From 16th to 25th June is National Picnic Week, a celebration of one of the UK’s most enjoyable summer traditions. We’ve selected our top spots for a proper picnic, near to our luxury accommodation in York.

Dean's Park picnic spot in York | Hotel Indigo York

Be delighted by Dean’s Park, minutes away from our hotel in York

Managed by the Dean and Chapter of York Minster, Dean’s Park is a short walk from our luxury boutique hotel in York and one of the city’s best-loved green spaces. Offering magnificent views of the iconic York Minster, there’s no better spot to lay down a blanket and unpack your picnic basket.

The River Ouse picnic spot

Relax by the River Ouse

There are plenty of idyllic grassy green areas along the River Ouse for you to set up your blanket and hamper. Watch the boats cruise on by as you sip on a glass of bubbly and soak up the summer sun.

Picnics at Homestead Park in York

Head to Homestead Park

At Homestead Park, you’ll find picturesque, well-maintained flower gardens, landscaped green areas, and an ornamental pond that will make the perfect backdrop for your picnic. There’s also a wildlife guide, tree trail and wildflower meadow for you to enjoy.

Play at Rowntree Park

A short walk from the city centre and our luxury accommodation in York, you’ll come across the beautiful 20 acres, Rowntree Park. Alongside the usual delights that you will find at any park, there are also tennis courts, basketballs courts, a skate park and children’s play area to keep the whole family busy.

Hotel Indigo York is a 101-room luxury, boutique hotel in York, conveniently located near to many of York’s top attractions. For more information call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email info@inyoryk.co.uk  

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