Best places to go for a picnic

Want to make the most out of a sunny day in Birmingham? Going out for a picnic is a simple way to enjoy the sun with friends and family. With over 8,000 acres of parks and open space, Birmingham is one of the greenest cities in the UK and the perfect location for a picnic.

Here are our top places to go for a picnic in Birmingham:

1. Handsworth Park

With beautiful flowers, trees, birds and a lakeside view, Handsworth Park is an excellent place to relax and is easily accessible by public transport.

2. Cannon Hill Park

Cannon Hill Park is a great place to have a picnic. Not only is there plenty of room to lay out your picnic blanket there’s also the MAC and the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park nearby, paddle boat lakes and more.

3. Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Admire the views of the four stunning glasshouses and some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK as you tuck into your sandwiches.


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4. Warley Woods

Head three miles west of the city centre towards Smethwick and you'll find Warley Woods, an award-winning 100-acre public park -  the perfect place for exploring and having a picnic. 


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5. Eastside Park

If you're at our City Centre campus, plant yourself on the grassy stretches of Eastside Park. There are also lots of shady benches and spots that are perfect for a picnic or catch up. 

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