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5 Spring Days Out in the Country

24th Jan 2013

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be completely fed up of the winter by now, and be dreaming of the warmer days of spring.

As the weather gets warmer, it feels great to escape the house, pull on a pair of walking boots and start exploring the great outdoors – blowing off any cobwebs and breathing in some invigorating fresh air at the same time.

Make spring seem that little bit closer by promising to go one of the following 5 days out in the countryside:

Feed Lambs at Park Hall Countryside Experience, Shropshire

You know spring has sprung when the daffodils peek out from beneath the surface and baby lambs start to appear in the fields. If you visit the new lambing centre At Park Hall, which opens its doors at the start of February Half Term, you actually get to feed and stroke a sweet little fluffy lamb.

There are also regular hands-on animal activities, two huge indoor play barns, outdoor play, driving activities and pig racing…phew!  A full and fun day out that the whole family will love.

Traditional Country fun at Willows Farm Village, Hertfordshire

Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Willows Farm Village offers a wonderful family day out filled with farmyard animals, children’s shows and tractor rides.  Willow Farm is a former holder of the National Farm Attraction of the Year Award and is most definitely worth a visit.

Visit War Horse Country at Dartmouth National Park, Dartmouth

Steven Spielberg famously declared he had never been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as when filming War Horse on Dartmoor in 2011.  Dartmoor National Park provided many of the stunning locations for the Spielberg blockbuster, War Horse.  Why not join a guided walk to see some of the locations used in the film for yourself?

Covering an area of 368 square miles, Dartmoor is the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England.  Whilst many people visit Dartmoor to relax, enjoy the scenery and recharge their batteries, with over 450 miles of public rights of there is no excuse not to get active.

Recreate Swallows and Amazons with The Canoe Man, Norfolk

If you enjoyed this classic book as a child and spent hours dreaming of having your own adventure, then this fun-packed adventure day in one for you.

Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, you’ll soon be paddling your way through quiet backwaters to the Woodland Activity Centre.  There you will be taught the art of bush craft, learning to light fires without matches, build a shelter, backwoods cooking, archery, and much more.

Haworth 1940’s weekend

The tiny village of Haworth in the heart of West Yorkshires Bronte Country is famous for hosting a very special and fun weekend, and if you like dressing up in 1940’s attire, you’ll love this!

The weekend is jam packed nostalgic events, which often includes an RAF flypast, a visit from Winston Churchill himself, and even the Queen Mother.

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