Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

Sibton Park

Kent, England

National Picnic Week in Kent

Posted by Luci Ackers on Jun 19, 2017
National Picnic Week in Kent

National Picnic Week

June is the perfect month to venture outdoors, and in Britain we can’t help but love a picnic! National Picnic Week was first initiated about a decade ago and aims to encourage people to enjoy our lovely countryside. We are lucky enough to have loads of green areas and the second the sun makes an appearance it’s a great excuse to pack some of your favourite snacks and homemade goodies for an al fresco lunch.

A little bit of history

The word ‘picnic’ first began appearing in English in the 18th century and its meaning has evolved slightly since this usage, though social dining has always played a key role in the definition.

It’s thought that picnicking as we know it first started becoming really popular in France following the French Revolution. In 1789 royal parks began to open their gates to the public for the first time, and picnicking was a great way to enjoy them. People would gather as family groups and sit for the afternoon in the elegant open gardens. The tradition then migrated across to Britain and other European countries. Traditionally each member of the party was expected to bring something to share.

Whether it is the local park, the grounds of Sibton Park, or you’ve ventured further afield to visit somewhere new, it’s always great fun to get outdoors. Picnicking allows youngsters to run around and stretch their legs, soak up some vitamin D and fill up on healthy, homemade goodness. Where will picnic week take you this year?

FIND OUT HOW YOU TOO CAN STAY HERE
Share this post:
Luci Ackers
Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.


0 Comments related to this article
Submit a Comment
Cancel Reply
Name *  
Email address *    
Comment *  
Submit Comment

All comments will be moderated before being displayed

How do I find out more?
Request our beautifully illustrated brochure

Sibton Park is part of the Holiday Property Bond's growing portfolio of outstanding holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe, imaginatively created over 32 years to combine "home from home" comfort with total relaxation. Currently the portfolio features 35 holiday developments, all in stunningly beautiful locations across 13 countries, with over 1,400 individual villas, apartments and cottages.

For a summary of how HPB can give you and your family a lifetime of wonderful holidays and the risks as well as the benefits of an investment please read "How and how much" below.

Then we would be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. Please just complete and submit this form or telephone our FREE brochure line on 0800 230 0391.

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?

We will use the details you provide above to send you our brochure and keep you updated about our holiday offers.

Want to hear more from us about our favourite holiday offers across Europe? Tick here

SUBMIT
* Indicates required fields

This advertisement is issued by HPB Management Limited ("HPBM") registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest. HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA.

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times