Picnic Spots in Bristol

Picnic Spots in Bristol

fc742736914eb2fa24619893ab240ea8.pngAs the weather is improving and restrictions are slowly being lifted, I thought there is nothing more lovely than a picnic in the sunshine with your family. Easy to adhere to social distancing and loads of space for the kids to run around with a ball or play a family game of cricket. If you find one in walking distance maybe a little bubbly for a special occasion.

So below is a list of all of your picnic spots in Bristol, please be aware only some places allow bbq’s on site so always best to check websites before you go. I have tried to put down as many as I can – we have so many to chose from here in Bristol, however if I have missed any that are your favourites please do let me know on bristol@raring2go.co.uk.

Brandon Hill – BS1 5RR

Brandon Hill, also known as St Brandon's Hill, is a hill close to Bristol city centre, between the districts of Clifton and Hotwells, in south west England. At the summit is the Cabot Tower, opened in 1897 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's voyage from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497.

Clifton Downs – BS9 1FG

Clifton Down is an area of public open space in Bristol, England, north of the village of Clifton. With its neighbour Durdham Down to the northeast, it constitutes the large area known as The Downs, much used for leisure including walking and team sports. Clifton Down is 22954e8d52328de6f7cfa2055f6d4691.pngthe part of the Downs south of Stoke Road.

Castle Park – BS1 3XB

Castle Park is a public open space in Bristol, England, managed by Bristol City Council. It is bounded by the Floating Harbour and Castle Street to the south, Lower Castle Street to the east, and Broad Weir, Newgate and Wine Street to the north.

Ashton Court Estate – BS41 9JN

A deer park, play areas, golf courses, cafes & gardens on a rolling 850-acre country estate.

St Andrews Park – BS6 5AX

A landscaped Victorian park with a large paddling pool and children's play area, plus a pop-up cafe.

Conham River Park – BS15 3AW

Local government-owned woodland reserve & a stone riverside footpath with picnic benches.

Queen Square – BS1 4LH

Queen Square is a 2.4 hectares Georgian square in the centre of Bristol, England. Following the destruction of the 1831 riot, Queen Square declined through the latter part of the 19th century, was threatened by a planned main line railway station, and then bisected by a dual carriageway in the 1930s.

Eastville Park – BS5 6XA

Eastville Park is an urban park in Bristol, England. The grounds that became the park were purchased from Greville Smyth of Ashton Court and the boundary walls are listed with Historic England. The facilities include a lake and tennis courts.

Blaise Castle – BS10 7QX

Gothic revival-style castle & vast estate featuring a mansion, a kids' play area, a museum & a cafe.

Clifton Suspension Bridge 0a159326a6d10180c8e310c82f3a0ec5.png– BS8 3PA

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Avon Gorge and the River Avon, linking Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset. Since opening in 1864, it has been a toll bridge, the income from which provides funds for its maintenance.

Snuff Mills – BS16 1UH

Snuff Mills is a park in the Stapleton area of north Bristol, also known as Whitwood Mill. There are pleasant walks along the steep wooded banks of the River Frome, for example to Oldbury Court.

Oldbury Court Estate – BS16 2JU

Oldbury Court Estate is a park in Fishponds, Bristol, about 3 miles north-east of the city centre. It is a park of Bristol City Council, and is a Grade II listed park and garden. Its area is 23.33 hectares; the parkland contains woods and riverside wildlife.

Leigh Woods Nature Reserve – BS8 3QB

Leigh Woods is a 2-square-kilometre area of woodland on the south-west side of the Avon Gorge, close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, within North Somerset opposite the English city of Bristol and north of the Ashton Court estate, of which it formed a part.

Page Park – BS16 5LU

Page Park is a park in the Staple Hill area of South Gloucestershire. In 1910, the park was donated to the people of Staple Hill by Arthur William Page, the same year he was elected Alderman of the county of Gloucestershire. The land on which the park was formed was originally part of the Hill House estate.

Toghill Picnic Area – BS30 5RT

Large picnic area in green space.

Chew Valley Lake Picnic Area – BS40 8TF

Lovely walks around the lake, also a car park.

Victoria Park – BS3 4SN

Victoria Park is a park and open space near Bedminster, Bristol. It lies to the east of Bedminster railway station and south of the Bristol to Exeter line. The park features tennis courts, a bowling green, a 1.7-kilometre marked route for joggers, various exercise stations and a children's play area.

Cabot Tower – BS1 5RR

Cabot Tower is a tower in Bristol, England, situated in a public park on Brandon Hill, between the city centre, Clifton and Hotwells. It is a grade II listed building. The tower was built in the 1890s to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the journey of John Cabot from Bristol to land which later became Canada.

Troopers Hill – BS5 8BS

Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve is a hillside overlooking the River Avon that has been quarried and mined in the past. The Hill contains a fascinating mix of history, wild plants and animals. With heather and broom, rocky crags and gullies, stunning views and two listed chimneys, Troopers Hill is one of the most spectacular wildlife spots in Bristol.

Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve – BS9 1RW

A secluded piece of countryside, a wildlife haven, in Sneyd Park, Bristol, within three miles of the city centre.

Long Wood – BS16 1GE

Park in Stoke Gifford

Durdham Downs – BS9 1FG

Durdham Down is an area of public open space in Bristol, England. With its neighbour Clifton Down to the southwest, it constitutes a 400-acre area known as The Downs, much used for leisure including walking, jogging and team sports. Its exposed position makes it particularly suitable for kite flying.

Kingsgate Park – BS37 4EP

Well kept lake with swans and ducks, seats and picnic tables all around.

Keynsham Bandstand Memorial Park – BS31 1HL

I do hope you find one that suits you and your family.

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