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.

Summer Activities with Your Kids in the Garden

 

Girl on Swing

A cloud challenge, a blindfold sensory challenge and colour challenge are some of the great free ideas for play listed in our Summer Activities with Your Kids in the Garden page.

 

What to Sow and Grow with your Kids in July

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

 

lettuce

 Making Tree Faces for the Garden

tree face Collage

Making tree faces from clay a fab summer activity for your kids.

 

 Sowing and Growing Sunflowers

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

 

sunflower face

 

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