Stewart

Giant's Causeway

Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne

The Argory

Florence Court




Bake some sweet strawberry squares

Get your tastebuds tingling with our fresh and fruity strawberry squares recipe. Watch the video to learn how to make these moreish squares that are perfect for packed lunches and picnics. They're also great for a sneaky mid-morning snack or after-dinner treat.