March 2019

Tuesday 5th March

St Piran’s Day

Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, Crooklets Beach, Bude

Take part in a traditional Cornish celebration. Join the annual Bude St Piran’s Day walk complete with kilted piper led by local legend Vicko. The walk starts from the Bude Surf Lifesaving Club at Crooklets Beach at 5 pm. Then proceeds across the Downs and onto Summerleaze Beach before returning to the club house.


Saturday 9th March

Free ‘Science Discovery Day’ for children

The Castle Bude, EX23 8LG

To celebrate British Science week 2019, The Castle is planning a day of fun scientific activities for created in mind for children aged 5-11 years; Key Stages 1 and 2.

The theme this year is ‘Journeys’, a perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our very own pioneer of the steam driven carriage, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, who lived in Bude and who built The Castle.

The day will consist of a series of workshops based around Gurney’s inventions, as well as those of his contemporaries. There will be two sessions in the morning based on two of Gurney’s most famous inventions, the steam carriage and the Bude Light. Children will be able to take part in simple experiments and demonstrations using prisms, mirrors and light, and a model steam traction engine. There are limited spaces for the morning workshops and therefore booking is essential.

In the afternoon, children will be able to have fun creating model gliders and racing toy Penny Farthings, both of which were invented by British inventors. It is hoped that the day will provide a fun way for children to learn about the work of British Victorian Scientists as well as Bude’s forgotten genius, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney.

10.15am – 11am: Prysms and mirrors (Booking required)
11am – 11.45am: Model Steam Engine (Booking required)
1.30pm – 3pm: Penny Farthing racing and model glider crafting (Booking not essential)

For more information or to book a place on the workshop, please contact:

Janine King
T: 01288 357303


Sunday 17th March

Daffodils and Spring Flowers Sunday

Hartland Abbey, North Devon EX39 6DT

Visit Hartland Abbey with family and friends to see the collection of historic heritage daffodils and beautiful spring flowers. Children and dogs will love exploring the grounds and there’s plenty of good walks, some leading to the sea.

Visitors are advised to bring wellies!

Daffodil Day entry prices: Adults £6, Children (age 5-15)  £1, Under 5 free.

Entry to the house £4 (open 1-4 pm)

For further information please ring 01237 441496 /441234


Tuesday 19th March

RHS Garden Rosemoor Community Free Day 10 am – 5 pm

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington, North Devon EX38 8PH

Take this opportunity to visit RHS Garden Rosemoor’s inspirational 65-acre gardens for free. Enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the garden in the springtime as golden drifts of daffodils and spring bulbs carpet the meadows.

Please book free tickets online

Saturday 30th March to Friday 5th April

Boscastle Walking Week…


A week of walks with experienced and informed local guides. Walks for all ages and abilities. Explore the beautiful countryside around the village of Boscastle. Enjoy a week of walking along the Cornish coastline or amid woods and streams with local guides.


Sunday 31st March – Mother’s Day

Free Entry for All Mums and Grans

The Eden Project, Bodelva, PL24 4SG

Free entry to Eden on the day will be available for all Mums and Grans provided they are with at least one of their children or grandchildren.