How to make the garden fun for the children

August 27, 2017

If you are looking to transform your outdoor space and create an inviting space for your kids, there are so many ways you can make the garden fun for the children. Now some children don’t need any encouragement to get out into the garden (in fact, getting them back in again is usually the issue). However, with the pull of computers, tablets and films sometimes you need to persuade them to get outdoors. Take a look at these ideas on how to make the garden fun for the children…

How to make the garden fun for the children

Do you want to come in my playhouse?

Gardens are meant to be played in and there’s no better way to play than in a playhouse. All children love to have a little corner they can call their own, and playhouses are just the most magical way to give your child that amazing place where they can let their imagination run wild. 

A playhouse can be used in so many different ways and is somewhere that they, their siblings and friends will turn to time and time again. Whether you want traditional playhouse that offers that time less feel. Or whether you want a way to express your child’s personality in a magical castle, a funky crooked mansion or even a teepee. You really will be spoilt for choice and you can let yours and your child’s imagination run riot.

Trampoline Fun

Whether you’ve got a little princess, or prince charming, they’re going to just love playing on the trampoline. What better way to keep them fit, get them outdoors and have fun than by jumping on a trampoline. You can even have a trampoline tent so your little munchkins can zip up and hide in their bouncy world. Just make sure you add the appropriate safety nets to make sure all your bouncing babies are properly guarded against any falls.

Garden Games

If they’ve had enough of bouncing on the trampoline and playing in the playhouse why not direct them to some great garden games. From giant Jenga, Connect 4 to drafts and chess, there is a garden game for everyone. If you want to tire them out with a seesaw, tree swing or have your very own game of croquet look no further. Big Game Hunters have everything you’ll want from cricket through to Giant Garden Games. All you need to do is get out, get the family out and get involved in having some fun.

There’s no better time to get out in the garden and have fun and encourage some healthy competition amongst your tots and teens. There are some great educational games to play too, with dominos and chess being popular options. They’ll also look great in the garden and be a real talking point amongst your friends and family who won’t be able to resist a quick play.

How do you make the most of your garden?

Collaborative Article

  • Katy Stevens August 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    You’ve got some fantastic ideas here – I can’t wait until we finally have a house AND a garden!

  • five little doves August 27, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Great ideas! We love garden games, we have a jenga and a connect four and love playing outdoors when the weather is dry! We really want a play house, our old one fell to pieces!

  • Talya August 27, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Ahhh we would love to have a trampoline or playhouse but our garden is so tiny which is a shame as they would both definitely make the garden a lot more fun!

  • Rachel August 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Our kids used to love playing on their trampoline, but it got damaged in the really bad storms. Now they love being on their bikes and scooters. It really is a bonus to get them outdoors and off their “gadgets”. We’ve not tried outdoor games such as Jenga, so that’s a nice idea, thanks!

  • chickenruby August 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    we never had the problem getting our kids away from technology we just didn’t have it, our kids spent their days in the garden when the weather was nice making tents and junk modelling with their friends and one another. getting them to bring everything back indoors was the biggest challenge

  • Kara Guppy August 28, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I love your playhouse, it is gorgeous. We have a trampoline but now the kids are getting bigger, we need a larger one.

  • Clare August 28, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I keep thinking about a trampoline but they’re so expensive! Might bite the bullet one day.

  • Helen August 28, 2017 at 10:00 am

    My kids are older now and it’s getting harder to get them outside when we’re home. Our trampoline is now too small, and as teens/tweens they’ve outgrown the playhouse stage too. I’ve found our swing set is a great addition, even if they’re only sitting chatting, they do seem to like hanging out on the swings.

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN August 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Mine love playing in the garden. Playhouses are great as children can role play and imaginative play is very important for them.

  • Fashion and Style Police August 29, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Definitely want a trampoline for the kids. It would keep them very busy. The playhouse would be s great idea too.

  • Fashion and Style Police August 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Definitely want a trampoline for the kids. It would keep them very busy. The playhouse would be a great idea too.

  • Zena's Suitcase August 31, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    We’ve got a playhouse and a trampoline but hadn’t thought of adding some garden games. This is something we will have to sort for our girls

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