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What could be better than enjoying a Great British Summer picnic at beautiful Blakesley? Join us for a family fun day in the gardens at Blakesley Hall. 

Each event ticket includes a delicious picnic box and your own reserved socially-distanced picnic spot on our lawn (maximum 6 people per picnic spot). 

You can pre-order our Craft Activity Bags to keep the kids entertained and we’ll have live music from a local folk band too. Fancy a spot of shopping? We’ll also have a number of craft stalls on site selling handmade gifts.

Enjoy a glass of Pimms or Cider purchased from our bar (also available to pre-order if you prefer) and there will be hot and chilled drinks for sale from our lovely Herb Garden Café. Bring your own picnic blankets, outdoor chairs and even a small gazebo if it’s sunny or rainy!

This event is not free for members.

Pre-booking is essential. Please book tickets online.

Picnic Box Menu Options:

Adult Carnivore picnic box (feeds 1 adult):
Gourmet sausage roll, chicken marinated in Cajun spices, Mediterranean vegetable and houmous tart, mixed salad, cupcake, bottle of Franklin and Son’s soda.
Allergens: SESAME, DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA

Adult Vegetarian picnic box (feeds 1 adult):
Gourmet Vegan sausage roll, sweet potato falafel balls, Mediterranean vegetable and houmous tart, mixed salad, cupcake, bottle of Franklin and Son’s soda.
Allergens: SESAME, DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA

Adult Vegan picnic box (feeds 1 adult):
Gourmet Vegan sausage roll, sweet potato falafel balls, Mediterranean vegetable and houmous tart, mixed salad, Vegan brownie, bottle of Franklin and Son’s soda
Allergens: SESAME, CEREALS, WHEAT, BARLEY, SOYA, SULPHITES, OATS, MAY CONTAIN NUTS

Child Carnivore picnic box (feeds 1 child):
Sausage roll, Pom-Bear crisps, chocolate chip cookie, grape pot, bottle of Fruit Shoot
Allergens: DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA, SULPHITES, OATS, MAY CONTAIN NUTS

Child Vegetarian picnic box (feeds 1 child):
Vegan sausage roll, Pom-Bear crisps, chocolate chip cookie, grape pot, bottle of Fruit Shoot
Allergens: DAIRY, CEREALS, WHEAT, EGGS, BARLEY, SOYA, SULPHITES, OATS, MAY CONTAIN NUTS

Picnics are supplied by Birmingham Museums Trust as part of the ticket price for the Blakesley Summer Picnic. There is no option to bring your own picnic, drinks or food on site for this event. 

Blakesley will feel a little different to usual, but we are sure you will enjoy your visit and we look forward to welcoming you. This event will be a lovely opportunity to visit the gardens but the Hall itself will be closed.

Our Herb Garden Cafe will be open throughout the event for takeaway treats. Staff on site will be wearing PPE or working behind perspex screens, we have enhanced cleaning schedules in place, and we will be asking you to observe social distancing guidelines at all times whilst on site. We are only accepting contactless payments (no cash accepted). Please remember to bring a face covering if you want to purchase extra food or drinks whilst on site.

Please note that if you are buying a token for alcohol, we operate a Challenge 21 policy onsite and have the right to refuse service.

Birmingham Museums Trust is a registered charity and money raised through events like this help us care for beautiful buildings like Blakesley Hall.