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Enjoy a picnic in Exeter’s green open spaces

Published: 22 June 2021

Enjoy a picnic in Exeter’s green open spaces Enjoy a picnic in Exeter’s green open spaces

It’s National Picnic Week, so what better way to enjoy Exeter’s green open spaces than by packing up a spot of lunch or dinner and heading into the great outdoors for a bite to eat.

Exeter has more than 250 acres of public open spaces, including six Valley Parks and dozens of local play areas and green spaces.

National Picnic Week runs from 19 to 27 June across the UK, encouraging people to pick up their blankets and baskets and head outside for a good old fashioned picnic.

Although the concept of the picnic originated in France, the British have very much taken it to their hearts. It is reckoned the average person in the UK goes on three picnics a year, enjoying the sunshine and the fresh air it brings. An inexpensive day out, a picnic provides the chance for quality family time playing traditional games such as rounders or just relaxing with a good book and some music.

To find out more about National Picnic Week, including activities and recipes for the best days out, go to their website at

To find out more about Exeter’s Valley Parks and public open green spaces, visit the City Council website at

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