The weather might not feel like summer just yet, but there is still hope and as today is National Picnic Day, we’ve taken a look at some of the best picnic spots in Leeds, for the sun finally decides to show its face!
Less isn’t always more; Roundhay parks sheer size makes it a great spot for a picnic. Covering almost 700 acres there is plenty of space for the kids to run wild and enough room for a banquet never mind a picnic. The park itself has easy access, suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and once the sandwiches have settled, the playground is a hit with the kids!
The Abbey at Kirkstall creates the perfect backdrop for a picnic. With 7 acres of grass, a riverside walk, woodlands area and playground, there is plenty to do and see. If you time it right, there are monthly markets held within the Abbey, for some post picnic retail therapy.
Temple Newsam Park
There is a reason so many events are held at Temple Newsam every year. The 1500 acres of grassland, woodlands and farmland make Temple Newsam the perfect venue for your next picnic. Why not make a day of it and visit the animals at the farm or get deep into history at the famous Temple Newsam house for a full day of fun.
If you need a hand convincing your other half to embrace the picnic this next spot might be a game changer. With a golf course within its 630 acres, Middleton Park is an ideal spot to crack open the cocktail sausages, with a small lake and woodland areas to explore you might not even have time for dessert.
Golden Acre Park
Golden Acre Park is a great location to bring out the picnic blanket. The picturesque park has a lake in the centre creating the perfect afternoon trail. With plenty of grasslands and the odd picnic bench to set up base camp, Golden Acre Park is definitely a picnic hotspot.
So when the sun decides to show up, grab your blanket and picnic basket and head to one of the prime picnic locations for a guaranteed great day out!