Can you beat a picnic in the Spring and Summer months? There are many wonderful picnic spots in Berkshire which have inspired this blog post ’20 places to Picnic in Berkshire’.
Picnic Spots in Berkshire
Picnic Spots in Berkshire
- Lily Hill Park, Bracknell
Lily Hill Park in Bracknell is home to the Largest Picnic Bench in England made from a single piece of wood and it’s definitely a talking point for any picnic! There are woods to explore, an amphitheatre and plenty of open space, so lots of scope to find a great spot for a picnic.
- Alexandra Gardens, Windsor
Alexandra Gardens is a park next to the River Thames in Windsor. With plenty of open green space and shade form the large trees it makes a lovely location for a picnic. You could also enjoy a walk from Baths Island to Windsor Bridge whilst there.
- Dinton Pastures Country Park, Wokingham
Dinton Pastures Country Park is popular for lake side walks, has a fantastic play park (which needs to be booked at peak times) and a cafe. It’s a lovely place for an explore, play and picnic.
- Buckler’s Forest, Crowthorne
Buckler’s Forest in Crowthorne is a fantastic place to walk, you can walk on the old TRL track, visit the multiple ponds, find the fire tower and go for a scoot or bike ride. The walk has picnic tables and benches dotted around the site.
- The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham
This is a great place for a picnic. There are picnic benches overlooking the main lake and there are also two adventure playgrounds too.
- South Hill Park, Bracknell
The large lawn at South Hill Park in Bracknell is a fantastic place for a picnic. Next to the toddler park and South Lake, set alongside the impressive South Hill Park building.
- Popes Meadow, Binfield
- Boulter’s Lock and Ray Mill Island, Maidenhead
Ray Mill Island has lots to offer including a small play area, wooden sculptures, view of the weir, an opportunity to watch the boats and feed the ducks plus a bird aviary and guinea pigs. It’s a popular place for a picnic.
- Finchampstead Ridges, Finchampstead
- Cantley Park, Wokingham
Is a large open space where you can enjoy a picnic. There is also a small playground.
- Shurlock Road Nature Reserve, Shurlock Row
- The Pinewood Centre, Wokingham
- Goring and Streatley
Goring and Streatley are beautiful Berkshire towns to visit. If you head to Goring Lock, there is some green space where you can enjoy a picnic watching the boats go in and out of the lock and observe the wildlife.
- Hungerford Wharf, Hungerford
Hungerford Wharf is very picturesque and makes a lovely place for a picnic. Why not sit on the bench near Hungerford Lock and watch the boats come in and out of the lock or have a picnic on The Croft – see blog post for more details.
- Shepherd Meadows, Sandhurst
Shepherd Meadows and the River Black Water is a beautiful place to walk, with lots of open space to set up camp for a picnic.
- The Look Out and Swinley Forest, Bracknell
The Look Out and Swinley Forest are great places for a walk and play in the park (you need to pre-book). Why not have a woodland picnic?
- Aldermaston Wharf, Aldermaston
Aldermaston Wharf is a lovely place for a walk, watching the canal life and electric lifting bridge. There is green space next to Aldermaston Lock.
- Locks Ride Recreation Ground, Winkfield Row
Locks Ride Recreation Ground is a popular place for a picnic. There is a large play area, field, splash pad in the Summer months and The Cabin which serves excellent quality ice creams.
- Simon’s Wood, Finchampstead
At Simon’s Wood you walk through the woodland and can find the pond in the centre of the wood, covered in stunning lily pads. Why not have a woodland picnic?
- Braywick Nature Reserve, Maidenhead
Why not head to Braywick Nature Reserve for a walk and picnic. You could enjoy a picnic in the formal park area which is an open space, surrounded by some wonderful old trees.
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