What to do this month with your little ones? Here are some ideas to keep you exploring the beautiful Devon with your gorgeous kids.
- Spot signs of spring (spring is officially here on 20th – whoop!) on local walks (snowdrops, daffodils, crocuses, blossom and magnolias) Check out some of my favourite walks here littledevon.co.uk/walks
- Be welcomed by Powderham Castle’s magnificent driveway of daffodils and enjoy a day out now it has just opened again after the winter months
- Go foraging for Wild Garlic in Columbjohn Woods, Nr Killerton – in April and May it also boasts lots of lovely bluebells as well as the wild garlic, with a beautiful view too. Parking: There is a small lay-by What3words: shed.clinking.mystery Please forage responsibly taking only a small amount, and only if you’re confident with what you’re picking.
- Celebrate World Book Day 3rd March – head to your local library and celebrate in a low key way reading a variety of books and joining in singing nursery rhymes if its on that day (Bounce and Rhyme is a fab 20-30 mins of nursery rhyme singing let by the library staff. Its drop in and a great)
- Book a children’s theatre show – there’s lots of fantastic shows coming up including Oi Frog on at Exeter Northcott 5 & 6 March, which I am looking forward to (will review on Instagram – PR tickets)
- Who knew there was such a day as World Frog Day – but 20th March it is! Great excuse to go out and hunt for frogspawn though!
- Experience Life through Light and Sound at Exeter Cathedral. The exhibition ‘Life will take you on a walking journey through earth, sea and sky. Installations of light and sound art celebrate the beauty of the earth – from the majesty of a vast ocean to the glory in a butterfly’s wing – reflecting on the fragility of nature and the impact of humanity.’ My children enjoyed the multi-sensory experience at the last son-et-lumiere show on space in 2020. Book tickets via Exeter Cathedral’s website The show runs Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 March but it will have to be a late bedtime as the earliest ticket is 18:45 each day
- 26th March is Earth Hour where we switch off our lights and consider ‘nature loss, the climate crisis, and the need to shape a brighter future for people and planet’. Why not hold it a bit earlier than the 8:30pm so your children can join in too. Think dinner by candle light, torches to light up bath time… This book – Earth Hour – might help them to understand why (affiliate link)