Following on from my post on places to feed your baby in Bristol, here’s some ideas for places to picnic in Bristol with kids.
Dame Emily Park, Dean Lane, Bedminster/Southville
It’s a small park with a big heart. It has a fab children’s playground which is enclosed, and has a good line of shady trees to picnic under. It also includes a big skate park with ever changing artwork, which is perfect for your kids if they want to try something a bit more adventurous with their scooters and boards. Or just to watch and learn.
Queens Square, city centre
If you’re visiting harbourside but are a bit worried about picnicking by the water with little kids, step back a block and you’re in a perfect Georgian oasis. Can be almost deserted on an early Sunday morning, too.
Northern Slopes, Bedminster/Knowle
The huge bit of green you can see if you’re looking back on South Bristol, this wild space is hilly and green and has perfect views. Worth seeking out if you haven’t been before.
St Andrews Park, St Andrews
Well enclosed, shaded areas, great playground and cafe, well used by all, you can’t not like St Andrews Park. My favourite bits are the wildflower areas in summer, and the pond where everyone can try their little hand at nature spotting.
North Bristol’s gem (I think). So beautiful and worth a trip if you’ve not been before.
Less than five miles outside Bristol and you’re in stunning countryside. Publow Church is a real beauty spot, with shallow riverside picnic opportunities and then the option to walk across open fields
Not for those who aren’t comfortable with water, of course, but a fantastic summer’s day escape if you’ve got older, adventurous kids, or just want a paddle. Between Bristol and Bath