There’s nothing better than enjoying a spot of al-fresco lunch, but just where are the best picnic spots in Kent?
In this post we’ve listed our five favourite places to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful ‘garden of England’ during the Summer months.
5 of the best picnic spots in Kent
1. Lullingstone Country Park
Close to Swanley, on the river Darent, Lullingstone Country Park has beautiful grassland, wildflowers and ancient woodland to explore and find your perfect picnic spot. Dogs are also welcome.
2. Emmetts Garden
The meadow at Emmett’s Garden, near Sevenoaks, is a wonderful place for a picnic. From here you can enjoy breathtaking views over the lush Kent countryside.
3. Kingsgate Bay
If you fancy a picnic on the beach, Kingsgate Bay, Broadstairs is a great choice. It’s quieter than some of the nearby beaches and there are sea caves to explore while you work up an appetite. Just be careful to check the tide times, as the beach can get cut off at full tide!
4. Trosley Country Park
Not far from Catherine House (our development in Borough Green), Trosley Country Park has spectacular views across the North Downs. Bring along your own picnic, or grab something homemade from local, seasonal produce at the Bluebell Cafe.
5. Otford Mount
Just north of Sevenoaks, Otford Mount offers magnificent views across the local villages and farms. The walk up to the Mount can be a bit of a challenge, but the reward is well worth it. You will have definitely earned your picnic! Download a circular walking map, which starts and ends in the village car park here.
You might also be interested in our lists of the 10 outdoor things to do in Kent in Summer and 10 more wonderful things to do in Kent this Summer.