How to Create an Inspirational Outdoor Space

Ensure your little explorers get their fresh air fix this summer, with our guide to designing an outdoor set up to inspire young imaginations.

Suitable for spaces of all shapes and sizes, these back garden must-haves are super easy to create and so versatile too. When the sun stops shining, simply bring them indoors and repurpose them in the kiddies space or playroom. For guaranteed long lasting fun, all year round.

Artists Residence

Your mini Monet in the making will adore this traditional wooden art easel. Made from natural wood, it includes a chalkboard, paper roll holder and a handy shelf for housing all those paint pots and supplies.

Children's wooden easel

Teepee Tea Party

Create a summer sanctuary with these pop up play tents that are as 'pitch perfect' as they are practical. Available in an array of cute colourways and themes, from space odyssey to cool monochrome zigzag and sweet woodland prints. Plus, there's no need to put a stop to play when the sun makes an appearance. This welcome retreat will keep them safely in the shade, protected from harmful rays whilst still enjoying some fresh air fun.

A happy hideout for endless roleplay adventures, add this delightful Daisy Tea Set and serve up tasty treats to little guests.  At the end of the day, simply pack away in the clever teepee storage bag (sold separately) or set it up in the playroom as a dreamy den for a spot of reading and relaxing.

Holiday Haven

Roll up, roll up with this stunning Lolly and Scoop Ice Cream Shop. A real nod to nostalgia, it will whisk little ones straight off to happy holidays at the beach. Complete with no less that 25 wooden accessories for endless play, its compact size means it’s perfectly portable too. Cool off with these tasty looking iced treats to tempt tiny imaginations.

Or, how about bringing a taste of the great British seaside to your own back garden. The award winning traditional fish and chip shop toy is ready to serve up the catch of the day to little customers. Made from solid wood, it’s painted in cheery hues, using child safe paint, and comes compete with wooden fish, chips and peas, plenty of condiments and newspaper cones - for a dose of good old fashioned fun.

Market Day

Take a peek at this magnificent Wooden Play Shop and Café. A roleplay essential, this best-loved toy is always at the top of every kiddies wish list. Sturdy, stylish and sustainable, it’s crafted from solid wood and built to withstand all their daily adventures. With so much play value on offer, discover the chalk board, display shelves, adjustable clock and hanging display sign.

The perfect set up for sunny days, this multifunctional must-have easily transforms and adapts to suit the needs of young imaginations. From shop to café, farmers market to ice cream parlour. Simply add one of our play food sets and let the fun commence.

Mud Pie Magic

Little explorers will go wild for this magical Mud Kitchen. A multi award winner, this marvellous multitasker was made for messy play adventures. With its ingenious design it offers 360˚ play possibilities. Discover the cute kitchen complete with cooker, storage shelves and chalk board, then simply turn it around to reveal an activity station, perfect for little crafters. As if that wasn’t enough, there’s even a beautifully illustrated weather station on one side, just the ticket for finding out the forecast.

Woodland Wonderland

Dining Al Fresco is a must have during warmer months. And where better to host a family picnic than  by rolling out this enchanting super-sized Woodland Walk Picnic Blanket. A firm favourite, it’s crafted from soft pure cotton, with a water resistant backing, which makes it suitable for use on dewy grass or sand. What’s more, the interactive design means it cleverly doubles up as a play mat. Simply add the wooden cars and vehicles set to create a miniature play paradise.

Or, why not use it as a base to set out an array of toys to keep kids of all ages occupied. Check out the Growing Garden Wooden Toy, perfect for little green fingers. This playset is a winner for hands on fun and a great toy to aid fine motor skills.  Budding horticulturist’s will love to water and pick the flowers and fruit, plant seeds and dig up some yummy veggies.

We hope this Great Little read has filled you with ideas to make your outdoor space a place to love, learn and play.

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