From the cherry blossoms blooming to Easter egg hunting, spring has finally sprung, and we can’t wait for the longer days ahead. As the sun finally decides to shine, we’re looking forward to fun spring activities and hopefully the chance to spend more time outside – fingers crossed for another heat wave! There’re more than a few reasons to have a spring in your step with these fun spring activities…
1. Get crafty!
Springtime doesn’t always guarantee sunshine, and the weather can be unpredictable at the best of times so plan a day inside when the weather is not so spring-like to decorate some Easter eggs! Use leftover pieces of fabric, like these cute liberty eggs from Sassigraphy, or get your craft on with some finger painting with this fun tutorial for a bit of inspiration.
2. Create a beautiful wreath
Just because it’s no longer Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t have a wreath on your front door. With tulips, daffodils and sunflowers blooming throughout the season, it’s the perfect time to make a spring wreath, with or without flowers! Want to make your own paper spring wreath? Follow our steps below!
What you’ll need
- sheets of coloured card
Grab some coloured card or cardboard and cut out a round wreath base. Next, draw or print some leaf shapes onto your coloured paper and cut them out. Do the same with some pretty flower shapes. Layer them up around the wreath base and stick them on. Ta-dah! Pop it up to be displayed and enjoyed.
3. Flower power
Continuing with our florals for spring theme, flower arranging is next up on our list of fun spring activities that we just love the sound of. Why not take a friend, your mum or partner to a flower arranging workshop run by The Flower Appreciation Society where you can enjoy an afternoon of having green fingers, with a little glass of bubbly too.
4. It’s picnic time!
Did someone mention the sunshine?! We can’t wait for the warmer weather to arrive and for Pimm’s and cucumber sandwiches season, even if you have to wear a few extra layers! Nothing quite says picnic food like Pique who offer a selection of delicious hampers and picky foods, perfect for any picnic. And what’s a picnic without a scenic view? Some of our favourite spots in London to name a few are: Richmond Park, Dulwich Park, Primrose Hill, and Greenwhich Park. What’s your picnic spot? Let us know in the comments!
5. An Easter egg hunt
Easter is the perfect time for friends and families to come together. Planning an Easter egg hunt doesn’t just have to be for kids either! Make a scavenger-themed hunt or print out some fun clues and hidden messages to get everyone involved, whatever the weather! Here’s some inspiration and tips from Thortful! Fancy something a little different? Follow along with our very own virtual Easter egg hunt where you can win a prize a day! Click here for how it’ll work!
6. Time to tidy
Some may argue that this should not be on our fun spring activities list but who are we kidding…we love an organisational day! We’re all guilty of accumulating clutter and hoarding things that no longer serve us. Taking an hour or two to clear your space, even if it’s just that drawer filled with receipts, can work wonders for our mental wellbeing. Not sure where to start? Check out our blog post for some simple yet effective spring-cleaning tips.
7. Eye spy
Gone are the days of early sunsets, now we have plenty of time to wander outside and
enjoy long walks into the evening to see nature at its finest. One of our fun spring activities is to see what you can spot. From falling cherry blossom and magnificent magnolias to herds of deer, have an explore around a favourite park, or somewhere completely new. If you’re more of an explorer why not look for something more strenuous here and make a day of it over the long Easter weekend.
8. Cute table settings
With pretty pastels and fun decorations, what’s not to love about styling an easter table setting, especially one that includes our eggcellent table setting from last year. All you need is a hard-boiled egg, some ribbon and a sharpie. Start by drawing a face onto the egg and tie the cloth around it to give it the illusion of floppy bunny ears. Et voila!
9. Green fingers
Flowers are not the only thing blooming in spring, it’s also the perfect time to sew your vegetable seeds. Potatoes, spring onions, salad leaves, runner beans and radishes are great for planting for another fun spring activity. But if flowers are more your cup of tea, we suggest getting stuck in with some bulb planting! But hurry so they bloom at the right time.
10. An Easter feast
Easter isn’t just about the Easter eggs… We just adore baking and while Bake Off doesn’t air until later in the year, we think we can challenge ourselves to make some culinary delights. Why not try out these classic easter nests or these adorable sheep cupcakes?! Almost too good to eat!
We hope these 10 fun spring activities has inspired you to try something new this Easter weekend! Let us know in the comments other bits and bobs you might have planned!
P.S. Feeling like you need to get organised after your spring clean? Check out our spring inspired stationery to put a spring in your step!