Broxap’s Top Five Favourite Picnic Hotspots in the UK.

The summer holidays are finally here, and that means getting out of the house for some family fun.

What better way to celebrate the summer than with a big family picnic… There are plenty of national parks and interesting places all over the UK, which would make a perfect location for your family picnic.

At Broxap we have searched high and low, from John ‘O Groats to Lands End, and finally settled on our  five favourite picnic locations. Spanning across the whole of the United Kingdom, we have picked places from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that wherever you end up this summer, you can find the perfect spot for your picnic!

Hare Hill is a national park in sitting in the heart of Cheshire. This Cheshire National Trust park,  which is located in the North West of England provides many families with a beautiful place to have a great picnic!

All you need to do is bring the food and a blanket, and eat ‘al fresco‘. You and your family will love eating amongst the beautiful wild flowers within the walled garden. Or if that isn’t your cup of tea, you can wander along the woodland path to find yourself one of the many specialist picnic areas.

And the fun doesn’t stop there, the youngest members of your family are sure to enjoy the many wooden hares scattered along the trail!

This place really does make a the perfect place for a family picnic.


Carrick-a-Rede is an infamous rope bridge which is located in beautiful Northern Ireland.

This famous rope bridge is host to hundreds of visitors daily. People come from all over the UK to walk along this beautiful suspended bridge.

The views from the top are breath taking, and picnic goers tend to lay their blankets amongst the cliff tops looking over at the clear blue sea.

A picnic in this quaint seaside town calls for everything fish!

Tuna and cucumber sandwiches are definitely a must!

However, this one is not for the faint-hearted, as the bridge itself stands at a massive 30 metres above the rocks below…


Barfundle Bay is a ‘Caribbean style’ beach located in rural Wales. This beach might be man-made, but it has quickly become one of the most popular picnic spots in the UK.

This beautiful beach is surrounded by phenomenal sand dunes and pine trees.

However, it is the crystal clear waters which make this Welsh beach look as though it could be found on a Caribbean island.

By packing yourself some exotic fruit salad, and maybe some other interesting foods, you can turn your family picnic into something a little more exotic!


Loch Ness is a beautiful Loch, located in Scotland. It’s location is famously close to that of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the U.K. With the two being just an hour a way!

This location is famous for many things… but nothing more than the mythical beast, the Loch Ness Monster!

Making this beautiful loch is a firm family favourite when it comes to setting up a picnic.

The shores of the loch are lined with picnic benches allowing diners to eat their sandwiches whilst keeping an eye out for Nessy!


Hyde Park is possibly the most famous park in the UK. This London park is over 440 years old and is host to thousands of picnic goers each year.

With historical lakes and gardens, as well as plenty of walking routes there is no wonder why this beautiful park is on our list of favourite picnic hotspots in the UK.

Set up on one of their picnic benches or even on the floor and enjoy a picnic fit for a queen.

Complete your royal picnic with finger sandwiches and a flask of your favourite tea.

Final Note…

Picnics are a great way to bring the family together this summer.

Even if you cannot make it  to any of our five favourite picnic locations you can always head down to your local park or even set up in your back garden!

At Broxap we love the idea of getting the family together for a picnic. Our large range of picnic benches makes it easy for families to enjoy picnics anywhere.

Fun Rainbow or Bumble Bee Picnic Benches add that little bit more excitement. Whereas a large Party Picnic bench means that you can get the whole family involved.

So pack your basket and head to one of these great spots for a family picnic that you’ll remember forever!

For more information on our range of picnic benches, contact one of our trained advisers today.