Yes Easter is nearly here, I can taste the chocolate already! But we  really need to be getting out and about so lets do our bit and get the kids outdoor clothing and see what activities we can get involved in over the holiday period, because it’s a great time to spend with all our friends and family. So whatever the weather throws at us, whether its sunshine or rain lets have some fun.

There are walks a plenty across the whole of the UK that the entire family can enjoy, For example, a number of walks are available in the Southern Lake District, passing by Beatrix Potter's Yew Farm, Langdale Valley and the summit of Coniston Old Man. Alternatively, there are routes in the Yorkshire Dales, through Howgill Fells, Wensleydale Valley and along the Dales Way.

An early morning stroll with the family in the Lake District provides ample opportunity to soak up nature's Easter treats, such as the dense colour found in the countryside or the chirping of birds in woodland. Birds aren't the only animals running amok during Easter time as badgers, adders and slow worms all tend to appear, attracted by the Spring sunshine.

For those a bit more southerly, Bristol harbours Goblin Combe and Weston Big Wood, forming part of Avon Wildlife Trust's nature reserves. Bluebells, purple orchids and ramsons can all be spotted whilst trekking - perfect for nature-lovers looking to spot wildflowers.

From Saturday 31 March to Sunday 15 April, Lotherton Hall, near Leeds, is offering an Easter trail for all those interested in finding clues around the grounds of an Edwardian Country House. With several official walks in the vicinity, including the Captain Wood Walk and The Boundary Trail, lucky walkers may even catch the sight of a red deer grazing in the nearby deer park.

In Scotland, the National Trust has partnered with Cadbury to offer Easter egg trails at 44 of their properties in the country. Kids can follow the trail, collect clues and find a chocolatey treat at the end. Trails include J M Barrie's Birthplace, Glencoe & Dalness, Greenbank Garden and many more.

As you can see, the Easter holiday is truly the weekend for walkers of all ages and abilities. With flowers emerging and the sun peaking through the clouds, the Easter weekend is the perfect time to for a family stroll so get the kids outdoor clothing on and you can walk off all those Easter eggs too!