The Importance of Play Time

Modern society has allowed children to get lost in a world of electronics, from television to xbox’s. The greatest gift given to every human being – imagination – is being dwindled away by someone else’s creation, as though we are robbed of our own creativity. I remember when I was a child; I used toRead More »

Shire Playhouses – Our Picks

Shire Hide Playhouse

Shire was established in 1945 and has since produced a comprehensive range of top quality wooden playhouses, summer houses, cabins and sheds, as well as many other well designed garden buildings. Shire take great care in creating both unique and practical garden buildings and there is something for everyone to choose from. Playhouses offer safe,Read More »

School’s Out For Summer!

School's Out For Summer

With the school holidays around the corner, families up and down the UK might be wondering what activities they can do with the kids to keep them entertained this summer. So to help you out, we have a list of recommended fun and family-friendly events taking place during the summer holidays, so here’s hoping you’llRead More »

The Advantages of Plum In-Ground Trampolines

Plum In-ground Trampoline

In-ground trampolines have been specifically designed by Plum to sink into the ground and they have a modest design unlike the above ground trampolines, making them a great option if you want unspoiled garden presentation. In-ground trampolines are becoming an increasingly popular model, they are easy to install and have many benefits. The design isRead More »

How to Look After Your Lay-Z Spa

Lay-Z Spa Palm Springs

Having a Lay-Z Spa means you can sit back and relax in this luxury garden getaway in the comfort of your own home surroundings. Whether it is used for hot tub parties or just for the kids, it’s crucial that you look after your spa properly, and it is simple to do so. By takingRead More »

50 Brilliant Summer Play Ideas, Come Rain or Shine!

Alton Towers

With the summer reluctantly dragging its heels, we have had plenty of time to plan these 50 brilliant summer play and adventure ideas. Helping you make most of the glorious (if we’re lucky) British summer, these 50 ideas can help get the kids off their Playstations and enjoying an unforgettable few months.

Seven Inspirational Quotes to Celebrate National Children’s Day

Children Cheering

To celebrate the upcoming National Children’s Day on Sunday 17 May, we’ve put together seven of our favourite quotes about playing and the importance of letting children express themselves through playtime.

5 Perfect Paddling Pools for Summer


This summer, forget the crowded local swimming baths and enjoy a refreshing dip in your back garden. With glorious sunshine and balmy temperatures, summer is the perfect time to invest in a pool for your patch.

Ten Top Tips for Safe Paddling Pool Play

paddling pool dive

Summer is almost upon us and that can only mean one thing: paddling pool season is about to begin.

Make Sure Your Trampoline is Summer-Ready this Spring


Trampolines have become a staple in British back gardens, with millions of youngsters enjoying a good old bounce when our unreliable weather permits it. But like most things stored in the garden during a long, wet winter, trampolines require regular maintenance.

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