Frog spawn normally appears in ponds and slow-moving streams in March but the timing can vary a lot depending on the weather and how warm or cold it is. This thick jelly with black dots in the centre is laid in clumps. Toad spawn looks similar but is laid in long chains.
If you’re too late to see frog spawn never fear – tadpoles will appear around one month later and are even more fun to find. Make sure you tick off number 32 from our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ once you’re finished.
There are lots of toads, newts, frogs and their spawn at Allen Banks Tarn. Print out our pond life spotter sheet before you go.
If you're visiting the Ashridge Estate, have a look for frogspawn in the Clinkmere pond, near the visitor centre.
The ponds at Colby Woodland Garden, in Pembrokeshire, are teaming with frog spawn and newts. You can also pick up free pond dipping kits when you visit.
You can find frog spawn in the lake at Bishop’s Gate, Downhill Demesne in County Londonderry
Take a peek over the bridge at Felbrigg to see if you can spot frog spawn in the lake
There is normally no shortage of frog spawn in the Lily Pool at Hidcote.
The pond at Piles Mill on the Holnicote Estate is home to plenty of frog spawn.
In the gardens of Saltram, there is frog spawn in the orange grove pond and toad spawn in the fountain.
Get a close-up view of frog spawn, toad spawn and newts in the bower pond at Sheringham Park, Norfolk.
The garden ponds at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria, have lots of web-footed residents so should be full of their spawn in early spring.
Stowe, in Buckinghamshire, usually has lots of frog spawn waiting to be found in early spring.
Spring is frog spawn time. Watch our video tips on how to find frog spawn.
Little feet can tire easily, so we've picked some of our best walks for families with toddlers and small kids. So you can wave bye-bye to shoulder rides and piggy backs, and say hello to happy little walkers.
From muddy trails to woodland dens, there's plenty of outdoor fun for the children to discover at the places we look after. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas.
Here are some of our favourite holiday cottages for a family holiday, where outdoor fun is always on the agenda whatever your age.