Perfect picnic spots in the North West

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

Two children on a picnic blanket with bats and balls

Dunham Massey 

Bring your picnic and join in fun and games at Dunham’s picnic week (26 – 29 July). Of course, you can picnic in our lovely summer gardens anytime.

A bench overlooking the pond at Hare Hill

Hare Hill 

Bring a picnic and relax in this tranquil woodland garden, with a magical walled garden at its heart.

A family sitting on the grass infront of Speke Hall

Speke Hall, Liverpool 

Picnic in the orchard or head out onto the Speke-Garston coastal reserve for picnics with a view.

woman and two children sitting on a beach

Formby, Liverpool 

The glorious sandy beaches of Formby are perfect for family picnics, 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. A coffee cart and ice cream van are onsite most days, so you can enjoy a hot drink or a tasty treat while you watch wading birds on the shoreline.

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.

Children playing at Wray Castle

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!