Easter Woodland Trail

Easter is just around the corner and I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to being able to spend some more time outdoors. Spring is my favourite time of year, there's nothing better than seeing all the beautiful flowers, the days getting brighter and enjoying afternoons relaxing in the garden. But with spring brings Easter, which was always a favourite time of year as a child. Now that I have my own child it's exciting to get involved with a little Easter fun again. 

Our first adventure was an Easter Woodland Trail that was hosted by a local under 5s group, now I must admit this event was a first for us with the local group. But I can tell you it won't be the last because we all had wonderful day with all those involved. We were able to walk at our pace on the Woodland Easter Trail where we all followed clues around the wood with a little woodland magic. We followed the trail clues with the help from the fairies and also the wood wizard of course. At the end of trail after we collected all our clues we even managed to collect a sweet Easter treat. 

But what made this nature trail even more exciting was that on your way around there were several opportunities for the little ones to stop and get a little creative. First we stopped at the potato painting station, yes we all got a little messy but it was lots of fun. Every child on the nature trail got to opportunity to dip their special potato stamp into some vibrant colours and stamp away. We soon discovered that the stamp were in fact footprints from some of the woodland creatures you may come across during the trail. It was so much seeing all the children get involved and get messy.

A quick stop for a photo in the egg, and we came across an Easter card making sessions. Again this was a very well organised activity where every child on the nature trail got the opportunity to make their own Easter card. We all had a little fun using all the colourful designs and sticking them to our card. You could choose from colourful eggs, chicks, sheep and of course bunnies. Each child was handed a card and told to select a little sticker from each of the three baskets and get as creative as they could.

Further along the children got an opportunity to make their own hats. Who doesn’t love a vibrant, feather covered hat for Easter. Over the last few years my daughter and I have always made an Easter Bonnet together, doing this made a little difference. There were two more activities on the nature trail, however the children decided that they just wanted to explore the woods and find some insects instead. But as we walked by each child was offered the opportunity to plant their own bulb and make their own nest for chicks. At the end of trail after we collected all our clues we even managed to collect a sweet Easter treat, but I thought that a lovely gesture from the Under 5s Out and About Team was the fact that they has fruit stations for the little one on the way round, ensuring that there are no hangry toddlers in the midst. So if you're local and want to do something with your under 5 then please go and check out their Facebook page and see what events they have coming up. It's a really affordable event for £1 plus it give the little ones a chance to be at one with nature and get exploring.