March is where everything comes to life, with big national days such as The First Day of Spring and Mother’s Day, on the way! In our eyes spring starts at the beginning of March on Shrove Tuesday. We celebrate this in our Brasserie with our famous Chicken and Ham Pancake starter and for the day, Crepe Suzettes. If you’re staying and dining with us the Crepe Suzettes are on the house with any two course meal*. On Wednesday 2nd March is Wine Tasting at The Crafty Beer Shop on Butchers Row Barnstaple. On Saturday 5th March it’s time to get crafty at RHS Rosemoor Gardens with some Springtime Printmaking. This will seek inspiration and materials from the plants and gardens.

Step into spring in the second week of March, with soo many National Trust places to explore, including Bideford Bay and Hartland, Arlington Court and Heddon Valley near Barnstaple, Watersmeet in Lynmouth and Lorna Doone Valley in Lynton, Baggy Point near Croyde, Woolacombe and Mortehoe, to name a few! Why not end the week in true spring fashion on 12-13th March with the RHS Rosemoor Spring Flower Show. There are also a wealth of art exhibitions in Ilfracombe to explore, including Fleek Gallery, Forty Three Shop, Ilfracombe Art & Craft Society, Magenta Fine Art, The Craft Raft and Echo Beach, to name just a few!

Heading into the third week of March, it’s time to kick back and let the music flow Tuesday 15th March – Saturday 19 March with London’s best West End Show, Blood Brothers at The Queens Theatre Barnstaple! Written by Willy Russel, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating tale of twins who separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received such acclaim as this multi-award-winning show. Then on Saturday the 19th of March there’s A Night Of Pink Floyd at Ilfracombe Holiday Park. More than just an ordinary Pink Floyd tribute band, The Darkside Pink Floyd, the band’s new show for 2022 will feature the whole range of classic songs as well as new songs added to their already extensive setlist, more extra effects and lighting.

Let your hair down on Sunday 20th March is Bideford Spring Celebration and party Parade. A celebration and party to bring people back together considering the difficulties experienced worldwide during the Pandemic and give us something positive to focus on. Children’s Party and Bouncy Castle, Party Games and Face painting from 12-4.30pm in Bideford Pannier Market. The parade will then head off at 5pm from Bideford Quay and finish at Jubilee Square. Fancy dress to party is recommended and Bideford locals have a firm reputation for this!

Don’t forget that Sunday 27th March is Mother’s Day, and there is an ample array of restaurants, cafes and other food options in and around Ilfracombe including The Brasserie’s famous Mothering Sunday Lunch and a little gift box of chocolates for mum! So why not plan a day that Mum will remember. So, there you have it, some of the exciting events North Devon have lined up for this March.

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