Best Foodie Days Out For Spring

The days are getting longer and the bluebells are starting to appear, a sign that spring is well under way in Britain. It’s time to start planning family days out or weekend breaks away. It is a wonderful time of year to rent a cottage and explore the British coast or countryside.

Visit one of our farm restaurants to eat a seasonally inspired lunch. Wander amongst the daffodils before relaxing with tea and cake in one of our gorgeous garden cafés. Learn how to make your own chocolate or go walking, cycling or driving with friends on a tasting trail. For inspiration, here are some of our favourite foodie days out and tasting adventures to be enjoyed across Britain this spring.

Cherry Blossom

1. Celebrate Hanami With a Picnic Under The Cherry Blossom

Faversham, Kent

Taste Japanese specialities and picnic under the cherry blossom at Brogdale’s Hanami Festival.

Brogdale Farm in Kent is one of the few places in Britain where you can celebrate the Japanese festival dedicated to the annual cherry blossom.

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Brighton Food Festival

2. Taste Sussex Food & Drink at Brighton Food Festival

Brighton, Sussex

Brighton Food Festival is a year round celebration of Sussex food and drink.

The Spring Harvest event held at Easter showcases the best of local producers.

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Spring Flowers Perch Hill Garden

3. Visit Sarah Raven’s Garden at Perch Hill for a Spring Open Day

Robertsbridge, Sussex

Gardening and cookery writer, Sarah Raven, runs regular open days at her beautiful Perch Hill garden.

Feast on scrumptious food and admire the spring flowers on this wonderful day out in Sussex.

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Welsh Highland railway

4. Taste Welsh Ales on the Welsh Highland Railway

Snowdonia, North Wales

Hop aboard the Welsh Highland Railway for some stunning scenery and delicious beer.

The popular festival draws a hoppy crowd to North Wales each May.

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Plas Bodegroes Restaurant With Rooms

5. Book a Spring Break at Plas Bodegroes

Llyn Peninsula, North Wales 

Visit the stunning Llyn Peninsula in May and stay at the award-winning Plas Bodegroes restaurant with rooms.

Go walking, admire the carpet of bluebells and enjoy sumptious food in wonderful surroundings.

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Cyclists sipping tea in the Tweed Run London

6. Sip Tea and Cycle on The Tweed Run

London (May)

The Tweed Run is London’s best dressed cycle ride.

Take a leisurely and very stylish cycle past London’s most famous landmarks and enjoy tasting stops along the way.

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Watercress Line Alresford Hampshire

7. Visit The Alresford Watercress Festival

Alresford, Hampshire (May)

Have a family day out in the pretty Hampshire town of Alresford which holds its annual Watercress Festival each May.

Hop aboard the famous Watercress Line and enjoy a magnificent ride on an historic old steam train.

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Darsham Nurseries Cafe Suffolk

8. Have a Seasonal Lunch at Darsham Nurseries Cafe

Darsham, Near Southwold, Suffolk Nurseries

Visiting Southwold for a spring break? Make sure you stop en route for a leisurely lunch at this fabulous garden cafe.

The tea and cake, the plants and the gift shop are pretty special, too.

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Tissington Hall Peak District

9. Taste Cheese on The Tissington Trail

Tissington, Peak District

Visit the Peak District to cycle or walk along the Tissington Trail, a former railway line.

Stop at pretty villages along the way at to taste local cheese, cream teas and ice cream.

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Cotswolds Gin Distillery

10. Visit a Gin Distillery in the Cotswolds

Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire

Take a tour of the Cotswolds Gin Distillery, one of the prettiest in the country.

Taste delicious gin produced with a Cotswolds twist.

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Chelsea in Bloom logo on shop window

11. Smell The Roses at Chelsea in Bloom

Chelsea, London (May)

A fantastic alternative to Chelsea Flower Show. Chelsea in Bloom is run alongside the famous flower festival but it’s entirely free.

See over 60 floral art installations with local shops, restaurants and hotels competing for medals. Taste delicious food and drink along the way.

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