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It’s time to enjoy the new season and reconnect with nature now the weather is lighter, brighter and warmer. Have a go at these springtime activities which the little ones will love.

See how many different types of wildflowers you can spot on a walk. How many of them can you name?

Prepare a picnic. What are your favourite things to eat and drink when you have lunch in the sunshine?

Really listen hard when you’re outside. If you stop and stand still, what can you hear? Birds? Bees? Anything else?

Invent a name for spring. Can you think of a funny name that describes this time of year? Greeny-tree?

Nature art! Can you make a special piece of art using twigs, stones, petals and other natural things?

Go on a minibeast hunt. What kind of creepy-crawlies can you find if you peek under a log, or a rock?

Spring escapes

Why not take part in these activities when you holiday with us? Our hostels are located in some amazing locations. From the middle of a National Park, up a mountain, on the edge of a coastal path, the shore of a glistening lake or a bustling city, we are sure we have the right spot for you this spring. Explore spring escapes.

Read next: Discover some amazing facts about oak trees.

Written by The Journey Team

The Journey is YHA's magazine. With each edition, our team of writers and editors bring you inspiration for your adventures. Enjoy features, interviews, competitions, reviews and more!

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