Well, the North East is absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit with a picnic. National Picnic Week ( June 19 – June 27) may be coming to an end, but we hope this summer will be packed full of opportunities to enjoy your lunch al fresco.
So, while you’re thinking about what you want in your sandwiches and choosing your other snacks of choice, take a look at our round-up of some North East picnic spots to enjoy in the sunshine. Since we do live in England, it may be an idea to pack a rain coat and brolly, just in case!
1. Herrington Country Park, Sunderland
A great place to take in some fresh air and enjoy a relaxing walk (to work up an appetite for your picnic). If you're feeling fit, you could always take a wander up Penshaw Hill to the monument!
Photo: Stu Norton
2. South Marine Park, South Shields
Pack up the children, and their teddy bears, for a picnic at South Marine Park - you could even have a ride on the little train. Pictured here are Joshua Sylvestry, Jessica Talbut and Alexanda Burrell.
3. Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool
Enjoy that green space - and maybe even a turn at the play area - on your family picnic. Ward Jackson Park has previously been awarded a Green Flag.
Photo: Frank Reid
4. Bamburgh Castle and beach, Northumberland
Now how's THAT for a view? Don't forget to treat yourself to an ice cream on the way back to the car.
Photo: Jane Coltman