Spring is among us which means a perfect balance of hot and cold in Australia! This means packing a light jacket for nights and remembering some swimmers for the beach!
But, depending on where you are in Australia you may have to spend Spring time a little different due to the crazy circumstances the pandemic has brought on.
At Vuly, we want everyone to be enjoying and living an active healthy lifestyle wherever they reside, so we've put together a list of things to do in Spring whether you're indoors or outdoors.
Perfect weather, the two words we like to describe Spring. With light rainfall, sunny days and cool nights, you can almost do any activity you want during this season. Here are our top picks to take advantage of the weather!
We mention cycling in almost all our "things to do" lists, but how can we not! Not only does cycling come with great health benefits, but it's also a perfect way to enjoy the Spring weather. Take your family out on a nice stroll around the neighbourhood or to nearby bikes. Getting the kids cycling will also be great to get them out and active whilst having fun.
With grass greener than ever and flowers and trees in full bloom, go for a picnic to take in all the natural beauty. Picnics are a great family activity and you can make a whole day out of it! Bring along some of your families favourite snacks and drinks and don't forget to pack some outdoor equipment to get the kids up and active. Vuly's rover wagons act as a perfect companion as they double as picnic trolleys so you can easily transport all your picnic essentials from your car to your destination.
When the sky's clear and there's a breeze head outside and fly a kite. A classic outdoor activity that can get the kids excited to go outside. Spring is the perfect time to take out your favourite kite and watch it fly across the skies. Or to make things even more fun, turn it into a fun arts and crafts project making a kite with the kids from scratch.
Spring means we're heading into beach season and a great time to enjoy the sun before it gets too crowded in the summer. Enjoy a healthy amount of vitamin D, catch some waves or help your kids build the best sandcastle! The beach is a no-brainer for Aussies, and as long as the sun's out, there's hardly any excuse not to go. And we're aware a family beach trip can be a little hectic to organise so we've got a list of things to bring to the beach here. We highly recommend taking a beach trolley with you to help transport your beach essentials!
A vibrant field of flowers is probably one of the first things you think of when you think of Spring. And you're not wrong. There are some great places around Australia to visit some amazing flowers and fields. Going to explore some of nature's best, is a great way to introduce and peak your kids interest in the outdoors. Spring literally brings out the best in plants and flowers.
Another thing Spring season does well is to provide an abundance of strawberries! This is the perfect time to head out and find some of Australia's best strawberry farms where you're able to pick your own. Strawberry picking has become an annual tradition for a lot of families in Australia's and it's a great way to support the locals!
Hikes during Spring are great because the weather is not too hot or too cold. Take your family out for an adventure to explore what nature has to offer. We're sure you can find a "nearby" family-friendly trail you can take advantage of. Remember to pack some drinks to keep hydrated and healthy snacks for energy!
If the outdoors isn't your thing, or you don't have the luxury of taking full advantage of the Spring weather, don't worry! We've got you covered!
The backyard may not seem like the most exciting thing for your kids, but let's change that! Invest in some quality outdoor play equipment to give your outdoor space a little upgrade. Purchasing a trampoline, swing set or monkey bar frame could make a world of a difference. Your kids can release some steam whilst enjoying the Spring weather. It's also a great way to encourage an active lifestyle, which Vuly is all about! And owning outdoor play equipment isn't just great for Spring time, they're great all year round!
Put on your creative hats because art & crafts class is in session. We already know Spring brings out some beautifully vibrant flowers, so why preserve them. Go to your garden and have your kids pick out some of their favourite flowers and have them be pressed. Flower pressing allows them to be preserved and is great for other crafty projects.
Create a chefs hat for your kids and have them cook or bake their favourite foods! And of course keep them supervised and take over any "adult" responsibilities like using sharp equipment or handling some dangerous appliances.
Some ideas to get you started
I know what you might be thinking, "How on earth is cleaning a fun Spring Activity?!". I know it sounds crazy but why not make a game out of it? Hide some goodies around the room or area you want to be cleaned and just like that, it's turned into a mini treasure hunt. Cleanup can also be made easier with one of our Rover wagons. As useful as they are outdoors, they're also great indoors and great for storage.