10 Of The Best Garden Games For A Better Summer

Here at Birdkids, we are passionate about promoting outdoor play and how important it is for our little ones. There are many so benefits to playing outside including improved overall health, greater self-awareness, appreciation for the environment and more! We have discussed the reasons why outdoor play is so important in our previous blog post: 4 Reasons To Get Your Kids Outdoors, And Why It Matters. In this blog post, we will be sharing some of our favourite outdoor garden games that will get your little ones exploring the great outdoors.

Tender Leaf Toys Forest Trail Kit

Teaching children to love the great outdoors, this beautifully produced gender-neutral set from Tender Leaf Toys will encourage nature trails in the forest, den building, and learning to appreciate the mini natural worlds all around us.

Perfect for open-ended play and exploration, this is childhood unplugged! This fun and novel outdoor forest trail kit comes in a wolf character canvas shoulder bag. The bag contains everything a child could need to go on a nature trail in the great outdoors.

Traditional Junior Croquet Set

This Traditional Garden Games croquet set for kids comes presented in a handy canvas carry bag. The quality finished junior-sized birchwood croquet mallets are ideal for easy use by children.

Ideal for keeping little ones entertained during an outdoor social gathering, this croquet set contains everything needed to learn the increasingly popular game.

Royal Court Sports Day Kit

The Royal Court Sports Day Kit includes everything you will need for a sporty party or just fun in the garden with friends and family. This easy take along game is the perfect way to entertain even the most active youngsters. Played as individual games or as one fun race.

Includes three plastic eggs & spoons sets which offer a challenging and fun race but won't leave you with messy egg on your face or lawn. Three brightly coloured jumping sacks and bean throwing bags complete this great fun garden party sports day set.

Moulin Roty Explorers Case

Ideal for any little adventurer, this Explorers Case from Moulin Roty is full of all the supplies your tiny explorer will need on their adventures outdoors, in the garden or at the park.

Perfect for your child to observe the world and develop her/his curiosity, this adventure kit includes a pair of binoculars, a logbook, a treasure collecting box, a compass and a water bottle. This would make a lovely gift as it comes presented in a beautifully illustrated carry case.

Tender Leaf Toys Botanical Flower Press

This lovely wooden flower press is not only plastic-free, but it also provides hours of fun for little ones who love to create. Teaching our children about crafting, process and new ideas open their eyes to new ideas and hobbies.

The two wood presses are filled with paper sheets and little metal screws at each corner so that you are able to tightly press the pages together. Filling your pages with flowers and leaves is a great garden hunt activity, and after a couple of weeks being tucked away in their pages, you can open the press back up to reveal beautiful flat delicate dried flowers, ready to use in any arts and crafts activity.

Foldable Football Goal

Fanatical about football? Traditional Garden Games Foldable Football Goal complete with detachable target sheet will be a real hit with your young football fans!

Practise your goalkeeping and scoring skills with the detachable target sheet. This metal football goal has been specially designed for use in the garden and easily assembled and folded for storage when not in use.

Tiger Tribe Outdoor Activity Set - Back to Nature

The Tiber Tribe Back to Nature Outdoor Activity Set is a gentle, activity-based introduction to mindfulness designed to get children off the couch, unplugged and outside exploring nature.

This set includes a handy magnifying glass, coloured chalks and a note-taking pencil, as well as an activity book filled to the brim with engaging activities and hands-on projects.

Traditional Garden Games - Fortress Play Tent Set

This Traditional Garden Games Knight Play Tent Set has an impressive eye-catching printed exterior design, which adds to a child's role play experience. It has plenty of room for play and the strong pole and non-woven material construction make this Knight Play Tent easy to assemble and store away.

Moulin Roty Organic Flower Kit

Introduce your child to the delights of gardening with this Organic Flower Growing Kit from Moulin Roty. This child's gardening set will give your little one the chance to create their very own flower bed.

This kit comes with everything they need including nasturtium, cosmos and cornflower seeds, three small plant labels and an observation notebook as well as all the hints and tips you need for the flowers to grow tall and strong!

Rounders Set

Traditional Garden Games Wooden Rounders/Baseball Set is a timeless schoolyard classic. To play use the stakes to mark out the 4 bases and outrun your friends with this fantastic, fun-filled game!

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