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The UK's Most Popular Picnic Locations

The UK's Most Popular Picnic Locations

With National Picnic Week just around the corner, it's offically the perfect time for a picnic - but where is the best place to go?

Grab your blankets, baskets and favourite picnic foods, because HelloFresh has analysed the most popular picnic spots in the UK, just in time for the celebration!

Choose a HelloFresh picnic recipe in your grocery-delivery box to celebrate the week.

With National Picnic Week just around the corner, it's offically the perfect time for a picnic - but where is the best place to go? Grab your blankets, baskets and favourite picnic foods, because HelloFresh has analysed the most popular picnic spots in the UK, just in time for the celebration! Choose a HelloFresh picnic recipe in your grocerydelivery box to celebrate the week.

The UK’s Most Popular Picnic Locations Based on Tripadvisor Reviews

By analysing 1,020 attractions listed on Tripadvisor as ‘Things to do’ in the UK and finding the 15 places that most frequently had ‘picnic’ mentioned in reviews, we have revealed the UK’s most popular picnic locations across the UK. Below, you'll find the most popular picnic spots- do you live near any?

1. Hyde Park- London

2. St Fagans National Museum of History- Cardiff, Glamorgan

3. St James's Park- London

4. Wollaton Park- Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

5. Brimham Rocks- Summerbridge, North Yorkshire

6. Princes Street Gardens- Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

7. Regent's Park- London

8. York Museum Gardens- York, North Yorkshire

9. Moors Valley Country Park and Forest- New Forest National Park Hampshire, Hampshire

10. Roundhay Park- Leeds, West Yorkshire

11. The Helix: Home of the Kelpies- Falkirk, Falkirk District

12. Richmond Park- London

13. Tatton Park- Knutsford, Cheshire

14. Coombe Abbey Park- Coventry, West Midlands

15. Greenwich Park- London

Top Three London Parks For a Picnic

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the centre of London's biggest park, so it's no surprise it topped the list for best picnic spot. Grade-1 listed, this park is full of nature, water and cafes making it the perfect escape from the city.

St James's Park

In the midst of St James's and Westminster, this park has views of the famous Buckingham Palace flower beds, as well as the London Eye and Westminster Abbey. Perfect for a picnic stop between sightseeing in the city!

Regent's Park

With large open spaces, formal gardens and tree-lined pathways, Regent's Park is a beautiful backdrop for a daytime picnic. Connected to the famous Primrose Hill, you'll also have access to a spectacular view of the city.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is the centre of London's biggest park, so it's no surprise it topped the list for best picnic spot. Grade-1 listed, this park is full of nature, water and cafes making it the perfect escape from the city.

St James's Park

In the midst of St James's and Westminster, this park has views of the famous Buckingham Palace flower beds, as well as the London Eye and Westminster Abbey. Perfect for a picnic stop between sightseeing in the city!

Regent's Park

With large open spaces, formal gardens and tree-lined pathways, Regent's Park is a beautiful backdrop for a daytime picnic. Connected to the famous Primrose Hill, you'll also have access to a spectacular view of the city.

Top Three Parks For a Picnic Outside of London

St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff

Visit St Fagans open air museum for a day of exploring. Not only is it full of history, but it also makes for the perfect picnic spot, according to 1,032 people. With beautiful gardens and architecture, it's bound to make a great picnic spot.

Wollaton Park in Nottingham

Wollaton Hall makes for the perfect backdrop and it's park is a popular choice for a picnic. With picturesque gardens, you'll be spoilt for choice on where to sit for your picnic.

Brimham Rocks in Summerbridge

Managed by the National Trust, these natural rock formations are a go to for picnics. Make it a day out and take a tour along the walking route at Brimham Rocks in Summerbridge, with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales.

St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff

Visit St Fagans open air museum for a day of exploring. Not only is it full of history, but it also makes for the perfect picnic spot, according to 1,032 people. With beautiful gardens and architecture, it's bound to make a great picnic spot.

Wollaton Park in Nottingham

Wollaton Hall makes for the perfect backdrop and it's park is a popular choice for a picnic. With picturesque gardens, you'll be spoilt for choice on where to sit for your picnic.

Brimham Rocks in Summerbridge

Managed by the National Trust, these natural rock formations are a go to for picnics. Make it a day out and take a tour along the walking route at Brimham Rocks in Summerbridge, with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales.

About the data:

Results from a query-based search of Tripadvisor reviews within ‘Things to do’ in the UK was performed for the word ‘picnic’. The data was cleaned and analysed in Google Sheets. Manual checks were carried out to check the most popular destinations were public space or free-entry, though car parking charges may apply. Data collected on 25 May 2022.
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