Exhibitions
Until March 23 ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013′, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7. Award-winning images from the competition, now in its 50th year, from animal portraits to underwater shots. Adults £12, children £6. Booking essential (020-7942 5725; www.nhm.ac.uk)

Until February 19 ‘The Art of Romance’, Beside the Wave,

Falmouth, Cornwall. Delicate still-lifes and interiors by Anne-Marie

Butlin, whose paintings include Still Life with Spring Blossom (above),

and Sarah Wimperis (01326 211132; www.beside-the-wave.co.uk)

Days out
February 15-23 Wild at White’s Antarctic Adventures, Gilbert White’s House & Garden and The Oates Collection, Selborne, Hampshire. Family-friendly activities commemorating the legacy of Scott’s fateful Antarctic exhibition in 30 acres of garden and parkland. Closed on Mondays (01420 511275; www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk)

February 9, 16 and 23 Snowdrop Sundays, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, Menai Bridge, Isle of Anglesey. Stroll among thousands of snowdrops in the award-winning gardens. 12pm-4pm, admission £4 (01248 717174; www.plascadnantgardens.co.uk)

What to book this weekend
April 25 Gala Dinner with Michael Morpurgo, Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire. Supporting the Morpurgos’ charity Farms for City Children. 7.30pm- 10.30pm, tickets £150 (01249 812102; www.bowood.org)

* Follow Country Life on Twitter

* Subscribe and save