We ask Birmingham: where is the best place for a picnic in and around the city?

Video journalist Richard Gullick is on a mission to find the best place for a picnic as the school summer holidays are upon us

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Birmingham and the West Midlands is home to some of the most beautiful spots in the country. And as it’s picnic season, I am out here today to speak to people here in Birmingham city centre to find out their favourite places across the region for a good outdoor meal.

Sophia says: “I think the best place to have a picnic is Edgbaston Reservoir. You’ve obviously got the water there. I think if you go down to the MAC centre there’s a little lake where you can take a pedalo and there’s just a nice area to sit and have a nice little picnic. So yes, that would be my best place to recommend.

Vakish says: “Yeah, for me, it will be West Bromwich, Sandwell Park. You got a nice picnic area down there. You get to see the animals, plus there is a kid’s play area as well. So that’s where I normally take my daughter, when there’s nice weather. Take her around the corner, take the picnic to the park, have something to eat. They got the swings, slides and also they’ve got a water park over there for the kids to enjoy.”

Meg says: “We normally go to Sutton Park for a walk. It’s very scenic. Yeah, it’s nice. There’s lots of open space. So it’s never really that busy. And there’s also different places to walk around, cycle, run.”

Keeley & Meg in Birmingham tell us what their favourite spots are for a picnicKeeley & Meg in Birmingham tell us what their favourite spots are for a picnic
Keeley & Meg in Birmingham tell us what their favourite spots are for a picnic

Jodie says: “Mary Stevens, which is in Stourbridge - absolutely stunning park. It’s got a playground for the kids, splash area as well. Little gym. And then it’s got a cafe at the top but it’s just a massive, massive field, beautiful place - really well looked after.

“And Stevens Park in Quarry Bank, they’ve done a lot of work to that. So that’d probably be the two that I’d go to. You’ve got Clent and all those sorts of areas. But for local for me, it’s always gonna be Mary Stevens. It’s nice and nice and quiet and lots of kids, and it’s fun.” David says: “Centenary Square. Waterfalls. Watch people. Nice sunny day. And if not that - Lickey Hills!”