Sudbury Hall, the perfect place for a summer picnic

a family having a picnic

We've been bless with some blue skies and sunny weather and it’s great to be out in the fresh air. There’s nothing quite like a picnic to make a day out really feel like an adventure. We’ve got plenty of great spots here at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood.

Sudbury’s lawns

Sudbury may not have extensive gardens but what it does have is the perfect backdrop for a picnic. From the lawns up by the house to the huge lawn down by the lake there’s plenty of space and lovely surroundings, just look out for the geese who can sometimes be extra friendly when sandwiches are involved!

Explore the Hall
looking up towards sudbury hall, theres some geese to.

Stable yard                                     

Sudbury’s Stable yard is the perfect place to roll out your rug, it once would have been the working stable yard for the hall and it still has a buzzing atmosphere today. There's plenty of outdoor games and space to run around for the young and the young at heart. On sunny days it’s a great spot to grab and ice cream and enjoy the sunshine out of the breeze.

We've got all sorts on offer in our tea room
people sitting in the sun outside sudbury tea room

Forgotten the Sarnies?

Never fear, Sudbury tea rooms can offer take away sandwiches, drinks and snacks for those who’d rather stay out in the fresh air.

Don't worry if you've forgotten your picnic, we've got it covered
enjoying a picnic

Not feeling up to al fresco dining?

Even when the weather is a bit on the chilly side it doesn’t mean you have to come indoors! During school holidays the old boat house tucked away down by the lake is a great alternative. Get all the fun of lunching outdoors without the weather, there’s even a special window for bird watching to.

Find a hidden picnic area in the boathouse down by the lake
sudbury boat house

Don’t fancy carrying you basket from the car park

It’s quite a walk from the car park, especially if you’re carrying a basket of goodies. There are grassy areas and picnic tables close by to save you the journey. We’ve taken down the fences alongside the path down to the Hall, opening up a whole new open area for rolling out your picnic rug.