For families

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Spring competition

A glorious spring day outside is just the thing to inspire your little ones to enter our spring poem writing competition.

Springtime family adventures

This spring you and the kids can enjoy free family craft days, geocaching, lambing and of course lots of outdoor fun.

Don't forget natural play areas and acres of parkland all waiting for your kids to burn off energy and enjoy fresh air.

You can also tick off more of your 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ activities too; like explore inside a tree, visit a farm or plant it, grow it, eat it.

Become a wildlife spotter

Greater spotted woodpecker at Ashridge

Wildlife is waking up after winter, but do you know what everything is?

Your kids can become the expert with these free spotter sheets:

You can share photos with us and we'll add them to our wildlife spotters board.

Come and meet the lambs

We love this time of year as the parklands and countryside places we care for welcome new born lambs into the world.

Have your little ones ever met or stroked a little lamb? Do they know we look after lot of different types of lambs from Jacobean to Portlands?

Why not make 2015 the year you get up close to their irresistible cuteness?

Rainy days

Where does the light go?

Venture indoors to see what fun awaits:

Natural play

Children playing on the Hardwick play trail

Have a wild and imaginative time in some of our favourite play areas:

What's on

The new season of spring is bursting into life at the places we care for and this means a whole load of new fun to enjoy.

You can join rangers to welcome the new lambs into the world, go star gazing, get dressed up as lots of historical characters, have a go at climbing or follow a family trail to see what you can discover.