Here are our 11 favourite picnic spots to enjoy this summer.
Beautiful views across Pitsford Reservoir, woodland walks, adventure playground and you can even take a barbecue. Stunning gardens where picnics are welcome. Beautiful walks, adventure playground and a menagerie which is home to several meerkats A wide open space, perfect for sunbathing, picnics and playing. Play areas for all ages with plenty of space to run around Huge adventure playground, woodland walks, lakes and bike rides. Enjoy your picnic in the busier playground area or take yourself to a quiet spot in a meadow or around one of the lakes The park is huge with plenty of picnic benches and open grass areas for a picnic lunch in between all the rides, playground and ice creams Described as the 'jewel in the crown' in Northampton, you don't have to travel far to enjoy a picnic here. Includes lakes, an aviary and playground This beauty spot has been totally refurbed for this summer with an exciting new adventure playground for all ages. Reservoir walks and ice creams complete the package Northampton's 'urban' country park is a stunner whatever the weather. Grab a picnic and enjoy the grounds of the beautiful building in the heart of the town Under a 30 minute drive from Northampton is this 200-acre park on the Great Ouse River near Olney. Stunning lake views and fantastic adventure playgrounds One of the most picturesque villages around with plenty going on including boats, ice creams and canal walks. Grab a picnic spot and soak up the atmosphere Spectacular view and an adventure playground within a sandpit makes Sywell a great spot for taking the children or watching the sun go down in the evening