Picnic spots in the South West

There are beaches, parkland and gardens galore in the South West perfect for summer picnicking. Below are some of our top spots for summer picnics in 2021. Check back here nearer the time for some picnic spot inspiration in 2022.

The lawns in the Botanic Garden at Lacock Abbey

Picnic spots around Wiltshire 

There is little nicer than a picnic when the sun is out, the bird are singing and summer flowers are bobbing in the breeze. If you bring your sandwiches, there are plenty of places to choose from to picnic in Wiltshire- some with great views and some surrounded by wildlife. Here's just a small selection.

A family picnic on the lawn at Saltram

Picnic spots in Devon and Exmoor 

Planning a picnic? From woodland walks to colourful gardens or seaside spots, there are plenty of places to spread out a picnic blanket and drink in the views around Devon and Exmoor.

Ailwood Down at Studland Bay, Dorset

Picnic spots in Dorset 

Having a picnic on a lazy, hazy, summer day is what memories are made of - whether its sand in the sandwiches or relaxing looking at a perfect view, but picnics whatever the season and the weather are a British tradition.

Family enjoying a picnic

Places to picnic in Cornwall 

Sandy beaches, colourful gardens, secluded coves: Cornwall is filled with perfect picnic spots which can be enjoyed whatever the weather (just don't forget your waterproofs). Here are just a few suggestions for your next picnic.

Visitors on a bench on the South Lawn at Barrington Court, Somerset

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 spread out a blanket.

Picnic lunch with salad, fruit and cakes at The Argory

Places to picnic in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds 

Why not bring your friends and family together to a favourite picnic spot where you can relax and enjoy the view?

Take a picnic at Prior Park

Picnic spots around Bath and Bristol 

There are lots of places to enjoy a picnic around Bath and Bristol, out in the countryside, under tree in a garden or at one of the many picnic areas. Picnics aren't just for summer: as the seasons change, there are still plenty of chances to roll out the picnic blanket in beautiful places we care for.

Father and daughter picnic on grass

Perfect picnic spots 

Pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely day outside. Whether you prefer golden sand, wildflower meadows or rolling green hills, there's a landscape for every taste.

Places to visit in the South West 

See the full list places we care for in the South West by county.

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​