Outdoor Ideas For You and Your Kids This Spring

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It's official. Winter is winding down, the mornings are brighter and the evenings are longer. With the weather (hopefully!) improving, it's time to start planning some fun outdoor activities. However, if any lingering signs of winter are bringing you down, yes we're looking at you iced up windscreens; well we have some much needed inspiration for you on having fun outside!

1. Duck Feeding

Have you ever gone for a walk in the park and after seeing a few ducks, immediately regretted not planning ahead to bring a few slices of bread with you? Well, this time why not make a point of going out to the park with your little ones specifically to do a bit of duck feeding? Nothing gets you quite as excited for Spring like connecting with nature and its inhabitants!

2. Spring Hunt

Everyone knows the tell-tale signs of Spring - daffodils, snowdrops, baby animals and Easter eggs. However, since Easter eggs have been temptingly in stock since just after Christmas, why not plan a little day out in the great outdoors with a Spring checklist? Round the kids up and hunt out some of the bountiful signs of Spring abundant in nature. It will be almost guaranteed to make the winter months seem like a distant memory.

3. Help Birds Build Their Nests

It is possible. It's also super easy and affordable. Get yourself one of these mesh nesting wool holders (or even just a mesh bird feeder) then start to stock up on little scraps of wool which you and your little ones will then fill the holder/feeder with together. Then it's playing the waiting game to see what sorts of birds it will attract! Seeing the birds pull the wool out with their beaks and fly off to build their nest with it is sure to get your little nature enthusiasts' full undivided attention! Why not invest in a little pair of binoculars too to get a close up look at the birds?

4. Puddle Jumping

Whenever April showers strike instead of staying cooped up indoors why not make the most of it by cracking your wellies out and going for a splash about? Besides, April showers don't tend to stick around for too long before the sunshine is back again! Our handy waterproof overtrousers and Mac in a Sac packaway waterproof jackets provide the perfect cover up for when these temperamental showers make their appearance. Both coming in a handy stuff sac, they're ideal for popping into handbags and backpacks.

5. Plant Something

Now that we're finally getting into a season where things can now grow, let's celebrate that by planting something! Whether it's planting some sunflowers, strawberries or even an apple tree, get the kids involved and you'll have something to look after together and watch grow together throughout the Spring, Summer and even Autumn.

Author - Kaity Hall

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