We've asked our friends at Mumsnet for family-friendly tips to make the most of spring.
Spring spotters: 'Children are fascinated by the natural world around them. We spent ages the other day watching a wasp walk around the garden and half an hour studying ladybirds. Time to get absorbed in an activity is important.'
Plant the seed: 'Growing our own food gets the kids outdoors every time: they love planting seeds, watering them and checking to see if they are growing.'
Little chefs: 'Our fallback activity is baking. We have acke moulds and cookie cutters in all shapes so we can generally bake to match the season.'
Out and about: 'If it's dry (or even just drizzling) we get outside – park, woods, garden on bikes or scooters, just for a walk to the shops... The fresh air and exercise does us all good!'
Get crafty: 'I buy a few craft activity sets to keep aside for days with nothing planned. It's exciting opening a new set and it keeps the kids amused for a good while.'