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By: John Adams, author of Dadbloguk.com, LinkedIn Changemaker and dad of two young daughters
Posted on: Apr 6, 2021

Getting Active this Easter Holiday Season

Looking for ways to get active and outside with the kids over Easter? John Adams shares a few of the things he plans to do with his family this holiday season.


The changing seasons and Easter holidays are an opportunity to get active and outside. In my home country of the UK, Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are beginning to ease. After months of being stuck inside, we can at long last explore the great outdoors.

I thought I’d produce a list of activities my family and I will be getting up to. After months of inactivity, I think a lot of people are looking for inspiration or maybe keen to try new things.

Just one quick word of advice before I start my list. Before trying any of these activities, do check that they are compliant with the COVID-19 restrictions in your jurisdiction. Please do keep in mind your own safety, the safety of others and play your part in keeping this virus under control.

Izzy Helen Geocaching
Helen, Izzy and friends out Geocaching in the countryside!

Geocaching

Sticking with the hunting theme, we will be going Geocaching. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt, but you use an app on your cell phone to find the treasure (I wrote about it in detail in this post for The Cleaner Home last summer).

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Photography

With flowers coming into bloom, it’s a great time to get out with your camera. My kids love photography and so we will get out and see what photographs we can get. If we’re lucky, we’ll find a photography competition to enter some of our pictures to see if we can win a prize. My eldest child, Helen, has a good track record in photography competitions so we’ll try and build on her success.

Outdoor reading

Do you struggle to get your children to read? This can be an issue for some families but with the warmer weather, you can make it fun. Challenge your kids to find the craziest place to read outside: Maybe they’ll read from up in a tree, sat on swings in a play park, or on the steps outside the front of your house.

Izzy SUP
Izzy trying out stand up paddle-boarding last year. We’ll try it out again soon!

Kayaking and Stand Up Paddleboarding

I started kayaking and using a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) when my children returned to school after the summer holidays. It was a great way to relax and after a while, I took my kids out on the water with me.

We’ll probably wait until later in April when it is a little warmer, but we’ll be heading off to our local lake. It’s so calm and tranquil and yet you get a great upper body workout at the same time!

Gardening

As the seasons have changed, it’s a great time to do some gardening. I always try and grow some plants each year, even if it’s just a few tomato plants, so my children can see where food comes from. We couldn’t really grow anything last year because we were not allowed out to buy gardening supplies but that’s not such a problem this time around.

Similar to kayaking, gardening is a relaxing activity. It’s also educational if the children are involved so it’ll be good to get them growing some plants of their own.

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Enjoy the Easter break and get active!

After months of remote learning and working from home, I hope you get the chance to enjoy the Easter holidays with your family. In my home country, it will be the first chance for us to get outside properly in quite some time. We’re going to make the most of it and I hope you do too!