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When the clouds part and the sun shines, head to your favourite place with your favourite people and enjoy a picnic in the fresh air while it lasts. As part of our picnic week here on UKMums.TV we’ve taken a look at some of the prettiest picnic spots to inspire your next adventure, because life is too short to stay indoors!
Coombe Country Park
Coombe Country Park lies between the sleepy village of Brinklow and the bustling city of Coventry in Warwickshire. Coombe Country Park is stunning and a really historical place to visit. In fact, the park has been developed from the grounds of an old Cistercian abbey, the buildings of which have now been converted into the Coombe Abbey hotel. Coombe Country Park offers 500 acres of beautiful woodlands, grasslands, gardens and lakes with plenty of picnic and BBQ areas dotted throughout. It’s always thriving with happy families, dog walkers and bird watchers. Children will love the play area and the newly launched Go Ape which features high-speed zip lines, free-fall Tarzan swings and canopy-height crossings!
A National Trust site, Dunstable Downs is the highest point in Bedfordshire. At 797 feet above sea level, you can enjoy scenic views for miles around, making it the perfect place for families wanting to settle down for a picnic or fly a kite. Children will love running free in the wide open spaces and will be in awe of the sky as it transforms into a colourful spectacle of gliders swaying in the breeze, while you sit and relax.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the capital and catch a little bit of breeze floating on by, the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew is the perfect place to head to for a picnic. Away from the heat of the city, there are plenty of grassy areas for you to lay out your blanket. Once you’ve finished eating, explore the lush vegetation of the gardens and check out the brand new Children’s Garden that has been designed around the elements which help plants grow; Earth, Air, Sun and Water.
Tarn Hows, near Coniston
When writing about pretty picnic spots in the UK, it would be rude not to mention the Lake District. Any regular picnicker will know just how handy a National Trust membership is. A National Trust membership grants you access to over 500 special places and free parking at most National Trust car parks, giving you so much choice when it comes to beautiful countryside spots and green spaces for picnics. Another site preserved by the National Trust; Tarn Hows is situated in the heart of the Lake District. Tarn Hows is a beautiful place for a short circular walk (two miles) and a leisurely picnic.
Where do you like to go picnicking in the UK? We’d love to hear your suggestions!