The Easter weekend is a slightly different one this year with us ‘staying home’, but don’t let that stop you having fun in the garden!
We’ve put together some fun activities that you and your family can do in the garden whilst the weather is nice this bank holiday weekend.
#1 Garden Easter egg hunt
If you have young children or just want a bit of fun as a couple, then hide some chocolate eggs in the garden for others to find. Make sure that you remember where you’ve hidden them, as you don’t want them to melt!
Here are some great places that you can hide the Easter eggs:
- Bird bath
- Watering can
- Flower bed
- Hanging plants
Come up with some more yourselves and have some fun!
#2 Garden sports
Staying active while staying at home is very important and sports games in the garden are a great way to do this.
Here are some ideas for sports games:
- Badminton or tennis – dust off the old rackets and have a family competition
- Football – practice those skills and become the next Lionel Messi
- Catch – throw a ball to each other, be it a rugby ball or tennis ball
- Bowls or bowling – play some bowls or put up some makeshift skittles and practice your bowling skills
- Twister – you could even get out your game of Twister and play that in the garden
There are lots more fun games you can play in the garden, if you come up with any more let us know on social media.
Gardening is a very popular hobby and whilst the weather is nice and we’re having to stay at home, why not get out there and tend to your garden.
You could get out your trowel and tend to your flowerbeds or mow the lawn ready for your bowling games.
#4 Garden camping
A great idea is to get the old tent out and have a camping trip in your garden. You could even use the barbecue as a bonfire, on which you can cook your dinner and toast marshmallows.
#5 Garden bug hunt
Tell or show your kids what bugs to look for to see what they can find. Remember, if your kids do catch any to put them back where they found them.
If you and your kids are feeling adventurous you could build a bug den or a butterfly feeder for example.
#6 Chalk painting
Being easily washable, chalk painting on your stone patio is a great way to entertain the kids and adults if you enjoy being creative.
See who can come up with the most imaginative drawing and share them with us on social!
#7 Garden picnic
Set up a picnic in the garden, with young kids you can make this a fun teddy bear’s picnic if you like!
Lay out a full picnic for the whole family to enjoy and then once you’ve finished you can make a day of it and enjoy some other garden activities.
#8 Bury a time capsule
This is a great time to bury a time capsule with your family.
Use some kind of waterproof container, cut articles from the newspaper, get your kids to draw or write a letter to their future self, including their age, their favourite things etc.
You could even take and print out some pictures and put them in the time capsule. You’ll then need to seal up the capsule and bury it in your garden.
#9 Paddling pool aerobics
You can get your kids to come up with a pool aerobics routine to do for the family. Have fun and get fit at the same time, perfect.
For the younger kids, just playing with toys in the paddling pool will entertain them for hours!
#10 Build a den
If you’ve got some wood or other items lying around you could build a garden fort fit for a king!
Or if you or your children are massive Lego fans, then you’re bound to have enough bricks to build one as well! Make sure you show us your forts on social media!
We hope you have a nice bank holiday weekend, and remember stay home, protect the NHS and save lives.