Getting ready for Spring outdoor adventures

Getting ready for Spring outdoor adventures

I was gifted some clothes by Regatta to help my Spring outdoor adventures, all word and opinions are my own.

It seems like our lives have been on hold for so long, but we finally have a glimmer of hope on the horizon! I don’t know about you, but ever since the road out of lockdown has been explained, I’ve been busy making plans. I feel like we have missed out on so many experiences, so I’m keen to pack lots of outdoor adventures into 2021.

Here are my tips for enjoying time outdoors this Spring and planning ahead for the rest of the year.

No Pressure

Firstly, don’t put yourself under undue pressure to make up for lost time. Outdoor adventures don’t always go to plan, so don’t get disheartened if your days out aren’t Instagram perfect (there’s no such thing anyway!) Add in kids, animals and the Great British weather and there’s a lot to go wrong.

Simply enjoy the present and be grateful that the worst is mostly behind us now. If you have a bad outing, just get planning your next adventure. Onwards and upwards!

The Right Kit

The British Spring time is a wonderful time of year, the buds are opening, lambs are skipping around the fields and temperatures are rising. The weather is generally an improvement on winter, but it’s still tricky to know what to wear.

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing

Alfred Wainwright

This time of year, you could face brilliant sunshine, wind, rain, hail or even snow as seen this week!

It can be tricky knowing what to wear for your Springtime outdoor adventures, but the key is layers. A base layer and then a warm, insulating mid layer like a fleece is ideal. Then over the top a weatherproof shell, such as a waterproof jacket, or a soft shell if it’s not likely to rain too much, is the perfect way to finish off.

A fleece is definitely your friend in the Spring! I’m loving this new top from Regatta-perfect for outdoor adventures!

Pay attention to the rules

Not to be party pooper, but there is likely to be restrictions in place for a while yet, so make sure you’re up to date on all the latest government guidelines. Also, bear in mind that Wales and Scotland have different rules, so pay attention if you’re travelling out of your area.

It’s not quite time to put away the face masks and hand sanitiser, so use your common sense and stick to the rules.

Picnic Master

Outdoor meet ups and picnics are likely to be a big feature of our Spring and Summer socialising this year, so it’s time to up your game!

If the days are a bit chilly, a hot drink in a thermos is a must have. You can also take along hot food like soup, chilli or pasta in a food flask. One of our family favourites is to take some hotdog sausages in a flask of boiling water. The kids love it and it’s a great way to make a picnic more exciting.

Also, a sturdy and waterproof picnic mat makes life so much easier. I mention it a lot, but I love our PACMAT picnic blanket and it’s so lightweight that it’s the perfect accessory for a Spring outdoor adventure.

Our Pacmat comes everywhere with us!

So where are you heading this year? I’ve already booked a return trip to Hickling Campsite in Norfolk in the summer holidays, and just today I booked a couple of nights camping for the May half term. I’m sure there will be many more adventures in 2021!

I also plan to make the most of our local area, if there is one thing I have learnt this year, it’s that there is a lot on our doorstep that we take for granted.

Shop the new collection at Regatta here and get kitted out for your outdoor adventures.


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