Butterflies and moths don’t lay eggs over winter so spring is your earliest opportunity to find a caterpillar. In the wild caterpillars have a very low survival rate so you’ll be giving it a much better chance of living.
Find some of our best climbing trees, or trying out rock climbing and abseiling. If you'd rather keep your feet on the ground you can still enjoy the sights by climbing a huge hill (and rolling back down afterwards).
Why not grab your paints or crayons and challenge yourself to create a piece of art inspired by the spring time blooms? If you’ve got a few daffodils going spare in your own garden then you could even try pressing them to include in your masterpiece.
Have a go at No. 32 on our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, and go hunting for frogspawn. This thick jelly appears in ponds and slow-moving streams in March, though it usually takes a further month for little tadpoles to appear.
The spring night sky means you don’t need to stay out too late to see the stars, so it can be a great time for beginners and families to start stargazing – one of our 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ activities.
You’ll find miles of cycling paths at places we look after and some places also offer cycle hire. You can also see our places from a different kind of saddle by booking a horseback ride with Studland Stables in Dorset or the Cantref Riding Centre in the Brecon Beacons.
Sometimes the most fun can be had by seeing where the trail takes you. There are always adventures along the way, like making a grass trumpet or playing pooh sticks. Add a map and compass for extra adventure or why not try out geocaching.
Bring some colourful crafty fun to your Easter celebrations with the National Trust's how to video guides. Laura Shack will teach you how to use natural and recycled materials to make Easter baskets, naturally dyed Easter eggs and a bean bag Easter chick
Rockpooling is a great family activity best enjoyed from late spring until early autumn. Our ranger and rockpooling fan Kate Martin shares her top tips for a day out discovering the fascinating creatures found on our shores.
Follow willow tunnels or make your very own woodland den in our natural play areas. You can also splash along muddy trails, hang onto rope swings and hunt for treehouses and bug hotels. Here's our pick of the best natural play areas at our places.