Children’s Gardening and Outdoor Play

Looking for simple gardening projects for your kids and ideas on outdoor games and kid’s garden ideas? Need help with creating a child friendly garden and growing your own plants and vegetables with your children?  Would you like your children to spend more time out playing in the garden?

Then this is the website for you and your family. It has lots of information and ideas on turning your garden into a family friendly space and free resources to inspire your kids to play in the garden.  It will help you to engage them with the outdoors and get your children started on gardening and appreciating the natural world. And you, you get to grow your kids and grow your garden at the same time.

Play in the Garden

You may remember gardening as a child and have precious memories of play in the garden.  If you also want your children to love gardens and gardening then:

  1. You can show how much you love your own garden, even if it just consists of a few pots of herbs.  It is fun to garden and grow with your kids.
  2. Surround them with all sorts of gardening and outdoor projects, small and ambitious.  Some solely for children, but others for the whole family.
  3. Consider how you can give your children good garden experiences, both with gardening and outdoor play in the garden.



What to Sow and Grow with your Kids in March and April

Now is the time of year to get sowing and growing.  We have a lovely long list of vegetabes  for you to try.



Easter Egg Grassheads

Easter Egg Grassheads and Cressheads

 A fun Easter Holiday  Growing Project for you and your kids.  We show  you step by step how to create these hairy creatures.

 Sowing and Growing Sunflowers

Find out everything you need to know about growing sunflowers with your children.


sunflower face




Choosing Seeds to Sow and Grow with your Children


seeds in a seed tray


Now is the time to buy those packets of seeds.  Take a look at our handy guide on sowing and growing seeds with you children.

April Offer with Butterfly Conservation


Throughout April Butterfly Conservation is offering half price membership with the code GARDEN50 (only available if paying by direct debit), and the first 100 people to sign up will receive a pack of seeds, either Phlox, Pot Marigold or Cornflower (as these are not only lovely flowers but they are known to attract a variety of butterflies and moths, like the Humming-bird Hawk Moth and Peacock).  You will also receive a free copy of the above book by Kate Bradbury in your membership pack.