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.

Top tips for Winter Fun with your Kids in the Garden

Take yourself and your kids outside with our top tips for winter fun.

bug house

Frozen Ice Sculptures

When we have a frosty night take advantage and make ice sculptures to place outside in the evening for freezing overnight

ice scultpture

What to plant in February and Garden activities with your Kids

Easter Egg Grassheads and Cressheads


Willow Dens and Tunnels

January and February is the time to plant your new willow den. See our top tips on planting.

small willow tunnel


The Easiest Ever Leaf Activity

We hope you like our leaf family.  Please find out more on how to create them

leaf art

Planning Your Vegetable Plot

Ideas for Vegetables you can sow and grow with your kids

planning your vegetable plo

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


Growing herbs with children






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