10 of the most beautiful Leeds locations for a spring picnic when restrictions are lifted

Bookmark these locations for a picnic in the sun

Sunday, 28th February 2021, 11:45 am
The best locations in Leeds for a spring picnic

As part of step one of the Government's road map out of lockdown, outdoor recreation is set to resume on March 29 - subject to review. Outdoor gatherings of either six people or two households will be allowed, so you can pack a tasty picnic and head down to your local park with friends and family. Here are some of the most beautiful Leeds locations for a spring picnic. Remember to stay at home and stay local until guidelines change.

Stretching across 24 hectares, there's plenty of open space to enjoy some al fresco dining against the backdrop of the magnificent Kirkstall Abbey ruins, and with a wealth of sports and play areas, there's lots to keep you entertained in between eating.
Home to beautiful gardens, sprawling parkland, a lake, streams and woodland, Golden Acre provides a wonderfully picturesque setting to enjoy a wander in the sunshine, before settling down for a peaceful picnic.

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Boasting glorious views across Otley and the Wharfe Valley, Otley Chevin is the place to head for a picnic with a view. There's a beautiful woodland area to explore after eating, as well as some challenging hill climbs which rise to 280m above sea level.
Providing a peaceful spot away from the centre of Leeds, Rothwell Popular haunt is a popular haunt among walkers. Take the scenic 2.8 mile circular loop of the park before settling down for a picnic.
Located on 3-5 Cemetery Road, this park is open to the public 365 days a year and is popular with people of all ages. This is a great spot for a picnic and the short stroll around the Tarn is perfect for families.
Ideal for a whole day of outdoor fun, Roundhay Park overs more than 700 acres of rolling parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens to enjoy, providing a scenic setting to bathe in the sunshine.
The luxurious and expansive grounds of Temple Newsam provide the perfect spot for a picnic. With beautiful grounds to explore, you’re guaranteed to find a secluded spot where you can enjoy the sun and relax with a picnic.
Horsforth's Hall Park is the perfect picnic spot for families of all ages. Take in the beautiful Japanese gardens and enjoy a stroll around the park, before pitching a spot for a bite to eat.
This scenic reserve is a relaxing spot for a picnic, where you can take in the beautiful surrounding nature, soak up the sun and even take a little stroll if you fancy it. There’s even a designated picnic area on the Butterfly Bank which has ramped access, so everybody can enjoy this scenic picnic spot
With vast acres of garden and grounds places specifically designed for picnic-goers to enjoy, Harewood House is not only a great place to enjoy a picnic, but with its Adventure Playground, cafe and ice cream kiosk, it’s fantastic place to entertain the kids when restrictions on recreation allow.