Things to do in March in London & SE England

Here’s some staycation inspiration for March 2017.

The Art of the Brick : DC Superheroes

The Art of the Brick: DC Super Heroes, Upper Ground, Southbank, London, Britain - 28 Feb 2017
THE ART OF THE BRICK: DC SUPER HEROES – Photograph © Jane Hobson.

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

Amy Winehouse : A Family Portrait

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Portrait of Amy Winehouse by Captain Kris and Amara Por Dios at Stuckley Place, Camden – photo by Siobhan Starrs

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.

St Patrick’s Parade London

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

Reduced Shakespeare Company: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost Play (Abridged)

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Credit : Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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.

Game of Clues –  Murder Mystery at Cliveden 

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Cliveden House, Photo credit : Visit Britain

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.

For other ideas take a look February’s post as some of those events are still ongoing.

 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. 

This post is linked up to #culturedkids hosted by The Pigeon Pair and Me and #TheListLinky hosted by youbabymemummy.

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7 comments

  1. The Reduced Shakespeare Company – now there’s a blast from the past! Like you I went to see them many years ago. It was a hoot. Some great suggestions here – you’ve reminded me that I need to take my children to the Art of the Brick. I think they’d love it. Thanks for linking up with #CulturedKids

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  2. My kids would love the Cliveden mystery and I could combine it with a sumptuous afternoon tea! Thanks for sharing with #TheList

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