Spring Fever

Phoebe Shipton  ·  20th January 2014

800px-3_little_lambsAccording to the Meteorological office, Spring officially begins on March 1st which is only 6 weeks away!  The days are already starting to get longer and hopefully a little drier too, so it’s time to roll away the blankets and start thinking about getting out and about again.

It has actually been an unusually mild Winter this year and some wildlife are already showing signs of Spring.  The first sign for many of us that Winter is nearly over is the arrival of the simple but beautiful Snowdrop.  These can normally be found from late January, early snowdropsFebruary and there are some lovely places to visit and see them such as Goodnestone Park Gardens who are hosting a Snowdrop & Hellebore extravaganza on Sunday 23rd February or visit the NGS (National Gardens Scheme) for some more ideas in Kent and a perfect way to get the children out and about too.

If you are not too keen on being outside for long periods of time just yet then how about visiting The Goods Shed in Canterbury, a daily Farmers Market, Foodhall and Restaurant.  This is the perfect place for a meander and a meal sampling local produce and delights before or after heading into the historic town of Canterbury.  If the weather is poor The Canterbury Tales is always worth a visit and brilliant for children and for those interested in history there is the inspiring Canterbury Cathedral or St Ausgustine’s Abbey.

Spring also heralds the arrival of Valentines Day so why not start thinking of treating your special someone to a wonderful weekend away by the coast.  This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday so it’s the perfect excuse to make a weekend getaway and spend some quality time together.  Have a look at our selection of cosy. romantic properties available for short breaks from as little as £210 for 3 nights and if you book before the 31st January we will even throw in a bottle of bubbles.


About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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