16 of the best things to do in Wiltshire this March
Spring has sprung! And with it comes bundles of fun ways to keep busy. Here's what to fill your diary with this March
ART: The Glamour of Abstracts, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury, until 12 March
Head over to this Muddy Stilettos Award-winning spot and immerse yourself in captivating art at this exhibition of abstract spiritualism.
EAT: Pancake Day at The Angel, Sherston, 1 March
Hotfoot it down to Sherston’s best cafe and cake shop for pancake day. They’ll be serving traditional and American style pancakes with toppings including lemon and sugar, nutella and banana, apple crumble and a variety of savoury offerings, if that’s more your thing.
SELFCARE: Wo’mans Circle at Undressed Trowbridge, 2 March, 7:30 – 9 pm
Zara Rumsey of bYOUtanical invites us to join her at Trowbridge’s Zero Waste store Undressed for an evening of meditation, self-reflection and goal and intention setting along with an introduction to manifesting.
CRAFT: Bookbinding workshop, 3 March, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
If you’re anything like us, you probably go through notepads at an alarming rate – there’s always so much to jot down! This two and a half hour workshop invites you to bind you very own notepads using six different sewing techniques.
£37.50 per person, book here
ART: ‘Wonder’ at Avebury, 5 March – 3 April
Local artist and inventor Tom Lawton’s mesmerising moving bronze sculpture takes up residence in Avebury’s Great Barn for the month of March. The smooth, flowing lines reflect the eternal cycles of life, echoing Avebury’s stone circles and their story through time. It’s free to visit and booking isn’t necessary.
GARDEN: Seed Sowing and Growing Workshop, 10 March, Pod and Pip, Salisbury,
Join chic Salisbury florist Pod and Pip for this hour and a half masterclass in gardening that will teach attendees how to sow seeds, when to sow them, and then how to care for seedlings.
£45, Book now
FEAST: Steak and Lobster Supper, 10 March, The Crown and Anchor, Ham
Back by popular demand, this gorgeous gastropub is hosting an evening of steak and lobster. For £38 you can tuck into a succulent steak with all the trimmings, or half a native grilled lobster. Such a treat for a Thursday night!
CINEMA: Live Events at The Parade Cinema Marlborough, 12 and 26 March
As well as being our favourite cinema in the county to watch the lastest films (the seats are comfy and the food and drinks are fantastic), The Parade in Marlborough also shows special live events on its big screen, including some seriously impressive opera.
Click here for details of the two shows taking place this month
FOOD: Sausage and Cider festival, 12 March Swindon Meca
What better way to kick off BBQ season than at a bangers bonanza? There will be 15 different sausages to try, alongside 25 craft ciders (don’t tell Muddy Somerset we’re encroaching on their cider territory…)
Tickets from £10, book now.
FLOWER WORKSHOP: Young Blooms Florists Spring Hand-tie bouquet workshop, 13 March, near Bradford-on-Avon
Fancy turning your hand to floristry? This two-hour course will teach you how to make a beautiful spring flower hand-tied bouquet. Using exclusively British flowers, you will be tutored in the professional techniques to confidently create a vibrant masterpiece. All materials are provided and coffee and cake will be served on arrival.
£60 including materials. Book now
FILM: Sunday Cinema Club at Whatley Manor, 13 March
Snuggle up in Whatley Manor’s stylish cinema (a multiplex this is not!) with popcorn, followed by a three-course dinner in the ever-delish Grey’s Brasserie. This month they’re showing the latest Bond flick, No Time To Die. The film starts at 3 pm.
Tickets £42.50, book now
ANIMALS: Lambing Time, Roves Farm, 19 March – 16 April
This spring Roves farm is expecting 444 lambs, including 48 sets of triplets and two sets of quads! We can’t think of anything cuter! Head over to the farm to see the ultra-cute wooly babies and maybe even spot a few being born!
MUSIC: Jazz Sundays at Whatley Manor, 20 March
Tuck into a glorious three-course lunch at the always impressed Greys Brasserie, accompanied by Mediterranean style guitar duo Gilmore and Jaz.
£49.50 per person, book now
CRAFT: Modern Calligraphy Workshop, 24 March, Fisherton Mill, Salisbury
Whether you’re planning a wedding and want impressively written invites, or have just always fancied trying your hand at calligraphy, this is the session for you. For two hours on a Thursday evening, immerse yourself in learning this lusted-after skill.
£45, including all materials.
KIDS: Mother’s Day Craft Workshop, 26 March, Avebury
Keep little hands busy at this cardmaking workshop. Children between four and eight are invited to get creative, making a Mother’s Day card. Art supplies are included.
£3 per person, booking not needed
FLOWER ARRANGING: Flowers and Frogs Workshop, 31 March, Pod and Pip Salisbury
No, not that kind of frog! This two-hour session will teach attendees how to use flower frogs for vase and flower arrangements as an eco-friendly alternative technique to using floral foam. You’ll go home with your own flower arrangement in a lovely bowl with the flower frog, so you can continue using it in the future. Coffee and cake included too as always!
£95 per person, book now
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