Picnic Spots in Guildford

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Looking for inspiration for where to go in Guildford on your next family picnic? Check out our guide to some of the best places to head in and around Guildford this summer. Just don’t forget to pack an umbrella as we can’t guarantee the weather!


Picnic Spots In & Around Guildford


Stoke Park, Guildford

If you’re planning on playing some ball games, Stoke Park is a great option as there's plenty of open green space. For older kids, they can head over to the skate park or even WildWood for a treetop adventure (needs to be booked in advance). The kiosk is now open for ice creams, and public toilets are available. Sadly the paddling pool won’t be open this year.

Find out more about Stoke Park here.


Broadwater Park, Godalming

Set in over 73 acres of parkland, this park has lots to offer including a playground, woodland and a large lake with lots of ducks to feed! And don’t forget to check out the Waffle Van which can be found in the rugby club car park. Public toilets and free parking available.

Find out more about Broadwater Park here.


Guildford Castle

If you’re visiting Guildford Town Centre the Castle Grounds make a great place for an impromptu picnic. Grab some lunch from one of the local cafes, and head to the Castle which is located just next to the High Street. You can explore the beautiful gardens and there are plenty of places to play hide and seek with the little ones.

Find out more about Guildford Castle here.



Phillips Memorial Park, Godalming

At Phillips Memorial Park you can njoy a lovely walk along the river, before settling down for your picnic. You’ll find picnic benches within the park, as well as an excellent children’s playground.

Find out more about Phillips Memorial Park here.


Newlands Corner, Albury

For a scenic picnic with spectacular views across The Downs, you can’t get better than Newlands Corner. There’s plenty of parking, plus a small cafe and toilets on-site. Across the road is the Plucky Pheasant Cafe, which is open for garden service or takeaway - perfect if you want to treat yourselves to an ice-cream!

Find out more about Newlands Corner here.


Hatchlands Park, Clandon

With lots of open parkland you’ll be able to find a quiet spot for a picnic here, all set within beautiful surroundings. Hatchlands is a National Trust proper so admission will apply, and tickets need to be booked in advance. Toilets are open, and the cafe is open for takeaway.

Find out more about Hatchlands Park here.


We hope you have an adventure filled summer, and find somewhere great for a family picnic in Guildford.

Please enjoy outdoor spaces safely and sensibly; ensuring you observe the latest government guidelines, park sensibly and take your litter home with you.