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
Watch Dolphins, Fortrose
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!
Free Things To Do in March in England
Visit The Roman Gardens
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!
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Uncover the Golden Mummies of Egypt, Manchester
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!
University of Manchester,
18 February 2023 - 31st December 2023
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
Discover Dippy the Dinosaur, Coventry
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!
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00
The Gemini Boat Race, London
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!
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
Cherry Blossom Season, London
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?
Sky Garden, London
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?
1, Sky Garden Walk,
Monday 10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday to Thursday 08:00 - 00:00
Friday to Saturday 08:00 - 01:00
Sunday 08:00 - 00:00
Step Into The Wizarding World at House of Minalima, Soho
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.
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!
157 Wardour Street,
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 18:00
Falmouth Spring Flower Show, Cornwall
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?
41 Melvill Rd,
25th and 26th March 2023
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Take A Trip to Spyway, Dorset
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!
41 Melvill Rd,
Free Things To Do In March in Wales
Visit Baby Lambs, Llwn-yr-eos Farm
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!
St Fagans National Museum of History
1st - 24th March 2023
10:00 - 17:00
Free Things To Do In March in Northern Ireland
Our Place in Space, North Down
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!
Ulster Transport Museum
153 Bangor Rd
Monday to Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Until 26th March 2023
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!