Stuck for Christmas present ideas for the kids? Here are five ideas that will get the kids out in the fresh air and pottering around the garden.
Involve the kids in the gardening with their very own gardening tools. Companies such as Fiskars, who make quality gardening tools for big kids, have also developed fully functional gardening tools for kids who are keen to help out in the garden. Other gardening items available for children include wheelbarrows, gumboots, gardening gloves and brooms.
Why should the adults have all the fun! Kids chairs are the perfect addition to any garden party. They’re ideal for musical chairs, pass the parcel or just so they can sit around and natter, just like the grown-ups! Mix it up with different coloured chairs. If you’re tight on storage space, another option is fold-up camp chairs.
Raised garden beds
Introduce your child to the world of plants and insects and the benefits of growing their own fruit and veggies with their very own raised garden bed. The magic of learning new skills and developing a respect for the environment encourages your child to make healthy food choices and builds their self-confidence and capacity for teamwork.
Sandpits provide hours of entertainment for the kids! Add a few sandpit toys such as shovels, buckets and toy trucks to help move all that sand! Some sand pits (such as the plastic clamshell style) have lids to keep pets out and keep the sand clean. Alternatively, use a tarpaulin to protect the sandpit when not in use.
Worm farms are a great way to get kids into recycling and sustainability. There are a variety of worm farms on the market, including The world’s best selling worm farm has been designed with built in mounds to encourage worms to move from collector trays to working trays, a unique flow through ventilation to maximise performance and no mess extras like well designed legs and a drip free tap.