Perfect picnic spots in the South East

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

Enjoying a picnic

Polesden Lacey 

The South Lawn at Polesden Lacey is a glorious setting for a picnic. Go for a saunter through the formal gardens afterwards and pretend it's all yours. The café at Polesden Lacey stocks delicious take-away picnic food to top up your hamper and there’s jazz on Sunday summer afternoons.

A view of the Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire

Stowe's picnics with a classical view 

Pick up a tasty lunch to go from Stowe's cafe and find a beautiful picnic spot in the sunshine of the Elysian Fields or the shade of one of the classical temples. Forgotten your rug? Just borrow one of ours.

A family enjoying the outdoor seating at the tearoom

Scotney Castle, Kent 

Bring your own picnic or buy a mezze platter for our Summer jazz evenings throughout June at Scotney Castle.

A hamper and blanket set for a picnic

Morden Hall Park, Surrey 

Bring a picnic and relax in the grounds of Morden Hall Park throughout June with our jazz evenings every Friday night.

Buttercups outside Basildon Park house

Picnics at Basildon Park 

With shady spots for quiet contemplation of a magnificent view or dappled woodland glades for a spot of den-building, Basildon's parkland is perfect for picnics.

Boys setting up skittles in the meadow at Emmetts Garden, Kent

Emmetts Garden, Kent 

Borrow our garden games, pick up a picnic rug and soak up the sunshine at Emmetts Garden, our charming Edwardian estate.

The ancient avenue of lime trees at Hinton Ampner

Hinton Ampner, Hampshire 

Take in the view of the rolling hills of the South Downs at Hinton Ampner from the comfort of your own picnic blanket.

Dahlia after the rain

Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex 

Pitch up for the day, borrow our lawn games from the toy chests and have your picnic amongst the wild flowers of Uppark House and Gardens.

Couple sitting by the lake in the park at Petworth House.

Petworth Park, South Downs 

Find your perfect spot for a picnic at Petworth and enjoy the serenity of our stately mansion nestled in the South Downs.