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Best Picnic Spots in Bath

Bath is home to a plethora of brilliant picnic spots and parks to enjoy a packed-lunch in the sun! With the warm weather having finally arrived, it's time to pack those hampers and get out of the house for a picnic at some of Bath's beautiful parks and lawns. Keep your cameras at the ready as you check out Bath's best and most picturesque places to enjoy some outdoor dining in our guide to Bath's best picnic spots below.
There’s no better way to enjoy family time in the height of summer than with a well-stocked picnic basket in your favourite park. Here in Bath, we’re blessed with beautiful open spaces perfect for picnics, despite our city status!

With coronavirus restrictions easing and groups of six allowed to meet outdoors, now is the perfect time to head out into Bath's beauty spots for a picnic under the sun! Bath is a brilliant place to head outdoors for lunch under the sun with its array of picnic spots providing the perfect place to soak up rays and enjoy lunch outdoors. Whether you're just visiting the city or a settled Bath resident, our pick of the best picnic spots below is full of a selection of popular parks and quiet romantic areas to enjoy your picnic in peace. 

Get your picnic hampers ready, and head out into Bath's great outdoors for an afternoon of delicious food and amazing views at some of our favourite picnic spots in Bath below!

Parade Gardens Bath

Parade Gardens

About: Parade Gardens comes at the very top of our list, because you really can’t beat the peaceful sound of the river flowing by when enjoying some good picnic food. This beautiful park in the heart of the city is ideally located, with amenities nearby and stunning views of Pulteney Bridge. Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted in Parade Gardens.

Please note there is a small fee to enter during the summer months.

Location: Grand Parade, Bath BA2 4DF

Facilities: Toilets, Café on site, public car park nearby.

TGtB Rating: 5/5

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Bath Skyline

Bath Skyline

About: If you want to escape the city hustle and bustle, then Bath Skyline is idyllic. It may be situated just a couple of miles outside the city centre, but it gives you a real countryside feel and most impressively, offers panoramic views across Bath. For the best picnic spot, we’d recommend Bathwick Fields which is a beautiful wildflower meadow where you can view all the best sights.

Location: Bath BA2 6EN

Facilities: Six-mile circular walk (if desired), dogs welcome. Toilets at Prior Park Garden nearby.

TGtB Rating: 4/5

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Sydney Gardens Bath

Sydney Gardens

About: Sydney Gardens is a more peaceful option for picnickers who prefer to escape the business and enjoy more privacy. Although Sydney Gardens is popular in summer months, there are plenty of hidden areas you can make your own with a picnic beside the river, or perhaps nestle in the woodland areas underneath the towering trees.

Location: Sydney Pl, Bathwick, Bath BA2 4DB

Facilities: Toilets (20p entry), tennis courts, children’s play area

TGtB Rating: 4/5

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Royal Victoria Park

Royal Victoria Park

About: Dining with a picnic al-fresco in Royal Victoria Park truly is an honour, because not many views compare to the stunning Royal Crescent! This park is a real sun trap and makes an idyllic location for a picnic. There is plenty of open space in different areas of the park, so you can easily keep your distance from others whilst having your picnic and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

Location: Marlborough Ln, Bath BA1 2NQ

Facilities: Toilets (20p entry), children’s play area, crazy golf, picnic tables, parking at Charlotte Street

TGtB Rating: 5/5

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Henrietta Park

Henrietta Park

About: If it’s a blisteringly hot day and you’re looking for a shady spot to have your picnic, then Henrietta Park is the place to be. This park is well known for its beautiful shrubs, hedges and marvellous trees, which create perfect shady patches on hot days. Benches are also dotted around the park, and there is plenty of spacious green to enjoy a game or two after your picnic!

Location: Bath, BA2 6LP

Facilities: Benches, Toilets (20p entry), car parking in Walcot Street or Southgate

TGtB Rating: 4/5

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