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As part of National Picnic Week which runs from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 June Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) is encouraging everyone to get out and have a picnic in one of the glorious parks in the borough.

It is all part of helping to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s incredible 70 year reign so grab a blanket and get outside for a good old fashioned picnic.

Cllr Claudine Russell, Lead Member for Leisure and Arts at Maidstone Borough Council said:

“Our Parks and Open Spaces Team do a fantastic job of maintaining and improving the many green spaces across our whole borough. They really do look amazing and are the perfect spots to hold a picnic.”

“The weather forecast looks to be fair for this week, so why not make the most of it and picnic in your local Maidstone park.”

Here is a selection of the many parks and open space to choose from:

Mote Park is one of the largest parks in the South East covering more than 450 acres with woodland, grassland, rivers and a 30 acre lake, there is so much space for everyone in this award winning park.

Penenden Heath - discover the play area, gardens and plenty of open space for sport and fun.

Clare Park was one of the first parks in Maidstone to achieve Green Flag status, this lovely setting has a mix of lawn, play areas, tennis courts and gardens.

Cobtree Manor Park this beautiful country park is perfect for walks or picnics.  Lots to explore – and a cafe too if you forget your picnic!

Whatman Park right in the centre of town this park combines woodland and adventure play areas, a skatepark and an open air events stage within walking distance of Brenchley Gardens.

Brenchley Gardens - these gardens are in the middle of town and provide an oasis of calm in contrast to the bustling shopping streets.

South Park is a neighbourhood park with plenty of space, gardens and meadow, children’s play areas, games and tennis courts.

Bridge Mill Way, Tovil – riverside setting with woodland feel

Giddyhorne Recreation Ground, Allington – play area, space to run around, football field and home to the Maidstone Lawn Tennis Club

Gatland Lane Recreation Ground, Fant – play area and large field with far reaching views

Barming Heath – great play area and recreation ground

Mallards Way, Downswood has lots of space,with a play area, large pond and stream and now with outdoor table tennis facilities.

Lockmeadow has the new children’s play area in a riverside setting


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