Egg-citing! The Easter Holidays will be here before we know it – doesn’t time fly! Although we’re in February at the moment, now is the time to start planning any spring breaks with the kids. School holidays are the busiest periods for any tourist/holiday destination so it is always best to book early and be prepared.
One thing we hear a lot of from those people booking their motorhome hire or customers that have a caravan is that they’d love to get their kids/grandkids away from the computer games and outside more. More importantly, studies have shown that the more active kids are outdoors, the better they sleep and the better they perform at school! So we feel just as passionate about getting kids outdoors as you do. We’ve put together some ideas on what you can do outdoors with the kids while on your spring break…
Affordable and easy things to do:
If you have really young children then chocolate is always a winner. Cadbury’s has created over 250 Easter egg hunts across the UK. Take a look at the locations here. We’re more than sure there will be one near where you’re staying. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/join-the-cadbury-easter-egg-hunts
If you don’t fancy the hyperactive sugar rush that chocolate can cause, then why not get creative. You can spend some time with the kids decorating hardboiled eggs or round stones and then use the Caravan Park or location where you are to create your own Easter egg hunt. Why not turn it into a social event with friends and family?
Why not spend your trip teaching the kids about wildlife – there are lots of ways to make bird feeders that you can hang from your caravan. You can spend the rest of the trip watching the birds and measuring how much they have eaten.
Caravan and motorhome holidays are the perfect opportunity to get out on your bikes! Choose places that either have open country, beaches or woodland as there is likely to be a safe bike route for all ages and levels. Bike riding is a great free activity that kids love. If your child doesn’t know how to cycle, then this holiday is the perfect time for them to learn. There is lots of help online for teaching children how to ride a bike and also mapping out routes. Try the VisitEngland, VisitScotland or VisitWales for great countryside ideas.
There is a great website called daysoutwiththekids.co.uk which you can type your town and postcode into and it brings up all the local places, events and activities available to you. Why not head to your local farm and feed the animals, walk around your local museum gardens or try a woodland walk (which will be stunning at this time of year).
If you’re a regular caravaner/camper with the kids then we’re more than sure you’ll also have lots of ideas. Please share your tips, ideas and advice on our Facebook for other looking to book their Easter holiday. https://www.facebook.com/Peter-Roberts-Caravans