Best picnic spots: 17 picnic locations to enjoy in Sussex

Sussex has a wealth of outside space for you to explore.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 3:08 pm
Updated Thursday, 15th July 2021, 1:54 pm

Be it fish and chips on the beach or a stroll through a nature reserve it provides the perfect place to sit back and relax.

We have rounded up some picnic spots you may want to enjoy (if the weather is nice). So throw a blanket in a bag, make some sandwiches and pack some crisps and enjoy all nature has to offer.

Where is your favourite picnic spot in Sussex? Is it in the list? If not let us know.

People enjoying sunny weather in Horsham Park. Photo by Derek Martin Photography. SUS-210206-154406008
Sheffield Park near Haywards Heath has four lakes at the heart of the garden to the 250 acres of parkland where paths and resting spots dating back to the 18th century. Picture: Steve Robards
Cuckmere Haven is situated between Seaford and Eastbourne, Cuckmere Haven is a stunning area of flood plains, where the South Downs meet the English Channel. Picture: Jon Rigby
Bishop's Palace Garden is nestled behind Chichester Cathedral and offers a green oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Picture: Google
Southover Grange Gardens is described as the 'hidden gem of Lewes' and plays host to the Lewes Gin & Fizz event (pictured). Picture: Peter Cripps
Duck pond in Egerton Park, Bexhill, which has been awarded the Green Flag Award from Keep Britain Tidy.
Alexandra Park is Hastings largest formal park 44 hectares (109 acres) stretching for 2.5 miles through the heart of the town. Picture: Google StreetView
Knepp Castle Estate is well known for its pioneering rewilding project using free roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife.
Run by the National Trust picnics are welcome in the garden at Nymans, with its romantic ruins, stone archways and tree-lined avenues, surrounded by lush green countryside. Picture: Steve Robards
A favourite lunch time spot for works the cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to alfresco eating. Picture: Steve Robards
Climb to the top of these ancient slopes near Clayton, which are a designated Special Site of Scientific Interest.
Escape into the countryside surrounding Ridyard Kipling's family home. Picnic spots can be found along the banks of the rive Dudwell or under English Oaks.
Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve is a great spot for wildlife.
This nature reserve boasts one of the finest yew forests in Western Europe, including a grove of ancient trees that are some of the oldest living things in Britain.
Enjoy the serenity of our stately mansion nestled in the South Downs and catch a glimpse the fallow deer that live here. Picture: Steve Robards
Enjoy a picnic or fish and chips on beach as the sunsets. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
Part of the South Downs National Park it is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic in beautiful surroundings.