March Straight Into Spring
It’s official. Spring is here! And what better way to make the most of marvellous March than by visiting a fabulous escape in the UK – embracing the great outdoors. visitengland, independent.co.uk and timeout.com tell us where to visit in spring 2016…
Castle Howard Easter Fair, Yorkshire
Meet Molly the Rabbit and jump on traditional fairground rides at one of England’s finest stately homes. Enjoy interactive entertainment with the lost explorers, face painting and even set sail on a boat ride on the Great Lake. An Easter festival wouldn’t be complete without an egg hunt and Castle Howard has it covered with giant eggs hidden away among spring flowers.
World of Wedgwood, Stoke-on-Trent
Get ready for an Easter extravaganza the whole family will love at the World of Wedgwood. There will be hands-on activities for little ones, plus museum and factory tour treasure trails, a woodland walk trail and plenty of delicious dishes to try too, including a special Easter Sunday menu.
March 25th-28th 2016.
Lego Lost World Zoo, Basingstoke
See extinct critters created from Lego: brick-built dodos, dragonflies and a 2.5m high mammoth have taken over the Hampshire museum. Plus, at Lego Fun sessions, the children can make brick bugs.
Easter fever is hitting Chelsea once again with a decadent Chocolate Market descending on Duke of York Square for a third year running. Visitors can feast on chocolates and other treats from vendors such as Amelia Rope who’ll be selling her salt caramel truffles and pale rose bars, and Hans Sloane, who’ll have Easter eggs made from dark chocolate that transform hot milk into the creamiest of cocoa drinks.
Easter Country Fair
Go wild in the country over the Easter weekend at this two-day fair featuring heaps of traditional entertainment and outdoor fun. Visitors to the event, which is now in its third year, can enjoy jousting performances, birds of prey flying displays, miniature pony displays and stalls selling arts and crafts. The Goat Show is your chance to bottle feed lambs and kids, and those who visit the Medieval Village will encounter some fighting knights. There’ll also be plenty of food and drink available from the on-site bars.
March 27th and 28th.