Whether you’re a family looking for an accessible place to visit with a children’s play area, or a couple looking for a quaint mansion and landscaped gardens to enjoy, there are plenty of places to go. choose in West Yorkshire
Here are some of the best.
East Riddlesden Hall is located in Keighley and is a historic 17th century mansion.
Boasting beautiful gardens, East Riddlesden Hall offers many scenic picnic spots to choose from, with popular areas being the lawns or lower fields along the River Aire.
East Riddlesden Hall, Bradford Road, Riddlesden, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 5EL
Nostell Priory and Park
Nostell Priory was built in the 18th century and is set in landscaped grounds and gardens.
With plenty of great picnic spots, visitors can choose from lawns, open spaces around the front of the house, and shady spots near the children’s play area.
Nostell Priory, Nostell Priory Estate, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF4 1QE
Golden Acre Park is a public park in Leeds.
The park has many places to picnic by the lake and streams or through the picturesque gardens and parks.
There are also public restrooms and a cafe with outdoor seating and wheelchair access, making it an accessible, family-friendly place to visit for a picnic.
Golden Acre Park, Otley Road, Bramhope, Leeds, LS16 8BQ.
Beaumont Park, in Huddersfield, and is a fantastic option for families looking for a kid-friendly area to have a picnic.
The park has two play areas for children, walks in the woods to explore, and plenty of open grassy areas, both shaded and sunny for a picnic.
Beaumont Park, 74 Beaumont Park Road, Huddersfield, HD4 7AY.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an outdoor gallery in Wakefield.
The park has various exhibits and changing sculpture exhibits for you to admire, as well as a lake.
Offering designated picnic areas with benches, the park is an interesting and scenic place to picnic.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF43 4LG.
Oakwell Hall is a listed Elizabethan mansion in Birstall.
The house has 110 acres of country parkland and is set in stunning period gardens, and visitors are spoiled for choice with picturesque picnic areas on the grounds.
Oakwell Hall, Nova Lane, Birstall, Batley, WF17 9LF.
Shibden Park is in Halifax and is a family park and has a boating lake, model train and a children’s play area.
The park has a range of open lawns for visitors to picnic, in the shade and in the sun.
Shibden Park, Godley Lane, Halifax, HX3 6XG.
The Ogden Water Park is a nature reserve and offers stunning lake views, trails and picturesque scenery.
Visitors can enjoy picnic areas on the open lawns, waterfront areas and in the woods.
Ogden Water Park, Ogden Lane, Halifax, HX2 8XZ.
Ilkley RIverside Gardens is located along the River Wharfe in Ilkley.
The park has lots of benches and garbage cans, making it an accessible place for picnics.
The park also has play equipment for children, which means it’s a family space and a lovely space to spend a sunny afternoon.
Ilkley Riverside Gardens, 33 Bridge Lane, Ilkley, LS29 9EU.
Adel Dam Nature Reserve is located in Leeds and is a nature reserve of forests and wetlands.
A Victorian garden is set in tall canopy trees, providing a great place to picnic and enjoy the surrounding wildlife and birds.
The park also has a picturesque lake populated by kingfishers – a great place for bird watchers.
Adel Dam Nature Reserve, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 8AG.