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Top 10 picnic spots across the UK

London: Horniman Museum & Gardens


There are stunning views of London where you can sit and have a family picnic amongst the 16 acre gardens that surround the Horniman Museum. With plenty of outdoor activities in the summer for kids and the museum events, it shouldn't be too difficult to keep the little ones entertained all day.
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Dorset: Brownsea Island

Poole in Dorset, is home to the world's second largest natural harbour which is now a beautiful nature reserve. With a cliff top walk leading to a breath taking picnic area, Brownsea Island is a great place to take the family for a picnic. There is a also a Smuggler's Trail treasure hunt that will be fun for the whole family.
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Yorkshire: Top Withens

In Haworth, West Yorkshire, the deralict farmhouse is said to have inspired the home of the Earnshaw's in Emily Bronte's famous tale Wuthering Heights.  A Bronte inspired walk through the acres is a beautiful day out for the family and offers many picnic spots along the way.
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Derbyshire: Longshaw and Eastern Moors 

Longshaw Moors offer some of the most spectacular views of the Peak District, with ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. White Edge Moor overlooks the Derwent Valley and forms part of the long gritstone edge stretching from Stanage towards Birchens Edge south of Chatsworth House.
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Newcastle: Gibside

Gibside is a Georgian 'grand design' with beautiful views of the Derwent Valley. Events are held every weekend, and there are tranquil walks and picnic spots as well as an adventure play area and woodland play trail for family fun.
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Cornwall: Bodmin Moor

First farmed over 4000 years ago by bronze age settlers, Bodmin Moor is of one the last great unspoilt areas in the South West and now a popular backdrop for family walks and picnics. Yet the Moor is surprisingly small, extending just ten miles by ten miles.
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Bristol: Avon Valley Country Park

Covering 50 acres of countryside adjoining the River Avon, this country park has plenty to offer both children and adults. Children will love the adventure park, while adults will love the peaceful riverside trails to walk with beautiful picnic spots along the way.
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Wiltshire: Avebury

You can wander among the stones of the inner circles and the great outer circle, and witness the enormity of the bank and ditch of Avebury Henge. You can discover the history of the stones in the two galleries of the Alexander Keiller Museum.

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Wales: Cregennan lakes, Snowdonia

With a stunning sea backdrop, Cregennan lakes in Snowdonia is the perfect spot to set off for a serious walk around the lakes with many picnic spots along the wat to Cadair Idris while spotting peregrine falcons soaring high around you.


West Lothian: Beecraigs Country Park

There are miles of walks and trails criss-crossing through the woodlands at Beecraigs Country Park. Surfaced paths and forest roads to the main attractions such as the animal attraction and adventure play area will be great for the kids and adults.

Photo: Derbyshire: Longshaw and Eastern Moors 


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