If you're in the beautiful town of Yeovil, Somerset, and looking for the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic, you're in luck! This charming area is surrounded by picturesque landscapes and hidden gems that are just waiting to be discovered. Whether you're a local or visiting from afar, here are a few recommendations for places to picnic near Yeovil.
1. Ham Hill Country Park
(2.9 m from Southfork Caravan Park)
If panoramic views and rolling hills are what you seek, look no further than Ham Hill Country Park. Just a short drive from Yeovil, this vast expanse of open countryside offers breathtaking vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. Choose a spot at one of the designated picnic areas or venture off the beaten path to find your own secluded nook where you can unwind and soak up nature's beauty.
2. Montacute House
(4.9 m from Southfork Caravan Park)
For history enthusiasts seeking an atmospheric backdrop for their picnic, Montacute House is an excellent choice. This magnificent Elizabethan mansion boasts stunning gardens and expansive lawns that provide ample space for spreading out your picnic feast. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of times gone by as you indulge in delicious treats amidst this architectural masterpiece.
3. Yeovil Country Park
(8.3 m from Southfork Caravan Park)
Located right in the heart of Yeovil, Yeovil Country Park is a convenient and accessible option for picnickers. This urban oasis offers a welcome respite from the bustling town center, with its tranquil woodlands, meadows, and scenic walking trails. Find a peaceful spot by one of the ponds or set up your picnic blanket under the shade of a tree while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.
4. Sherborne Castle
(15.3 m from Southfork Caravan Park)
For those who appreciate regal charm and historical landmarks, Sherborne Castle is an ideal location for a memorable picnic experience. Set within beautifully landscaped gardens and surrounded by a picturesque lake, this 16th-century castle provides a captivating backdrop for your outdoor dining. Take in the splendor of the surroundings as you savor your picnic delights.
5. Golden Cap
(26.6 m from Southfork Caravan Park)
For those seeking a coastal picnic experience near Yeovil, Golden Cap is an excellent choice. As the highest point on the south coast of England, this iconic landmark offers breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coastline. Sit atop the cliffs and watch as waves crash against the rocks below while you indulge in your picnic treats. Just be sure to pack some extra layers as coastal breezes can be chilly!
Ordering your Picnic
You have the option to order food for takeout from our onsite cafe, The Ranch. To place an order for The Ranch Sharing Platter or Ploughman's, it is recommended to call 07799 083419.
If you prefer a variety of homemade produce which includes scotch egg, quiche of the day and a sausage roll served with chutney, salad and chips, The Ranch Sharing Platter is the perfect choice. With generous portions and a variety of flavors, it's sure to satisfy your cravings.
On the other hand, if you're in the mood for a classic British dish, the Ploughman's is a fantastic option. Packed with either ham or cheese including chutney with fresh bread and butter, it's a hearty meal that never disappoints.
Don't hesitate to give us a call at 07799 083419 and let us know which mouthwatering dish you'd like to enjoy for your picnic!
Remember to check the opening hours and any specific guidelines or restrictions in place before visiting these locations. Whether you prefer a peaceful retreat in nature or a touch of history and culture, Yeovil and its surrounding areas offer a variety of options for an unforgettable picnic experience. So pack your basket, gather your loved ones, and embark on an adventure to discover the perfect spot to enjoy good food, great company, and the beauty of Somerset's countryside.