This weekend marks the beginning of British Summer Time as we all put our clocks forward an hour on the 27th March. With longer days and warmer weather it is the perfect time to get away for a weekend break and enjoy some quintessential English activities.
On Sunday the 27th March the town of Little Wittingham in Oxfordshire is host to the world Pooh sticks championships. With the main event involving a race between sticks under a bridge across the River Thames there are plenty of other activities going on for the whole family. With cake stalls, BBQ and a chance to see newly born lambs there is an essence of springtime surrounding this event.
Across the Easter Break Good Friday sees the British and World Marble Championships take place in the small hamlet of Tinsley Green in Sussex. Marble players from around the world gather to play in front of hundreds of spectators and prove who the marble champion is. While every Easter Monday the village of Gawthorpe in Yorkshire holds the world coal carrying championships.
Also in April is the highly anticipated Royal Wedding and with plenty of villages and towns planning street parties and celebrations you will be spoilt for choice with where you can join in the festivities. London is the hub of the event but the smaller communities will also be doing the day in style.
Moving into the month of May and you can see Cheese rolling in Stilton and Gloucester and the annual Tetbury Woolsack race.
What events will you be seeing this Spring? Have you ever rolled cheese or raced with a Pooh Stick and where will you be watching the Royal wedding?