This year, Thirlestane Castle is offering pre-prepared picnics for its events to save you making your own.
Afternoon, evening and children's picnics are available for Pride and Prejudice, the Civil War Re-enactment Weekend and Wind in the Willows.
Afternoon picnics are priced at £12.50pp and include a selection of sandwiches, chicken drumsticks, homemade quiche and Eton Mess.
For an evening event, the picnics have a larger selection of items including Coronation Chicken with Couscous Salad, brie and grapes, for £15pp.
Picnics must be booked at least 2 working days in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing 01578 722430.