The Best Picnic Places for Families in Longford


May 29, 2014

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Children just love to go on a picnic, don’t they? Here are the best places around Longford that are just great for a picnic with the kids

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Corn Hill

The view isn’t what it used to be but it’s well worth a hike to the top of Corn Hill with a few sandwiches.

The Mall in Longford

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The Mall in Longford has picnic benches and pleasant riverside paths. Toilets are available in the Leisure Centre and there’s a kids playground.

Royal Canal Picnic Spots

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Take a break along the canal in Abbeyshrule, Ballymahon (Brannigan Harbour) or Clondra.

A bit further afield

If you’re taking the family out for the day from Longford, we can recommend these places

  • Belvedere House near Mullingar and
  • Glendeer Pet Farm near Athlone
  • Arigna Mining Experience
  • Lough Key Forest & Activity Park

​All of which have great views, picnic facilities and cafés or restaurants if you’d rather not pack your lunch!

Take a look at our Summer Picnic Recipes for some inspiration for different picnic foods and pack up the picnic basket to head out for some fresh air and outdoor fun!

If you have a favourite picnic spot in Longford, please share it in the comments below

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