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.
1. Celebrate Hanami With a Picnic Under The Cherry Blossom
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.
2. Taste Sussex Food & Drink at Brighton Food Festival
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.
3. Visit Sarah Raven’s Garden at Perch Hill for a Spring Open Day
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.
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.
6. Sip Tea and Cycle on The Tweed Run
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. Visit a Gin Distillery in the Cotswolds
Take a tour of the Cotswolds Gin Distillery, one of the prettiest in the country.
Taste delicious gin produced with a Cotswolds twist.
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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