The weather is warming up and the countryside is bursting into life with signs of Spring everywhere. The lambs are frolicking in the fields and the flowers are adding a welcome splash of colour. A previous guest took this wonderful photo of a snowdrop on his last visit and has agreed to let us share it with you. With so much to look forward to in the next few months it is now time to plan your next visit.
Kiplin Hall are offering a 'Planning a veg garden' workshop on the 20th March. An antiques fair at the Yorkshire Showground on the 21st/22nd and Birdwatching for Beginners at Fountains Abbey on the 22nd. Of course Mothers Day is just around the corner and Wensleydale Railwayhave a special ride out with entertainment and afternoon tea and flowers for all Mums. There is also Mothers free entry to the Countryside Museum, Hawes, and why not treat her to a special lunch. We can recommend our local Green Dragon, Exelby see blog.
Looking to April Forbidden Corner re-opens for the season, Fountains Abbey have Den Building, a Geocaching Day and a Deer Watch guided walk on offer and Newby hall have the National Duathlon Championships on the 13th. The Himalayan Gardens and Sculpture Park opens on the 18th to 8th June - a must if you haven't been, and there is Easter fun at Swinton Park and Thorpe Perrow. The Harrogate Spring Flower Show is definitely worth a visit from the 26th and a Spring Market in Bedale on the 15th with a childrens sheep trail, music and a farmers market. During May we have the famous Dales festival of Food and Drink at Leyburn, tulip Festival at Constable Burton Hall, Cars in the Park at Newby Hall.
There is so much for everyone to do or you can just relax and explore this beautiful part of the country at your own pace. The lawnmower has already been out for it's first cut of the year and the cottages are busy getting painted and spruced up. Enjoy the weather and we look forward to welcoming you back to High Grange soon.