Thursday, 19 March 2020

Top Ways To Enjoy Nature on Your Spring Holiday

Although it might not feel like spring just yet, it won’t be long until we see warmer weather and longer days. Spring is always a great time to get outside and immerse yourself in the beauty of the season. If you’re planning a break this spring, incorporating time out in your surroundings is not only great for your physical health, but it’s brilliant for your mind too.

If camping in the wild is far from your ideal holiday scenario, there is a range of other ideas to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer. Take a look below:

Hop in the car for a road trip

While it’s pretty cool to admire the clouds from a plane window, it’s far better to watch the world go by on a road trip. You’ll pass lots of different landscapes, including urban and rural scenery. Plus, you can also stop off and explore different places on route. If you’re considering a few days away this spring, renting an RV is a great holiday option. You’ll get that home from home feel while you’re travelling and can make use of the kettle for a nice cuppa when you take a break from driving.

Plan for all weathers

We all know that the weather in the UK can be a bit hit and miss at times. The past few months have shown us how unpredictable it can be, and spring is no exception. In April 2019, snow blanketed parts of northern England in a surprise flurry, so you have to be prepared for everything. You don’t have a crystal ball to predict what will happen, but planning ahead can help ensure you have all the essentials should the weather take a turn for the worst. During downpours, there are often several places that will keep the kids occupied in the dry. So don’t forget to research local attractions in case you need to rearrange your plans.

Visit National Parks

The UK has some of the most beautiful National Parks in the world, 15 to be precise. You will find them up and down the country, and each offers a unique experience that immerses you in the captivating landscapes. From 4th to 19th April, the Discover National Parks event takes place with a variety of activities in each spot. Adults and kids alike will love the range of activities available at each location, and you take part in walks, cycling, horse-riding, and boating, to name a few. Some areas are also perfect for stargazing and have been awarded International Dark Sky Reserve or Dark Sky Discovery Site status. So you’re guaranteed to see some fantastic night skies (of course, if it’s not cloudy!).

Visit a local zoo or wildlife park

If the kids love animals, then visiting a local zoo or wildlife park is the perfect day out. There are lots of amazing places that offer an enriching learning experience, as well as lots of fun activities to try. The Easter break is often an excellent opportunity to take part in a range of events to keep the kids occupied. Each location will have an itinerary, so be sure to check before setting off.

Get out in the garden

If the weather is on your side, why not get the kids out into the garden for some fun at home? You could plant a small vegetable patch together or give them some seeds to plant flowers that will bloom in the summer months. There are tons of outdoor games to play, and these resources will help you plan a jam-packed day in the garden.

Bring the outside in

If the weather takes a turn for the worst, you can always get inspired and bring the outdoors inside for a fun afternoon. There is a range of activities that incorporate elements of nature, including planting some little indoor flowers. You could also get the recipe for eco-friendly bird food to place in a homemade bird feeder, ready to hang in the trees outside when it stops raining. There are also lots of inspirational resources, including how to make a Bee B&B or a hedgehog hotel. These fun and exciting projects also give you the chance to talk to the kids about nature and how they can help encourage animals and creatures back to your garden.

Getting outside is said to be good for your health, and it’s often something we don’t do enough due to busy lifestyles. Therefore, make sure to try some of the above ideas this spring and see how it could benefit you and your family.

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