Pack up a picnic

View of the lodge across the wildflower meadow

Secluded spot with only the sounds of birds and insects, or a view of the garden lodge - wherever you prefer your perfect picnic spot can be found at Lyveden this summer.

Picnic Places

There are many spots across the site you can picnic, from the grass lawn around the garden lodge, to a more secluded spot in the woods around the spiral mounts or perhaps, you fancy the orchard? We have picnic tables available adjacent to the car park, and one outside the Family Den, but ask that you do not bring your own food into the tearoom or tearoom garden.

" A great picnic spot is found by sitting on the earthwork terrace in the orchard giving views eastward down the valley, and over both the orchard and the labyrinth."
- David
Blue skies above the labyrinth
View of the moated orchard from one of the two snail mounds
Blue skies above the labyrinth

Takeaway Tearoom

Hot and cold drinks are available to order to take away from the tearoom, and if you are interested in pre-booking a pick-up picnic from the property then please call the office and speak to a member of the team.


Vegware - made from plants, not plastic! Our disposable cups are made from Vegware and are fully compostable. This is part of the National Trust eco-friendly policy. You can help us be an even brighter green by bringing your own reusable takeaway cup or water bottle.

Perfect for picnicking
Picnicking in the gardens
Perfect for picnicking

Ice creams and treats

A selection of ice cream tubs are available in the Visitor Centre, along with Cornettos and Calippos. Dairy free options are available.


We also have a picnic retail range available – from sun hats and suncream to rugs and a cool bag, everything you need to have fun in the sun. (Don’t forget your bubble wand!)

Ice creams and treats!
Ice cream by the moat
Ice creams and treats!

Each time you spend money in our tearoom, you are #LookingAfterLyveden.
So enjoy a delicious guilt-free treat with us, and help keep Lyveden for ever for everyone.