Family activities

May 9, 2018

May has welcomed us with a blast of hot weather which meant we spent a lot of the Bank Holiday Weekend enjoying the outdoors.

 

We have put together a list of 5 things you can do in May, now that days are longer, warmer and May half-term is approaching:

 

1. Bike rides!

 

It’s time to dust off the bikes and hop on. London Cyclist will tell you everything you need to know about what, how and where to go for a nice ride with your family - in London and beyond! Plus, May is tNational Bike Month! 

 

https://www.londoncyclist.co.uk/cycling-with-children-in-london/

 

2. Flowers

 

It’s also National Flower Month so organise a visit to one of your local gardens. If you’re not in London, well, lucky you! You might be much closer to a blue bell forest than us here. 

This is a great way to teach children about nature, help them expand their vocabulary and teach them how to respect and enjoy wild-life.

 

3. Market

 

Shopping is often just another chore that takes time and money. May is the best time to start a new routine, or perhaps just try this as a one-off: Take your little ones to your local fruit and vegetable market - they can learn what’s in season, enjoy the smell of fresh food and learn the names of all those strange-looking, colourful goodies on the stalls.

 

4. Ducks!

 

This is an easy one. Go to any pond or river in your vicinity and spot the ducklings. What else do you need? Make sure though that you are watching them from a distance as this is a delicate time of the year for both the parents, and the little ducks!

 

5. Plan your holiday or a summer camp.

 

If you haven’t done so already, it is time! You can still find a lot of discounts for families or siblings. Let your little ones in to take part in bits of the organisation process or make a list of what they would like to do/learn this summer and explore your options.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

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