10 Signs of Spring in Worcestershire
Winter is ending and Spring is on the horizon. Here are a few signs that Worcestershire is welcoming the new season ahead and how you can celebrate this too.
1. Lighter Evenings
More daylight hours mean longer to explore. Why not take a late afternoon/early evening walk or bike ride along the River Severn and watch the sunset with a glass of wine or a bite to eat at one of the beautiful pubs or restaurants along the river, such as the Diglis House Hotel, Worcester, Kings Head at Upton, Camp House Inn, Grimley or Mug House, Bewdley.
2. New Arrivals
It’s that time of year when we all ooh and aah as the baby animals all start to take their first steps into their new surroundings. Chicks, lambs, goats and piglets can all be seen venturing out at many of Worcestershire’s farm parks including Cob House Country Park, Attwell Farm Park, and Little Owl Farm Park.
3. Family Events
Do you know what’s hatching at Beckett’s Farm? Have the opportunity to see newly hatched chicks during 4-19 April at Becketts Farm, Wythall. Get involved in an action-packed, hands on event with food, farming and countryside at its core with CountryTastic at the Three Counties Showground. There is a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities whether its Spring sunshine or April showers.
4. Flowers in Bloom
Spring sees the start of many flowers beginning to flourish. See the beautiful colours as they develop over the next few months from snowdrops to bluebells then daffodils and tulips. Take a trip to Witley Court and Gardens, Spetchley Park Gardens or Arley Arboretum to see their beautiful landscapes and an event not to be missed is the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, bringing together inspirational ideas and practical tips, it’s a fantastic day out for gardeners and food lovers.
6. Seasonal Eats
If you are an asparagus fan, then don’t miss the two-month long festival in Evesham. Now in its 10th year, it’s promised to be bigger and better than ever, with numerous events and activities all paying homage to this sumptuous delicacy.
Visit one of the many restaurants who offer seasonal menus including: Holloways Glasshouse café, Colwall Park Hotel’s Seasons restaurant, Oscar’s restaurant at The Southcrest Manor Hotel, Mulberry Tree restaurant and bar, Penson’s, L’amuse-Bouche restaurant at the Cotford Hotel and Eckington Manor.
7. Ideal Time To Explore
Now is the ideal time to explore the Worcestershire countryside. Feel invigorated with a walk around the Malvern Hills and Worcestershire Cotswolds. Discover the wildlife start to wake from hibernation in the beautiful nature reserves, such as The Knapp and Paper Mill Nature Reserve, or see how many signs of spring you can spot on a walking trail with the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.
8. Spring Fixtures
Many sporting events are planned over the next few months. Why not celebrate the start of the 2020 season with a St George’s Day celebration at the first race evening at Worcester Racecourse. Enjoy a pie and pint as you watch the thrill of the horses race, or book a race package and enjoy the views of the Racecourse and River Severn over a three course meal and glass of prosecco in the onsite Severn Restaurant.
9. The Easter Bunny Will Be Here Soon
With Easter just around the corner The National Trust will be partnering with Cadburys again for their Easter egg hunts from 10-13 April over the Easter weekend. Many attractions have events organised over Easter, view more here.