Get your kids out of the house this summer

These days it’s an all too common sight to see kids indoors on a hot, summer day. I’m sure there are plenty of parents who have this trouble with their own kids, young and old. But what’s the solution? How can you entice kids away from the computer, the games console and their phone so that they actually venture outdoors? Well, I think a brilliant option would be to make the garden fun, exciting, and interesting for them to explore.

There are lots of ways to do this, so let’s look at a few of the best possibilities.

Bring in the animals

Perhaps one of the best ways to bring the kids out into the garden is to invite animals into your backyard. Again, there are various options here. You might want to go all in and build a fish pond. A fish pond can be brilliant because it will allow them to visit the little animals whenever they go outdoors and feed them. You can even get your kids to help you build the pond. It’s not actually that difficult to setup your own pond in your backyard.

You’ll need to dig one out and then lay down some pond lining. This will ensure that when you do fill it up, the water doesn’t seep out, turning your garden into a soggy mess. Next, you should think about getting some accessories for your pond to ensure that it’s the perfect environment for fish. With makers of pond products like Oase, you can find everything you need easily. After that, it’s just matter of choosing the fish for your new pond. Many people opt for colourful fish but this typically means they are tropical. Tropical fish need a tad more care and attention compared to typical freshwater varieties.

Or, how about just letting your garden grow a little more than usual. That might be enough to attract in land dwelling creatures like rabbits, hedgehogs, and squirrels. Although it does depend on where you live as to whether you’ll see these visitors in your garden.

Teach Them About The Earth

If you have young children, you might be able to get them interested in the earth, living off the land and looking after the planet. A great place to start would be to get them involved in planting flowers around your garden. Once you have done this, you can then think about letting them help you plant fruit and veg too. They might be quite excited about the idea of growing real fruit and vegetables that they’ll be able to eat in a few weeks or months. This type of commitment will ensure that they keep coming back to the garden rather than staying indoors.

Wet Fun

Of course, if all else fails, you can think about setting up your garden for wet fun and games. The easiest way to do this is to buy a slip and slide. Ridiculously cheap, this is essentially a piece of plastic that you can spray with water and washing liquid to make it slippery. Kids can often have hours of fun with these, and it might just keep them out of the house and in the sunshine.

How do you get your kids outside during summer?

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