Best of British al fresco picnic spots

Great Britain is blessed with a wonderful selection of locations for al fresco dining. Here are a few of our favourite picnic spots.

Yorkshire sculpture park

Henry Moore sculpture

Fancy some art with your cucumber sandwiches? Then the Yorkshire Sculpture Park will hit the spot. Picnic at designated areas in the 500 acres of grounds (tables provided) and soak up the sculpture overlooking the lakeside, including ten or so Henry Moore bronzes (you get the chance to see his work in the open air, as he intended). There are around 70 sculptures in the grounds, with prominent British names represented—Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Caro and usually a spooky Antony Gormley, too.

Download a guide to the park and sculptures before you go—from ysp.co.uk—or enjoy the calendar of events, which includes talks from visiting artists. There’s a nice restaurant and shop, and it’s free to enter (although you pay for the car park).

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