10 Fun Family Activities this Easter

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10 Fun Family Activities this Easter

It was great to meet so many of you at the Bump and Baby Expo in York at the weekend. We love York. There is so much to see and do there, which got us thinking, we better start planning for the Easter holidays! For those of you, like us, with two weeks to fill, we’ve put together a few ideas – activities that you can enjoy with the kids. Have fun!


Have a family massage session! Even when older children are at home, your baby massage technique can work on them too, especially children prone to painful stomachs caused by constipation and trapped wind. Massage can also help to relax muscles after sport.

Egg rolling

This is a great idea for the whole family. Simply hard boil an egg (or drain with a needle), decorate it and then choose a local hilly spot to race your eggs down. Make sure you check for cow pats and any hazardous objects at the bottom of the hill if you decide to run after your egg!

Join an egg hunt

Talking of eggs, if you visit easter.cadbury.co.uk, you’ll find a list of Easter egg hunts across the UK. These are being run by Cadbury’s with the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland.

Visit a windmill

Dotted around the UK are some amazing working windmills. What a fantastic and unusual trip for children. Not only do windmills look pretty cool, but kids will learn lots too. Many of the working windmills have tours, so kids can find out all about how to make flour.

Take the train

You can buy a National Rail ticket for the family for a reasonable £30, so why not choose a city that you’ve never visited and take the whole family (with picnic) for an adventurous train journey. Explore the city tourist-style, and then jump back on the train to return home. It’ll be a day to remember.

Feed baby animals

Spring means the arrival of lots of baby animals, so visit your local petting zoo and let your little ones feed lambs, stroke ponies, and giggle at cute fluffy chicks and rabbits.

Get baking

Even if you’re not a baker, simple cupcakes made with chocolate covered cereal and a few Cadbury’s Mini Eggs will delight the kids. What other Easter-related creations can you come up with?

Bird boxes

Migrating birds return to Britain in the spring, so why not help the kids to decorate a bird box to keep birds warm and safe. Find one at many retailers from John Lewis (pictured) to Wilko.


Encourage their interest in the garden and buy children their own gardening tools so they can help prep for summer and plant seeds for flowers, fruit and vegetables. We love this cute tote from Melissa and Doug.

Take the kids pond-dipping

It’s simple, fun, and the kids will love it. Visit wwt.org.uk and find a Wetland Centre near you. What curious pond mini beasties will you discover?


Natalie x

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