It’s official, Spring has sprung – hooray!

Days are longer, and even a bit warmer too (touch wood).

No set plans for the weekend? Let us help you with our celebrate Spring blog 😊

Fancy a spring brunch to kickstart your day?

Pinterest is jam-packed with Spring brunch ideas, other favourites of ours include BBC Good Food and The Food Network.

We know life is busy and time is of the essence, so we’ve found you our favourite spring recipes πŸ˜‰

Lemon and Poppy Seed Traybake – serve with lemon curd or cream πŸ˜‹

Brunch charcuterie – bagels/muffins (any choice of carb), crispy bacon, smoked salmon, cream cheese, boiled eggs, avocado, scrambled egg, honey, blueberries (any berries), muffins (any, you could even make the recipe above)

Pancake charcuterie: pancakes (fluffy American) bacon, banana, syrup, honey, jam, peanut butter

Chickpea, red pepper, egg & feta hash – get two of your five a day in before lunch! πŸ…

πŸ’‘Top Tip: To fully immerse yourself in Spring and reap the benefits of sunshine head to your garden and soak up the sounds and smells of Spring – this is obviously written in advance, and we live in England so it could well be raining, oh the irony!

Events

🌼 The Thriplow Daffodil Festival is back! This event never fails to disappoint; it’s run by local volunteers and is a wonderful charity fundraising event: a real sign of Spring for the locals.

This event runs over two days: March 19th, and 20th, you MUST book to attend, you can book your place using the link above.

πŸƒ Connect with nature and discover the sights and sounds of spring in the Fen; Great Fen Events are hosting a Signs of Spring Guided Walk, on Saturday 19th March!

🍻 The annual Sutton Spring Beer Festival is back for the second year running! Tickets are low cost, and the event is held over 3 days. Saturday 19th March is a family session running from 12-5, and is free to attend.

πŸš‚ The much loved, family favourite, Audley End Miniature Railway re-opens for the season on Saturday, 19th March. If you’ve not been before, it’s one not to miss, if not right now, we recommend you add it to your days-out list for 2022.

🎁 To support local businesses head over to the Brew Norfolk and Friends Makers Market. Each business has been handpicked and sellers range from artists to handcrafted ceramic experts!

For Free

🐦 Hello Spring, Hello Birds

The birds who migrate for the winter are making their annual return to the country, and they’re pretty vocal about it too!

Here The Natural History Museum discuss the birds you might spot on your Spring walk!

Challenge yourself: get out and about in time for the Dawn Chorus!

πŸ“ For those amongst us who are green fingered check out Gardeners World – What to plant in March.

✏️ Brunch, lunch & a bit of creativity! If you’re local to Norwich The Celebrate Spring Craft Fayre sounds like a wonderful way to spend your Saturday afternoon.

🌳 Do you have little ones? Help them Find Their Wild in Nature in Cherry Hinton Hall, Cambridge.

🍫 Are you local to Cambridge? Molton Brown, on Rose Crescent, have teamed up with a luxury British chocolate marker, this FREE event is sure to tantalise your taste buds whilst allowing you to breath in the beautiful scents of Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Chocolate Tasting.

🚢For a small parking charge, meander around our local country parks:

  • Bawsey Country Park
  • Brandon Country Park
  • Coton Countryside Reserve
  • High Lodge, Thetford Home of the Gruffalo Trail
  • Holt Country Park
  • Melford Country Park
  • Milton Country Park
  • Wandlebury Country Park
  • Wicken Fen Nature Reserve
  • West Stow Country Park

Brighten up your home

β˜€οΈ Add a touch of Spring to your interior!

Bring nature inside and buy some seasonal flowers from your local supermarket

Add bright colours to your dΓ©cor: pillows, rugs, curtains, or soft furnishings can make a real difference to your mood and overall wellbeing

An alternative to bright curtains is to clear the curtains, in spaces that are glowing with natural light e.g., patio / bi-folding doors, consider taking the curtains down and embrace the natural light

Spring clean… the windows because nothing says Spring is here more than the fingerprints and mud splatter left behind from the dreary days of winter.

However, you spend this weekend, we hope the sun shines for you β˜€