Perfect picnic spots in Somerset

Summer memories should always include a summer picnic in a perfect picnic spot. Here are just a few suggestions of places around Somerset to picnic at this summer. Don't forget to take your rubbish with you when you've finished to help keep these places special, and maintain social distancing measures to keep safe. We also ask that you don't bring portable picnic furniture into these special places; picnic rugs and blankets only. We've indicated the places where you'll need to book ahead before visiting - just visit the property web page to book your visit.

Visitors enjoying a picnic by the moat at Barrington Court

Picnicking at Barrington Court

Find your perfect spot and spend as much time as you like eating, relaxing and enjoying the sounds of summer all around you at Barrington Court. Please book ahead before visiting, and please be aware that only picnic rugs are permitted; we ask that you leave your portable picnic furniture at home.

A view of Glastonbury Tor and grazing sheep on the slopes

Picnic spots in the Somerset countryside

Enjoy a picnic in the outdoors at some of our favourite places in the Somerset countryside.

Visit the National Trust's Fyne Court, Somerset

Fyne Court picnic spots

Picnic in the courtyard, by the dipping pond or set up a den and picnic surrounded by nature.

Visitors in the formal garden at Montacute House

Montacute's picnic spots

The best picnic spots at Montacute House can be found by hunting for them, but we've saved you the hard work by listing them here. Please book ahead before visiting Montacute.

A family in the orchard at Lytes Cary Manor

Summertime at Lytes Cary Manor

We can help keep the family captivated this summer at Lytes Cary Manor. Bring a picnic or just come for a walk. Please be aware you'll need to book ahead before visiting.

Dunkery Beacon on the Holnicote Estate, Somerset

Top five must see places at Holnicote

Whether you're looking for coastal views, wide open moorland or tranquil wooded walks, Holnicote has something beautiful to offer. Take a look at our top five places to explore and use it to create your own itinerary.

A family walk by Stourhead's lake

Picnics at Stourhead

You can sit by the water's edge and let world go by with a picnic at Stourhead. Please be aware you'll need to book ahead before visiting Stourhead.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 130 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.