Congratulations! You are located in one of the most beautiful places of the UK. Hampshire has plenty of places to chill and relax and what better way to it than a picnic. So fill of the wicker basket, roll out the rug and eat your way to a beautiful day…
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
The East Hampshire countryside is stunning. From the top of Butser Hill at Queen Elizabeth Country Park near Petersfield, a peaceful, unspoilt location in which to enjoy your moment.
There’s loads of activities for the kids. But if you are looking for ‘you’ time there are plenty of spots to enjoy a cuddle.
Southsea Sea front
The Sun, sea but sadly no sand. Which isn’t a bad thing as nobody likes a gritty cheese sandwich. Southsea is home to some historic stuff but none more so than the Common itself. At the weekend it comes alive to the sound of kids playing games, the smell of BBQs and the odd ship passing by. That said pick a spot and breath in that fresh air.
We love it here. For over two thousand years the curious have visited Netley Abbey in the Hamble Valley including Hampshire-born author Jane Austen. The nearby park was once home to an old military hospital of which you can still make out the remains. Whilst there drink in the view of Southampton Water. The romantic 13th century ruins provide a perfect backdrop for picnics and days out, located by the coast and near Royal Victoria Country Park.
The New Forest
The New Forest is home to the most stunning unspoilt green belt on the south coast. From the rolling hills to the flat trails where wild animals roam you will not be disappointed with the location. Situated between Southampton and Bournemouth with over 566km2 to play with you’ll never be short of a spot.
- Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary has a purpose-built viewing platform where a herd of fallow deer can often be spotted in the summer months.
- Knightwood Oak is the largest (7.4m girth), most famous, and oldest oak tree in the New Forest.
- Whitefield Moor is another great site perfect for a picnic, as there are plenty of picnic benches as well as toilet facilities.
- The New Forest Reptile Centre is open every day from April to September make sure you visit on a warmer day to see all of the creepy crawlies!
- Lepe Country Park is where the New Forest meets the Solent. There’s always something to catch your eye – watch the ships sailing to Southampton.
- Wilverley Inclosure there are toilet facilities along with picnic tables and BBQs to hire.