Lockdown may be easing, but children across the country still need entertaining during the long summer holidays ahead. From growing your own crops, to building a bespoke bug hotel, the garden is full of fun and free opportunities that can help teach children about the natural environment, as well as how to live more sustainably.
We’ve pulled together our four favourite activities that will prise your kids away from their screens, provide fun for all the family and help create a safe, sustainable habitat for our native wildlife. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
The beauty really is that you can create a completely bespoke hotel, whatever size, scale and colour you like. Then, find a quiet, shady and slightly raised place to site your bug hotel. Anywhere that’s partially covered by foliage is ideal (and try to avoid dining or children’s play areas). Nail to the back of a shed, or onto a fence and watch wait for the insects to appear. This can take a few weeks, depending on the season and if you find there isn’t much activity – simply reposition to a new spot.
Place your kids on insect watch and let the fun begin!
Encouraging your children to step away from their screens and get more involved in gardening will bring so many benefits to the whole family, and help our natural wildlife to thrive. Have fun and let us know how you get on!
Whether you’re working on a private residential or large commercial project, or if you are interested in home and garden products, our friendly and expert team are happy to discuss your requirements.