It’s commonly thought that it rains a lot here in the UK, but that’s not entirely true. However, there is no week or month that we can guarantee what the weather is going to do, so we’re very used to just doing what we like!
We’ve put a brief guide below to the English weather and our seasons.
You can also read our guide to UK Special Occasions throughout the year.
April & May are wonderful spring months, everything is turning green and gardens are exploding into life with colour – expect to see plenty of Daffodils, Tulips and Alliums. You can also expect to see carpets of Bluebells in woodlands and the vibrant yellow Rapeseed flower in the countryside fields. There is also a good chance of beautiful warm weather as the days get longer as we approach the longest day.
June is one of our favourite months. It is filled with nice sunny days, lots of colourful flowers in the garden including Roses in full bloom and lovely long days with the sun setting well after 9pm. Average temperatures are in the 70’s however there are often mini heatwaves in this period with temperatures in the low-mid 80’s (25c +) however the temperatures at night are still very comfortable.
July & August is the height of English summer with average temperatures well into the 70’s (20-25 degrees C) along with lovely dry heatwaves as well and warm evenings where you can sit out in the garden until dusk and watch the sun set. The Roses in the gardens are now in full bloom along with many other plants like Lavender, Snap Dragons and Dahlia. The farmers will also be very busy harvesting all the wheat in the fields.
September is another of our favourite months and our most popular, the children are back to school which makes days out much quieter and it is generally still mild and sunny by day with temperatures easily reaching the 70’s (20 degrees C) Come evening though as the sun sets you will quickly find yourself cosied up in the snug sat in front of the open fire reading a book or reminiscing about the days activities.
October & November As we move from the end of summer into the fall, you can still expect daytime temperatures in early October to be around 60 degrees (15 degrees C) and as the nights draw in the open fire in the snug will be awaiting your presence every evening as you unwind with a drink . As we approach November the leaves on the trees are now all beginning to change at their own pace to provide magical colours on every excursion.
December is extra special as we get into the Christmas spirit- get dressed up in your warm clothes and visit Bath’s famous Christmas market. Our beautiful local town Shaftesbury has a festive light switch on where carols are sung and folks enjoy a warm mulled wine and some late night shopping. For more information see our Pre Christmas December Itinerary package