With screen time on the rise, children these days tend to spend more time indoors. Worryingly, there’s a considerable bank of evidence that concludes that this is adversely impacting their health and development.
On the flip side, numerous studies indicate that outdoor play provides children with a host of developmental benefits, including improved health, enhanced creativity, and better social skills.
So, turn off the TV and encourage the kids to make the most of the great outdoors, with a little help from our great range of garden toys.
Einstein once said, ‘Logic will get you from A to B; imagination will get you everywhere.’ And how right he was. Recent research echo his sentiments, indicating that pretend play enhances a child’s capacity for cognitive flexibility, and ultimately, creativity.
So, how you can you provide a space to nurture your little ones’ imaginations?
Look no further than an outdoor playhouse. Our vast range of toddler abodes come in all shapes and sizes, while being specially designed to cultivate kids’ creativity. Stoke your toddler tribe’s imagination with our Teepee Hideaways, or pick a Pirate Galleon playhouse to provide endless hours of fun for your mini captain and their mateys.
To really unlock their creative potential, opt for our Plum Discovery Hideaway, which combines 360 forest play with endless creative opportunities, all while nurturing their budding love of nature.
Whichever outdoor playhouse you – or the kids- choose, we’re positive that it’ll allow them to get crafty as they can personalise their den with paint and stencils, fashioning their garden playhouse into a gateway to otherworldly dimensions. Should they decide that they’re happy in the garden though, a soft ply rug and some comfy cushions will create a cosy, kids-only corner.
Football Goalposts And Nets
If it’s your goal to get the family outdoors, a football net is the perfect choice to get everyone live and kicking. Ideal for backyard games and garden training sessions, our uPVC goalposts are primed to tackle the elements, while enabling the kids to practice their penalties whatever the weather.
What’s more, they’re ideal for year-round outdoor storage, so you won’t get caught offside when the weather goes awry. And if a family member takes a mean free kick, our goalposts are designed to withstand weighty impacts from shots inside and outside the box.
Invest in set of goalposts and net to kick off the footy fun!
Hot tubs are usually associated with the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous. But did you know that there’s more to hot tubs than clinking champagne glasses? (Although we wouldn’t begrudge you the pleasure!)
Like the outdoor toys for kids we’ve covered above, a garden hot tub brings a host of health benefits to boost your family’s wellbeing.
Firstly, hydrotherapy – or a ‘water cure’ – combines heat, buoyancy and massage to relieve the stressors of daily life such as headaches, muscle tension and soreness, while the soothing hot tub jets provide a therapeutic massage that’ll stimulate the release of endorphins.
And if you can’t sleep at night due to thoughts of your next bathing session, don’t lose another wink. A recent study in the journal ‘Sleep’ found that a pre-bedtime soak in a hot tub will not only help you fall asleep but will provide a deeper, more restful sleep as the body cools.
Perhaps of equal importance to the fantastic health benefits is a hot tub’s propensity to bring people together. Immersed in the warm water, the tub will become private haven for your family and friends to relax and enjoy special moments together watching a beautiful sunset or a serene starlit sky.
A Gratifying Child-Friendly Garden
Equipped with our garden toy tips, you’re now ready to assemble the perfect play area that’ll combine fun with numerous potential health benefits. And when you’re worn out from being the goalie or the customer at their playhouse pantry, immerse yourself in your brand new hot tub and feel those aches and pains melt away.