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Getting Out and About this Easter

I don’t know about you but I am heartily sick of the seemingly endless winter we have endured this year; the weekend just gone it was snowing yet again and the children didn’t really want go anywhere or do anything.  It has been cold and wet and muddy for months and I am craving some good old-fashioned outdoor fun this Easter holidays.  With this is mind, I have put together a few suggestions on things to do over the holidays and every single one of them is an outdoor activity – fingers crossed we finally get the decent weather necessary to carry them out!

Bike or scooter ride

A great way to burn energy and something that all the family can be a part of, bike or scooter rides are fun and free.  Perhaps drive or take the train somewhere new to make it a bit more exciting.  Psst: if you’re on the lookout for a new scooter this season, Proline have some brilliant examples over on their website.

Go Ape

If you’ve a head for heights, Go Ape is a fantastic family activity.  Skip through the treetops as you navigate your way round the high ropes course, culminating in a fun (albeit terrifying) zipline back down to Earth.

National Trust

National Trust properties and sites often organise Easter trails and egg hunts over the holidays and these can be a good way of enticing even the most reticent of adventurers out of the house and into the countryside.  Our local trail is at Petworth House and we can go every year; find yours here.


The beach

If you’re fortunate enough to live on the coast, a couple of hours spent at the beach can be restorative in any weather, but especially as it gets warmer.  If you’re not into sitting around in one place for too long, a walk along the prom or beach is just as good.

Picnic in the park

One of our favourites activities in warm weather is to grab some food and drink, blankets and cushions, a few games and a, for me, a big juicy book and head to a park for the day.  Anywhere with plenty of green space, trees for shade, a play area and, ideally, a coffee or ice cream van onsite is ideal.

How are you planning to spend your Easter holidays?  I would love to hear your plans in the comments.

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