Spring in UK

What better way is there for grandparents to bond with their grandchildren than to take them away for a break? Breathe in the fresh air of the countryside, walk barefoot over dew covered lawns, soak up the return of spring and of nature coming back to life. Spend time with your younger ones and create happy memories that will last for a lifetime.

Engage the kids in outdoor activities

It's spring time and that means it's time to head outdoors and enjoy the natural world. See how many of these activities you can tick off together while you're in the woods, on the beach or out in the country side:

  • Go cloud-spotting
  • Find a twig shaped like a letter
  • Search for animal tracks
  • Hunt for mini beasts and bugs
  • Look for a tree with blossom
  • ount the daffodils
  • Follow the snail trails
  • Draw a picture of a wild flower
  • Search for spider webs
  • Look for a squirrel
  • Stream or watercourse
  • Cobbled streets
  • Standing stone
  • Ponies
  • Hilltop
  • Heather
  • Shells
  • Beach huts
  • Sheep

Below are some great places to visit with the children to give them great outdoor experiences and create wonderful memories that they will never forget.

NORTH DEVON

Walks for Little Legs

Blow away the winter cobwebs with a family walk along the South West Coast Path. Check out the websites below for a variety of walking routes to keep the whole family active this spring. Detailed walks are graded easy, moderate or challenging with a wide range of choices for all ages and level of ability. Magical walks can also be enjoyed in the glorious woodland areas which are often carpeted in bluebells at this time of year.

Visit the gardens at RHS Rosemoor

Explore these amazing gardens in all of their springtime glory. Discover wonderful flowers and amazing views. There are also drop-in family workshops with many of the activities free with garden admission (free for RHS members).Activities may vary daily, so check the website for details and tickets at http://www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

NEW FOREST

Spring is a fantastic time to visit The New Forest with the spring fresh greens of the leaves, the New Forest ponies wandering around with their newly-born foals and some fantastic events.

http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk

Tree Top Junior

A fun filled hour of canopy exploring, trail blazing and obstacles for all to enjoy at Moors Valley. You'll negotiate three loops of crossings and finish on a high with two awesome zip wires.
https://goape.co.uk/

Longdown Activity Farm

There are plenty of animals to see at this lovely attraction including piglets, ponies, sheep, cows and shire horses. It's also possible for the kids to play with small animals like bunnies and chickens.
www.longdownfarm.co.uk

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