Posted February 24, 2011 by BookingBuddy
Now that the days are getting longer and the air is warming up, there’s hardly any excuse for you to stay cooped up inside all the time! There’s no shortage of events this month that will entice you to come out and enjoy some sun.
6th March – Maslenitsa Festival, London
Kickstart Spring with a dose of Russian flavour at this festival in Trafalgar Square. The Maslenitsa event will feature live bands and choirs performing traditional Russian music on stage. There will be a range of kiosks and food stalls around Trafalgar Square, serving up an array of Russian delicacies such as blinis and borscht.
17th – 20th March – Antiques For Everyone Fair, Birmingham NEC
Ever dreamt of making a fortune from a dusty little ceramic vase – like those folks on the Antiques Roadshow? Visit the Antiques for Everyone fair and you may just pick up a few tips and some valuable antiques at the same time. The fair is crammed with over 400 dealers and millions of pounds worth of items ranging from teddy bears and textiles to kettles.
25th – 17th March – Hawick Reivers Festival, Hawick
The Scottish town of Hawick steps back in time this weekend, to commemorate the town’s turbulent and colourful history. A concert kicks off the proceedings, followed by a parade through town. Actors dressed in 16th century costumes will re-enact a series of trials on Saturday, with workshops, lectures and performances taking place throughout the weekend.
(Photo: Rob Wiltshire)
Posted March 4, 2010 by BookingBuddy
A touch of spring is definitely in the air these days! For those of you who’ve been hibernating under your duvets for the last three months, March is the perfect time to come out and face the world. The end of daylight savings time means that you lose an hour’s sleep on the last weekend of the month, but with so many festivals and events going on, who wants to spend that much time in bed anyway?
11th – 14th March – Crufts, Birmingham
Birmingham goes to the dogs once again, as the annual dog show takes place at the NEC once again. Dog owners and dog lovers from all over the country take over the arena for the weekend as they pit their pedigreed pups against each other, for the chance to walk away with the title of ‘Best In Show’. It’s not all just parading poodles, the various halls also feature a wide range of trade stands, for everything your pampered pooch requires.
17th March – St. Patrick’s Day, across the UK
It’s time to bring out your favourite ‘Kiss Me, I’m Irish’ t-shirt and party with a giant foam shamrock this weekend. St. Patrick’s Day events take place all over the country. There will be an extravagant celebration in Trafalgar Square, with a mass of floats parading through the centre of the city. The St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin will be a feast of visual art, music and comedy performances, and parades. If all this is too much for you, head on down to the pub and celebrate with a pint of Guinness instead.
26th – 28th March – Chocolate Festival, London
It’s a chocolate festival, need I say more? This celebration of everyone’s favourite dark matter takes place at the Southbank Centre. Chocolates will be able to not just feast on the magical beans, but learn about its’ production and various uses. Chefs will demonstrate their favourite chocolate recipes, and most importantly, you’ll be able to participate in the chocolate-tasting events!
Posted March 4, 2009 by BookingBuddy
Want to take a short break this month but worried about the exchange rate? Well, why not go where you can still get £1 for £1 – after all, there’s plenty going on at home this month.
March 5th to 8th – Crufts, Birmingham
For the animal lovers among you, how about heading over to the Birmingham NEC for the world-famous dog show? The canine-centric competition has been going since 1928, and is held over four days.
March 17th – St Patrick’s Day, Ireland
Traditionally a holiday associated with the patron saint of Ireland, these days, it’s more famous for featuring lots of green, drinking marathons, and drunk people wearing t-shirts that say ‘Kiss me, I’m Irish’. If that sounds like your kind of religious holiday, then search now for cheap flights to Dublin (where Guinness is supposed to be at its best).
March 29th – Oxford/ Cambridge Boat Race, London
Grab your seat by the Thames and watch the two teams go head to head. The race starts at Putney Bridge and ends just before Chiswick Bridge, and if the weather is behaving itself, why not pack a picnic and wait for the two boats to race by? If you feel inspired by the rowers, you can always hop on over to Cambridge and take a gentle punt down the River Cam.