Is Your Garden Child-Friendly?
If you have young children on the way, or perhaps even grandchildren, then it’s time to consider the safety of your garden for little ones. You’ll want them to enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible, but all outdoor spaces have a level of risk. Follow our top tips for creating a garden which is full of fun but also puts safety first for the smaller members of the family.
Does it have different levels?
The land in your garden may not be flat – this is something you can’t really change. It may have different levels, and even steps or a steep lawn. The more levels you have, the more likely it is that children will trip or fall at some point. Try and make safe play areas which are enclosed for younger children, by walls or flowerbeds. You may also choose to have it all landscaped so it’s as flat as possible in most areas.
Are fences and gates secure?
Do you have any dangerous plants?
Do you have any water features?
Water features in general are not a good idea with kids about. They could try and drink dirty water, they could knock over a birdbath or fall into a pond. There are too many dangerous possibilities! The fun way to introduce water into the garden is with an inflatable paddling pool. This should only be used with adult supervision.
Do you have outdoor toys?
Keep the kids entertained for hours without ruining your plans by having an outdoor toy box full of fabulous playthings! From ball games to space hoppers, there are so many toys which are more fun to play with in the great outdoors. If you have an outdoor toy box or garden storage box you don’t have to bring these toys into the house when they get a bit dirty.
Do you have a play area?
A child-friendly garden will have a designated play area with things that are especially for children. Whether it’s a tree house, a trampoline or a sandpit, these features can really make kids excited for a summer playing in the garden!
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