Spring has sprung and once again has brought with it the chocolate rush that is Easter. As the schools break up for the Easter holidays the children all over the world will be drooling at the thought of a mountain of eggs on Sunday 16th of April. For adults we have to know how to keep them calm as sugar courses through them and confidently turns them into the most hyperactive you have ever seen them. With Spring seeming to have brought some lovely, sunny and crisp weather with it the outdoors may be the perfect outlet for getting the little ones out of the house this half term.
- As with every year Easter egg hunts will be at the top of some families lists of things to do with their children. The best one we have found is the collaboration of National Trust and Cadbury’s to create over 250 egg hunts all over the UK. Find the closest one to you and take the kids along, they run throughout the half term week and are sure to put a smile on their faces.
- Spring is the season of new life; the flowers are blooming and the chirps of chicks and the bleats of lambs can be heard from miles around. It is with this in mind that a farmyard day out is also another winner when it comes to child-friendly entertainment in the Easter holidays. There are farms all over the country that offer experience days where your child can play and learn about the many animals that live on a farm. Countryfile have compiled a great list of the top 10 in England for you to have a browse through.
- There is nothing easier to do with the children at Easter than paint hard boiled eggs. When we were children it was the highlight of any Easter holiday (but then again, it was a simpler time!) Putting that aside, it can still be a great thing to do and gets the kids creative juices flowing. If you aren’t put of and artist or don’t want to waste the eggs then you can buy packs of fake eggs from most retailers. The best packs we have found are on the Hobbycraft website.