Picnic Spots near Anston, South Yorkshire with Loved Ones Over 60

Discover picnic spots in and around Anston, South Yorkshire to enjoy a day out with your loved ones, age-friendly over 60s.

Around North and South Anston in South Yorkshire there is plenty to offer when it comes to finding a picnic spot for older adults. From parks to historic castles and woodlands, there’s something for everyone.

Here are some ideas to inspire you for age-friendly picnic spots near Anston:

Anston Stones Wood

Accessed from near Anston Cricket Club, or Rackford Road, there is a little hidden gem of peace and tranquility in these woods. From the bottom entrance, there are relatively flat paths following the banks of Anston Brook which go past Dead Mans cave. (From the top there is a steep slope and steps.) Conveniently situated for residents in Anston, you will need to find a bench for your picnic to enjoy your packed lunch and perhaps some stories from your friend or relative about the local area! The woods are especially vibrant when the wild garlic and bluebells burst into their springtime glory.

Kiveton Community Woodland

Just 10 minutes drive from Anston, this Land Trust space is managed by volunteers. The Kiveton Community Woodland is a local green park with fishing lakes. There are plenty of flat pathways to enjoy, and a picnic area.

Rother Valley Country Park

A short 15-minute drive from Anston, is Rother Valley Country Park. The Country Park is a good day out for all the family. There are plenty of picnic areas, flat walks, and trails around the lakes to suit those with less mobility and for buggies. With art and craft units selling local produce, a cafe & toilets, watersports, cycle hire, and family boating options, there are lots of facilities on-site and something to please most people! The park facilities are being upgraded and will only become better as the years go by.

Conisbrough Castle

A 30-minute drive away, Conisbrough Castle is a stunning 12th-century castle that boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. It’s an English Heritage site and a fantastic place for a special day out where you can enjoy a picnic with loved ones (with picnic benches available) while taking in the history and natural beauty of the area. If you want to go to the top of the Keep, be advised that there are 100 steps!

Clifton Park

Located in Rotherham, Clifton Park is a popular destination for families and older adults alike. The park features gardens, a bandstand, and a great little museum perfect for history enthusiasts – the gardens contain some Roman remains. It also offers plenty of picnic areas, including benches and tables, and a café making it an ideal spot for a relaxing day out.

For those interested in staying active, Clifton Park has a range of sports facilities, although relatively few older people frequent the skate park! The park also offers mini golf and a splash park for children in summer – it is a family-friendly destination. With its wide range of activities and amenities, Clifton Park is a great place for older adults to enjoy a day out with their loved ones. Also consider visiting it at the time of Rotherham Show. It will open your eyes to all sorts of groups and social activities across the borough.

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