• It’s time to get outdoors, wrap up warm and be with the family
  • Theatre trips are entertaining for mum, dad and the kids
  • Easter egg hunts for the family are low cost, and lots of fun

Daffodils popping up are a sign of the warmer weather to come and that we get some extra days holiday soon! You can even go to the Thriplow daffodil weekend charity event March 21/22 where the whole village gets involved to organising the event.

With the Easter break fast approaching, it also gives families more time to get together for walks, day trips, and meals out at their favourite restaurants.

We've got a few ideas for you to do and take part in, so you can kick back and enjoy a stress-free break.

Theatre trips

We’re known as a nation of theatre lovers, although it’s not always everyone’s cup of tea, why not try something new and see if you like it? It doesn’t have to be indoors either, you can experience an open air theatre at Regent’s Park too.

The enjoyment a lot of us get by going to the theatre is the complete experience though. Being in front of the stage and watching actors perform and interact with the audience makes for a fun-filled day or evening out, and one that your little ones are bound to enjoy.

The West End performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, based on Roald Dahl's classic story, is showing at London's Theatre Royal on Drury Lane all throughout April. Take the whole family and make a day of it by visiting many of the free attractions London has to offer, like the Science Museum, London Eye, Tate Modern, the Tower of London and Madame Tussauds.

Manchester's Palace Theatre is performing Dr Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. Perfect for children aged three and above, the show isn’t just for children though. We’re sure a lot of mums and dads are going to enjoy it just as much.

Easter egg hunts

Trips out don’t have to be expensive, especially if you have a big family to look after. Organising an Easter egg hunt in your home and garden can be just as fun, keep the kids entertained and be much less costly than going out.

Hide chocolate eggs and treats in various spots around the house and give your children a basket to fill up along the way. You could even plant little clues to make the hunt all the more exciting.

If you would prefer to go on a day trip, the National Trust has collaborated with Cadbury to deliver a series of Easter egg trails at over 300 locations across the country. Let your little ones guide the way as you search high and low for some chocolatey treats.

Beach visits

In the UK you’re never too far from a beach, the benefits of living on an island! And it’s sometimes easy to forget, we’re home to some of the best beaches in Europe.

We even have inland beaches you can visit, although a little chilly to swim for the average person, there are still some lovely walks in the area.

Even if you’re not going for a dip, pack your bucket and spade and head to beach for the day or maybe a long weekend. Blackpool, Bournemouth and Brighton have their own beaches and unique attractions.

Forest walks

The beach isn’t for everyone, and one thing we’ve got a lot of in the UK apart from sandy shorelines, is beautiful forestry.

You’re sure to find something to do that everyone will enjoy, and most of all, spending the time together.

Another sign spring is on the way are the bluebells, and the Woodland Trust’s bluebell walks take you through the most beautiful forests, perfect for walkers, photographers and those who just love to sit with a hot drink and take in the view.