Spring in to the Easter Holidays

Posted in: Wellbeing Last updated: 04 Mar 2016
Children sitting in next to Daffodils in bloom

For many people, spring is their favourite time of year. And with the days getting longer, the sun shining brighter and the Easter holidays just around the corner, who can blame them? Every year, the two weeks of school holiday present a great opportunity for you and the kids to spend some quality time together – so whatever you get up to this Easter break, be sure to do it right!

Looking up

On March 27, British Summertime officially starts, and while it might not be warm enough to don your shorts and T-shirts just yet, the dawn of the sunny season does present a great opportunity to head outdoors.
Not only will March 27 mark the beginning of a new season, it will also be the day that the clocks go forward. Does this mean one hour less in bed? Unfortunately it does – but on the plus side, it also means that the days will feel longer as the sun shines way beyond the 5pm mark.

New beginnings

One of the great things about spring is that everything starts bursting into life. From flowers to farmyards, the world feels like it's coming alive, so why not join it? The Easter holidays are a great time to reignite any resolutions you made back in January – so if you're looking at getting fit or shedding a few pounds, why not strap on a pair of walking boots and head on a family hike?
After all, with winter still fresh in your mind, you know just how important it is to make the most of the sun while it shines.

Back to basics

From special moments spent with the family to a cherished memory of long lost friend, in life, it is often the simplest things that matter the most. With that in mind, why not spend the Easter holidays reverting back to basics?
One aspect of Easter that we love is that it provides the perfect excuse to throw a big get together for all the family. Uniting both young and old, there’s nothing like an afternoon spent sharing stories, playing games and eating yummy treats with your nearest and dearest!
Thinking of getting out of the house? Today, there are more things available for families to do than ever before. Whether you're looking at spending an afternoon building dens in the garden or visiting your local petting zoo, the memories you'll create will be priceless, despite only costing a few pounds.

Adventure time

Whether it arrives in the form of a local Easter egg hunt or a show at your local theatre, there's plenty to choose from when it comes to keeping everyone happy this Easter. Up and down the country, village halls, schools and museums open their doors, allowing thousands to enjoy the bounty of their labours each and every year – so get out there and have yourself an adventure!
For Londoners, let your children meet your childhood favourites as you reunite yourself with the Clangers, Bagpuss and Noggin the Nog at this year's Small Films Marathon at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Taking place over Easter weekend, this particular event is free – so it's well worth checking out even if it's only for a few hours!
Remember, if you're living in the countryside or a town that hasn't got much going on during the holidays, there's nothing stopping you from putting on your own Easter extravaganza! Whether you choose to organise a film marathon of your own or devise the ultimate treasure hunt, it really doesn't matter – all that matters is laughing, smiling and eating your body weight in chocolate this Easter!
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