The Lake District is brimming with daffodils at some point in the month of March, so it makes for a magical time to visit if you time your visit just right. There are also plenty of other events taking place, including some celebrations for all the mums out there on Mother's Day with fun-filled family days and blissful afternoon teas. 

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Enjoying a “Host of Golden Daffodils” in the Lake District


I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

–William Wordsworth, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

Everyone coming to the Lake District in the springtime will be on the lookout for “a host of golden daffodils” that Mr Wordsworth so reverently describes. For ideas on where to spot them, check out our past blog post on where to find daffodils in the Lake District. We really must remind our readers to please enjoy these respectfully. Please do not trample or pick the daffodils and be sure to leave each area exactly as you found it. This is of the utmost importance so that we can all continue enjoying them for many years to come.

In terms of the best time to view the daffodils, our best guess would be mid-March to early April, but this varies year by year and also by area. If you are coming later in the spring between April and June and you miss the real displays, be sure to check out the Ten Thousand Daffodil art display at Lowther Castle. We go into more detail about this wonderful project just below.

Ten Thousand Daffodils Project

Ten Thousand Daffodils

Ten Thousand Daffodils is a wonderful project aimed at raising a great deal of money for six worth charities. Whilst there is nothing actually taking place in the month of March, we wanted to bring the project to the attention of our readers so that you could potentially get involved either by helping make the daffodils in the local area or donating to this worthy cause by purchasing a daffodil (which will be delivered to you later in the year once the art display has finished).

The project will see the local community come together by creating 10,000 ceramic daffodils, which will be on display at Lowther Castle between 24 April and 24 June, 2023. Since the project started in October, over 300 volunteers have gotten involved to help with the production of daffodils at “Daffodil HQ” in Lowther Barn. It really is such a wonderful way for the community to come together and raise funds for such worthy causes.

Windermere Jetty Museum: Forty Farms

Forty Farms Exhibit

The Windermere Jetty Museum is hosting a special exhibit called Forty Farms from Saturday the 4th of March to Sunday the 4th of June. Produced by Amy Bateman, it follows 40 farmers in the Lake District over the course of a year, looking at the financial difficulties of farming, as well as the highs and lows of working in the famous area. The exhibit includes photography, products, film and words and gives patrons a unique insight into the every day life of Lake District farmers. Tickets are £9 for adults and £4.50 for children aged 5-16 years old. If you enjoyed learning about farming watching Clarkson's Farm, you will certainly enjoy this exhibit!

Ulverston International Music Festival: Spring Series at Ulverston Parish Church

Spring Series at Ulverston Parish Church

The Ulverston International Music Festival is putting on a Spring Series at Ulverston Parish Church. The performances in March will take place on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th with tickets available for purchase from their website. The two days will ultimately be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sergei Rachmaninoff with Rachmaninoff 150.

Blackwell Spring Craft Fair

Blackwell Spring Craft Fair

The Blackwell Spring Craft Fair will take place between Friday 10th March and Sunday 12th March between 10am and 4pm each day at Blackwell, the Arts & Crafts House. Here you will find a myriad of locally made gifts, decorative ornaments, stunning pieces of art, as well as handmade furniture. Tickets are £6 for adults and include entry into the hall where you can shop ‘til you drop.

Muncaster Castle: Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Muncaster Castle: Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Over Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of March, Muncaster Castle is throwing a Mother’s Day tea complete with finger sandwiches, scones, cakes, teas & coffee. The classic tea costs £34.95, fizzy tea is £40 and children’s version costs £24.95. The price also includes entrance to the castle and the gardens for the day. The perfect way to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day at Walby Farm Park

Mother’s Day at Walby Farm Park

Walby Farm Park will be celebrating all of the awesome mothers out there with free admission for mums with an accompanying child / children. The farm park will be open on Mother’s Day, Sunday the 19th of March, from 10am to 6pm with plenty of fun activities for children and their parents, including meeting the animals on the farm, indoor & outdoor play, and a super sweet café with locally sourced ingredients.

World Book Day at the Beacon Museum

World Book Day at the Beacon Museum

The Beacon Museum is celebrating World Book Day with exciting workshops taking place on Saturday 4th March and Sunday 5th March. It is also encouraging patrons to dress up as their favourite book character! The workshops are taking place between 10am and 11.30am and again between 1pm and 2.30pm on both days. The sessions are suitable for children between 4 and 10 years old.

South Cumbria Music Festival

South Cumbria Music Festival

South Cumbria Music Festival takes place annually each year in March – this year falling between Monday 20th and Saturday 25th March at Coronation Hall in Ulverston. The festival gives young musicians the opportunity to perform on an impressive stage with a varied selection of classes available.