Fun things to do with your family

Get creative with our fun activities for children of primary school age.

Child looking at the ground using a magnifying glass

Get closer to nature with our family-friendly outdoor activities and spot signs of spring all around you. 

Whether you have access to a countryside walk, a local park or your own garden, there are plenty of ways to make the most of the season from home. 

These challenges are designed for children of primary school age to enjoy with parents or carers. We have also released curriculum-linked activities to keep pupils on track with their learning. 

You will need: 

  • Wax crayons or colouring pencils for the creative activities 
  • A hand magnifier will be useful for the activities but not essential
  • For ’Inspector Moss’ you will need a compass


Stay safe

  • You'll need an adult with you for some of these activities
  • Remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds as soon as you get home and before you start any new activity
  • Try to do as many of this from your own home or private garden. If you go outside, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Bluebell petals, Wakehurst

    Spring close-up

    Go on a hunt for signs of spring. Designed for children under 6. 

  • Fallen leaves around a tree stump

    Hide the minibeast

    Do some leaf rubbings and see what minibeasts you can spot in fallen leaves... 

  • Closeup of a bright green veiny leaf

    Hide the minibeast

    Get creative with some leaf rubbings. Designed for children aged 6-8.

  • Cherry blossom in spring

    Spring checklist

    How many signs of spring can you find? Designed for children 8+. 

  • Close up of moss on tree roots at Wakehurst

    Inspector Moss

    Inspect your local trees and discover their secrets. Designed for children 8+. 

  • Ant's eye view

    Explore signs of spring from an ants perspective. Designed for children 8+.