17 outdoor activities to celebrate spring!

It’s here! It’s here! Spring has (finally) sprung! We know we aren't the only ones who did a weather-related happy dance this Sunday!

We were finally able to swap sweaters for t-shirts, pants for shorts and boots for sandals.

So, now that we’ve swapped our attire, the team here at Public Health encourages you to swap those TV, computer & tablet screens for some good old-fashioned outdoor fun!

In honour of the fabulous weather we had and the promise of even more to come, here are 17 outdoor activities that will get you and your family moving this spring:

  1. Go for a hike
  2. Fly a kite - Check out the video below on how to make your own!
  3. Visit a farmer’s market
  4. Play soccer or softball
  5. Visit a petting zoo
  6. Take a bike ride
  7. Picnic in the park
  8. Start a garden
  9. Try horseback riding
  10. Spend an afternoon at the playground
  11. Go camping
  12. Jump rope
  13. Hit the beach (we post beach testing results from May to August on our website & on Twitter @WDGBeachTesting)
  14. Have an outdoor scavenger hunt
  15. Try your hand at miniature golf
  16. Play Frisbee
  17. Take the dog for a walk

There you have it! Seventeen reasons to get outside, get active and have fun!

What are your favourite outdoor activities for spring?