Our never failing optimism tells us that it will be a good Summer this year (despite the soggy start to the Spring), and that’s why we’ve set our attentions to Summer fun. Our MV team put forward their favourite suggestions for where to spread your rug and enjoy a picnic in the UK. Here’s our top 5!
In front of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath. With swimming ponds and Golders Hill Park Zoo nearby, it’s a great location for a family day out.
– Michelle, Technical Manager
West Wittering beach in the Summer months is just like being on holiday. Sunshine, a blanket, and a hamper full of your favourite treats is all you need!
- Liz, Founder
Under the big tree and a bit down the hill in Clifton Park, Bristol. It’s slightly tucked away (off the suspension bridge) but worth the walk, as you can see across the whole valley. Pay a visit to the fish and chip shop at Clifton first – the chips are SO good.
– Harri, Junior Buyer
Roseberry Topping in Cleveland is beautiful. There’s a bit of a climb to the top but the view is amazing once you’re up there!
It’s so lovely in the summer, and you can also tie it in with the famous ‘Tea on the Topping’ event held every year!
I often go up there in the Winter as well (even though you have to wrap up) – it is so pretty when it snows.
– Heidi, Technical Assistant
Dedham is perfect for a romantic picnic in the English Countryside!
Hire a boat and row downstream to Flatford Mill where you can stop for a picnic along the riverbank, and enjoy homemade buttery scones from the cottage tea rooms – which are too good to be true!
Also, if you are interested in Art and History, there is a workshop dedicated to John Constable’s popular paintings and tours to view work by local artists in the Boat House Gallery.
In the summer everyone takes to the river for some British paddling
– Ashleigh, PR and Marketing Assistant
Our friends at Regency Hampers are offering one lucky MV Magazine reader the chance to win a luxury hamper packed full of a salutary selection of fine wine, superb confectionery and carefully-chosen delicacies all showcased in an upholstered willow basket complete with deluxe picnic accessories for two place settings.
For a chance to WIN, simply tell us what you’ll be packing in your picnic bag this summer – our favourite answer wins! Post your answers to our blog below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Competition closes 12.07.12. The winner will be contacted by email.