Get moving and crafting with these top bank holiday activities

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Looking for some crafty and creative bank holiday activities to keep the whole family occupied? We’ve got you covered this long weekend – no matter the weather. 

Keep it classic with a picnic 

Take a long walk through the woods or along the beach before you throw down your picnic blanket.  

It will motivate little ones to get active before they settle down for a snack – and will help you build up an appetite too! 

Make sure you pack some healthy choices. Swap chocolate for fresh fruit and crisps for veggie sticks so no one feels sluggish during the walk back. 

Make fruit fun 

Seasonal fruit like strawberries and raspberries are at their freshest in May and early summer. And by eating in-season food, you will be helping the environment too. 

Crush a mixture of berries in an ice tray and let them freeze: 

  • Enjoy as frozen tasty treats 
  • Pop them in a glass of water for a fruity drink 
  • Mix them with milk for an instant milkshake. 

Berries are also the perfect companion for our strawberry and coconut ice-cream. 

I spy with my little eye… 

Looking for insects can be done no matter the weather. It’s a simple way to encourage children to exercise, while teaching them all about the creepy crawlies that live in their garden. 

Put together a bug bingo card and get them searching for butterflies, snails and spiders.  

Recycle some crafting gold 

Your recycling pile is full of creative ways to get crafting: 

  • Turn toilet roll tubes into colourful skittles for a quick game of bowling 
  • Transform cereal boxes into dolls houses – all you need are scissors and a pen 
  • Tear up your old magazines to create a collage of images. 

Old packaging can also be used for makeshift plant pots and seed trays. It’s an easy way to grow your own fruit and vegetables, whilst reaping the health benefits of gardening. 

Want to try our bank holiday activities? 

From the kitchen to the garden, our bank holiday ideas are sure to keep everyone happy over the long weekend. 

Visit our recipes and resources for even more ways to get little ones cooking and crafting. 

Further reading 

NHS – Activities for kids  

16 May, 2024