WHY Is Outdoor Play So Important?……

These days children are more and more focused on technology! It’s no wonder parents are concerned with the number of hours kids spend on iPads, smartphones and play station/Xbox and the implications these hours have on their physical health. As a result more and more parents are looking for ways in which to get their kids moving and involved in …

Garden Outdoor Play Equipment & The Benefits

Nowadays climbing frames offer so many features and climbing frame accessories for children to explore, all on one frame. Selwood Products offer an array of outdoor climbing frames with a vast range of exciting features. These include swing sets, slides, rock walls, large play decks, gliders, playhouse packages, picnic tables, monkey bars and fireman’s poles to name a few. There are many benefits of using …

Are you surviving the summer holidays?

Halfway through the holidays has got to be the hardest time. The initial excitement and enthusiasm has waned, and school still seems a long way off! Trips to the park with a picnic seem more of a chore than a treat, and even the thought of yet another bike ride is exhausting. How many parents hear the daily cry of …

The Rising Cost Of The Summer Holidays

We all know that having kids isn’t cheap! If its not “I’m hungry” then its “Can I have/I’m bored/I need/so and so has…”   Researchers have discovered that school age children now cost their parents on average ÂŁ396 for every month of the year. Now, while us parents do not begrudge the time and money spent on our little darlings, we …

Cosy Wooden Playhouse

A cosy, perfect Playhouse

There are few things that I love more than being cosy and warm when it is freezing. As the weather is getting more chilly, it dawned on me that there are possibly fewer opportunities for children to want to be outside and playing in their wooden playhouses. There really is no need for this. Just because it’s cold, it shouldn’t …

Autumn leaf catcher

For some reason, most people I know seem to have a roll of sticky back plastic at the back of a cupboard. Why is that? Mine is probably about 25 years old from when I had to cover my books at school. Miraculously it is still sticky! Yesterday, I talked about going on an Autumny walk with the kids and …

Outdoor window paint messiness!

Just when you thought we couldn’t come up with any more really messy ideas for outdoor play alternatives to using your outdoor play equipment, we have come up with something that will send most parents running inside! Are you going to be washing your windows next weekend? If so, before you do, why not let your children loose on them …

Pasta Play

Most of us have probably got a couple of half used bags of out of date pasta hidden in the back of the cupboard somewhere..Instead of throwing it away, you can put it to good use and let your child enjoy some pasta play. All you need to do is pour some water into a saucepan or bowl and pour …