The Easter break is much anticipated by children across the UK, however parents can find the prospect of entertaining their little darlings for two weeks more than a little daunting. At Willows, we believe that the best family memories are created sharing fun moments in the fresh air together, so why not embrace a few days in the great outdoors to make this Easter truly memorable.
Make new friends on the farm
Spring is one of the busiest seasons for farms as they welcome a flurry of new life, and the arrival of new-born lambs, ducklings and chicks brings delight to children and adults of all ages. Many local farms will have dedicated timetables where families can not only come and visit the new additions, but also hold and even feed them under close supervision. All-weather children’s farms provide oodles of entertainment including egg-cellent Easter egg hunts for children come rain or shine, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Pack a picnic
The local park is the go-to for many parents who need to allow their children to let off steam, so why not make a day of it? There is nothing quite like eating alfresco, and with thousands of picturesque parks up and down the country, complete with activity trails, duck ponds and playgrounds galore, you will be spoilt for choice. You can find your local park by checking the gov.uk website and once you know what is available, make some sandwiches and a flask of tea and head out to find some new adventures.
The wonder of wheels
If your local park features some bike ramps, why not make the most of the half term by helping your kids to practice some cool stunts to impress their friends? Many parks in and around even the most built up areas feature superb wheeled sports facilities, so grab your cycle, scooter or skateboard and get going. No ramps? No problem. Turn your grocery shop or post office run into a real-life temple run by heading out on your wheels of choice to collect or deliver goods.
Dive into day camps
With the best will in the world, working parents are often not able to stay home for the entire Easter break, so take the pressure off this half term by booking your brood into a brilliant holiday day camp. There are heaps of camps available providing art, music and sport themed activities within a safe, secure environment. All supervisors are fully trained and DBS checked for your peace of mind and they will encourage both indoor and outdoor play where children can learn and grow.