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It’s a lovely week for a Lake District picnic!

Nothing says summer like a nice picnic. National Picnic Week is being celebrated all across the UK from the 16th – 25thof June, so make sure you don’t miss out on some social eating in the great outdoors.

Here in the Lake District, we’re lucky enough to have some of the most beautiful surroundings imaginable for visitors to enjoy. Unfurl your picnic blanket in the Lake District and you’ll be eating amidst the backdrop of stunning mountains, glistening lakes and breath-taking parkland…


There is something very special about eating outdoors and a picnic is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful Lakeland countryside combined with a delicious treat!

When staying at Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa let us create a picnic to enjoy as part of a Lakeland tour or to relax on the front lawn.


While the picnic itself is the main event, there’s always room for additional activities. Plus, if you’re taking the whole family along, you’ll need to do your best to keep the kids entertained. Here are some ideas:

  • Treasure hunt: Hiding away a few of the sweet treats in your immediate picnic area and then letting the kids look for them is a simple but effective game.
  • Frisbee: A classic summer game, pack a Frisbee and wear yourself out. Suitable for all ages and any group size.
  • Post-picnic walk: Tackle the countryside and walk off your lunch.


A picnic is meant to be in nature. At Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, we’re lucky enough to have Lake District Wildlife Park on our doorstep and the rest of the amazing national park nearby. Take a stroll through our grounds or surrounding countryside and enjoy a picnic in any tranquil location you find.

Enjoying a romantic picnic? Maybe turn your lunch into a full weekend by enjoying a relaxing evening in the beautiful, luxurious surroundings of our country house and spa. A good old fashioned picnic deserves a good old pamper.

For more information on National Picnic Week, visit the website.

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