*Please remember to keep your distance if you wish to travel around Lancashire and take any litter home with you. Read our COVID-19 Visitor Update for more information.

Make the most of the summer days and enjoy a delicious picnic in the beautiful Lancashire countryside. Gather your troops, prepare your picnic, and explore some of the finest picnic destinations Lancashire has to offer.

1. Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike is one of the North West’s best viewpoints, allowing you to see breath-taking views of Rivington and beyond. On a clear day, you can even see the Isle of Man and the Lake District! After a lovely walk around admiring the views, it is the perfect place for you to sit back, relax and enjoy a picnic.

2. Avenham Park

This traditional Victorian parkland features beautiful water features, a Japnese rock garden and several unusual ornamental plants. The  beautiful scenic paths overlooking the River Ribble, make it the perfect place for a picnic. 

The central location of Avenham park means that after just a short stroll you will find yourself in central Preston where you can find several local independant and Preston Market.

3. Stanley Park 

Covering 390-acres, this Grade 2 listed park has been voted the Best park in the UK! It has a variety of things to visit, including the Italian gardens, water fountains and rose gardens. So take some time to embrace this beautiful and tranquil place and escape the hecticness of everyday life.

4. Wyre Estuary Country Park 

Overlooking the River Wyre, this park has been awarded a Green Flag award, . It also provides accessible facilities including the use of Tramper All terrain electric buggy. A great destination to enjoy some birdwatching, family fun and there is even an ice cream shop for you to visit after your picnic!

5. Scott Park 

This Park covers 79 acres of open space and is even home to a bandstand. This family park is a great place for you to relax whilst the kids burn off some energy.

Wherever you decide to go this weekend, please remember the Countryside Code -  Don’t forget to take your litter home with you, so everyone can enjoy the beautiful countryside.

For more picnic destinations in Lancashire, click here. Or why not read our  Top Lancashire Picnic Spots blog. 


Rivington Pike
Rivington Pike

Rivington Pike is one of the north of England's best viewpoints. The historic tower is reputed to date as far back as far as 1138 and boasts breath-taking views of Rivington and beyond.

Avenham & Miller Parks
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Avenham Park

The Grade II* parks, a 5 minute walk from the city centre, boasts many fine features, from the Swiss Chalet and beautiful Japanese Garden to a fountain centre piece and Italianate terrace. Stroll along the riverbank before enjoying lunch at the cafe.

Stanley Park
Municipal Park
Stanley Park

Stone statues star across formal borders and frothing fountains in the show piece Italian Gardens. There are pathways galore leading to quiet corners, while bridges carry you across the lake.

Wyre Estuary Country Park
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Information board at Wyre Estuary Country Park

The award winning Wyre Estuary Country Park is situated on the banks of the River Wyre and its network of paths lead visitors through a variety of estuary and riverside views. Includes a cafe and children's natural play area.

Scott Park - Burnley
Parkland/Woodland Garden
Scott Park Burnley

Scott Park has a beautiful Victorian bandstand, woodland walks bowling greens and an excellent play area for children including a giant draughts board.



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