School Holiday Checklist: Spring

Winter is making a long-awaited departure, nights are lighter and the weather is getting warmer. Spring is almost upon us and there are lots of family-friendly activities to do which are even more enjoyable in spring.

Take a look at our favourite activities to help keep the whole family entertained over the Easter holidays and May bank holiday – you’ll be spoilt for choice!

Learn something new

Discover something new this half term! There are lots of activities and events going on all across Merseyside which will peak your family’s curiosity. Visit the award-winning Downy Duckling Week at Martin Mere and learn all about the egg-to-duckling process, find out what happens to your recycling at Veolia’s amazing Recycling Discovery Centres, learn about how stinky the Tudors were at Speke Hall and visit Liverpool’s award-winning National Museums to see a whole host of entertaining exhibitions and to get involved in some fun, family-friendly activities.

Go for a walk

Who doesn’t feel the benefit of a spring walk? It’s the perfect time to get outdoors – nights are lighter, the weather gets warmer and everywhere is in bloom! The Sefton Coastal Footpath and Formby Beach are great walking routes, famous for their abundance of wildlife and scenic trails. If the coast isn’t close, Speke Hall’s tranquil garden and estate are a stone’s throw away. There are many parks and green spaces waiting to be discovered across Merseyside – King’s Gardens Southport is one of our favourites!

Visit an outdoor cinema

Outdoor cinemas are fun, novel and perfect for spending family-time together in spring. King’s Gardens in Southport have various popular pop-up cinema events throughout spring and summer months – they are well worth a visit!

Do something good for charity

There are lots of family-friendly fundraising events going on this season. Not only are they for a great cause, they are also a fun day out! Queenscourt Hospice’s annual sponsored 5k dog walk ‘Strut your Mutt’ is taking place in April to help provide vital services for the local community. Alder Hey’s popular ‘Oli’s Charity Walk’ is also taking place this spring; funds raised go towards vital medical research to help make a difference to the lives of young people.

Go Cycling

Explore your local cycling routes and take a packed lunch with you to have a picnic.

Visit Sustrans for lots of safe cycling-route inspiration.