10 green spaces perfect for picnics

10 green spaces perfect for picnics

Grab a blanket, some sausage rolls and your nearest and dearest and celebrate national picnic week in one of these nearby green spaces

Calverley Grounds

This park, in the heart of Tunbridge Wells is a haven for picnickers. Originally private grounds, they’re now open to all, and with high slopes, there are some great places to sit and admire the views too.

Dunorlan Park

Just a short work from the centre of Tunbridge Wells, Dunorlan boasts 78 acres of picturesque grounds, along with a boating lake, children’s play area and more. There’s certainly more than enough space to throw down your picnic blanket and watch the world go by.

The Grove

The Grove is the oldest park in Tunbridge Wells, and can be found tucked behind the High Street. Great for families to explore and workers wanting some r&r on their lunch break, this area of greenery is great for picnics.

Hawkenbuy Recreation Ground

Hawkenbury Recreation Ground is situated on the edge of Tunbridge Wells, and as well as having a great selection of sporting facilities, it’s also a lovely place to take a picnic, with views across the town, but with none of the hustle and bustle.

Grosvenor & Hilbert Park

The Grosvenor Recreation Ground was Tunbridge Wells’ first public park. It was opened in 1889, and is still a popular destination for residents and visitors alike. Found close to Upper Grosvenor Road, it’s a great family-friendly park with a fantastic play area for children, sporting facilities and plenty of picnic spots too.

Pennington Grounds

Southborough’s popular park not only boasts an outdoor gym, but plenty of space for children to play, and well-kept grounds ideal for enjoying a picnic.

The Commons

Together, Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons comprise 256 acres of land including woods, lakes, ponds and also the infamous sandstone rocks. With numerous walking paths, viewpoints and areas to explore you could easily while away a day. And, for optimum picnicking, there are plenty of benches too.

Bewl Water

Could there be a better way to picnic than surrounded by the largest stretch of water in the south east? With 800 acres, Bewl Water has plenty of places to set down your picnic blanket and enjoy the scenery. And, if you want to work off those sausage rolls and sandwiches, you can take a walk around the reservoir too.

St John’s Recreation Ground

This park has been recently redeveloped, and as well as baseball and tennis courts, a skate park and even a zip wire for the more active among you, there’s also ample space to sit and relax.

Sherwood Lake & Woodland

In 2010 this site became a registered Village Green, and it’s open 365 days a year for visitors to enjoy. Take a stroll through the woodland, then chill out by the pretty lake.

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