With the days getting ever longer and the daffodils beginning their bloom; it looks like spring really is in the air. The coming months are ones of re-growth, re-birth and the perfect time to get in a good spring clean – and a great excuse to head back out into the great outdoors! Snaptrip have over 50,000 self catered cottages across the UK so that you can visit the best destinations showing off spring in all its flowery glory. So, what are you waiting for?
1. East Sussex
Sussex is known for having some of the sunniest spots in the UK, but this spring try swapping the beach for the stunning Brede High Woods. This spot is top of the list in the Woodland Trust’s of top bluebell woods to visit in 2017, and we might just have to agree. Brede High Woods are a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but they are especially spectacular in spring. Covering a grand 647 acres, this woodland is home to a diverse range of wildlife and plant species. The bluebells are particularly lovely, and spring really brings the whole place to life. Found within the High Weald AONB, there are few better places in the UK to while away a sunny afternoon.
Cute baby animals are synonymous with spring, and what kid doesn’t get a kick out of spotting tiny lambs bounding about, and fluffy rabbits with floppy ears. In fields across the country you will be able to spot these frolicking newborns, and Kent has plenty of opportunities to meet some first hand. For an especially fun day out with the kids, this spring head to the Rare Breeds Centre. From the 1st of April, the lambing season starts and visitors will be able to make their adorable acquaintance. Between Good Friday and Easter Monday, you can even meet the Easter Bunny!
Wales is known for it’s breath-taking scenery and is graced with a tonne of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to pick from. Between the rugged coastlines and lush countryside, we think a trip to the Wye Valley AONB is a simply wonderful adventure. Found in south Wales, and stretching all the way up into England, the Wye Valley is especially gorgeous in spring. With sun-dabbled trails, the view of the Lowe Wye Valley from the Eagle’s viewing point in Wyndcliffe is a great end to your hike. Having inspired poets and painters alike, visitors can marvel as this place comes to life; with the first green buds appearing on the trees, to flowers bursting into full bloom…
Yorkshire is a stunning county to visit for a dose of fresh air anytime of year, but we think it is particularly pleasant in the spring. From the North York Moors to the Yorkshire Dales, there’s plenty of spring-time beauty to enjoy. There are also a wealth of National Trust spots to choose from; but we quite like Nostell with its beautiful manicured gardens. You’ll find an impressive house as well as the several gardens to explore. The Pleasure Grounds are not to be missed in spring; you’ll find bluebell, foxgloves, snowdrops and much, much more.
This pretty destination in the South West is known for it cheese and cider, but is also home to over 70 nature reserves. Dotted across the county, in all shapes and sizes, there is a nature reserve to suit just about everyone’s tastes. Spring is an excellent time to go wildlife spotting, so get your binoculars at the ready. For an excellent variety of wildlife to spot, head to Shapwick Heath National Nature Reserve. While you’re here, challenge yourself to see just how many different species you can spot, from butterflies to dragonflies; voles to otters. The diverse habitats here guarantees you won’t be bored!
Hi I’m Harriet, one of Snaptrip’s content team. My job is to scout out all the best places to go; and then share those secrets with you so you can have the perfect, fun-filled UK break. My favourite UK spot is the Cornish coast and I can’t resist a yearly trip to The Lizard. When I’m not crafting content you’ll find me escaping the city to go running in the countryside or wild swimming in the UK’s lovely rivers and lakes.