Here’s some staycation inspiration for March 2017.
When : March 1 – September 3, 2017
Suitable for all age groups.
What : The World’s largest Lego Exhibition inspired by DC Characters. Super heroes and super villains created from Lego. Lego Batman is joined by Superman and Wonder Woman and legendary baddies like The Joker and Harley Quinn.
Where : London’s Southbank See website for more details.
Price : £10 per ticket
When : March 16 – September 24, 2017
Where : Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden
London NW1 7NB
I think this would be a great day out in London for the moody teenager in your life.
What : An intimate portrait of Amy Winehouse, co-curated by her brother Alex and his wife, featuring family photos and personal belongings. There is also a Camden Street Art Trail to complement the exhibition, visiting many of the most famous portraits of Amy on the borough’s walls, including this new painting at Stuckley Place.
Price : Adult £7.50, child £3.50, Concession £6.50 (see website for more details)
The Street Art can be viewed for free around Camden.
When : St. Patrick’s day is March 17 and the London festival runs March 17 until March 19, which is a Sunday. The parade on March 19 starts at 12pm.
Where: Picadilly to Trafalgar Square (1.5 mile route)
Suitable for everyone.
What : Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in central London with lots of music and dancing, floats and costumes, food and craic, plus a huge FREE street party in Trafalgar Square.
BEYOND THE M25
When : March 4 4pm & 7Pm
Where : Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5EG
This sounds like it would be good for teens and older kids.
What : American actors send up Shakespeare in a silly play. I saw the ‘Complete works of Shakespeare (Abridged)’ some years ago in London, it was a riot. I suspect this will be good silly fun that will appeal to teens tackling Shakespeare for the first time.
Prices : Adults £18, under 16s £16.
When : Saturdays and Sundays in March
Where : Kemble Drive, Swindon SN2 2NA
Suitable for ages 8+
What : Solve the mystery of the murder of ‘Lord Muckle’ who was killed on the estate with a series of clues and puzzles.
Prices : Adult £11.70 / Child £6 for gardens and woodlands only. (EDIT) The house is a hotel and is not open to the public unless by prior arrangement. See website for more details.
Note : Mums go free on Mother’s Day March 26.
If you do try any of these activities this month, I would love to hear from you. I am looking forward to reading your stories and tips. If you have ideas for next month that you would like to see included please get in touch. Happy staycation !
DISCLAIMER: Please check prices and opening times with your chosen venue before setting out. This guide is just for inspiration and dates and prices shown just for guidance. The prices were correct on the date on publication. The Staycationer accepts no responsibility for changes in prices or events.