First Signs Of Spring In Britain – Spot Them All!

It may still be chilly outside but spring is just around the corner! We have put together a handy list of the top signs of spring you surely won’t miss.

Read on to discover the top 5 signs of spring to look out for with your children.

1) Buds and flowers

Things are getting colourful; blossoming trees and shy, delicate spring buds are all around! If you start spotting lovely daffodils, crocuses, tulips and daisies bursting into life, it means one thing: spring is coming! Magnolias and their wonderful scent are also an undeniable sign of the spring season. There are lots of magnolia viewing spots in the UK – why not spending a family weekend enjoying the view of these gorgeous star-shaped flowers? Bluebell carpets, another lovely sign of spring, are also worth discovering with your family.


2) Longer and warmer days

This is a pretty obvious sign of spring, but oh so pleasant! The days are getting longer and more and more often we wake up to beautiful sunshine. Staying outdoors in the evening becomes a pleasure as the temperature goes up and it’s lighter outside. It also means waking up in a good mood, longer walks with your children and more outdoor activities in general! It might still get chilly in the evening, so don’t forget about a warm jacket.

3) Birdsong and nesting

Mornings and late afternoons are filled with lovely birdsong. Is there anything better than listening to the bird sounds while the sun rises in the horizon? Nesting is also an early sign of spring. If you spot rooks flying here and there around early March, it most certainly means they are busy building cosy nests for their little ones. It can only mean one thing: warmer days are coming!

4) Busy bees and friends

Have you ever wanted to see a red squirrel? Now is the perfect time! You can spot these little fluffy creatures all year round, but they are the most active and step outdoors at the beginning of spring. Bees, hares, frogs and newborn lambs emerge as well, encouraged by warmer temperatures. Try to spot them on your nature walks or at a farm park!

5) Cherry blossom

Blooming trees covered in pink flowers are one of the loveliest signs of the new season! You can spot lots of them if you live in the city – great news as you don’t have to head to the countryside to enjoy the first signs of spring! If you live in London, take your little ones for a family walk and spot as many cherry blossoms as possible – here are the 12 places in London where you can observe these beautiful trees and enjoy a springlike atmosphere!


First signs of spring in Britain
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Have you spotted any of these signs yet? Is it already spring where you live? Let us know in the comments!