The clocks have gone forward, there are leaves on the trees and flowers in bloom, meaning it’s time to turn off the TV and explore all the spring has to offer.
A picnic is a great way of eating out that encourages activity and helps boost your mood. Whether you unwrap your sandwiches in the back garden, at the park or by the sea, eating alfresco is good for family-bonding and the fresh air and Vitamin D will help you feel refreshed and alive after the stuffy winter months inside.
During April and into the start of May, many of the UK’s woodland areas become a vibrant sea of colour as stunning bluebell carpets appear. This natural phenomenon occurs just once a year so make the most of the magic and go on a bluebell walk with family and friends.
Another very British spring pastime, is lambing. There is nothing cuter than watching little lambs with their mums as they embrace their new life and take in the world around them. Many farms open to the public so it is worth keeping an eye out for events and going along for an adorable afternoon.
Why not hand your camera over to your children and see what spring looks like from their little eyes? Not only will this allow them to exercise their creativity, but you will find the images they create will be very different from the ones we try so hard to ensure are picture perfect.
Why not plan a walk in the sunshine, or showers, that involves a spot of afternoon tea? There is nothing quite like cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam and fresh cream and a slice of Victoria sponge to get those feel good hormones going.
Find a festival and start the summer as you mean to go on. Whilst Glastonbury, V and the Isle of Wight festival all take place in the height of the sunny season, in spring there are loads of food & drink festivals, arts and crafts fairs as well as local spring fetes to enjoy, so go on Google and get involved.
Padding in the sea -brisk maybe but lots of fun and you can enjoy fish and chips afterwards as the sun goes down.
For all you nature lovers, this is the perfect time to spot some spring birds. April is when many birds return north after the winter and settle for the summer, just last week a rare hoopoe bird was spotted at Seaview in Cornwall and he caused quite a stir with his exotic colouring and distinctive feathers. You can get flocks of these dear little creatures to gather at your place by putting out bird feeders and houses, but make sure you place them out of reach from cats, then sit back and watch your feathered friends fill up.
If you are feeling like a real adventure, why not leave the internet behind and go off grid by taking a camping trip. A couple of days in the wild, or at campsite, is a cheap, but fun way to chill out, relieve stress, connect with nature and each other once again. Take warm clothes, a pack of cards, some yummy food and you will have a great time whatever the weather.
Got a spring activity you love? Drop us a line, we would love to know what it is.
Team Pure Beauty