Creating A Child Friendly Garden

Spring might finally be on it’s way and I for one can’t wait to get the children out playing in the garden again. We all need some fresh air and sunshine and I love the children being able to play in the garden while I’m cooking dinner in the evenings. I’m looking forward to freshening the garden up and making it child friendly for spring and summer. Here are my top tips for creating a child friendly garden.

Artificial Lawn

Fake grass is so easy to manage it makes any garden really child friendly. There’s no waiting to play in the garden until it’s mowed and it always looks good. It’s also easy to clean (did you know that you can hoover it!). Also if your child spills something sticky over it you can just wash it off. And a bonus is that you also won’t get any of those awful grass stains on your little ones clothes!

Create Play Areas

Create areas for your little ones to play. You can set up a water table or sandpit and even get a mud kitchen. If you have a patio area you could let your little one get creative and make some chalk drawings. If the weather is really nice you can get out a paddling pool and your little one will have so much fun splashing about and keeping cool at the same time.

sandpit

Create seating areas

If you have the space to get a table and chairs out in the garden that’s great. You can then eat outside as a family when the weather is lovely and it’s also a great place to set your child up to do some messy play that you don’t want to mess up in the house. If you are short on space a little bench is perfect.

Make it colourful

Add lots of colour with bright flowers, they’ll really help to make the garden a bright happy space for your children. You can also hang colourful lights up to keep it nice and bright in the evenings too. Your children might even enjoy helping to plant some flowers with you.

tulips

Make it a learning opportunity

You can make your garden a learning space too. Create a bug hotel and vegetable patch to teach your child about ecological concerns and self sustainability. You could recycle rainwater and set up a recycling area. These are all great opportunities to discuss lots of educational topics with your children, all while they are having fun.

I hope that this list gave you lots to think about creating the perfect family space for your children in your garden. Now we just need some warm weather to stick so we can enjoy it!

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12 Comments

  1. Komal
    Mar 28, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    I wish I had a sandlot growing up. Iā€™m not sure about the fake grass but I can understand the upkeep is way easier.

  2. Mar 28, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    I am finally redoing our garden. We have slabs which is not ideal or functional for my little toddler. We are planning on laying down some nice bouncy astroturf/fake grass

  3. Mar 29, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Lovely tips! I love the idea of making gardening a learning opportunity. It’s a great way to have fun but educate your kids.

  4. Mar 29, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    I love your tips!! So eco friendly and educative <3 I'm sure they are going to love it! My nephews's garden is very similar to yours, with some animals like rabbits, chickens, play area and a garden table šŸ™‚

  5. Mar 29, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    As a child I loved playing with mud making small mud castle . This is really good way to let kids learn about nature .

  6. Mar 29, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Wow! I never thought of having a section with fake grass! That’s definitely such a great idea! Plus they don’t get quite as dirty. Gardening is so great for kids. It really helps introduce them to nature and the hopefully the love for it!

  7. Sigrid Says Blog
    Mar 29, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I agree with making it a learning opportunity, as gardening is such a nice activity for kids. I just bought flowering fertilizers to add some colors on my garden. šŸ˜€

  8. Mar 30, 2018 / 7:31 am

    I love this, especially the fake grass tip. So much easier when you have littles running around.

  9. Mar 30, 2018 / 10:45 am

    I think I should really re-do our mini garden and put more kid friendly designs to it. Also, more flowers maybe?

  10. Mar 30, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    This looks so cool. I would love getting my daughter involved in gardening. I am looking forward to doing an earth day event at the library and painting pots and planting things with all the kids at the library.

  11. Mar 30, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    I made a kid garden (fairy/dinosaur) all the kids in the neighborhood came to our yard to walk through and sit and play in… they loved being surrounded by beautiful flowers with a pretty walking path and finding and playing with toy animals etc… glad you wrote this to spread the word ; )

  12. Mar 31, 2018 / 8:39 am

    great tips! I think it’s very educational for kids to have garden!

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