“Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘let’s party!’”
So said the late, great Robin Williams – and we have to agree. After another dark, drab winter, who could resist the colourful calls of nature as it finally emerges from the gloom?
Suddenly, fields and meadows are awash with sweet-scented wildflowers, as birds sing their joyful chorus in the gently-rustling trees above. Days start getting longer and lighter, and as the sun peeps shyly out from behind the clouds, it feels like everyone you meet is wearing a smile.
And when you’re so full of the joys of spring, what better way to celebrate than by booking a well-deserved break in a retreat that’s as close to nature as it’s possible to get?
That’s why our carefully-chosen list is a veritable roll-call of springtime’s Greatest Hits; whether glamping in sheep-dotted farm fields, relaxing in idyllic meadows, or bedding down somewhere that’s irresistibly close to some of the greenest, loveliest, wildlife-studded walks you could imagine.
Whichever you opt for, there will be plenty of fresh outdoor space for you to enjoy… and who knows, you might even get to say hello to a few friendly resident animals, from new lambs to inquisitive free-range hens!
Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Hazel Hide | Sussex