Ultimate guide to summer picnic spots near you

A family of two adults and two children in the forest, sitting with a picnic on a picnic rug. They are smiling at each other.

The very best summer picnic spots

Looking for picnic spots near you?

The nation’s forests are a patchwork of glorious landscapes. From babbling brooks to quaint open heathland and lofty crags, you’re bound to find a lunch spot unlike any other.

Find your nearest location with our handy regional picnic spot guide. Plan your visit to enjoy the summer season surrounded by the very best nature has to offer.

Find your nearest picnic spots

Mother and baby having lunch at picnic table
30 June 2023

Here are the perfect spots for a picnic in the North East this summer.

Picnic table surrounded by trees
22 June 2023

The sounds and sights of summer await you at one of these fantastic picnic spots in the North West.

Mother and two children grinning while eating a picnic on a cluttered bench
14 June 2023

Butter the bread and grab the sausage rolls, the British summertime is here and we're itching to get out for a picnic in the Midlands.

Picnic Bench in the Forest
20 June 2023

Dust off your picnic blanket, slap on the sunscreen and head down to these stunning picnic spots near you in South East this summer.  

Grassy meadow surrounded by conifer trees
13 June 2023

Eat delicious lunch rolls surrounded by rolling hills and towering trees on a picnic in the South of England.

Three wooden picnic benches in a forest clearing surrounded by trees
02 June 2023

Dust off the chequered blanket and dig out the napkins. Here are the perfect spots for a picnic in the South West this summer.

First time visiting a forest? Make sure you follow the forest code and leave the landscape as you found it!

Looking for shade after lunch?

Bristol Suspension Bridge - Avon Gorge
07 June 2023

Looking for some shaded forests to explore near you in Bristol? Look no further in your quest for shaded woodlands, we’ve got the ultimate guide to beating the Bristol city heat.

Open space with trees
26 June 2019

Beat the heat | Top spots near London to cool down this summer

Blakemere lake with leaves from trees around the edge of the picture
22 July 2019

Escape the city heat with one of our top spots near Manchester

The Angel of the North sculpture with blue skies
23 July 2019

Escape the city this summer with a shady forest walk