March, when it almost feels like Spring but the hill-tops are still dusted with a sprinkling of snow. Stay at Eastside this month as a lovely cosy cottage treat for mum on Mothers' Day. Spoil her with trips into Edinburgh, a pamper at a beautiful local spa or a fabulous supper in your country cottage kitchen with a roaring fire.
For a family party, why not rent all of the cottages for a village party atmosphere? Gather in the Byre's double-height kitchen with some delicious canapés delivered to your door by our friends at COOK.
MARCH AVAILABILITY AT EASTSIDE
Stable Cottage (sleeps 2) available 24th - 31st March 2019
Steading Cottage (sleeps 4) available 25th - 28th March 2019
Byre Cottage (sleeps 6) available 22nd - 30th March 2019
Woodshed (sleeps 2) Fully booked
What's on around Edinburgh in March?
Mother's Day | 31st March 2019
For the best ideas and tips for treating mum look no further than our Mother's day guide where we update the most magical treats (as and when we hear about them) alongside some firm favourites of ours.
Locally grown flowers:
If you would like a locally grown bouquet please let us know and we can have this waiting on your arrival.
For the best country & city spas in and around Edinburgh look no further than our
'Local spa guide'.
Puppet Animation Festival | 30th March - 20th April 2019
There is something for everyone this month in Edinburgh. A fantastic collection of Scottish photography at the City Art Centre, the historic art collection of Charles II on show at Holyrood Palace and the National Museums Robots exhibition giving you the chance to see the most significant collection of humanoid robots ever!
In Focus : Scottish Photography | throughout March 2019
Charles II : Art & Power | throughout March 2019
Embroidered Stories: Scottish Samplers | throughout March 2019
NOW: Monster Chetwynd, Moyna Flannigan, Henry Coombes, Betye Saar, Wael Shawky | throughout March 2019
Robots | throughout March 2019
Robert Blomfield: Edinburgh Street Photography | until the 17th March 2019
Andy Warhol and Eduardo Paolozzi : I want to be a machine | throughout March 2019
BP Portrait Award | until 10th March 2019
Theatre, Opera, Ballet & Spoken Word
It's a busy month with theatre, music, musicals, opera and ballet. We are looking forward to Kátya Kabanová, the BBC Big Band and an audience with Simon Reeve.
Ghost the Musical | 26th February - 2nd March 2019
Dirty Dancing | 4th - 9th March 2019
Miss Julie | 6th - 9th March 2019
Russian State Ballet of Siberia : Giselle | 7th March 2019
Loreena McKennitt | 9th March 2019
Midge Ure | 10th March 2019
Russian State Ballet of Siberia : Swan Lake | 8th & 9th March 2019
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Beauty and the Beast | 13th - 16th March 2019
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat | 19th - 23rd March 2019
Scottish Opera: Kátya Kabanová | 21st - 23rd March 2019
Roy Harper | 24th March 2019
Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Chamber Sunday: Dvořák, Bartók, Strauss | 24th March 2019
The Girl on the Train | 25th - 30th March 2019
The BBC Big Band featuring Claire Martin Obe | 30th March 2019
An Audience with Simon Reeve | 31st March 2019
Looking for some Mothers Day inspiration for grown ups? Narcissus Flower School run some beautiful floral workshops in Edinburgh. The National Galleries offer tours and art workshops for beginners so its never too late to give it a go.
Narcissus Flower School : Floral Jewellery | 28th March 2019
Study Day : Scottish Samplers | 21st March 2019
Art for Absolute Beginners 10: Collage | 7th March 2019
The Drawing Room - March | 14th March 2019
Amplified Tour: Warhol and Paolozzi: I want to be a Machine | 17th March 2019
Art for Absolute Beginners 11: Clay | 21st March 2019
Spring Wreath Making Workshop | 23rd March
National Gallery Highlights Tours - March | 30th March 2019
Mother's Day Spring Wreath Making workshop | 31st March 2019
Theatre, workshops & events for Children
The National Galleries do a fantastic job, getting little ones into art and exploring the exhibitions from a little persons perspective through workshops and storytelling. This month Restoration Yard is running a 'Make Mum a Medal' workshop for Mothers day, so if you feel you definitely deserve one this year you know where to head!
In the Willows | 27th - 30th March 2019
Wee Treasures (Ages 2-5) Multisensory storytelling | 2nd March 2019
BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby/Bump) (Ages 0-1) Informal gallery chats for grown-ups with their wee-est ones. | 4th March 2019
Open Studio: Make an Impression (Ages 1-3) Messy art-making mornings | 5th March 2019
Walk, Talk, Make (Ages 2-5) Outdoor explorations of the Modern Art Gallery | 16th March 2019
Family Art Tours (Ages 6+) | 30th March 2019
Make Mum a Medal (for Mother's day) | 24th March 2019
Food & drink
Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!
Foraging & bushcraft
Bushcraft and survival skills day course : Dalkeith Country park | 30th March 2019
6 Nations Rugby | Scotland vs Wales 9th March : Murrayfield
Scottish Ceilidh dancing
Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (including callers for beginners) every Tuesday