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Ideas for Family Excursions in the Spring

Updated on February 22, 2015

Ideas for Family Excursions in the Spring

Are you looking for some ideas for your family holiday this Spring? There are many things to see and do with children in tow. Cities and towns are full of museums, activities and entertainments. But as the weather gets better and we move into Spring, why not consider taking your family on countryside excursions? Whether you are on holiday in a certain location or taking day trips from home, most people will be able to enjoy activities along the following lines:

Top 10 Beaches

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A markerSeychelles -
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B markerMaldives -
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C markerBora Bora, Tahiti -
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
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D markerThe Hamptons, New York -
The Hamptons, NY, USA
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E markerLanikai Beach, Hawaii -
Hawaii, USA
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F markerNantucket Island, Massachusetts -
Nantucket Island, Nantucket, MA, USA
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G markerFraser Island, Australia -
Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
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H markerSt. Bart's -
Saint Barthélemy, Saint Barthélemy
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I markerLangkawi, Malaysia -
Langkawi, 07000, Kedah, Malaysia
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Beach Bliss:

The traditional British staple of a good old time beside the seaside. Enjoy the nostalgia of the old-fashioned beach holiday – complete with paddling, sand castles and ice cream. Or, if you and your kids are looking for something a bit different, why not try a beach activity together? There are many places in the UK and abroad where you can try out surfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, sailing, and a whole range of other activities. There is much more to do beside the sea than just sit in the sun and have a picnic – though that can be fun too! You could go fossil hunting, or observe the life in rock pools, collect mussels to eat, go fishing, or collect seaweed for the garden. All activities that many children will enjoy.

Top 10 Hiking Trails in the World

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A markerHimalayas, Nepal -
Himalayas, 33800, Nepal
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B markerMount Rainier, WA, USA -
Mount Rainier, Washington 98304, USA
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C markerAlps -
Alps, 74400 Chamonix, France
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D markerKalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii -
Kalalau Trail, Kapaa, HI 96746, USA
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E markerEl Caminito del Rey, El Chorro, Spain -
Caminito del Rey, 29550 El Chorro-Alora, Málaga, Spain
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F markerAndes, South America -
Andes, Antioquia, Colombia
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G markerHua Shan -
Mount Hua, Huayin, Weinan, China
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H markerBlyde River Canyon -
Blyde River Canyon, Motlatse Canyon Provincial Nature Reserve, South Africa
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I markerFjordland -
Fiordland National Park, Fiordland National Park 9691, New Zealand
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J markerFjords, Norway -
Fjordsvegen, 2760 Brandbu, Norway
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Hiking the Hills:

Why not consider a hill walk on a sunny spring day? A walk does not have to be strenuous and can help you all stretch your legs and get fit. The views from a vantage point high over surrounding countryside often make the whole thing worthwhile and endorphins will be boosted by the exercise.

Other active pursuits like cycling or canoeing down a river can also be great fun.

So get out there this Spring, and enjoy the great outdoors with your family.

World's Best Hikes

10 Most Beautiful Forests In The World

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A markerArashiyama -
Arashiyama, Arashiyama Genrokuzancho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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B markerSierra Nevada -
Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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C markerRedwood National Park -
Redwood National and State Parks, California, USA
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D markerBlack Forest, Germany -
Black Forest Airport Lahr (LHA), Fritz-Rinderspacher-Straße 9, 77933 Lahr/Schwarzwald, Germany
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E markerCrooked Forest, Poland -
Crooked Forest, Poland
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F markerJiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan, China -
Jiuzhaigou Valley, Yanjiang, Ziyang, China
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G markerMonteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica -
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Carretera a Reserva de Monteverde, Monte Verde, Costa Rica
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H markerDaintree Rainforest, Australia -
Daintree Rainforest, 2333 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia
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I markerAmazon Brazil -
Amazon - Avenida General Rodrigo Otávio, 61 A - Japiim, Manaus - AM, 69078-000, Brazil
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J markerOlympic National Forest, Washington, United States -
Olympic National Park, 3002 Mt Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362, USA
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Fun in the Forest:

Whether you go to a special centre offering outward bound and adventure activities in a woodland near your home or holiday accommodation, or simply enjoy the wonders of unspoiled nature, a trip to the forest can be more than just a walk in the woods. Why not find a zip-line, or an obstacle course and challenge the whole family to complete certain tasks? Bond as you carry out adventure activities, or simply climb trees: a chance for everyone to get in touch with the natural world. Alternatively, turn your trip into an expedition. Try a scavenger hunt for certain leaves and seeds and other woodland items, or try your hand at a spot of den building and learn other survival skills, like foraging. Simply watching the native wildlife can also be fun for the whole family.

Top 10 UK farm-stay holidays

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A markerBrackenborough Hall Farm, Lincolnshire -
Lincolnshire, UK
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B markercornwall -
Cornwall, UK
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C markerNettlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight -
Span Farm, Rew Lane, Wroxall, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3AU, UK
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D markerSmallicombe, Devon -
Smallacombe Hill, Tiverton, Devon EX16 9JR, UK
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E markerGlenkilrie, Perth -
Glenkilrie House, Blacklunans, Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross PH10 7LR, UK
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F markerNannerth Farm, Powys -
Powys, UK
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G markerMoor Court Farm, Ledbury, Herefordshire -
Herefordshire, UK
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H markerYew Tree Farm, Cumbria -
Yew Tree Farm, 7 Cart Lane, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria LA11 7AB, UK
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I markerLovesome Hill Farm, North Yorkshire -
Low Moor Farm Cottage, Long Lane, Brompton, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2TG, UK
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Farmyard Frolics:

Most kids love a farm, with animals to pet, milk, feed and catch. A day spent happily amidst the muck can definitely be a day well spent – educational as well as great fun. It is a good idea for children to know about the food chain, and where their food comes from. A farm visit is also a good way to get them out in the fresh air and away from screens. In a similar vein, horse riding can be a fun way for the whole family to get out and about in the countryside.

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    • traveleze profile image

      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Emma,

      Agreed i love sitting on a beach in the warm sun :)



    • emmaouthworth profile image

      Emma Southworth 3 years ago from Manchester

      My favorite would be the Beach Bliss for sure

    • traveleze profile image

      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Thomasjames1992,

      I prefer summer as well but Spring is coming soon. And actually loads of places are not cold in Spring try Greece or Spain they average mid 20s in Spring



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      Thomas James 3 years ago from London

      Na i prefer summer, spring is too cold lol

    • traveleze profile image

      Lee John 3 years ago from Preston

      Hi Taranwanderer

      Thanks for the feedback :) you don't need to be rich the cost of travel is now at a all time low due to the oil prices treat yourself :)



    • Taranwanderer profile image

      Taranwanderer 3 years ago

      Great pics and info! I wish I was rich - I'd make an itinerary to visit them all! Better yet, I'll just take it one at a time in the years to come...


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