Outdoor fun for kids

further restrictions in England have lifted and with the sun due to make its long-awaited appearance, just in time for school half terms, what can and can’t we do with our little ones whilst on their time off. 

Amongst other lifted restrictions, as of Monday 17 May indoor hospitality could reopen and indoor entertainment could now resume, including cinemas, museums, and children’s play areas.

Up to 6 people or 2 households are also able to meet indoors and up to 30 people outdoors.

This is great news for so many of us who have been longing for socialising with friends and family since the new year lockdown came into effect. 

However, with new variants emerging and anxiety around catching covid still, what fun things can we do with others safely? 

The best way to keep safe is to still stay outdoors because we know COVID-19 spreads much more easily indoors. Government guidelines state, ’If you are meeting friends and family, you can make a personal choice on whether to keep your distance from them, but you should still be cautious’.

With this in mind we have put together a list of outdoor activities whereby you can still maintain social distancing but enjoy having some much-needed fun with loved ones. 


Outdoor crazy golf – this is the perfect activity to keep little one’s busy outdoors. Search the internet for your local crazy golf round.

Funfair – With the teacups, dodgems and merry-go-round, what’s not to love about getting back to the fair. With strict sanitising rules and social distancing queue markers for funfairs to follow, you can enjoy the carnival atmosphere and bright lights of outdoor funfairs once again. 

Crabbing – Fishing for crabs is something we all did as children, so why not give it a try with your little ones. There are lots of basic guides on what you’ll need and most crabbing hotspots will have shops nearby that will have the crabbing essentials for you to buy. 

Eating alfresco – Most of us have not eaten in a restaurant since the new year and if you still feel on edge about indoor dining, lots of eateries have adapted their outdoor space to invite you for some alfresco dining. You can then sit back and enjoy not doing the washing up for once 😊 

Park trip – Try and find a new local park or simply by inviting little one’s friends along, it will feel like a new experience being able to share playtime with others finally. 

Picnic – Dust your picnic blankets off and pack some yummy food because who doesn’t love a picnic. Find a new beauty spot or a well-loved favourite area and enjoy a change of scenery for lunchtime. 

Woodland nature walks – We have all probably had our fair share of woodland walks over the past year but when the sun is shining it makes it that much easier to stay out building dens. 

Beach trip – With holidays not necessarily on the agenda for this year, making use of local private beaches is the next best thing. Private beach estates will charge for parking but will also limit the number of visitors therefore ensuring a stress free, socially distanced beach trip for the whole family.