May Pole Dancing - The Little Woodpecker

Days are longer, the sun is shining bright, and the joyful hues of spring are everywhere. One of the high points of the season is May Day, and there’s lots you can do here in London to enjoy the centuries-old springtime celebration with your toddler.

1. Have your own jamboree:

May Day festivities are filled with outdoor music and dancing, so grab a few musical toys like our Early Melodies Tambourine or Rainbow Pan Flute, and have your own musical fair out in the garden or park!

2. Pass along British traditions:

There are loads of fun (and free) kids’ activities at the May Day on the Docks event, including traditional Morris dancing and storytelling about English springtime folklore. Children can also partake in time-honoured customs like building a Jack in the Green.

3. Plan a spring picnic:

Encourage your toddler to enjoy the warm weather by going on an outdoor excursion for May Day. Bring along some healthy snacks and a pretend tea set or picnic hamper for quality imaginary playtime while you sit out in the sunshine.

4. A classic May Day celebration:

Have a fun-filled family outing at the traditional May Fair on Southgate Green, where your little one can see cherished traditions like the crowning of the May Queen and maypole dancing.

5. Add to your garden:

May Day is a celebration of new life, welcoming the blossoming of fresh flowers and the sprouting of new leaves on the trees. To mark the occasion and instil a lifelong love of nature in your child, plant a flower, shrub or tree together that you can both nurture all year long.

For more fun playtime ideas or to discover our collections of sustainable toys, contact us at The Little Woodpecker, your online destination for eco-friendly toys.