Picnic spots in the North West

Make the most of the sunny weather with a picnic at one of our places in the North West. Bring a rug, pick the perfect spot, and treat yourself to lunch in the great outdoors.

A family picnicking in a National Trust garden

Dunham Massey 

Find your favourite spot for a picnic at Dunham Massey. Spread out your picnic blanket on the lawn in the garden and enjoy bright blooms throughout spring and summer. Or head to the North Park to settle down at a picnic bench – young explorers will work up an appetite with plenty of parkland to discover.

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 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?

A hot pizza on a wooden board

Or pick up a bite to eat

If you don't fancy bringing a picnic with you, we've got plenty of delicious options for you in our restaurants and food outlets across the North West. From the mobile pizza van at Lyme to the iconic National Trust scone in our cafés, you'll be well catered for on your next visit. And of course, every scone helps us to care for these very special places.


How to make personalised sausage rolls

It’s picnic season so we've put our own twist on one of the nation’s favourite snacks – the humble sausage roll. Watch, our Development Chef, Rebecca Janaway, make three different types of sausage roll to cater for all tastes and personalities.