Spring Activities for Families

a sunny day with spring flowers

As the winter frost melts away and the spring flowers begin to bloom, it’s time to start planning for some fun family with spring activities!

There’s nothing like getting outside and breathing in that fresh air, feeling the crisp breeze, with the sun shining bright. Hearing the sound of buzzing bees and chirping birds. It’s a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. So, why not introduce some new family activities or spring time traditions that you can carry out every year? We have lots of ideas for you – take a look!

Spring Activities

a family playing football outside

Outdoor Sports and Games

As the warmer weather rolls in, getting outside is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some physical activities. From playing frisbee, kicking about with football or throwing some hoops with basketball, or even a game of baseball!

There’s no shortage of outdoor activities and games you can play with the whole family. You can also head to a nearby park for a game of catch, pack an outdoor picnic lunch or even a kite flying competition.

The possibilities are endless.

a family hiking up a hill

Nature Walks and Hikes

Spring is the perfect time to explore the outdoors, and taking a nature walk or hike with your family is a great way to do it. You can explore local hiking trails, and national parks or even take a walk through the nearby botanical gardens to enjoy the beautiful scenery. It’s a perfect opportunity to teach kids about plants, animals, and the environment while getting some fresh air and exercise.

They can even gather flower petals or fresh flowers, pine cones, a four-leaf clover (if they’re lucky!) or other items to add to a nature collection! It’s one of many light-hearted and super fun activities for spring that everyone can get involved in.

Grab your rain boots if the weather isn’t that great because you can’t shy away from a little rain!

a farmer with her fresh produce on sale

Visit a Farmer's Market

Spring is the time of year when farmer’s markets start popping up, so why not take the family out for a fun and educational day trip? You can browse the home-grown food stands, taste the delicious fresh produce, and meet the farmers that grow them!

Plus, it’s a great way to teach your children about where their food comes from and the importance of eating fresh and healthy. You might even get to see some adorable animals if you visit a marker on an actual farm!

Why don’t you get a bird feeder too? So you can watch the birds from your back garden!

a family cleaning the house

Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

We know this is an odd one to involve because what kid likes cleaning?! But Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore, as long as you turn it into a fun activity!

Maybe have a competition to see who can fill a box up with unwanted toys the quickest? Or reward them with treats if they clean one section of their room at a time. It doesn’t have to be sweet treats, but it’s an incentive to help declutter your space!

They could even have a splash-tastic time cleaning the windows if you let them have a water fight afterwards before bathtime!

It’s also an excellent opportunity to teach them about responsibility and taking care of their environment.

kids arts and crafts on a sunny day

Arts and Crafts

Spring is the time when the world is bursting with colour, so why not bring that into your home with some fun and creative crafts for kids?

There are tons of easy and inexpensive spring-themed crafts and art projects that you can do with your kids. Such as making paper flowers, painting birdhouses or creating nature-inspired art that embraces the spring theme! Like flower suncatchers using flower petals – or flower art. It’s a creative way to develop their motor skills as well as provide that perfect activity for kids.

You could even make a bug hotel! Encourage the fuzzy bees to come along to your garden. They’re very important to our ecosystem, so lots of flowers will attract them!

a mother and daughter gardening

Family Gardening

Get your hands dirty and start a family garden! You can start with some easy-to-grow herbs, vegetables or flowers. Teach them how to look after their plants and add some fun elements to the soil. Like windmills and fake butterflies. Maybe even add a bird feeder, so your kids can be on bird watch!

Plant some sunflowers, daffodils, bluebells or roses – watch how they grow! All ready for the summer season.

kids reading a map

Spring Scavenger Hunt

Outdoor activities are a simple and effective way to help your kids get that well-needed fresh air and physical exercise! And a hunting game is just the trick to make the outside seem super fun and exciting.

You can start by making a list of all the things you can find in your garden or nearby park and go on a scavenger hunt with the kids. Some ideas could include a bird’s nest, a butterfly, a specific type of flower, etc. Maybe even have a hidden treasure at the end of the hunt…

If the warm weather makes an experience, that makes the day even better! You’re sure to have a wonderful time and it can become your annual family tradition!

little boy holding a small net

Head Out On A Bug Hunt

The spring weather brings all sorts of creepy crawlies and nature out and it’s time to find them all! Think of it like a treasure hunt…and the first person to find all the bugs on their bingo sheet wins bug-shaped treats! Like gummy worms, jelly-filled snails or jelly spiders!

Maybe afterwards, the kids can create a nature journal of all the creatures they spotted! Family fun that gets you outside.

a fairy house in a tree

Build Fairy Houses

Spring is the perfect time for garden creativities! So, why not encourage your kids to use their imagination and creativity with making some fairy houses?

All you’ll need are birdhouses, colourful paint, acrylic paint or felt tip pens, and beautiful flowers to adorn the houses. Maybe even little sprigs of vegetation or moss. Make it really homely for the fairies.

It’s a light-hearted activity with kids that they’ll all enjoy and keep them busy for hours!

a family cycling on a sunny day

Family Bike Rides

If you all love cycling, why not travel somewhere new, either near you or a bit further away? Wrap up warm and head out to spend some quality time together.

Cycle along and see if you can spot any beautiful cherry blossoms, baby birds or other animals scurrying along. Maybe you can find somewhere where you can pitch a tent? Camping is the perfect outdoor springtime activity that involves everyone and can leave you with amazing experiences as a family.

Bring some marshmallows and roast them too!

 Spring is a beautiful and exciting time of the year. For all things new and fresh! With plenty of spring activities to get stuck into that the whole family can enjoy, there will be happy smiles all around. So, get out there and make some memories this spring season!

Looking for more ideas to occupy the kids? We have bounds and bounds of fun experiences for kids! From VR games and FREE museums to indoor water parks, and even ideas on a budget!

You can even join our Facebook group for even more ideas on family fun!

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