Stafford Festival Shakespeare’s production of As You Like It at Stafford Castle, which runs until Saturday, has attracted hordes of theatregoers laden with picnic baskets, enjoying an alfresco feast before the main event.
Those yet to venture out with their picnic baskets have plenty of opportunities over the coming weeks however, as there are further outdoor summer events planned at local tourist attractions.
On Sunday Izaak Walton’s Cottage, near Eccleshall, hosts its annual teddy bear’s picnic, which visitors can attend for free if they bring their cuddly companions.
Audiences attending the Shugborough Estate’s outdoor theatre productions, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys on July 31 and Pride and Prejudice on August 13, are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and deckchairs. There are also picnic movie screenings on August 16, of Frozen and Grease.
The Trentham Estate near Stone is hosting a series of Saturday night cinema screenings and tribute shows at its lakeside amphitheatre during July and August, featuring the music of Abba, the Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin and Status Quo amongst others.
You don’t need an excuse for an impromptu picnic however – anywhere outdoors can prove an ideal spot for some family fun, from a local park to the beautiful Cannock Chase. Where is your favourite picnic spot? Cast your vote below.