Top ten outdoor Spring activities for kids

Now that the chilly months have passed, the kids will be shouting “hooray!” for outdoor play. There is no need to look any further for ideas of what to do with our top ten outdoor Spring activities for your kids to try.

Our outdoor messy play area at Little Farmers is ready and waiting and the animals are here to say “hello” in the fields!

Find out our top ten outdoor activities to try this Spring at Little Framers and at home in this blog…

Outdoor fun in Little Farmers messy play area

By now the kids are ready to spring into action and let off some steam. What better way to do this than to get MESSY in our giant sandpit and water play area, built especially for Little Farmers by Timberplay Scotland.

Book your tickets for Little Farmers here.

Visit the animals out in the fields 

Is there anything sweeter than a new born baby lamb? We don’t think so!

In March and April our little lambs will be springing around the fields at Craigies along with the pygmy goats, highland coos, our two new donkeys, and Wendy our Clydesdale Horse. Come down and say hello to them all!

To finish off your day, have a snack or a meal in the Little Farmers cafe. Have a look at our tasty menu here.

Lunch on the Farm 

To finish off your fun-filled days at Little Farmers, have a snack or a meal in the Little Farmers Cafe. When the weather is sunny and bright you can take it out to our tables in the garden!

Have a look at our tasty Cafe menu here.

Plant a mini garden  

Start exercising your little farmer’s green fingers by planting a mini garden! Have fun picking seeds or choosing seedlings from your local garden centre. If your child is in charge of their patch then going outside to water, weed and watch over it will teach them valuable lessons about responsibility!

Picnic lunch in the park  

Pack up your picnic basket and head out to your local park or nearest green space. The kids will have fun helping you to prepare the food and find the perfect spot to lay your picnic blanket.

Or why not try Craigies afternoon tea for one for a delicious ready-homemade picnic lunch! This includes a selection of fresh sandwiches, mini pork sausage roll, sweet treats, Summer House juice and more! Also available for vegetarians or gluten and dairy-free.

Make your own obstacle course 

Spark your little one’s imagination by using sticks, a hula hoop, garden chairs or any other items that you might have handy to create a fun obstacle course for them to run and jump around the garden.

Go on a family bike ride

Take to the bike paths in your town or head out into the countryside and enjoy a family bike ride! Many towns have bike hire so it is worth doing a search before you go if you don’t own your own bikes.

Photograph nature

Add some fun and learning to your walks by letting your little ones borrow your camera phone and see how many different types of wildlife they can find and photograph. Once they are home, they can have fun and learn some new facts by looking up their names!

Star and cloud gazing

Help your kids to see the beauty of the sky by looking up at the twinkling stars at night or by searching for shapes made by the clouds on a sunny spring day. This will help them learn about the solar system, and prompts their creativity by spotting anything from elephants to dinosaurs in the clouds!

Camp out for the night

Take your tent into the back garden or organise a weekend camping trip and get the kids involved with setting up the tent and cooking by the campfire. As well as building practical skills, it’s so much fun and an opportunity to connect with nature.

We hope that you have lots of fun this Spring – we would love to see what you get up to. Tag us in your outdoor Spring snaps on Instagram and Facebook!

If you’re planning a visit to Little Farmers, click here to plan your day and find out more. We are open every day for farm fun, adventure and good-mood food!