ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS IN THE GARDEN
Make a bird feeder – when the temperature drops food for birds & other wildlife becomes scares. Help our wildlife out by creating a feeding station. Remember to include all types of seeds, nuts & fat snacks to make sure a wide range of birds & animals get fed. We have a range of bird food, feeders & bird tables to choose from.
Make a compost bin – recycle autumn leaves, lawn clippings & leftover raw vegetable peelings by turning them into useful compost for your garden. It’ll provide vital nutrients for your soil. Compost bins and accessories are available.
Start sowing seeds – grow your own beautiful bedding plants & tasty vegetables by sowing seeds into seed trays or troughs. A windowsill makes a perfect spot to start you seeds off. We have mini propagators, seed trays, peat pots & seed planting compost plus hundreds of seed varieties to choose from.
Weeding – it’s never to early to start pulling up those pesky weeds. Help prepare your beds & lawns by pulling the weeds out whenever you see one. We have a selection of kid’s gloves & gardening tools in our bottom canopy.
Build an insect hotel – lots of insects can be helpful in our gardens. Encouraging bees, ladybirds & other creepy crawlies into the garden will help to pollinate plants & keep pests at bay. Bee hives & insect stations can be found here.
Other things to do in the garden include:
- Decorate plant pots
- Build a wormery
- Collect different leaves
- Collect seeds from seed heads
- Track your garden snails
- Watch caterpillars’ magic tricks
- Grow a small tree and watch it grow into a big tree
Look out for children’s activities in the school holidays workshop hosted by SCRAPTASTIC and SANDART – currently not running due to covid restrictions.