Top five family-friendly activities to keep your kids entertained this Easter

The Easter holidays are a great opportunity to spend quality time with our families, but trying to keep our kids entertained for two weeks is easier said than done. So to help you out, here’s our list of five family-friendly activities to keep your whole family entertained this Easter!

The Easter weekend is looming, but once the excitement from all that chocolate-feasting has gone, you’ve still got another week left to keep them amused or listen to endless rounds of ‘I’m bored’. So here’s a few ideas for family-friendly activities that will keep your whole family entertained this Easter!

Get hunting…
…for Easter Eggs of course! We all know that too much chocolate can be pretty bad for our health (and our teeth for that matter!), but trying to completely deprive our kids of it over the Easter break is a little unrealistic for most of us. One thing we can do is to help them to stay more active over the holiday. Easter Egg Hunts are a great way to get your kids up and about over the Easter weekend. Set up a hunt in your house or garden, hiding little treats in inconspicuous places, in a bid to get your kids busily hunting high and low – and hopefully burning off some of that pile of chocolate they’ll no doubt be consuming!

Get gardening…
Okay, so this isn’t a particularly exciting of tasks for most kids, but it’s a simple and effective way of getting your kids out of the house and being more active without having to go too far, or spend too much. Now, let’s face it, the thought of weeding isn’t exactly going to lure many kids away from those computer screens, but get them involved in a garden project, or give them their own patch they can grow fruits or veggies in, and you may well find they’re more than happy to get involved. Plus, the reward they’ll get from seeing their work come to fruition will keep them coming back for more.

Get cycling…
Now that the weather is starting to warm up a little, it’s the perfect opportunity to dust off those bikes and head off for some calorie-burning fun that the whole family can enjoy. You can make a day of it – pack up a picnic, or plan a stop at a country pub for a leisurely lunch. An afternoon out enjoying some sunshine and being active rules over an afternoon slumped on the sofa any day.

And if that’s not enough, studies have shown that being active as a family can have a huge impact on your kid’s future activity levels. So head out for a family bike ride along one of these family-friendly bike routes and not only could you be increasing your own fitness levels, but you could also be helping your children to develop more active lifestyles too. Win win!

water-babyGet out on the water…
We all know about the benefits of water-based fitness , and let’s face it, your kids will probably be happier heading out for some exhilarating watersport than going on a family nature walk. Most coastal towns across the UK offer various watersport options, from surfing in Cornwall, coasteering in Wales or kayaking in the Lake District. At the end of a few hours out in the sea, the whole family will feel pumped and energized. And while our great British seas might not be all that warm, your body will be exerting so much energy, you won’t have the chance to feel it – and if you need any further temptation, then just think of the healthy brown fat cells that your shivering could create!

Get camping…
Want to get away with the kids for a few days, but don’t fancy going abroad. Why not make the most of our lovely isle’s countryside and book in at one of the UK many great camping sites? If you love the outdoors, but the thought of spending a night in the open air with no mod cons and dank shower blocks, breaks you out in a sweat (you’re not alone!), then fear not – camping has come a long way over the past few years. The glamping (glamorous camping) options available to us now include renting teepees, yurts and pristine lodges, many equipped with full-size beds, showers and even cookers, so you can focus your attention on keeping your family entertained with taking leisurely hikes, renting mountain bikes or heading out for a spot of canoeing.

What activities are you planning for your family this Easter?