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Best Picnic Spots in Swindon

Summer is here and the sun is shining, so why don’t you get out with family, friends and a picnic basket? Everyone loves a picnic – whatever your age! Have a read below at our favourite picnic spots in Swindon…

Town Gardens

The Town Gardens is a favourite of ours for many reasons. The beautifully landscaped garden is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town and makes a perfect place for a picnic. Bring your blanket and find a spot between the beautiful blossom trees, seasonal flowers and plenty of space to roam around. The little ones will love watching the little budgies in the aviary roam around (next to the fountain) too!

Facilities: Refreshment Kiosk, Toilets, Aviary, Bandstand, Pond

Location: Quarry Road, Swindon, SN1 4EN

Coate Water

Coate Water is one of Swindon’s best picnic spots for many reasons. From feeding the ducks to splashing around in the splash park, there’s plenty to do once you’ve had your fill on picnic treats. There are plenty of lovely spots around the lake you can settle down and enjoy a picnic in the grass with all the family!

Facilities: Refreshment Kiosk, Toilets, Play Area, Splash Park, Crazy Golf, Nature Reserve, Information Point, Car Parking

Location: Marlborough Rd, Swindon SN3 6AA

Lydiard Park

You’ll never be short on picnic space at Lydiard Park! The most popular spot for a picnic is on the lawn in front of the house overlooking the gorgeous lake. There’s so much open space so don’t forget to take any fun ball games you love to play! There is also a café nearby selling ice creams and other sweet treats to keep your energy levels high!

Facilities: Café, Toilets, Play Area, Car Parking

Location: Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon SN5 3PA

Find out more about Lydiard Park here!

The Lawns

The Lawns is a huge park located just off of the popular High Street in Old Town in the gardens that used to belong to the Goddard’s with so much open space. There are plenty of trees to shelter under on hot days, and lots of greenery for little ones and dogs to run around and play in. There are also two lakes at the very bottom of the park which make a lovely spot to enjoy a picnic.

Facilities: Lake

Location: Accessible via High Street (SN1 3EG) or Lakeside (SN3 1QE)

Barbury Castle

You can’t beat a picnic up at one of the highest points in Swindon - the views over Swindon and Wiltshire are spectacular! There is a picnic site conveniently located right next to the car park with plenty of picnic benches to make the most of. You can also walk off your picnic afterwards with a leisurely walk around the historic site!

Facilities: Toilets, Free Car Parking, Picnic Site

Location: Wroughton, Swindon SN4 0QH


When heading out for a delicious picnic most people forget that having an array of delicious drinks is just as important as the food. TGt recommends Neitiv Ltd, an ethical small business based in Wiltshire that serve sensational Coconut Flower Beer. 

Their popular Coconut Flower Beer is brewed with the rare ingredient called Coconut Flower Drops, the highly nutritional sap from coconut inflorescence. So when you head to one of those top picnic spots in Swindon don't forget to try out some of Neitiv's deliciously unique beverages!

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Lydiard Park

Lydiard Park is a firm favourite for a family day out in Swindon, Lydiard Park is a stunning historic estate on the western edge of Swindon.

Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, SN5 3PA

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