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.

Spring Activities with Your Kids in the Garden

Seed packets for children

Spring is the main growing and planting season so get your children started as soon as possible.  Turn to our Spring Activities with Your Kids in the Garden page for loads of ideas for projects and growing activities.

Planning your Vegetable Plot

planning your vegetable plot

March is the time to start planning your vegetable plot.  If you are starting from scratch or looking for ideas about what to grow we can help you.

What you can Sow and Plant outside in April

vegetables to plant in March

March marks the beginning of the growing season.  There are plenty of suggestions for April growing activities on our site.

What Vegetables to Grow in 2015

We have a number of favourite vegetables for you to grow with your children this year.

Take a look at how we grow our beans

growing Bean seedlings with children

Growing carrots



Journey Sticks

Children and sticks just go together perfectly.  Next time you are out for a walk with your family have a go at these Journey Sticks.  You could even try them in the garden.  Happy memories.


journey stick


Sowing Nasturtium Seeds






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