With the weather teasing us last week and giving up two beautiful days of sunshine it’s got me thinking about picnics.
We are so lucky to have a number of great spots to have a picnic in Northants. Whether you are just wanting to have a lazy, long afternoon in the sun or a spot where the kids are entertained on some play equipment there are plenty of choices.
Here is a list of some of the best places to go for a picnic in Northants.
Take a walk around the gardens of Delapre Abbey then finish off with a picnic outside the orangery. Here you can enjoy views over the parklands and golf course.
Enjoy a peaceful or adventurous walk around the forest and finish off with a leisurely picnic.
Our country parks all offer a great spot for a picnic in Northants. Fermyn Woods and Daventry country park both offer a large area alongside the playground to relax while the kids burn off some energy.
Sywell and Brixworth have areas and picnic benches all over their country parks. Irchester country park offers large grass areas to relax after discovering dinosaur bones or visiting the railway museum.
Perhaps one of the most obvious choices. Abington Park is made for picnics!
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Coton Manor Gardens
Enjoy a walk around Coton Manor gardens and through the woodland then enjoy your picnic while watching the flamingoes by the river.
For a little bit of extra adventure head for a walk through Kelmarsh Tunnel. This disused railway tunnel, located on the Brampton Valley way, offers a country walk at either end with a couple of picnic benches along the way.
Hunsbury Hill is another spot that’s great for a walk, finished off with a picnic while the kids play in the playground.
Castle Ashby Gardens
Enjoy a walk around Castle Ashby gardens and once hungry set up at one of the various grassed areas and enjoy your picnic.
For a full fun day out, head to Wicksteed Park, enjoy the rides then finish off with a relaxing walk and picnic in the gardens.
Do you know of any other great spots for a picnic in Northants? Let us know in the comments below!
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