- Environmental Education and Wildlife
- Sled Dog Racing
- Community Farms and Small Holdings
- Camper Van Adventures
- Sailing Adventures
- Shetland Islands
- Cumbria and the Lake District
- Republic of Ireland
- Northern Ireland
- South West
- South East
- Channel Islands
- East Anglia
- North West
- North East
- South Wales
- Mid Wales
- North Wales and Anglesey
- Scottish Highlands and Islands
- Mainland Scotland
Back Gardens Can Be a Magical Place
We are blessed with a fantastic garden and two girls that are happy to be outside playing whatever the weather. We moved into our house last October and since that time the garden has become more and more of an adventure playground.
What started as a big grassy area now has endless play equipment to keep the girls happy. Yes, we have the usual swing and slide which provides hours of fun but entertainment does not have to come at a big cost.
I would definitely not call myself a gardener so when Teagan asked for flowers it called for a trip out to the garden shop to select a few pretty looking flowers. Thanks to all the girls’ hard work - they did the digging and planting, we now have a patch of pansies.
Hanging from the trees we created a tennis game. Put a ball (tennis ball) in the end of one leg of a pair of tights and tie the other end of the tights leg to a tree branch. The girls love trying to hit the ball and it’s great because you don't have to fetch the ball or loose it!
I'm very keen to get the girls helping with all the chores so when it comes to mowing the lawn they follow me with their wheelbarrows collecting the grass up. After the Winter when their playhouse needed a fresh coat of paint it was fantastic fun letting them do it.
The most recent addition to the garden is a sandpit. However I did not want to spend all that money buying one so off we trotted to the builder’s yard to buy some wood and a few screws later we had built our own.
Come rain, snow or sun we are out playing in the garden.