The Easter holidays are officially in full swing! By now, your little ones have probably made a huge dent in their almost-toppling tower of eggs, and you’ve been experiencing the notorious chocolate cramps too following last weekend’s excessive indulging.
For most families, the school holidays pan out pretty much the same. For the first week, parents organise tonnes of activities to keep their little ones entertained, but by the second week they start running short of ideas. And that leaves parents desperately searching for things to do to avoid hearing that dreaded phrase: “I’m borrreeed!”
Boredom can make even the happiest of families go stir crazy, so we’ve put together a list of activity ideas to help you make the most of the entire Easter holidays:
Team up for an adventure
Fresh faces are always welcome after spending days in the same company! If you know parents who have also taken time off this Easter, why not team up with them and their little ones and head out on an adventure? You could organise a group hike or bike ride, or try something a little different, such as geocaching.
Host a sleepover
Provided you have a set of earplugs, how about letting your kids have a couple of their friends over for a sleepover? Sort out the snacks (no more chocolate), films and games and leave them to it! If it’s a nice evening, you might want to suggest a campout in the back garden, complete with (supervised) campfire and marshmallows for toasting.
Turn off those phones, tablets and iPods… you won’t need them where you’re going! Nature lovers or not, your kids are bound to enjoy pitching up in the wild to spend the night under the stars. The good news for you is that wild camping is totally free, you just need to pick a place which permits it, such as Dartmoor National Park.
See and feed lambs
Around 16 million lambs are born in the UK each year and springtime is lambing season. Many farms have their barn doors open to visitors so they can learn about the lambing process, pet and bottle-feed lambs, and maybe even witness a live birth! It’s a fantastic experience that’s not to be missed and there’s bound to be a farm near you.
Take a trip to a museum
A trip to the museum is the ideal rainy day activity and in most cases entry is free, making it a cheap day out. Whatever your kids are into – science, history, cars, films – there’s bound to be a museum for it. Exploring the different artefacts will be great fun for your little ones, and they’ll be learning a thing or two at the same time!
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