Top picnic spots

Top picnic spots in the Lee Valley

Dust off your cool bags and picnic blankets and discover one of Lee Valley's top picnic spots - there's no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than with a traditional family outing or a romantic picnic for two!


A picnic at Lee Valley Park Farms

Finger sandwiches and farmyard fun

Join your favourite farmyard friends for a day of exploring and excitement! Bring your own picnic treats or enjoy a selection of food available in the Orchard Café, including special picnic treats like homemade cakes! Find out more and book today.


River Lee Country Park

Enjoy a family picnic in River Lee Country Park, if you don’t have a picnic blanket then make the most of one of our benches and picnic tables, as you sit back and create a family memory. Keep the kids entertained with our natural play sculptures, try your hand at a spot of disc golf or enjoy a relaxing walk around the park.

Gunpowder Park

Gunpowder Park

Walk through the impressive entrance of Gunpowder Park into peace and tranquillity of what was once an explosive munitions testing ground. Discover acres of wide of open spaces that are just calling out for adventurous family fun!

WaterWorks nature reserve

WaterWorks Centre & Middlesex Filter Beds

Retreat to this urban oasis where nature and history go hand in hand. Explore the nature reserve with our self-guided trail, and then reward yourself with a picnic. Haven’t got anything in the cupboards? Then enjoy a bite to eat in the café, be sure to check out the opening times before you visit.


Three Mills Green and Three Mills Island

Visit a unique space in the heart of east London, perfect for sitting back and relaxing. Let the kids go wild in Wild Kingdom full of swings, hidden trampolines and much more. They’ll need a refuelling picnic after that!

Waltham Abbey Gardens

Waltham Abbey Gardens and Cornmill Meadows

Have a picnic surrounded by one of the largest Augustinian abbeys in the country. This picturesque setting is also home to beautiful roses and is the perfect picnic spot. Walk into the tranquil Cornmill Meadows which is a dragonfly’s heaven and home to over half the UK’s species of dragonfly!



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