Perfect picnic spots in the North West

Get friends and family together, pack a picnic and enjoy a leisurely summer's day outdoors.

Deer in front of the house at Dunham Massey

Dunham Massey 

Spread out your picnic blanket at Dunham Massey and you just might find the resident deer settling down nearby for their dinner too. Although they're very content with the greenery and won't want to share your sandwiches, they're still top of our list for an unforgettable picnic experience.

A bench overlooking the pond at Hare Hill

Hare Hill 

Bring a picnic and relax in this tranquil woodland garden. Take a leisurely stroll around the new white borders in the walled garden and enjoy the many varieties of plants and fragrances, then settle down on one of the benches or lay out a rug and tuck into your picnic as you while away the afternoon.

A family sitting on the grass infront of Speke Hall

Speke Hall, Liverpool 

Delve a little deeper around the grounds at Speke Hall and you’ll discover the Secret Garden; a hidden area that's a perfect place to relax and unwind with a flask and some sandwiches. A trickling stream, colourful blooms and the occasional web-footed visitor ensures the ultimate in escapism. For a picnic with a view why not head out onto the Speke-Garston coastal reserve?

woman and two children sitting on a beach

Formby, Liverpool 

The glorious sandy beaches of Formby are perfect for building sandcastles, coastal walks, dog walking, horse riding, wave jumping, kite flying or just lazy days at the beach. Bring along a picnic and enjoy the breath-taking sea views. Please remember to help protect our beaches and wildlife by taking your rubbish with you.

Visitors at Fell Foot Park

Fell Foot Park, Cumbria

Enjoy a scenic picnic on the shores of Windermere. With views of the Lakeland fells, an adventure playground for the kids and splashing shoreline adventures on the beach or in a boat, Fell Foot is a great family-friendly location where you can play, explore and relax.

Autumnal view from Wray Castle, Cumbria, looking north

Wray Castle

We’ve some of the best picnic spots in the Lakes here - grab a bench in-front of the castle and enjoy far reaching views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells with the kids.

A family picnicing on the lawn at Allan Bank

Great picnic spots in Grasmere

You can have a picnic a day for a year in this wondrous landscape but here are our top five beauty spots. Roll out your rug!