Troglodyte dwellings, Seven Springs safe play and a national arboretum…all you need is a family picnic.
Staffordshire is a beautiful rural county with rolling countryside stretching from the edge of the Peak District right across to the River Trent towards the West Midlands conurbation. With over 6000 acres of country parks, open spaces and 2500 miles of public right of way there are an abundance of breathtaking beauty spots and areas of outstanding natural beauty perfect for picnics with loved ones.
It really is no surprise that the team at Bridgewood House are the first to sign up for a Stafford staycation and spend many of their days off enjoying the spectacular county of Staffordshire. They have shared some of their favourite picnic spots below.
Family Picnic Spots In Stafford
With the countryside right on the doorstep a first port of call is often the majestic and imposing Stafford Castle and Visitor Centre. The whole family will enjoy this interactive ‘horrible history style” learning experience featuring armoury and costumes of the bygone days. The jaw dropping 360-degree view of the entire country will provide the much needed incentive to climb to the top where you can unroll your blanket, relax and refuel for as long as you like before heading back down.
A firm favourite for family fun among our team is the picturesque Seven Springs. Officially given the status of outstanding natural beauty in 1958 and set within Cannock Chase you will find 26 square miles of beautiful landscape with unique wildlife and an extensive history from the middle ages. Seven Springs has something for all generations but the shallow warm springs are always the winning feature, allowing the little ones to play safe on a balmy summer’s day. With the additional bonus of free parking and woodlands to explore this is an ideal family adventure.
National Memorial Arboretum
For a walk with an entirely different vibe, head to the National Memorial Arboretum, which is just 35 minutes from Stafford Town Centre. This arboretum features over 150 acres of parkland and the opportunity to see over 300 memorials. As you stroll along the River Thame, you will head towards Watersmeet which isa native British riverside wood with some of Britain’s oldest trees. Sit among Silver Birches, Black Poplar’s and sweeping Willows to enjoy a spot of lunch. It’s free to enter and has good disabled accessibility and a nominal car park charge.
Kinver Edge And Rock Houses
Completing the Bridgewood House team’s suggestions for perfect picnic spots is a trip to the most unusual picnic spot in Stafford and some do say …in the country. Just under an hour’s drive from the centre of Stafford the sandstone caves at Kinver Edge and Rock Houses, owned by the National Trust they are documented as the last troglodyte dwellings in England.
The surrounding parkland offers fantastic views over the famous Kinver Edge. The long steep slope which separates two areas of land of different heights is spectacular, the site also features an Iron age fort and for lovers of less cute wildlife look out for bats, adder’s and kites.
Start Your Stafford Staycation At Bridgewood House
Bridgewood House is the perfect place to start your Stafford staycation this summer. Our family-friendly hotel offers affordable short-break accommodation for all the family. The perfect blend of home and hotel is on offer at our Hotel in Stafford with unlimited free Wi-Fi, wall mounted TVs, large kitchen facilities and room cleaning. It has all the makings of a great family friendly break with its location in the heart of the town boasting great rail and bus connections.
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All our perfect picnic spots are all within easy distance of Bridgewood House, so you can easily take your family out for picnics and enjoy the best family-friendly picnic spots in Stafford.
Please maintain social distancing – keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers and picnickers.