Garden Entertainment Ideas For Your Children

by Guest Blogger on February 21, 2013 · 1 comment

in Outdoor Kids,Playhouses

If you’re blessed with a garden and a potentially growing family, you may be wondering how you can really make the most of your space – both within and outside of your home.

There is no hiding from the fact that many children simply love playing outdoors, often in all weathers and to the dismay of their parents! This is why garden entertainment is one way of really sprucing up your space and making it more child-friendly.

Playhouses

Why not let their imaginations run wild with a playhouse? Great for boys and girls alike and suitable for rainy day play, a playhouse is a great option for those looking to provide their kids with hours of fun!

Tulip Playhouse 5x5

Feeling creative and up to the challenge? Subject to having the time, you could build your very own playhouse.  If so, you’ll need to get your hands on the correct materials for the job; namely wooden boards, planks, screws and a suitable waterproof roofing material such as EPDM.

If you’d rather buy something off the shelf, your options are endless in terms of size, material, shape and style. For a quick fix, a plastic playhouse may do. Relatively cheap and simple to assemble, they could be just what your garden needs.

At the other end of the spectrum, is the natural and traditional option of wooden playhouses. Available in a range of shades and as single storey or multi storey, they are an attractive choice for those wishing to provide their children with a suitable outdoor play area.

Alternatively, consider a more ‘grown up’ shed or log cabin, which lends itself to becoming a multi-functional space such as an office or outdoor entertaining area when not in use as a playhouse.

Swing Sets & Activity Centres

Galahad Triple Swing Frame

Swing sets and activity centres make a great addition to a family friendly garden and bring the essence of the local park right home to your door. Swings, slides, climbing frames and more, as a permanent fixture, you can expect your house to be the hottest invitation for other children in the neighbourhood!

Once again you have a choice between plastic and wooden products, so consider your preference in terms of style and budget before making a purchase.

Outdoor Games

Big4 Game

Outdoor games have grown in popularity among both adults and children over recent years, with large versions of family favourites such as Connect 4 and Jenga on the market.

They are ideal outdoor games for children’s parties, family BBQs and general garden shenanigans. Easy to pack up and store away, they are a well-loved garden activity for the whole family to enjoy time and time again.

Bird Tables

Most children are more than a little fond of wildlife. Why not fulfil their curiosity with a bird table to attract your garden inhabitants and birds overhead.

Enticing wildlife into the garden will help to familiarise your children with various creatures as well as provide them with an education in all things bird and critter related!

Trampolines

6ft Trampoline & Enclosure

The perfect source of exercise for your little ones, trampolines can be found in back gardens across the globe. A great bit of fun, especially for energetic youngsters, they are an affordable option which come in a range of sizes. As a safety precaution for younger children, opt for an enclosed trampoline to protect them against falls.

 

We hope we’ve given you some food for thought on how you can spruce up your garden and make it more child-friendly. Whether you’ve got children of your own or often have young relatives or friend’s children visiting, hopefully you can keep them busy for hours as the weather allows!

Author bio: This guest post has been provided by www.ClassicBond.co.uk, UK suppliers of EPDM roofs for garden sheds, playhouses and more.

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Decorated Shed supply premium garden buildings designed for work, leisure and life. Quality runs right through every Decorated Shed building, from the intelligent use of space through design to the premium materials and precision finishes used in their construction.

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Lisa Maddison March 12, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Thanks a lot for great suggestions. In front my house huge space is available and by following your suggestions I'm going to make that space entertaining for my kids.

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