Outdoor fun for the whole family
With spring upon us, it's time to look for ways to make the most of the great outdoors (especially while we’re all doing our best to stay at home). There’s really nothing better than the smell of freshly cut grass and a neighbourhood BBQ sizzling away. We’ve prepared some family favourites to try in your own backyard.
Crafternoon in the sun
Kids love to get creative, and with the sun shining outside, it’s a great chance to move them outdoors where there is space to play. Chalk drawing is a fuss-free and cost-effective way to keep little ones entertained for hours as they draw animals, aeroplanes, flowers and more on the driveway or pavement. It’s also a great way to engage with children and teach them basic spelling and numbers.
Budding green thumb
Springtime is the perfect opportunity to give the garden a revamp. Enlist the help of your mini-me green thumb and get planting spring bulbs and pruning the hedges. Make it an afternoon of productive family fun combined with some horticulture education.
You can’t beat iconic games like Giant Jenga, wooden skittles or Kubb as the whole family can get involved. It’ll be sure to keep big and little kids laughing for hours. At very least, grab your hula hoop and see who can do the most twirls before it hits the ground! There’s nothing like a bit of healthy competition.
Camp in your backyard!
If there’s space in the backyard pitch a tent and try camping for a night over the weekend. Grab some marshmallows and a camping chair, and when the sun goes down, it’ll feel like the real deal (almost). Camping is a great time to share stories, myths and legends and really get children’s imaginations going.
Visit your local park
It’s important to get moving and recharge those endorphins and make the most of time in the sunshine. Enjoy a trip to a local park sliding on the slippery dip or climbing the jungle gym. Take a frisbee, ball or hacky sack and challenge each other to a fun game.