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?

Winter in the Pentland Hills, snow

Hill top walking routes often snow capped in March

1.

Celebrate

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.

Spa days:
For the best country & city spas in and around Edinburgh look no further than our
'Local spa guide'.

country spa near edinburgh

Treat Mum to a relaxing day out at Fletcher's Cottage Spa

2.

Festivals

Puppet Animation Festival | 30th March - 20th April 2019

3.

Exhibitions

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

4.

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

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Brilliance of the Baroque conducted by Richard Egarr | 7th 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

Scottish Chamber Orchestra : Three Serenades conducted and played by François Leleux | 28th March 2019

The BBC Big Band featuring Claire Martin Obe | 30th March 2019

An Audience with Simon Reeve | 31st March 2019

Narcissus Flower School

5.

Workshops

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

Puppeteer workshops as part of the Puppet Animation Scotland Festival

6.

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

Hike the Pentlands from you cottage door (Love from Scotland)

7.

Food & drink

Read our 'Best lunch spots in and around Edinburgh' article for delicious lunch & brunch inspiration!

8.

Foraging & bushcraft

Bushcraft and survival skills day course : Dalkeith Country park | 30th March 2019

9.

Sport

6 Nations Rugby | Scotland vs Wales 9th March : Murrayfield

10.

Scottish Ceilidh dancing

Edinburgh Ceilidh Club | (including callers for beginners) every Tuesday

Edinburgh street photography : Robert Blomfield

Winter in the Pentland Hills, snow

Hill top walking routes often snow capped in March

country spa near edinburgh

Treat Mum to a relaxing day out at Fletcher's Cottage Spa

Narcissus Flower School

Puppeteer workshops as part of the Puppet Animation Scotland Festival

Hike the Pentlands from you cottage door (Love from Scotland)

Edinburgh street photography : Robert Blomfield

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