The official start of spring brings all kinds of activities to make your weekends a little more wonderful.
If you’re looking for an excuse to start your 2020 holiday adventures, then we’ve highlighted a few of the best things to see and do in March. Enjoy cultural celebrations, film releases and celebrations of Britain’s natural beauty.
You can also find weekends away and longer stays in our March cottage collections, with luxury breaks, lodges, hot tubs and much more available.
Plan a Solo Vacation Day: March 1st
Solo travel is one of the big travel trends for 2020. For perfect peace and quiet and an opportunity to truly get away from it all, there really is no better bet. And if you need any encouragement to plan a break for yourself then here it is!
Plan a Solo Vacation Day is great for pushing you out of your comfort zone to plan an amazing adventure. Take a look at our small holiday cottages to find your perfect place. With availability all year, it’s always time for solo travel.
St. David’s Day: March 1st
Celebrate the patron Saint of Wales in March. St David is the only native patron saint of the UK, apparently born in a storm on a Pembrokeshire cliff-top.
Thankfully, there are far more relaxing experiences to enjoy in Wales. We’ve compiled a list of perfect places to celebrate St David’s Day, featuring some of its most stunning natural sights and places for an incredible adventure.
World Wildlife Day: March 3rd
Gain an appreciation of the wonderful wildlife you can see close to home on World Wildlife Day. You may be surprised by the stunning native species you can encounter in the UK, with whales, snakes, sharks and much more to spot in and around our shores.
Don’t worry if you’re not sure where to start; our exclusive wildlife finder is all you need for spotting the most incredible UK wildlife.
World Book Day: March 5th
Holidays offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the written word; without the distractions of home, you can put your feet up and dive into a good book. But there’s no better time than World Book Day.
Take a look at our page-turning guides for the ultimate literary travel break.
Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light, aka the third Wolf Hall book, will be published in early March. Take a look at our guide to the saga’s real-life locations. If that doesn’t satisfy your cravings for literary sagas then we have compiled guides to fantastic Harry Potter places, Game of Thrones filming locations, Shakespeare settings and even a literary location map of the UK. Happy reading!
British Science Week: March 6th
This fun and educational ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths runs until mid-March. 2020’s theme is ‘our diverse planet’.
There are activities up and down the country, but if you want to really make the most of it then take a look at our guide to Britain’s best science attractions. See stars, explore our industrial past or take a trip into our hi-tech future.
International Women’s Day: March 8th
International Women’s Day offers an opportunity to celebrate female achievements while looking forward to a fairer and more inclusive future.
With that in mind, you can follow in the footsteps of the great British women of the past by staying in Florence Nightingale’s childhood home, enjoying a break along the Jane Austen walking tour in Hampshire or even a holiday home once visited by Queen Victoria.
St. Patrick’s Day: 17th March
Make a little more effort to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland by visiting the Emerald Isle this spring. You can take a look at our holiday cottages in Ireland, and find travel inspiration in our guide to the most beautiful lakeside locations in Ireland.
With an estimated 12,000 lakes (or loughs) to choose from, you won’t need to wander far to find your idyllic Irish escape.
International Day of Happiness: 20th March
With the aim of recognising the pursuit of happiness as a fundamental human goal, there are few more worthy events than this international celebration of smiles.
There’s nothing like going away to put a smile on your face, but if you want to keep the holiday feeling going then take a look at our tips to maintaining your holiday happiness for tips you can use at any time of the year.
International Day of Forests: 21st March
For beauty and tranquillity, there are few better places than our fantastic forests. Celebrate the wonder of the UK’s woodland on International Day of Forests.
Studies have shown that ‘forest bathing’ increases mental well-being and lowers blood pressure, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some high-energy fun too. Take a look at the free outdoor activity guide we made with our friends at Get Out More for a ton of forest fun.
Peter Rabbit 2: 27th March
If the return of Beatrix Potter’s heroic rabbit to cinemas inspires you to take a trip to the Lakes then there’s no better time to visit than spring.
Enjoy warmer climes, more hours of daylight, lambs in the fields and a landscape awash with beauty. Take a look at our Inspire & Explore travel guide to find all the best things to see, do and enjoy in the Lake District.