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

  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.

Are Our Kids Playing Outdoors Enough? [Infographic]

outdoor play is great for kids

We know that our children are not playing outdoors as much as they used to – but how much of a problem is this?

6 Fun Ideas for a Picnic in the Garden


Picnic season is almost upon us. For many, that means packing a tower of butties, loading up the little ones and making for the nearest sunlit beach, park or beauty spot. But what about the days when you can’t be bothered to traipse to the seaside and the nearest National Park feels a little outRead More »

Gardening With Your Kids in Spring


If you love your garden and want to pass your green-fingered nature on to your kids, spring is the perfect time to do so. With flowers flourishing and wildlife returning in abundance, the whole family can enjoy the garden this time of year.

April Showers: 7 Fun Indoor Games for Spring

Indoor Play Hide and Seek

Spring may well be here, but before you let your rabble loose in the great outdoors, remember: April means showers.

5 Perfect Paddling Pools for Your Garden


Water play is incredibly important for a child’s development and splashing around in the paddling pool is great fun too!

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