With Easter approaching I’ve been having a good think about how I can celebrate in a fun way with Lucas and D. In February I reviewed Supertreats and their fabulous tasting chocolate alternative that Lucas loves eating. Cutting out on chocolate is making such a difference to his mood and quality of sleep, which is wonderful. So I started thinking about alternatives to chocolate and sweeties as Easter treats.
One of the things I think we’ll do over Easter is have a family day out together. Lucas loves our adventure days with lots of new things to see and learn about. I’ve put together a few ideas for Easter treat days out which could work for us and maybe for other families as well. All of them are suitable for toddlers and younger children.
Wellybobs Farm – Darwen, Lancashire
We went to Brockholes Nature Reserve at the end of last year which was a great success, so I thought having a chance to see some farm animals would be a really nice nature treat. At Wellybobs there are indoor as well as outdoor activities, so it could work well even if the weather’s being unkind. It’s all about seeing, hearing, touching and even tasting experiences. Lucas might even get to see a real life Easter chick, which would definitely be a treat.
Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour – Leavesden, Watford
Just like millions of others I loved the Harry Potter books and films, so a chance to see the magic behind the scenes and some original props really appeals to me. Although Lucas is too young to take in the details, I know he would love the colour, movement and sheer variety of sights and sounds. I can imagine and go into Ollivander’s Wand Shop and other Diagon Alley shops. Who knows, maybe a wand will choose Lucas when we visit!
Eureka! Children’s Museum – Halifax, West Yorkshire
The wonderful Eurkeka! Children’s Museum is an educational charity which describes itself as being ‘for parents who want their children to be curious about the world around them’. Well, naturally I do want Lucas to be curious, so this sounds like a really good day out to me. Perhaps D and I would also learn something new which would be interesting.
The World of Beatrix Potter – Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria
Keeping with the Easter theme of bunnies, The World of Beatrix Potter surely deserves a place on this day out ideas list. Spread across beautiful Lake District countryside, it brings these delightful children’s stories alive. There are exhibitions of characters like Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and outdoor treasure trails to follow, so you can make the most of the gorgeous views.
I think at some point we’re likely to have a day out at all of these places. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Lucas reacts to his new adventures! x