Free Things To Do in March 2023

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With the days getting lighter and spring around the corner, it’s time to shake off your winter hibernation, and take a step outside! Whether it’s for family fun or days out with your friends. We know it’s important to save money and to spend wisely right now…which is why we’ve rounded up all the free things to do in March!

So, your family days out, don’t need to break the bank!

Free Things To Do in March in Scotland

dolphins swimming in scotland

Watch Dolphins, Fortrose

Did you know at Chanonry Point a school of dolphins splash about? It’s one of the most popular places to catch a glimpse of them leaping through the air!

The best time to spot them is 1 hour after low tide when they’ll start chasing fish in… You can view them on the shingle beach and wait with bated breath to see their magnificent feeding activity.

Please note: it’s not guaranteed you’ll catch the dolphins.

Check out some beaches you can visit!

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Ness Rd,
Fortrose
IV10 8SD

Opening Times

Daylight access

Pricing

Free

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Free Things To Do in March in England

roman gardens in chester

Visit The Roman Gardens

Have you ever fancied taking a step back in time? Travel to the Roman Gardens in Chester for a glimpse of Roman times.

Constructed in 1914, you’ll find fragments of Roman baths, columns, floors and the reconstruction of the Ostia-style mosaic that was laid within the Roman Bath House. Its beautiful and intricate work portrays a time forgotten but interesting to learn.

You’ll find the just outside of the city new Newgate and Chester Amphitheatre.

Check it out!

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Pepper St,
Chester,
CH1 1DQ

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00

Pricing

Free

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golden mummies in manchester museum

Uncover the Golden Mummies of Egypt, Manchester

Staying on the history vibe, why not travel back even further, to the Egyptian times? Manchester Museum is holding an exhibition, which is the only UK venue to do so.

Explore the culture of the Egyptians and their strong belief in the afterlife. From their complex funeral processions to displaying their wealth and status. With eye-catching, bright and bold mummy decorations to the sheer amount of gold. From death to their journey to the afterlife, to living among the Gods for eternity.

The museum holds over 18,000 objects from Egypt and Sudan that were excavated in the 1880s-1910s. Why don’t you check them out?

It’s a one-of-a-kind cultural experience and a unique free thing to do in March!

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University of Manchester,
Oxford Rd,
Manchester,
M13 9PL

Opening Times

18 February 2023 - 31st December 2023

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday and Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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Free

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dippy the dinosaur

Discover Dippy the Dinosaur, Coventry

Dippy the dinosaur is on the move again, and it’s now come to the Midlands at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum! For 3 years!

In case you don’t know who Dippy is, it’s is a life-sized replica of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton. One of the most magnificent dinosaurs to ever walk the earth. And it’s the first one to ever be displayed anywhere in the world – so it’s pretty special!

It’s said to have lived 155-145 million years ago, ate plants and had long whip-like tails. They also grew to about 24-26 metres long and even weighed up to 15 tonnes! If that’s not impressive, then we don’t know what is!

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Pricing

Free

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the boat race in london

The Gemini Boat Race, London

Come along and watch one of the world’s oldest and most famous amateur sporting events! The Boat Race!

Did you know the boating race between the UK’s two greatest universities has now had a 185-year rivalry?! Talk about a competition…

Taking place on the Thames River and its 4.25 miles of tidal, the race will travel between Putney and Mortlake.

It also attracts over 250,000 spectators – and you could be one of them! Whether you watch from Fulfam Fan Park, Hammersmith Fan Park or along the banks of the river. It’s sure to be an exciting event!

Opening Times

26th March 2023
10:00 - 20:00

The 77th Womans Boat Race starts at 16:00
The 168th Men's Boat Race starts at 17:00

Pricing

Free

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cherry blossoms

Cherry Blossom Season, London

As spring rolls in, trees start flouring again, flower buds start growing in and the breeze is ever so slightly warmer.

Do you know what tends to blossom from March? Pretty in pink cherry blossoms! And outskirts and central London is full of them. From Notting Hill, Hampstead Heath, and Battersea Park, to Stanley Crescent, Aldgate Square and Hyde Park! The trees line up streets and flourish in the warmer months.

Make it a free fun day out, and see how many cherry blossoms you can spot in and around central London. Snap some selfies and enjoy a free day out in London! Why not become tourists for the day and pass by the London Eye, London Bridge and Trafalgar Square?

But wait…

London is also home to many beautiful parks that you can visit for free! From Holland Park and Greenwich Park to Richmond (where you can see deers!).

Pricing

Free

sky garden in london

Sky Garden, London

London is also quite famous for its beautiful gardens, with flourishing flora and wild plants.

