The Best Picnic Spots in Yorkshire

The Best Picnic Spots in Yorkshire

The Best Picnic Spots in Yorkshire

Looking to get out and about while enjoying the summer sunshine? If so, you’re going to need to know the best picnic spots in Yorkshire, so you can make the most of your time in the great outdoors. Check out these spots and create that perfect picnic experience!

Yorkshire Picnics With Children

york museum gardens

If you love letting your children explore then the York Museum Gardens are a great option. There are plenty of grounds available to let them run wild while there are squirrels and ruins to discover. It’s a great spot to spend an hour when the sun is shining.

Romantic Yorkshire Picnic Spots

Brimham RocksEscape it all with your loved one for some peace and quiet with a picnic at Brimham Rocks near Pately Bridge. Climb to one of the highest rocks and settle down to embrace the views and some delicious treats. If the coast is more of your thing then Robin Hood’s Bay, with it’s steep winding road to the picture-perfect beach, is a great spot for a couples picnic. Being by the water is soothing and the relaxed setting makes for a perfect romantic picnic.

Yorkshire Picnics With Dogs

Falling Foss near Whitby
Head to just outside Whitby and you’ll discover the amazing Falling Foss. This stunning woodland area has plenty of streams and places for your dog to explore and cool off while you sit down and admire the setting with a delicious picnic. If you don’t fancy carrying your picnic all the way from the carpark there’s an amazing tea room which sells delicious sandwiches and cakes for a takeaway picnic option.


The Best Yorkshire Picnic Sites 

The history of Harewood House is enough to draw you there but when you learn that it makes for one of the best places for a picnic then it’s time to get packing. There are plenty of hidden spots to enjoy a private picnic and it’s perfect for little ones with an Adventure Playground, Woodland Wonderland and a Bird Garden & Farm Experience. With over 100 acres the gardens which are a magnificent landscape created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown are certainly worth exploring.

Fountains Abbey near Ripon

The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden is over 800 years old and makes a wonderful location for a picnic. There is plenty of space for everyone at Fountains Abbey which means that you can enjoy a peaceful picnic in serene surroundings. There’s the deer park to discover and it has beautifully manicured lawns to enjoy too.

Yorkshire Coast Picnic Spots

RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve 

If you love sea air and spectacular views then the RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve should definitely be on your list of picnic spots to visit. Take in the birds, the amazing setting and of course, a delicious picnic at the same time!

Filey Country Park is another top spot for a coastal picnic. A trek along the Brigg will present you with breathtaking views but also the chance to find an ideal spot for your picnic.

Yorkshire Dales Picnic Spots

Malham Cove

Malham Cove is a great spot for taking in the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It has a stunning backdrop for a picnic while the cover is a spectacular sight to behold while enjoying your picnic.

If the sound of water soothes and relaxes you then a picnic at Aysgarth Falls is a must. What’s more, you’ll be picnicking in a movie setting as Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was filmed here.

North York Moors Best Picnic Sites

If you want sprawling grounds and plenty of space to enjoy a picnic then Ampleforth Abbey and Grounds are the perfect location. You can soak up lake views or explore the woodland, but overall, this place is ideal for relaxing in the sunshine.

Wainstones Walk

Wainstones Walk is another top location for a picnic in the North York Moors National Park. You can take in the rocky crags and breathe in those amazing views of the national park. Once you sit down to indulge in your picnic, you might be able to watch the rock climbers tackling the rockface.

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