Saturday 8 August 2020

6 places to enjoy a barbecue in Gloucestershire

Stock up on sausages, grab the chef's hat and keep your fingers crossed for some sunshine, with six sizzling barbecue spots to head to in Gloucestershire this summer.

Make the most of the Great British summertime and head to one of Gloucestershire’s sizzling barbecue sites, complete with stunning views, outdoor swimming, walking trails and more.

1. Beechenhurst Lodge

Lying in the heart of the Forest of Dean, Beechenhurst Lodge is the perfect spot for a day out with the family, providing the ideal base for embarking on its popular Sculpture Trail.

Visitors looking to cook up a treat can hire a private barbecue area, complete with charcoal hearths and including two free parking spaces and two picnic tables, while The Glade area benefits from a gas barbecue and has eight parking spaces and four picnic tables.

2. Cotswold Country Park and Beach

Pack up the car and head to the man-made seaside at Cotswold Country Park and Beach. Offering picnic spots, water sports and an inland beach, visitors can enjoy soaking up the sunshine, before cooling off with a dip in the beautiful lakes.

With several purpose-built barbecue sites, family and friends can enjoy the stunning lakeside surroundings while the food is cooking, before taking a stroll around the picturesque footpaths.

3. Cattle Country Adventure Park

Aside from its friendly animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, mini golf, a splash pool, and much more to enjoy, Cattle Country Adventure Park is home to dedicated picnic and barbecue areas.

Visitors are invited to take along a disposable barbecue and inform a member of staff before lighting it up, with the spacious area offering the perfect place to sit back, relax, and tuck in.

4. Wenchford Picnic Site

A popular picnic site for children, adults and dogs alike, get back to nature at Wenchford near Cinderford, with a babbling brook running through the area to paddle in and plenty of winding paths to explore.

Whether you bring your own disposable barbecue or use the site’s permanent grills, pack plenty of burgers and buns and enjoy a relaxing day out, with parking facilities nearby.

5. Mallards Pike

A great spot for a barbecue, some watersports and perhaps a tree top adventure with Go Ape, Mallards Pike in the Forest of Dean has something for everyone to enjoy.

With two permanent barbecue stands, as well as several picnic benches with views over the lake, discover why Mallards Pike is a popular choice with barbecue buffs time and again.

6. The Dean Heritage Centre

One of Gloucestershire’s leading cultural attractions, the Dean Heritage Centre is set across a five-acre site in Soudley, boasting a number of woodland trails, an adventure playground and an abundance of wildlife.

Hungry visitors can make the most of their day out by taking advantage of the picnic sites and barbecue pits – also offering the perfect opportunity to try out the centre’s home-made charcoal.

© SoGlos
Tuesday 23 April 2019

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