AS THE rule of six returns for outdoor meetings and the warm weather returns people are desperate for some time outside with their friends and family.

For those of us struggling with ideas or without time to put together a delicious spread, businesses like Burleigh Court are offering packages to help residents of Stroud have lunch with ease.

The local historic country house hotel and restaurant in Minchinhampton is offering a picnic experience for the weekend of April 3-4.

Producing a box comprised of locally sourced produce which you can choose to eat within the hotel's lush gardens and the front lawn, with panoramic views across the Golden Valley.

Orders will be taken until tomorrow at 10pm, prices from £18.

For more information visit their website here.