So, what are you doing with your kids this Easter Holiday? We know, doesn’t seem fair, does it? Just as children across England go back to school and a nation of parents breathes a collective sigh of relief, the Easter Holiday looms and you have to find ways to entertain them all over again!
I mean, it was hard enough having them at home all the time during term time, but at least they had schoolwork to do! Now you have to think of ways to entertain them, keep them active and stop them arguing – without giving into constant screen time. An impossible task, surely? Well it doesn’t have to be!
Cracking family activities
Although lots of the traditional Easter events won’t be running this year, like Easter parades and farm visits to pet baby lambs, there’s still lots of places to go and things to do as a family. As a starter, here are a few of our favourite outdoorsy Easter activities:
·Easter egg hunt – An oldie but a goodie! Hide some eggs (chocolate or otherwise) around the garden (or the house if the weather isn’t great) and see who can find the most. Or, to make things more challenging, split the seekers into teams and give them clues to solve.
Grow Your own eggs! - The night before Easter Sunday, take the little ones into the garden with a handful of Jellybeans. Plant them around the garden then tuck the kids up in bed. While the kids are asleep, swap the jellybean for a chocolate egg and see the delight on their faces when they see what has grown overnight! Don't worry if the weather is bad you can do it in containers in the house.
·Geocaching – A walk that feels more like a treasure hunt. Great for getting children active without realising! Simply download the geocaching app and use GPS to find containers (caches) that have been hidden by other people (cachers), logging them as you go. Some caches contain small items like badges, rubbers and pens which can be traded, making it even more exciting for kids.
·On your bike! – There are loads of cycle paths aroundthe country, some on old railway lines, other along canals so why not dust off your bikes and explore some cycle trails in your local area? Cycling is a great way to go a bit further afield as its less tiring for little legs than walking. Parks and outdoor spaces often have bikes to hire if you don’t have your own.
Keep kids entertained
Of course, you might also need activities that entertain your kids for you! Whether you’re looking for kids’ day camps for while you’re working, or shorter activities to keep them off their gadgets for at least some of the hours in the day, Find Your Activity can help.
Our activity finder makes it just as easy to find a kids’ activity as it is to book a hotel room. Its filter capabilities let you search for activities based on age, suitability, location and more. You can even check whether the activity provider takes childcare vouchers! It’s perfect for busy families who want to find things to do near them – and online too.
Easter day camps and activities
Thanks to the coronavirus restriction changes on 29th March, there are loads of sport and activities camps running this Easter Holiday that weren’t available during February half term due to lockdown. Day camps and sports sessions are now allowed to take place as long as they follow the Covid safety guidelines around social distancing, wearing face masks, hygiene, and regular staff testing. Meaning that there’s a huge range of options to keep kids entertained and active, whether they are into a specific activity like tennis, performing arts, gymnastics, or want the variety of multi-sports.
Just don’t leave it too late to book – demand for kids activities is likely to be really high this Easter. Not only are we not able to go away due to the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, but parents will also be making up for all that lost time when children’s normal hobbies and activities couldn’t run during lockdown.