TO CELEBRATE National Eat Outside Week we are taking a look at the best local spots to enjoy a family picnic.
Whether you fancy eating by the river, enjoying your sarnies in the woods or want to sprawl out on a field, Preston Park has it all! Plus with an adventure playground and the museum’s famous Victorian Street, there’s something for everyone.
Pop on your walking shoes and head through the Maze Park Nature Reserve for the chance to spot some rare wildlife. Then carry your picnic up to the top of the mound and enjoy your scotch eggs while taking in exceptional panoramic views across Teesside.
A little known gem of a place, Stockton’s six fields is near the West End Bowling Club and is a picnic paradise complete with lakes, forests, and fields. Remember to bring an extra carrot with you as there’s dozens of rabbits hopping around!
Take a stroll around this Victorian park and take in the tree-lined avenues, beautiful floral displays, and the iconic band stand. Don’t worry if you’ve left the picnic at home as the café, ran by the Friends of Ropner Park, is full of delish snacks.
A real haven for wildlife, Billingham Beck Valley is a real delight with its diverse range of wildflower meadows, ponds, marsh and woodland. Open till 9pm, enjoy your picnic while taking in the sunset in the beautiful surroundings.