The Summer of Picnics Experience

Of all the summers in the long list of summer history,  THIS SUMMER is the one where picnics have been patiently awaiting your presence. Sure, we all talk about ‘going on a picnic’ but it can feel complicated, daunting…and well, ants. Listen, let us do the work. Let us give you the picnic experience every Rom-Com wants you to believe in – this our friends is the Summer of Picnics.

Choose and click on the picnic of your dreams below:

Our BYOP allows you to pack your own delicious bits & bites. We will provide a magical space on either a picnic table placed among our wildflowers or a gorgeous quilt placed wherever you feel it in your heart. We will also provide a fun hands on activity for you create as a keepsake reminder of your picnic experience.  BYOP also includes free admission into the Museum.

Choose from activities listed below:
Nature Crowns
Paint a Flower Pot
Nature Printmaking

Ideal for:
Visiting Guests
Families
First Dates
Couples
Friends
Multi-Generational

Cost: $20 total for group of 2-5, or $30 total for group of 6+

Please call ahead to reserve your picnic and activity.
519. 393.5311
Or email: groups@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

Walden Pond inspired Henry David Thoreau’s writings of nature and the birth of the conservation movement. His work is a reflection of simple living among natural settings. We invite you to fill your inspiration cup with our own version of Walden Pond. Enjoy a picnic setting among our conservation wetland filled with beautiful frogs and butterflies. Your picnic experience will include a typewriter, paper and pen. Imagine, typing away…click, clack, clack to the rhythm of nature. Helloooo Thoreau! This BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) included free admission into the museum.

Ideal for:
Poets
Nature Lovers
Visiting Guests
Families
First Dates
Couples
Friends
Multi-Generational

Cost: $20 total for group of 2-5, or $30 total for group of 6+

Please call ahead to reserve your picnic and activity.
519. 393.5311
Or email: groups@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

Croquet? Okay! In this BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) experience you can choose a picnic table under a shade tree or a gorgeous quilt placed along the croquet playing field. We will provide two croquet playing sets to accommodate a maximum group of 10. Croquet is such a fun game, enjoyed truly by all ages.  Picnic & Croquet includes free admission into the Museum.

Ideal for:
Visiting Guests
Families
First Dates
Couples
Friends
Multi-Generational

Cost: $20 total for group of 2-5, or $30 total for group of 6+

Please call ahead to reserve your picnic and activity.
519. 393.5311
Or email: groups@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

Mr. Darcy, will you be so kind to pass me the bread?  Choose from our giant rack of stunning period costumes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries to embrace your best Jane Austen! You are yours get to play dress-up while enjoying your picnic. We will snap and print your photo wearing your magnificent garbs to take home as a keepsake. You’re never, ever to old for dress-up. Never!! This is a BYOP (Bring Your Own Picnic) experience. It also includes free admission into the Museum.

Ideal for:
The Elizabeths and Mr. Darcys
Visiting Guests
Families
First Dates
Couples
Friends
Multi-Generational

Cost: $20 total for group of 2-5, or $30 total for group of 6+

Please call ahead to reserve your picnic.
519. 393.5311
Or email: groups@stratfordperthmuseum.ca

Oh how we love you, Perth County. All of your bounty and beauty is a perfect reason to host a Perfect Perth County Picnic. We have partnered with our good friend Mindy Griffiths of Loco To Go and are excited to bring you some of Perth County’s finest home-grown, home-crafted and home-loved local fare. Fill your hearts and bellies with all the goodness, and oh – surprise – we will also throw in our croquet sets for added perfection. The Perfect Perth County Picnic includes free admission into the Museum.

Must reserve your picnic no later than one-week before your desired date. 

Ideal for:
Foodies
Visiting Guests
Families
First Dates
Couples
Friends
Multi-Generational

Cost: Juicy Details COMING SOON!

Please call ahead to reserve your picnic. Must reserve your picnic no later one-week before your desired date.
519. 393.5311
Or email: groups@stratfordperthmuseum.ca