So, why not take a trip to Sky Garden? It’s a rooftop garden you’ll find at the 43rd floor of the Walkie-Talkie. It’s a literal wildlife paradise. With impressive views and beautiful surroundings, you’ll be pleasantly surprised that it’s a free thing to do in March!

The kids will be ever so impressed with the panoramic views and enjoy exploring the haven of wildlife! Why not stop off for a drink and a bite to eat too?

Did I also forget to mention its free?

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1, Sky Garden Walk,
London
EC3M 8AF

Opening Times

Monday 10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 - 00:00
Friday to Saturday 08:00 - 01:00
Sunday 08:00 - 00:00

Pricing

Free

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maurders map in house of minalima

Step Into The Wizarding World at House of Minalima, Soho

Come along to a quaint gallery in the middle of Soho, London. Where you’ll find exquisite graphics and unique and interesting art from some of the most famous films around. From the very graphic designers who created them!

It’s a paradise for Harry Potter fans as they’ll discover the very magic of Hogwarts and the Wizarding World right here! From the Maurader’s Map to the book covers of our beloved textbooks in the Harry Potter franchise.

Also…

London has a wide variety of tourist attractions that are free to visit. From the Science Museum and Natural History Museum to free interactive galleries on Brick Lane and Dulwich Picture Gallery. Why not explore Covent Garden? You’ll find many street entertainers there, from musicians and magicians to illusionists!

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157 Wardour Street,
Soho,
London,
W1F 8WQ

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Pricing

Free

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Falmouth Spring Flower Show, Cornwall

A blooming, wonderful event that is the talk of the town!

There’s nothing like the smell of flowers, their colourful aura and gentle sway in the breeze that portrays spring.

The Falmouth Spring Flower show is the oldest flower show, being well over 110 years old!

You can expect to discover a variety of flowering flora, in all shapes, sizes and colours – it’s a beautiful sight to see… And over 118 different classes that you can listen to, watch or partake in!

And it’s all FREE to see, visit and experience. What’s a better way to spend your day? Why not head to the beach afterwards for some chips and ice cream?

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Princess Pavilion
41 Melvill Rd,
Falmouth
TR11 4AR

Opening Times

25th and 26th March 2023

Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Pricing

Free

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dinosaur footprints

Take A Trip to Spyway, Dorset

Ever wanted to discover dinosaur footprints? For those dino lovers, the Dorset coast is the place to be! You can literally walk in the footsteps of the dinosaurs!

They’re said to be from a Brachiosaurus as it walked on the ground during the end of the Jurassic era. Which were then covered by layer and layer of sediment…leading to the becoming fossilised and treasure it is today.

It’s a roar-tastic activity for anyone with a passion for dinosaurs to visit! With authentic dinosaur footprints, it can really evoke a surreal feeling.

Put this on top of your dinosaur day out, especially since it’s free to visit!

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Princess Pavilion
41 Melvill Rd,
Falmouth
TR11 4AR

Opening Times

Daylight access

Pricing

Free

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Free Things To Do In March in Wales

baby lambs

Visit Baby Lambs, Llwn-yr-eos Farm

There’s no better way for the start of spring to be signified than some cute and adorable lambs being born!

At this quaint farm in Wales, you can join them for free as they welcome the new arrivals!

Watch as they take their first steps, bleat and baaa, as they stumble around, lie down and sleep and cosy up to their moms. It’s the perfect free thing to do in March that is both seasonal and fun for the kids!

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St Fagans National Museum of History
Cardiff
CF5 6DP

Opening Times

1st - 24th March 2023
10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Free

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Free Things To Do In March in Northern Ireland

girl hugging giant planet on space trail

Our Place in Space, North Down

Let’s get closer to space and our planet’s than ever before with this unique and epic sculpture tour!

The last leg of their UK tour will head to North Down from February to March! Stroll along the North Down Coastal Path and through Crawfordsburn Country Park and finishing at Bangor Pier.

You’ll find giant sculptures of our planets and the sun! You’ll catch Pluto on their pier!

The perfect space activity for those who love to think beyond this planet, for those with curious minds and for mini explorers! Plus, it’s totally FREE!

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Ulster Transport Museum
153 Bangor Rd
Holywood
BT18 0EU

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Until 26th March 2023

Pricing

Free

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So have you found the perfect FREE thing to do in March? With a wide variety of kid-friendly, interesting and exciting attractions to discover across the UK, you’ll never run out of FREE things to do.

If you are looking for more inspiration and FREE things to do, check out our other blogs! We hope you’ve found the perfect location for your family, may the adventure continue!

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