After a verrry slow start to Spring I think it’s time to have a few nice things to look forward to on warmer days. (They ARE coming, right?) From camping to rock hunting and bluebell walks, here is what is on our Spring Bucket List.
1. Take the kids camping
I can’t wait to get the tent out for the season. We plan to head back to our first ever camping spot, Catgill Campsite near Bolton Abbey and also have reservations at Baxby Manor this spring. If you have any recommendations of sites you love do let me know in the comments as we’ve really only tried a few so far!
2. Bolton Abbey Welly Walk
We’ve done the Welly Walk at Bolton Abbey a half dozen times at least, but the kids always love it. It opens for the season May 26th and hopefully we can get a visit in soon after!
3. Strawberry picking
We didn’t fit in a visit last year and I really wish we had. The kids are always so proud to pick their own fruit and luckily we have quite a few PYO Strawberry patches to choose from here in Yorkshire!
4. See bluebells at Hard Castle Crags
Hardcastle Crags near Hebden Bridge is a fantastic place for a family walk. We’ve been many times but we’ve never been to see the bluebells. As it is on the National Trust’s List of the best places to see bluebells in the North of England, we’re going to try to fit a visit in during blooming season.
5. Visit The Deep
The kids are really interested in sharks these days so a trip to the Deep in Hull is on the calendar. The last time we went the kids were only 2 and 6 months so it’ll be interesting to see if anything has changed.
6. Go geocaching
How much fun does geocaching sound? A walk and a treasure hunt all rolled into one! Inspired by the adventures of That Lancashire Lass, we’ve put a geocaching adventure on our Spring bucket list.
6. Have a back yard S’more party
Sometimes you don’t have to go further than your own back yard. Once the weather warms up a bit we’re having friends around for a fire pit marshmallow roasting afternoon.
7. Hide and seek rocks
What is rock hunting you might ask? It’s good old free fun where kids can decorate and hide rocks for other kids to find. You can join the Yorkshire Rocks Facebook Group to see where other people have hidden their rocks and hopefully post photos of your own finds! You can see a bit more about how Shropshire Rocks works, I will try to post a something similar for Yorkshire once we’ve given it a try!
9. Try a new ice cream parlour
Warmer weather = ice cream! We still haven’t tried quite a few of these Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlours. My mission for this Spring is to try at least one that we haven’t tried before.
10. Visit Whitby
Growing up I lived 10 hours from the ocean, so I really appreciate how often we can visit the seaside living in West Yorkshire. We have an overnight stay booked at the family run Corra Lynn guest house this month and we can’t wait!
What is on your spring bucket list? Let me know in the comments!