Our favourite picnic spots for National Picnic Week 2018

June 7, 2018, Lucinda Munchy

National Picnic Week takes place from 15th – 24th June and is a great excuse to spend a summers afternoon with family or friends, playing games and tucking into a delicious picnic. To help you celebrate a great British tradition, we’ve come up with our top 5 picnic spots.

By the beach

Summer may be the season of barbecues for some people, but for many of us, the warmer weather means one thing, it’s time to go to the beach.

Walberswick has a lovely little sand dune backed beach and is easy walking distance to the seaside town Southwold.

In the woods

Get the kids outdoors for a picnic in the woods or go for bike ride around the woodland paths.

Thetford Forest is an ideal setting for great family day out and is home to a variety of animal and plant life.

By the river

For more of a relaxed picnic with friends or family, the river is the perfect location.

Thorpness mere is the ideal place for everyone of ages to explore and have their own adventures. You can hire large rowing boats, punts and canoes, anchor up on one of the banks and enjoy your picnic.

At the castle

Make the most of the spring sunshine and bring along a picnic to enjoy in the Castle grounds.

Framlingham Castle is surrounded by stunning views of the river and acres of meadowland, making it an idyllic spot for alfresco dining.

In the garden

Find a sunny spot and enjoy a homemade picnic in the comfort of your own back garden or head to a local park.

The Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds is the perfect place for enjoying peace and quiet and watching the world go by!