Wondering how to transform your garden into the perfect playground? Here are some of our tips on how to do it…
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The last year and a half has been a challenge for everyone but has highlighted a few things to me – the first being the importance of having a good garden setup for the kids. I know this isn’t always possible if you don’t actually have a garden but for anyone who is lucky enough to have some outdoor space, there are plenty of ways to make it in the the perfect playground no matter how large or small the size is. So here are our top tips on how to do it:
Swing swing swing
The swing in our garden has been used constantly since we put it up. Even my oldest child loves it. My toddler would go on it all day if she had the choice, although she is still at the age when she needs to be pushed. Thankfully her brothers can help me out with that too! Fatmoose have some fantastic options to choose from double swings to swings with a slide or climbing frame.
Oh my goodness the trampoline has been a complete lifesaver – especially for getting the kids to burn some energy in the garden before bedtime. We didn’t have one in our previous garden as it was just too small. That said, some of our neighbours did manage to squeeze one in buy putting a rectangular trampoline down the side of their garden. There are all sorts of shapes and sizes these days so it is worth considering.
We have several portable toys which we alternate taking out – this includes a swingball set, badminton net and basketball hoop. I find it I swap them around every few days, the kids don’t have time to get bored of them. Of course if you have a large garden you could even keep them all out during good weather if you wanted. I also have a box of plastic toys including lots of Happyland figures which we take out to the garden when the kids are playing with the water table or paddling pool.
Wet ‘n Wild
The garden in our last house was very small but we always made sure we had space for a paddling pool in the summer. The children had hours of fun in it and it was worth every penny. We have tried so many different types over the years. I found the hard plastic one quite handy as you don’t need to inflate it each time you use it. You’ll no doubt find the perfect size to suit your garden. We also have a water table which always goes down well. Encourage your children to wash their toys in it, add some food colouring to make it fun to simply just see what they do!
I hope you found this blog post useful? If you have any ideas for how to transform your garden into the perfect playground please do let us know?