Fun Ways To Get Kids Playing Outdoors

We know how difficult it can be to get your kids out of the house and away from screens. And we understand just how much you want them to enjoy the great outdoors. Our range of outdoor play and gardening toys is a great incentive to get little ones excited about being outside! From helping parents and grandparents around the garden with our child-friendly gardening tools to growing their own plants and vegetables, our children's gardening range provides a much-needed escape from screen time. We also stock a great selection of outdoor toys that can be played within any green space. Read on to discover our top picks for encouraging little ones to play outdoors.

Tiger Tribe Outdoor Activity Set - Back to Nature

The Tiger 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.

Designed to encourage observation and interaction with the environment, junior outdoor explorers can document cloud shapes, create mermaids out of found natural materials, complete kindness exercises, play backyard Olympics or block bingo and a heap more.

Bigjigs Toys Explorer Set

Chief Bug Catchers can put their wildlife skills to the test with Bigjigs Toys Explorer Bug Hunting Set. It features a green bucket hat, pop up bug net, pair of binoculars, telescopic net, magnifying glass and more. Kids bug-catching kits are a great way to get children outside, up close with nature and enjoying the fresh air. Use the extendable telescopic net to catch pretty butterflies; the binoculars to bird watch and observe insects from afar; the bucket hat to help you blend in with nature; the pop-up bug tent to gently catch bugs and the magnifying jar to examine bugs up close.

Giant Garden Ludo

Easy to learn and fun to play, the classic game of Ludo will quickly become a family favourite for both children and adults. Ludo is a fantastic game that teaches number recognition, communication, strategic and competitive skills. An ideal game for adults to play with children in early Key Stage 1 school classes.

Sow Clever Grow Your Own Kits

The perfect first gardening kit for young nature lovers, these gardening kits include everything you need to start growing your own herbs., vegetables and flowers. With these mini kits from Sow Clever, you receive the seeds, compost discs, fibre growing tray and information leaflet with a simple step by step guide. This mini gardening set comes lovingly wrapped in beautiful tissue paper making it a wonderful eco-friendly gift idea for aspiring gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts.

Moulin Roty Botanist Kit and Carry Case

Everything the budding botanist needs all in a cute suitcase! This delightful botanist kit from Moulin Roty comes with a magnifying glass, notebook, 3 storage boxes for collecting specimens and a wooden flower press. Ideal for encouraging children to try their hand at gardening and to get them to explore the natural world. This wonderful world of the infinitely small brings to life fun little animals and insects.

Outdoor Play Tents

Our Fortress Play Tent Set and Fairytale Princess Play Tent are a great way to get little ones playing outside. Made from tough wipe-clean polyester, the Play Tents can be easily assembled for play indoors or outside. Both tents have an impressive eye-catching printed exterior design, which adds to a child's role play experience.

Willsow Plantable Children's Books

Willsow books are the first of their kind. Never have you been able to read a book, plant a page and grow real vegetables, meaning you can meet the main character! Each plantable book tells a delightful story filled with meaningful messages, friendly herbs and funky veg characters.

Meet them when you plant the easy grow seeds that are embedded into the pages of each book. These brilliant plantable children's books are a great way to get your children or grandchildren interested in gardening and growing their own food.

Bigjigs Toys Gardening Caddy

Ideal for gardens or window boxes, Bigjigs Toys Kids Gardening Caddy is packed with children's garden tools and everything young gardeners need to get started. Made from high-quality wood, the garden caddy is delicately decorated in a bright green shade with colourful flowers and ladybirds. Comes with 11 play pieces in total, including gardening gloves, a ruler, a trowel, a fork, a rake and much more. Each of the gardening tools is specially designed with little hands in mind. The handles are crafted from smooth wood and are easy to grip.

The Full On Den Kit

Create the ultimate outdoor den with our den building kit that is perfect for adventurous kids! This army-inspired den kit comes with everything you need to create your very own outdoor hideaway and even includes a camo rucksack for easy transport and storage. This versatile build your own den kit can be suspended and tied to trees, pegged into the ground or even brought indoors. There is no wrong way to build this den meaning lots of opportunities for kids to practise problem-solving and teamwork!

4M Garden Stone Painting Kit

This Garden Stone Painting kit from 4M contains everything you need to get started on your rock painting journey! Using the included instructions, you can paint your stones to look like a variety of adorable animals. Once complete, the stones can be scattered around the garden or even placed around the home. This craft kit is great for children who love to create and enjoy painting. It makes a wonderful gift and is the perfect rainy day activity.

You can browse our entire outdoor play range here.

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