6 of the most scenic Sheffield locations for a summer picnic
With summer now in full swing and more glorious sunshine on the way, there's every excuse to head outdoors and make the most of it while it lasts.
And since July marks National Picnic month, it's the perfect time to pack up some snacks and enjoy a spot of al fresco dining at one of these scenic locations around Sheffield.
The Peace Gardens
Perfect if you're looking for a relaxed place to kick back with a bite to eat close to the city centre, The Peace Gardens sit near the Winter Garden and within easy walking distance of Sheffield's popular Millennium Galleries - offering plenty to do after your picnic feast.
Visit: 50 Pinstone Street, S1 2HH - sheffield.gov.uk
Rother Valley Country Park
If you want to combine a bit of adventure with your picnic, Rother Valley Country Park isn't short of things to keep you entertained during your visit.
From canoeing and paddle boarding, to mountain biking and family boating, you're sure to work up an appetite after taking on the array of activities.
Visit: Mansfield Road, S26 5PQ - rvcp.co.uk
Home to sprawling grassy areas, ancient rock and a trickling stream, Padley Gorge provides the most picturesque of spots to enjoy some outdoor exploring, before settling down to tuck into some food and take in the views.
Visit: Padley Gorge Trail, S11 7TY
Sheffield Manor Lodge
This popular attraction boasts an array of activities to keep the whole family entertained, with a farm, 1940s cottages, cafe, and beautiful flower-filled meadows and gardens all on site to enjoy - ideal for a peaceful picnic.
Visit: 197 Manor Lane, S2 1UJ - sheffieldmanorlodge.org
Norfolk Heritage Park
Sitting just outside of the city centre, this attractive heritage park stretches across 28 acres of historic parkland, providing a wealth of space to set up a picnic.
Within the park are pretty woodland areas, sculptures, two playgrounds, orienteering courses and a wildflower area, making it a great spot for some outdoor exploring.
Visit: Guildford Avenue, S2 2PL - norfolk-park.com
Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Nestled close to the city centre, Sheffield's Grade II listed botanical gardens house a wonderful collection of plants, sweeping lawns and winding paths, offering visitors 19 picturesque acres to wander and enjoy.
It's a popular haunt for a quiet picnic and there's always plenty of events on throughout the year, including plant shows, exhibitions and open air theatre productions.
Visit: Clarkehouse Road, S10 2LN - sbg.org.uk