Best picnic spots in Oxfordshire

Summer days are made for picnics; young or old, everyone loves a picnic. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids, a peaceful river bank or a hill with a view there are plenty of great picnic spots in Oxfordshire. Here are some of our favourites.

  • Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

    Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

    One of the four sections of riverbank available for boat moorings in Henley-on-Thames, between Phyllis Court and Fawley Court, ideal for those who like open space.

  • Harcourt Arboretum

    Harcourt Arboretum

    Harcourt Arboretum, a 15-minute drive from Oxford, has been part of the Botanic Garden since 1963 and contains some of the finest conifer collections in the UK, set within 130 acres of historic Picturesque landscape.

  • Oxford Botanic Garden

    Oxford Botanic Garden

    The Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in the UK and a year-round oasis of biodiversity with nearly 6,000 different types of plant.

  • Port Meadow, Oxford

    Port Meadow, Oxford

    Port Meadow is one of the largest open spaces in the north of the city, and with unrestricted access, it can be enjoyed by all.

  • Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park, Oxford

    Cutteslowe and Sunnymead Park, Oxford

    Located in the far north of the city, Cutteslowe and Sunnymead is the largest park in Oxford with plenty of space to play and so much to keep everyone busy.

  • Christ Church Meadow, Oxford

    Christ Church Meadow, Oxford

    Christ Church Meadow is a large tranquil pasture area in the heart of Oxford city, owned by Christ Church College, bordering the Cherwell and Isis rivers.

  • South Park, Oxford

    South Park, Oxford

    About South Park South Park is a park on Headington Hill in east Oxford, England. It is the largest park within Oxford city limits. It is open all day, every […]

  • Rye Farm Meadow, Abingdon

    Rye Farm Meadow, Abingdon

    About Rye Farm Meadow, Abingdon Visit the tranquil setting of Rye Farm Meadow in Abingdon-on-Thames to enjoy a glass or two of Prosecco. This relaxing meadow alongside the River Thames […]

  • Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames

    Greys Court, Henley-on-Thames

    Greys Court is a Tudor country house and delightful gardens in the idyllic setting of the southern Chiltern Hills at Rotherfield Greys, near Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.

  • Farmoor Reservoir

    Farmoor Reservoir

    About Farmoor Reservoir Farmoor Reservoir is a man-made reservoir situated five miles west of Oxford. Split into two lakes, it covers an area of 400 acres in the heart of […]

  • Oxford University Parks

    Oxford University Parks

    Oxford University Parks is conveniently located right at the heart of Oxford, and offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the City.

  • Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

    Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury

    Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885, and is home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture & arts.