If you’re lucky enough to witness the turn of the season, your time in the Cotswold countryside will be utterly unforgettable. In early March, you’ll catch the last breath of winter, a truly romantic time for couples retreats. Towards the backend of the month, you’ll experience nature in full bloom. So if you love the great outdoors as much as we do, March really is the best month to visit the Cotswolds. And here are some of the best things to do on your Cotswold holiday in March…
Join the Crowds at Cheltenham Gold Cup Week
This is one of the biggest racing events of the year, the climax to the entire Jump racing season – and what a wonderful way it is to celebrate the end of winter! Mingle with locals, rub shoulders with Cotswold celebs, and enjoy top entertainment with fantastic food and drink all day. We recommend booking tickets early as prices increase nearer to the event.
For more info: Cheltenham Racecourse
Get Outdoors at the West of England Game Fair
Supported by the British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC), the West of England Game Fair is an excellent opportunity to get everyone outdoors – and it’s the biggest game fair in the region! If you enjoy field sports such as shooting, fishing and hunting with gun dogs, this is the place to be. But don’t worry if you’re not a huge fan of the sports; there’s also delicious food and drink plus fantastic shopping to be enjoyed for the whole family.
For more info: West of England Game Fair
See the Cotswolds in Bloom at the Region’s Famous Gardens
Spring brings such beauty to our region and with so many private and public gardens to explore, there’ll be plenty of chances to see our countryside come to life. Superb for all ages and great for celebrations such as Mother’s Day or Easter family holidays. The gardens at Sudeley Castle are definitely worth a visit (perfect day out with kids) and the Westonbirt Arboretum is a famous tourist attraction that you simply cannot miss! Other gardens worth checking out include Bourton House, Barnsley House and Snowshill Manor.
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Go Birdwatching in the Waterpark
March is a wonderful time for birding in the Cotswolds. Wheatears start their summer migration, Rooks and Herons can be seen building nests, Great Crested Grebes can be spotted dancing on open water, and many resident birds can be heard sharing their gift of song. Truly music for the soul. The Cotswold Waterpark, where our beautiful private lake is located, is the best place for birdwatching at this time of year. Or for child friendly bird spotting and a fun day out, head to Birdland at Bourton-on-the-Water to see Cranes, Finches, Hornbills, Owls, Penguins and more.
For more info: Birdland
Springtime at the lake…
You really don’t have to venture very far to experience the beauty of springtime. Here on our peaceful reserve, you’ll have a secluded spot all to yourself, unobstructed views right on the lake’s edge, a steaming outdoor hot tub, a fire pit for toasting marshmallows, and even your own private pier and rowing boat to explore the waters with. March is a great time for wildlife so make sure you pick up the binoculars from inside your cabin and have yourself a little adventure at Log House Holidays!
For more ideas, take a look at our springtime gallery.