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Best Picnic Spots in Cardiff

The sun is here and shining, so why don’t you get out with family, friends and a picnic basket? Everyone loves a picnic – whatever your age! Have a read below at our favourite picnic spots in Cardiff...

Bute Park

Bute Park

About: Bute Park is a firm favourite with the locals being Cardiff's biggest city centre park, with 130 acres of meadows, woodland and parkland to explore. Bute Park is the perfect place for spotting wildlife, hunting for sculptures, learning about the history of the park and lots more. Surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers, and not forgetting the iconic sight of Cardiff Castle, Bute Park offers the ultimate spot for the summer picnicker.

Facilities: Visitor Centre, Toilets, Baby Changing, Cafe on site

Location: Bute Park, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Llandaff Fields

Llandaff Fields

About: Llandaff Fields is made up of a mixture of vast grassland and woodland, which is home to lots of wildlife. It is one of Cardiff's oldest parks and was traditionally known as playing fields by Cardiff Corporation. The park is situated in the valley of the River Taff where you'll find many varied places to picnic with family and friends- from open greens to private shady trees.

Facilities: Trails, Cafe, Playground, Car Park

Location: Cathedral Rd, Cardiff, United Kingdom CF11 9SH

Heath Park

Heath Park

About: In this 57 acre park there are a great variety of wooded areas, ponds and wetland making it a great habitat for a wide variety of wildlife. This place is a playground for kids to get involved with leisure activities as well as making a great place for the kids to explore! There are many great picnic areas sitauted within this park making it a great location to take your friends and family.

Facilities: Pitch & putt golf course, miniature railway, sensory garden

Location: CF14 4XY

Forest Farm Country Park

Forest Farm Country Park

About: Forest Farm Country Park is an expansive woodland and nature reserve with rivers, woods, lakes and plenty of wildlife to spot. There are a number of interesting walks along the riverbeds, through the forests and back to the car park for a picnic. Forest Farm is looked after by volunteers and is a non-profit organisation who protects and preserves the beautiful wildlife that lives there. There are plenty of opportunities to picnic on the reserve.

Facilities: Parking, Picnic Tables

Location: Forest Farm Rd, Cardiff CF14 7JH

Roath Park

Roath Park

About: One of Cardiff's most popular parks, with a path that wraps around the entire lake. There is plenty of thriving wildlife around the lake, beautiful flowers and smells in the wild gardens and fun to be had on the recreation grounds. Dogs do need to be kept on leads around the park however they can still enjoy a delicious picnic with you around the park!

Facilities: Cafe, Toilets, Changing rooms, Tennis courts, Bowling green

Location: CF23 5PG

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