It’s time to celebrate the beginning of spring! The sun has started shining, the daffodils have appeared, and the weather is starting to feel much warmer already. It’s time to come out of hibernation and get the kids off their screens! With this in mind, we have compiled a list of super fun places to visit with the whole family this spring.
NATIONAL TRUST – THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA EXHIBITION
Get up close to the beloved artwork from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s classic picture book, ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’, at an exhibition touring National Trust places until 2020. In addition to displays of Judith Kerr’s delightful illustrations, the exhibition will feature storytelling, a family trail, fully interactive play kitchen and a life-size model tiger knocking at the door for tea.
To find out when this exhibition will be coming to a national trust property near you click here.
WOODLAND TRUSTS NATURE DETECTIVES
Get up close and personal to nature and become a “nature detective” Nature Detectives, made for mini explorers, is bursting with awesome activities the whole family can get stuck into – whether you’re tracking down caterpillars, designing a den, or wondering what to do with that pile of conkers, you collected.
It’s perfect for little (and big!) kids – it doesn’t matter if you’re fuelled by fresh air and looking for exciting ways to make the most of the great outdoors or searching for something to do inside on a rainy day. For more information click here.
ZOG ACTIVITY TRAIL AT ALICE HOLT FOREST
Head out on an exciting forest journey with Zog and his friends!
Follow the trail markers through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars as you learn, just as Zog did at dragon school, and complete exciting challenges along the way.
You can also pick up a special Zog activity pack. Inside you’ll find a special lens which reveals hidden pictures along the trail, a booklet with fun activities, and a Zog mask to help make your day picture perfect. For more information click here.
DINOSAUR PARK AT NATIONAL SHOWCAVES CENTRE
Explore one of the world’s largest award-winning dinosaur parks – see over 220 life-sized dinosaur models, and get up close and personal with some of the monsters from millions of years ago! During your adventure, you can also visit the Fossil house where you can discover fossils that are millions of years old. For more information click here.
FAMILY DAYS OUT AT THE WILDLIFE TRUST
The wildlife trust has lots of beautiful nature reserves dotted all over the country. They love nothing more than wild play! They’ve got sand pits, mud kitchens, outdoor gyms and even hire-able nature packs to encourage young minds to explore, create and discover. Whether you want to go pond-dipping, bug-hunting, birdwatching, hill-rolling, tree climbing, duck feeding, den building, trail exploring, sandwich-munching or wildlife-watching they’ve got a reserve for you. For more information and locations click here.
RSPB WILD CHALLENGE
The RSPB wild challenge is all about connecting with the natural world in brave new ways. They have a vast range of activities to suit your age and your location. Why not make a hedgehog café, or build a bird box? For more information and for a list of activities click here.
“PICK YOUR OWN” DAFFODILS AT PRIORY FARM
Enjoy a ride in a tractor to the golden daffodil fields at Priory Farm. The trip is 2.50 and includes one bunch of daffodils (10 flowers)
Priory Farm also has a fantastic nature discovery trail for the kids to explore while you are there! For more information click here.
What better place to look for Bluebells than on the Bluebell railway?
Enjoy a lovely trip on a steam train while taking in the beautiful nature around you. This is a lovely treat day out for the whole family. For more information on prices and timetables click here.
Go Ape is a brilliant way to enjoy the spring weather and get active! With locations all around the country, you will never be far from a fun, adventurous day out. From zip wires to super-springy trampoline nets in the trees, to off-road Segways, they have something for everyone.
We hope you love these ideas as much as we do. We would like to know what you will be getting up to this spring. Join the conversation and share your pictures in the comments below, or via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
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