Picnic spots in the South West

There are beaches, parkland and gardens galore in the South West perfect for socially distanced picnicking this summer. Here are our top places to picnic in each county. We've indicated the places where you'll need to book ahead before visiting - just visit the property web page to book your visit.

Visitors enjoying a picnic in a rolling field

Summer places to picnic in Gloucestershire 

There are lots of places to enjoy a picnic in Gloucestershire, out in the countryside, under shady tree in a garden or at one of the many picnic areas.

A family walk by Stourhead's lake

Picnic spots around Wiltshire 

If you want to have a picnic in the open air, skylarks overhead, under the shelter of tall oaks or looking over wide views, here's a few places in Wiltshire to pick from.

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.

Family enjoying a picnic

Places to picnic in Cornwall 

Sunny beaches, shady gardens, secluded coves: Cornwall is filled with perfect picnic spots. Here are just a few suggestions.

Father and daughter picnic on grass

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 the best places to picnic in Somerset.

Picnic lunch with salad, fruit and cakes at The Argory

Summer picnic spots in the Cotswolds 

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

Father and daughter picnic on grass

Perfect picnic spots 

Pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely summer's 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 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.