5 Things to do Outside This March in London

Although the weather may be still be a bit cold and damp (not that we mind!) March is the first sign of spring, it’s the perfect chance to step outdoors, explore and take in all of the lovely spring colours outside. March offers some great activities on for your children to enjoy. Here’s our guide to the best happenings and outdoor events in London this March. Have fun!

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Visit Peter Pan at Kensington Gardens
The birthplace of Queen Victoria and the gorgeous setting for Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens is a must for any outdoor loving family this spring.  It covers a huge 242 acres and a great spot for a city wander! But best of all, the Peter Pan statue! Located west of the Long Water, there are squirrels, rabbits, mice and fairies too! Don’t forget your fairy dust! Find out more here.

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Join in the fun at the London Wetland Centre – 11th and 18th March
Nature lovers at the ready! This month, The London Wetland Centre has three tremendous events taking place. If you’re a WWT member, join others for their monthly wildlife walk on the 11th and explore the reserve in all its beauty. Or on the 18th, learn more about the species that live in the reserve and check out the awesome workshops which are taking place.  Or if bird watching is more your thing, dig out your binoculars for their spring bird watching session, also taking place on the 18th. Book your place here.

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Garden of Light 7th – 12th March
Celebrate the start of spring this weekend at Paternoster Square, St Pauls. There will be over 2000 handmade daffodils lighting up to mark the Great Daffodil Appeal 2017. Each flower represents a Marie Curie nurse who provides care and support for people living with terminal illness. This instillation will look amazing and is definitely worth popping by for to support the amazing campaign. Find out more here.

EDITORIAL USE ONLY An installation of 2,100 handmade daffodils, entitled the ‘Garden of Light’, which is unveiled to the public to launch the Marie Curie Great Daffodil Appeal in the run-up to Daffodil Day on March 31st, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 1, 2017. The twelve-day installation features a series of pathways allowing visitor an immersive experience with audio stories of people who have benefitted from Marie Curie’s services. The poignant tribute is for the charity’s 2,100 nurses across the UK who provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA Wire

The Fantastic Hackney City Farm
Located by Haggerston Park, Hackney City Farm as a wonderful visit for any children who love animals, nature and getting muddy outside! For over 20 years, the farm has been giving Londoners the chance to experience farming right in the heart of the city centre! Every week there is a whole host of activities for your little ones to try out! They can take part in children’s pottery or even join the baby music class, set in their lovely straw bale building. See their weekly calendar here.

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Stroll Through Highgate Wood
If you’re searching for a North London woodland stroll, Highgate Wood is an absolute hidden gem! It’s a haven for wildlife and has loads of incredible trails to explore down. We’re eyeing it up as a potential picnic location for our first feast of the year. P.S Schools, there’s plenty of learning opportunities too! Discover more here.

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