The Easter holidays have arrived a bit earlier than usual this year so now is a great time to start planning lots of fun activities to keep both children and grown-ups alike entertained.

We have all our fingers and toes crossed for a dry and sunny April and with that optimistic outlook in mind, here are some of our top tips on some outdoor adventures the whole family can enjoy.

Treetop Easter Holidays Fun

The Easter Holidays are the perfect time to release your inner Tarzan and hit the tree tops for a forest adventure with Go Ape.

From zip wires to rope crossings and swings, plus junior trails perfect for children aged six to 12 years, it’s the perfect day out for adventurous families this Easter.

With locations across the country, our friends over at Virgin Experience Days have a full range of Go Ape experience days on offer so head over to their website to find your ideal fun day out.

Easter Holidays Rainbow Hunt

Did you know that Sunday 3rd April is Find a Rainbow Day? We didn’t either until now and while it seems to be celebrated quite a bit worldwide, we definitely think it’s one we need to make more of here in the UK!

If that doesn’t get you bundled up against the early spring chill on a drizzly but sunny day to head out for a refreshing countryside walk then nothing will.

Our top tip for finding a rainbow? Look in the sky directly opposite the position of the sun.

And even if the day doesn’t offer the somewhat elusive weather combination of rain and sunshine needed for a real rainbow, there are still plenty of ways to make your own celebratory rainbow.

Paint your nails in an array of bright colours or bring some early spring colour into your garden with multi-coloured plant pots and early-flowering plants. Or why not treat yourself to a brightly coloured new top or get the kids involved in making colourful (and healthy) rainbow fruit skewers or painting a rainbow picture for the fridge door?

Getting Crafty with Easter Ideas

From the ubiquitous Easter bonnet and hand-decorated Easter eggs to bunny cupcakes and paper daffodils, the Easter holidays are the perfect time to get creative at home.

String or yarn eggs have become one of the biggest craft crazes this Easter. Simply blow up a latex balloon and run coloured string or wool through PVA glue mixed with a bit of water. Wrap it around the balloon, overlapping it over and over until almost covered. Once dry, simply pop the balloon inside and you have a fab seasonal decoration.

You could even get really creative and, using a large latex balloon, turn your yarn egg into a hot air balloon. Turn it upside down and hang a small woven or wicker basket from the bottom, such as these from Hobbycraft. They’re the perfect size to fill with mini eggs as part of a home Easter egg hunt.

Pom poms are another craft trend showing no signs of disappearing anytime soon. Most haberdasheries and craft shops sell pom pom makers that do most of the work for you. Even without one, all you need is a couple of circles of thick card, some leftover wool and a pair of scissors to create fluffy decorations or cute Easter gifts.

We found lots of ideas to inspire and keep both you and the kids entertained during the Easter holidays on Pinterest.

Or if you’re relatively confident with a crochet hook, why not check out this previous post we did on how to crochet a simple Easter egg hot air balloon?

Easter Egg Hunts With The National Trust

Each year The National Trust and the National Trust for Scotland team up with chocolate giant Cadbury to host Easter egg hunts across their historic properties, woodlands and coastlines.

Because while we know there is so much more to Easter than chocolate, it’s definitely one of our favourite parts!

The Easter Bunny has been incredibly busy hiding his eggs all over the UK and a National Trust egg hunt would be a great family day out for the Easter holidays.

One of the places hosting an Easter Egg hunt is Berrington Hall near Leominster, one of our most popular hot air balloon ride launch sites.

With hundreds of locations across the country, find out where your nearest Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt is taking place during the Easter Holidays here.