Spring is in bloom, so there’s no time like the present to write your Spring to-do list! Make sure you get the most of the season by planning things to enjoy with family and friends, as well as by yourself.
1. Easter Egg Hunt
Most towns will have a local Easter egg hunt you can join in with, but if not most supermarkets sell sets of eggs to do it yourself.
2. Visit a Garden in Bloom
If you’re lucky to have a botanical garden or National Trust property nearby, the spring is a great time to visit the beautiful gardens and see the trees in blossom and new flowers blooming.
3. Spring Reading
Spend the morning in your local library or book shop. Now is a great time to read classic children’s stories like Anne of Green Gables, Wind in the Willows, The Secret Garden, and Peter Rabbit. For adults, classic spring books include E. M. Forster’s A Room with a View, Middlemarch by George Eliot, and H. E. Bates’ The Darling Buds of May.
4. Spring Clean
The Spring season is the perfect time to have a big clean up. Take everything out of the kitchen cupboards and wipe down the surfaces, reorganise the cupboard under the stairs, scrub your front door step. It’s also a good idea to evaluate how your current cleaning systems are working and if it’s time to switch things up.
5. Feed the ducks
With the weather being slightly warmer, you’ll have more success at finding ducks by local ponds or rivers. Make sure you’re not feeding the ducks bread or other unsuitable foods, with the Canal and River Trust suggesting instead we feed room temperature sweetcorn or peas, lettuce and salad leaves, unsweetened oats, cooked or uncooked rice, and unseasoned seeds.
6. Learn About a Folk Tale, Superstition, or Tradition From Your Area
Most counties have superstitions and stories around spring. Many of these are in regards to welcoming the spring and a prosperous planting season.
7. Go For an Afternoon Tea, or DIY One at Home
Spring is a great time to treat yourself to an afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches, small cakes and scones – with a piping hot teapot of course! – all remind me of the new season.
8. Plant Simple Seeds and Watch Them Grow
Cress is a classic thing to grow with kids, with quick success as it can be harvested within a fortnight. For more experienced growers, radishes and spring onions are easy and quick to grow, or add pansies, marigolds, or petunias to your spring flower beds or hanging baskets.
9. Visit a Farm
Lots of baby animals are born in the spring, so it’s a great time to visit a farm on an open day. Lambs, piglets, and ducklings are all born around this season.
10. Let in the Fresh Spring Air
Open the windows in the morning to air out your rooms, breathe the fresh air, and hear the birds while you potter around in the mornings.
11. Eat Seasonally
Find out what local produce is grown each month and try to plan as many meals with these items. Eating this way can often be cheaper as this food is abundant, as well as better for the environment as it hasn’t come around the world.
12. Make a Spring Playlist
Make a playlist of all the songs that make you think of spring. It will be a perfect soundtrack while you complete other activities this season!
13. Enjoy the Early Morning Birdsong
Spring really is the perfect time to go and listen to the birds. I have been enjoying early morning walks with the dog to hear the local wood pigeons, blackbirds and sparrows.
14. Learn a New Skill
As the season of new beginnings, Spring is a great opportunity to learn something new. Whether that’s a hobby you’ve been wanting to pick up, like gardening, baking, or knitting, or if you’ve been wanting to learn a DIY essential or a language ready for your summer holiday – give it a go this season!
15. Prepare For the Summer
Go through your supplies to ensure you have plenty of sun cream ready and check that the swimming costumes still fit! Do you need new sandals, sun hats, sun glasses?
What are your essential spring activities?