If it feels as though it’s been far too long since you grabbed the kids and set off for some fresh air then we’ve got the perfect March event for you – Daffodil Weekend at Cornwall’s Cotehele.The perfcet excuse to spend some time enjoying time outside after all those long weekends in front of the DVD player, Daffodil Weekend's all about feeling spring-like, stretching your legs and letting the kids have a brilliant time.
We have to say, they certainly know how to grow a host of golden daffodils on the historic Cotehele estate, and the grounds welcome everyone free of charge for a wander on the 19th and 20th March. I have to admit that when it comes to gardening I’m more of a hands-off type, but there’s something uplifting about a wander along a yellow carpet of trumpeting daffodils that makes spring one of my favourite seasons.
If you’re after some inspiration when it comes to sprucing your own garden up, you can join one of the guided tours of the gardens and find out all about the various plants and flowers that call the estate home, and there’ll be a whole selection of activities to amuse the kids during the day too. The event takes place on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th March between 11am and 4pm, and the guided tours will start at 2pm on both days.
You can’t miss Cotehele House…every inch the gorgeously imposing manor house, it’s set high on the banks of the river Tamar, and if you fancy stepping back in time for a few hours you’ll find the interiors much as they looked between 1760 and 1860 when the house was styled by the family that called it home. Think suits of armour, tapestries and rambling stone walls, and when you step back outside you’ll be greeted by the cheerful sight of the daffodils once more…enjoy.