Yes, it’s finally Easter, and with a few days off, we are all looking for some fun! Under the new guidance, we are allowed to meet up with friends and family outside again. We’ve been looking for the perfect spots to visit for a picnic with family across Yorkshire. Hopefully, you guys are feeling the same – we just want to be surrounded by the beauty of God’s Own Country with people we haven’t seen in time during lockdown. These are some of the best picnic spots in Yorkshire.
The new guidelines mean that groups of six or people in a group of any size from two households can now mix. Make sure when are are visiting these places that you leave them as you found them, untouched and rubbish free.
Make sure you check whether you need to book before visiting these places to help keep visitor numbers as an apprapriate level.
1. Knaresborough Castle
Knaresborough Castle is situated in North Yorkshire and overlooks the River Nidd. This little viewing spot is the perfect place to meet up with friends and family. Why not visit and enjoy the beautiful view overlooking the historical town of Knaresborough?
2. Roundhay Park
Situated in the suburb of Roundhay, Leeds, this beautiful park is a spacious place to meet up with friends and family. You can sit overlooking the lush green cricket fields or sit near the lake. It’s one of our favourite places to go for a quiet walk.
3. Fountains Abbey
Fountain’s Abbey is near Ripon in North Yorkshire and is a beautiful and well-preserved remain of monastary. The surrounding gardens are the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic with friends and family while taking in the natural beauty of the area as well as the impressive monastery ruins.
4. Harewood House
This beautiful historic house on the outskirts of Leeds has 100-acres of beautiful gardens to go and enjoy a picnic. There are all sorts of wildlife as well as curated landscape beauty to enjoy with family and friends. Make sure you look out for the spectucalar deer that wander the estate.
5. Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens
This beautiful Georgian National Trust mansion overlooks the River Ouse in North Yorkshire. Its idyllic landscaped gardens are open to visit, and we couldn’t think of a more fitting spot to meet up with the family. It’s a nice safe space where you can reconnect with loved ones.
6. Roseberry Topping
Roseberry Topping stands at 266ft and is an iconic and distinctive hill in North Yorkshire. The views surrounding it are beautiful, and it’s definitely a great, beautiful spot to meet with family and friends to enjoy its unique half-coned shape top.
7. Bolton Abbey
Bolton Abbey is found in the Wharfedale district in North Yorkshire and is a fantastic day out. Its unique 12th-century monastery is the perfect backdrop by which to enjoy a picnic with family and friends before taking a walk around its green and lustrous grounds.
8. Bempton Cliffs
The first on our list along the Yorkshire coast, Bempton Cliffs has some amazing walks near Filey. You can take in the beautiful views of the North Sea and take part in some birdwatching before enjoying a lovely picnic with family and friends. Its unique cliff face is filled with all sorts of bird breeds.
9. Castle Howard
Just on the outskirts of the historical city of York, Castle Howard has some beautiful gardens that are perfect to enjoy a dayout with the family. Sitting and enjoying its scenic gardens with a few sandwiches and some pop sunds ideal to us. Check out our best nature walks in East Yorkshire to enjoy on your visit.
10. Dalby Forest
Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire has a beautiful play park and plenty of grass to sit on and enjoy a little picnic. Take a walk down to the stream and enjoy the trickling waters, it is such a relaxing place to visit. If you’ve got a bike why not take part in one of their bike trails whilst you are there?
11. Robin Hood’s Bay
The seaside village of Robin Hood’s Bay on the Cleveland Way has some absolutley stunning views of the sea. Sit overlooking the beautiful red roofs that have made this beautiful place an iconic part of the Yorkshire coast. There are plenty of opportunities to have a nice walk along its cliffs or on the beach after you’ve finished having nimbles.