When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than packing up a feast and heading to one of Wirral's picnic spots.

With its many outdoors spaces and parks, there's plenty of choice for your picnic in Wirral and to make it easy for you to choose, we’ve put them all together in this handy list.


Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead Park was the inspiration for the iconic Central Park in New York making it the perfect place to spend an afternoon. The park has open meadows, stunning lakes and woodland belts. There’s also a boathouse and Swiss bridge.

What's nearby

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Eureka! Science + Discovery, Future Yard


Birkenhead Park lake and bridge


The Gunsite

The Gunsite is located at the eastern end of the North Wirral Coastal Park, with sand dunes, meadow grassland and fantastic views over Leasowe Bay providing the perfect picnic backdrop.

What's nearby

Wallasey Golf Club, Leasowe Lighthouse


New Brighton Beach

Dust off your deck chairs or find a bench on the prom and enjoy a picnic at New Brighton beach. Eat your lunch whilst taking in the Liverpool skyline over the water. Be sure to check out Fort Perch Rock and Perch Rock Lighthouse once you’re all full up.

What's nearby

Floral Pavilion Theatre, Fort Perch Rock, Caffe Cream


A family walk along the beach with New Brighton Lighthouse in the background


Leasowe Common

At the heart of the North Wirral Coastal Park, Leasowe Common is a great place for a picnic. There’s plenty of free parking, plus Moreton Train Station is a short walk away. Visitors can also head to the nearby Moreton Beach and Leasowe Lighthouse.

What's nearby

Leasowe Lighthouse, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Leasowe Castle Hotel


Wirral Country Park

Wirral Country Park is one of the borough’s most popular picnic spots. With spectacular views over the Dee Estuary to Wales, the park features large areas of grass and Thurstaston Beach, a long stretch of shingle coastland. There’s also a fenced off BBQ area (must be booked in advance) and picnic benches throughout. Visitors can also enjoy the park’s cafe and ice cream kiosk.

What's nearby

Benty Farm Tea Room, Heswall Golf Club, Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa


An expanse of green fields and trees with a bench in the foreground


Royden Park

Royden Park includes a Victoran walled garden, grassland, meadowland and woodland meaning there’s plenty to explore once you’ve finished your lunch. You can also enjoy miniature steam train rides throughout the summer (weather permitting) and view various displays and exhibitions at the Coach House.

What's nearby

Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Thor's Stone, Royden Park Miniature Railway


West Kirby Beach

West Kirby Beach is a great picnic spot if you’re looking for plenty to see and do once you’ve finished your food. Pony rides, a bouncy castle and an ice cream kiosk are all available during the summer. At low tide you can also take a walk to Hilbre Islands Nature Reserve.

What's nearby

Red Rocks Nature Reserve, West Kirby Museum (open Saturday), The Crescent


A stone walkway leading out to see with a sunset in the background.


Ness Gardens

The award-winning Ness Gardens are located in Little Neston and were originally founded back in 1898. The 64-acre gardens are packed full of flora and fauna with rock gardens, water gardens and mediterranean banks.

What's nearby

RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Parkgate, Gordale Garden Centre

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