Now the summer holidays are in full swing there’s never been a better time to head out with your family for a picnic. In fact 85% of British families said that they are planning to grab a hamper and venture out for at least one during the summer break.
But where should you be going for a prime picnic spot? With the help of 2000 British parents, we have shortlised the top 20 picnic locations, including a few with a little bit of a nod to your favourite Disney characters.
The Top 20 family picnic spots in the UK, according to parents, are:
1. Three Cliffs Bay, Gower, Wales (22%)
2. Padley Gorge, Derbyshire (21%)
3. Aperporth Beach, Cardigan Bay, Wales (20%)
4. Roundhay Park, Leeds (19.6%)
5. Kyoto Gardens in Holland Park, London (19%)
6. Jubilee Gardens, Beer, Devon (18%)
7. Richmond Park, London (17%)
8. Whiterocks Beach, Portrush, County Antrim, Northern Ireland (17%)
9. Studland Beach, Dorset (17%)
10. Dolbadarn Castle, Snowdonia, Wales (16%)
11. Tarn Hows, Lake District (15%)
12. Stone Circles at Avebury, Wiltshire (15%)
13. Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire (15%)
14. Flint Castle, Flintshire, Wales (15%)
15. Dovedale, Peak District (13%)
16. Birches Valley Forest Centre at Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire (13%)
17. Christ Church Meadow, Oxford (11%)
18. Boden Boo woodland, edge of the River Clyde by the Erskine Bridge, Erskine, Scotland (10%)
19. Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent (10%)
20. Galloway Forest Park, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (9%)
Just missing out on the top 20 are Fell Foot Park on the shore of Lake Windermere, Cumbria, Formby Beach in Merseyside, Bodmin Moor in Cornwall and Baconsthorpe Castle in Norfolk. Download this handy map of the picnic spots for your next adventure.
For inspiration on what to take in your picnic hamper, check out recipes and step-by-step video guides from food blogger Grace Hall of ‘Eats Amazing’ fame who has created a range of bespoke Disney-themed picnics.
Beauty and the Beast Inspired Picnic
Finding Nemo Inspired Picnic
Winnie The Pooh Inspired Picnic
Tangled Inspired Picnic
Cars Inspired Picnic
And if you’re heading to one of the Disney character inspired picnic spots why not get in to the mood by watching Tangled, Winnie the Pooh, Finding Nemo, Cars or Beauty and the Beast on DisneyLife, or even download and take the fun with you to make the drive a little bit more entertaining.
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