Spring may officially start on Wednesday 19th March 2020, but we’ve sprung into action early to scout out the most exciting March events and help you find the best things to do in March with the kids.
The days are getting longer and warmer weather is hopefully on the way, making it a great time of year to get exploring. Plus, there's Mother's Day, World Book Day and British Science Week, all in the same month - it's bound to be a great one!
London Children’s Book Swap at Discover Children's Story Centre, Stratford, Greater London
7th March 2020
Celebrate World Book Day with a free day of events at Discover Children’s Story Museum. Put on your favourite book-inspired costume and bring an old unwanted kids’ book to swap for something new and exciting. Your little ones can stay and play all day in their Story Worlds garden, explore the Fairy Tales immersive exhibition and check out the 0-3s Storytelling: Drip Drop for the tiniest ones. Sounds like loads of fun!
Tiny tots trail at Croft Castle and Parkland, Leominster, Herefordshire
2nd March - 3rd April 2020
Spring is all about nature waking up from its winter slumber, so it’s only fitting we’ve got some nature adventures in our list of things to do in March. If you've got tots, we recommend the Tiny Tots Trail at Croft Castle and Parkland. It’s packed with fun activities for mini explorers, such as going barefoot on the lawn, having fun with sticks and cloud watching.
Royal Storytime: World Book Day Events at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire
Saturdays in March 2020
It’s story time at Windsor Castle! Join storyteller Olivia Armstrong for a very special tale which combines some of the best stories in the Royal Library. Then, you can take part in a series of book-related activities, including workshops themed around World Book Day, making your own personalised bookmark to take home and exploring the secrets of the Royal Library. The event is free and is available every Saturday of the month.
Red Squirrel walks and talks at Plas Newydd House and Garden, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey
Daily in March
Squirrels are the heroes of plenty of memes for a reason - they’re some of the most hilarious creatures to watch. And you know what? You’ve got a whole month to learn about red squirrels with the special Red Squirrel walks and talks at Plas Newydd House and Garden. Bring your camera along because it’s time for some squirrel antics!
British Science Week at National Coal Mining Museum, Overton, Wakefield
7th - 8th and 14th - 15th March 2020
Celebrate British Science Week at the National Coal Mining Museum with two weekends of science fun. Check out the mad (and rather explosive) Science Show to find out about flammable gases, the Flame Safety Lamp and much more. If you come on the 15th you’ll also get to see some giant machinery in action too. It’s one of the most exciting March events for kids who are fascinated by science and love experiments.
Hands-on Science at Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset and Bristol
9th - 13th March 2020
This month, science is the name of the game at Roman Baths too. From learning about science in Roman times to getting hands-on with objects from the museum, your little ones will be at the heart of exploration. What better way to get into the spirit of Science Week?
Sunday Nature Events at Finlaystone Country Estate, Glasgow, Glasgow and Strathclyde
Sundays in March 2020
Here comes another outdoor epic to put on your list of things to do in March! Finlaystone Country Estate is hosting a different event each Sunday in March, including a ranger hike, a scavenger hunt, den building and more. It’s the perfect place to go if woodland action is your kind of family day out. Don’t miss out on the Mother’s Day Walk either!
Celebrate Mother’s Day, Various Locations
22nd March 2020
Speaking of Mother's Day, that's the one March event you cannot pass on! The celebration this year falls on the 22nd March and lots of attractions throughout the UK are hosting special events or giving our free entry to mums. Here are a few great places where you can celebrate Mother’s Day: Noah’s Ark Zoo, Croft Castle, Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park, Hall Hill Farm, Avoncroft Museum... And those are just a few we could name off the top of our heads - there’s so much choice out there!
Lambing Season at Rookery Open Farm, Towcester, Northamptonshire
14th March - 20th April 2020
Ready for some cute baby animals? The tiny little lambs at Rookery Open Farm are sure to win you over! 14th March marks the start of the Lambing Season at the farm, so there will be dozens of newborns there to make friends with. Plus, the usual outdoor and indoor activities are still on - adventure play, sand pits, go-karts, soft play and more.
DIY Science at Winchester Science Centre, Winchester, Hampshire
Weekends in March 2020
Science is most fun when you’re doing it yourself! Take your mini scientists to Winchester Science Centre join the hands-on action From activities and challenges in the Invention Studio to a wild science show, there will be lots to keep you entertained. Plus, there will be inspirers placed all throughout the museum, just waiting to get you in the mood for a science-tastic March event!
The Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk at Audley End Miniature Railway, Saffron Walden, Essex
From 21st March 2020
Lots of our things to do in March seem to be about science but every month needs a little bit of magic too. So, we suggest you go looking for fairies at Audley End Miniature Railway. Venture down the Enchanted Fairy and Elf Walk and find the tiny magical creatures who live there in their handmade wooden Tree Houses. Kids will get to make their own Fairy or Elf Wand and hang a wish for the Wish Fairy to find. Sounds whimsical, doesn’t it?
Go to the cinema!
27th March 2020
What’s the cinema doing on a March events round-up, you ask? There’s a very good reason..in fact there are two very good reasons! Both Peter Rabbit 2 and Disney’s Mulan are coming to the big screen in the UK on 27th March. Those are two of the most anticipated new kids’ movie releases in 2020, happening at the same time. If that doesn’t make you rush to the nearest cinema,we don’t know what will!
Unicorn and Dragon Weekend at Pink Pig Farm, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire
28th - 29th March 2020
If fantasy creatures spark your little ones’ interest, then you must go to the Unicorn and Dragon Weekend at Pink Pig Farm! From magical crafts, face painting and activities to meeting the farm’s very own VIP unicorn and Dorris the Dragon, this will be a day to remember. There will also be themed food and drinks for the hungry explorers too.
Oxford Cambridge Goat Race at Spitalfields City Farm, London, Greater London
29th March 2020
Yes, you read that right - “goat race”. Spitalfields City Farm is putting up a race between two goats, one named Oxford, and the other - Cambridge. This must be one of the quirkiest March events we’ve come across this year! The whole ordeal is a cheeky nod at the famous Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race which takes place at the same time.
LEGO launch at The Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, Northumberland
31st March - 22nd September 2020
Want to know the best way to see the whole of The Alnwick Garden in one day? Check out the brand new mini Alnwick Garden made out of LEGO! The exhibit launches on the very last day of March and will last all the way till the end of September but this is your chance to be one of the first people to lay eyes on it. Time to be a trend-setter!
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