With a few weeks left of the summer holiday, there’s still plenty of time to find fun things to do with the kids in the garden while the sun’s hopefully shining! It can be a difficult task to fill days full of entertainment to prevent the ‘I’m bored’ protests, but we’ve put together a few things to try!
Starting a vegetable patch project can be a great way to keep the kids busy and educate them about where their food comes from too. It’s also something long-term, so you can keep them interested for even longer! Summer’s not the ideal time to be planting, but there’s always something you can look to plant, such as lettuce, onions and carrots, which are fine to plant in the warmer months.
If the kids start to get a bit frustrated with the lack of instant progress, then you can always take on some more ‘mature’ plants and put them in the patch too.
Continuing with the green fingers theme, you can head to the garden centre and ask your entourage to pick out some colourful, bright flowers to plant back in your garden. You can show your kids how to take care of flowers and tend to them and also attract some creepy crawly friends into the garden and show how flowers are an important part of the environment. Aim for eye-catching flowers that are fun and attention-grabbing for maximum impact!
Another exciting project for your kids to help with could be digging a pond. If you’ve got an area of your garden big enough, you can help to attract even more wildlife by digging a nature pond. Frogs, toads, newts, insects and other types of creatures can all be more attracted to your garden space with a pond, which can make everyday more exciting for your children and can keep them interested in the environment around them. They can keep a count of what they see and hear in the garden.
You could also add fish if the conditions are right in your pond. Take a look at some guidance from the Wildlife Trust or digging your own pond.
One of the best ways to keep your kids entertained and educated during the long summer months is to have a garden room, of course! It’s the perfect quiet space to get started on some new hobbies – painting, reading, games! There are all sorts of activities that can take place in a garden room and this continues throughout the seasons and when school starts again, when a garden room can be a good place to do homework, study, read and be a quiet place that’s free from distractions.
If you’re interested in a garden room and you’re not sure where to start or what kind of design would be best, feel free to get in touch with our friendly and experienced team at Bridge Timber, for more advice and pointers.