Feeling stuck in a rut when it comes to weekend activities? Or just fancy trying something new? We’ve pulled together a list of activities and events for you to enjoy throughout March to give you some inspiration.
Crufts Dog Show – 5th – 8th March 2015
If you’re a dog lover, then Crufts will be high on your event calendar. As the world’s largest dog show and held at Birmingham’s NEC each year, you can see around 22,000 dogs compete for the prestigious “Best in Show” award. There are over 400 trade stands to pick up treats for your pets, and competitions that range from best crossbreed to the international junior handling competition, where owners and pets alike can showcase their talents. The show runs over four days, with transport links readily available by car and train.
London Drinker Beer and Cider Festival – 11th – 13th March 2015
Camden Centre welcomes fans of real ale and cider for its three-day event in the centre of London. Over 150 real ales, ciders, perries and imported beers will be on offer, along with home-cooked food, a pub quiz and much more. The festival is run entirely by volunteers and is sure to be a hit with locals and visitors alike. Its central location means access via the tube or overground trains is the best way to get there.
St Patrick’s Day Celebrations – 17th March 2015
London will see a week of celebrations to mark St Patrick’s Day, with parties in and around the capital, concluding with a parade that starts on Hyde Park corner on the Saturday nearest to St Patrick’s Day. Many Irish pubs will be full of merrymakers and free live music for a true celebration. Not to be out-done, Manchester and Birmingham both hold huge St Patrick’s festivities across the cities including a parade, music, comedy and traditional Irish food. It’s sure to be good “craic” wherever you visit.
Where’s Wally Fun Run – 22nd March 2015
In aid of the Literacy Trust, join with thousands of other “Wallys” to walk, jog or run this five or ten k around Victoria Park, London. The event helps to raise funds for the charity, which helps disadvantaged children learn to read and write. It’s great fun for all the family as children ages eight and over are welcome too but must accompanied by an adult. Held in the infamous Victoria Park, the run can be accessed easily by tube and bus, and the Where’s Wally costume is also included in the entry fee of £25. Great for those who love a challenge and want to help a worthy cause.
Woodlands Hospice Bunny Run – 29th March 2015
Woodlands Hospice in Liverpool, will this March hold their very first sponsored bunny run for adults and children. The five k fun run will take part in the grounds of Croxteth Hall, a national heritage site in Liverpool. As it’s a dress up event, you’ll be given your own t-shirt, bunny ears and tail when you register. Driving to the event by car is the best mode of transport. As an alternative, Croxteth Hall is accessible via train into Liverpool Lime Street and bus out to the hall. For more details visit the website.
Do you have any activities you love to do in certain months? We’d love to know!