Well, our region is absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to places to visit with a picnic.
Since July is National Picnic Month and the summer holidays are just around the corner, here’s hoping that there’ll be plenty of opportunities coming up to enjoy your lunch al fresco.
So, while you’re thinking about what you want in your sandwiches and choosing your other favourite snacks to pack, 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!
The places on the list are just a small selection of those you can visit across the North East – let us know your favourites on our Facebook page.
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 for afters! Pictured here are Joshua Sylvestry, Jessica Talbut and Alexanda Burrell.
Photo: Shields Gazette
3. Ward Jackson Park, Hartlepool
Enjoy that green space - and maybe even a turn on the play area - at 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. It's a must on a trip to the seaside.
Photo: Jane Coltman