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6 alternative picnic spots in Merseyside for National Picnic Week


It’s National Picnic Week and with ‘staycations’ on the rise, what better way to enjoy a day out than with a picnic in the park.

Whether it’s a family day out, or a lunch break with colleagues, who doesn’t love basking in the sun, surrounded by nature?

Merseyside is packed with impressive settings to enjoy the outdoors, from the unrivalled beauty of Sefton Park to the vast promenade of New Brighton.

But, if you want to find somewhere a little more off the beaten track, here is our list of alternative, ‘hidden’ picnic spots in Merseyside.

Don’t forget you can also order everything you need for your picnic, including an amazing afternoon tea for collection from Mrs. Danvers here.

St John’s Gardens

St John’s Gardens is the perfect spot to take a barm and watch the world go by.

Hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of Liverpool City Centre, the gardens boast a surprising amount of wildlife.

But, if bird watching isn’t your thing, the gardens also have an impressive selection of listed monuments to discover.

To find out more, click here.

North Wirral Coastal Park

The North Wirral Coastal Park is a great place to take a walk and enjoy a picnic on the beach.

The promenade walk is 4-miles long and the beach is much less busy than other areas on the coast.

This means you can relax and enjoy the sea, explore the Leasowe Lighthouse, or head towards Meols beach at your own leisure.

For more information, click here.

Everton Brow

One of the top places to take in the beauty of our city has to be sat on Everton Brow.

This park is best enjoyed in the evening when the sun sets over the city’s stunning skyline.

Make the most of the warmer evenings by catching up with friends with food and drinks on the hill.

To read more about Everton Park, click here.

Liverpool-Leeds Canal

The Liverpool-Leeds Canal, which is the longest canal in Britain, provides the perfect backdrop to any picnic.

There are plenty of spots along the 127 mile-long canal to sit and watch the world go by, which are especially enjoyable in the sunshine.

Explore a different part of the canal each time you visit and keep an eye out for the pirate themed canal boat.

Find out more about the Liverpool-Leeds Canal, click here.

Princes Park

Sefton Park’s ‘little sister’, Princes Park is a great outdoor space to enjoy a picnic.

Tucked away, round the corner from Sefton Park, Princes Park offers plenty of space to sit and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Find a spot by the fishing lake and discover the Grade 11 listed boathouse.

Find out more by clicking here.

Newsham Park

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Newsham Park spans over 121 acres, giving you plenty of space to choose the perfect picnic area.

This park is great for a family picnic, with two large playing fields, a playground and even a cafe if you forget your sandwiches.

The park is home to a variety of wildlife too, with plenty of species of birds and some very friendly squirrels.

To read more, click here.

National Picnic Week runs from the 19th-27th June. Find out more about National Picnic Week, and how to prepare for your own picnic, by clicking here.

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