13 picnic spots across the North East to visit with your family

Looking to enjoy some fresh air with your loved ones this weekend?

Friday, 25th June 2021, 4:55 am
Where's your favourite spot for a picnic? We take a look at some North East locations.

Well, the North East is absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit with a picnic. National Picnic Week ( June 19 – June 27) may be coming to an end, but we hope this summer will be packed full of opportunities to enjoy your lunch al fresco.

So, while you’re thinking about what you want in your sandwiches and choosing your other snacks of choice, take a look at our round-up of some North East picnic spots to enjoy in the sunshine. Since we do live in England, it may be an idea to pack a rain coat and brolly, just in case!

A great place to take in some fresh air and enjoy a relaxing walk (to work up an appetite for your picnic). If you're feeling fit, you could always take a wander up Penshaw Hill to the monument!

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Pack up the children, and their teddy bears, for a picnic at South Marine Park - you could even have a ride on the little train. Pictured here are Joshua Sylvestry, Jessica Talbut and Alexanda Burrell.
Enjoy that green space - and maybe even a turn at the play area - on your family picnic. Ward Jackson Park has previously been awarded a Green Flag.
Now how's THAT for a view? Don't forget to treat yourself to an ice cream on the way back to the car.
Enjoy the coastal views as you eat your lunch. If you want to visit the lighthouse, be sure to visit the National Trust website to book a slot.
The nature reserve is the perfect place to start birdwatching - why not make a day of it with the family?
A stunning stretch of sand with plenty of space - plus facilities to boot in the park! Load up the car and hopefully enjoy some sunshine at this Northumberland beauty spot.
Dinner AND a view at this Wearside green space.
See the swans and walk the dog on your trip to this Visit England-accredited park.
Don't forget to take a photo of the mill!
The perfect place to visit whether you want to relax and unwind, or get active on one of the park's jogging routes.
There are many beautiful sights to enjoy in the Dene and plenty of things to do before your picnic - including visiting Pets Corner and the Old Mill and waterfall.
Pack your wellies if it's a wet day and enjoy plodging through the mud. A great place for the dogs!