The sun is shining, spring has truly sprung and while you may be missing trips to the seaside or spending the day at your local outdoor market, you can still make the most of the glorious sunny weather from home.
For those looking for fun ways to spend the day that the whole household can enjoy, we’ve chosen our top garden activities for the family, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card!
Get the Family Moving
When the sun is out, swingball is a must-have for the garden - and a great way for the little one’s to burn off any energy too! Encourage some friendly competition and set up a mini-tournament for the whole family to get involved in. Argos has a great range of outdoor games to entertain the family over the next few weeks, including this Pro Swingball Kit.
Everybody loves a picnic, and just because you can’t have one in the park doesn’t mean you can’t at home. Lay out some blankets in the garden, pack your picnic bag with everyone’s snacks and sweet treats, and surprise your family with this lovely gesture. If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids busy, why not ask for their help in the kitchen preparing your picnic?
Cotton Animal Jungle Picnic Cool Bag, £9.50, from M&S
Splash in the Sun
What’s summer without a splash about in the pool? While waterparks and leisure centres may be closed, hours of fun can still be had at home in the water. A great addition to any garden, this affordable inflatable pool from John Lewis is sure to put a smile on your children’s faces.
Summer Waves Inflatable Multi-Coloured Pool, £9.99, from John Lewis
Grow in the Garden
Make the most of your outdoor space to educate your little ones and have them trying something new. Get the entire family to try their hands at gardening with this Tiny Tomato Grow Bar, available at Waterstones. Caring for the seedlings and watching them grow can also help add structure and a sense of fulfilment to everyone’s day.
There’s nothing like a good boardgame to get the entire house spending time together. Rather than playing your favourite games cooped up indoors, why not get some fresh air with the family. Playing your family’s favourite games, puzzles, and card games in the garden is a great alternative to spending the evening inside. To make games night even more special, ask your little ones to create their own games for the family to play!
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