Pick Your Perfect Picnic Spot
With National Picnic Week just around the corner, Futon Company is urging food-lovers up and down the country to pile up the scotch eggs, make a few sarnies and head to your nearest park or beach! Taking place from June 11th-19th, this nation-wide event celebrates all things picnic. From nominating your favourite picnic spot, to sharing recipes and planning activities, National Picnic Week “inspires the UK to continue the great tradition on picnicking.”
To help get you in the mood, Futon Company shares our favourite National Trust picnicking spots.
Studland Beach, Dorset: Studland has long stretches of golden sandy beaches that go on for four miles from South Haven Point to Old Harry Rocks, with shallow bathing water perfect for little ones (and big ones!). Buckets, spades and picnics all make for a blissful day on the sands. You can also visit the nearby ruins of Corfe Castle to discover over 700 years of history and to see the inspiration behind Enid Blyton’s Kirren Castle in the Famous Five.
Flatford Mill, Suffolk: Flatford Mill is right in the middle of Constable country and Dedham Vale. This is great walking countryside so you can take the family out, walk the dog or simply step back in time, tuck into your picnic, and absorb the places Constable knew and loved. You can even hire a boat and enjoy a row down the river.
Croome, Worcestershire: This was Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s first landscape garden and it’s the ideal place to relax. There are plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy, including a play area with den building and walking trails. When it comes to picnicking there are spots by lakes and rivers, next to statues, bridges, follies, classical temples and rolling lawns.
Souter Lighthouse & The Leas, Tyne & Wear: Take a walk along The Leas – a two and a half mile stretch of the north east coastline. If it’s not quite picnic weather, finish by calling into Souter Lighthouse Galley coffee shop for a light bite or a hearty meal.
Fell Foot Park, Cumbria: Enjoy a scenic picnic on the shores of Windermere. With views of the Lakeland fells, an adventure playground for the kids and splashing shoreline adventures on the beach or in a boat, Fell Foot is a great family-friendly location where you can play, explore and relax.
Feeling inspired? To join in the fun and to enjoy the great outdoors, check out our picnic-inspired goodies and go to nationalpicnicweek.co.uk or #picnicweek