Come rain or shine, kids love the great outdoors and having a space of their own fires up their imagination and helps to create lasting memories. With the increase in screen time, getting out into the fresh air is more important than ever.
Playing outside improves children’s fine motor skills and overall health, leads to a greater appreciation of the environment and helps them to engage all of their senses.
From playhouses to mud kitchens, mini picnic tables and sand-pits, we’ve curated some of the most fun, interactive and space-saving garden furniture for kids, giving them the excuse they need to get out and play!
If you have space, a wooden playhouse is one of the best purchases you can make for your garden. Available in a range of sizes and styles, you can customise the playhouse to suit your colour scheme or paint it in bright, rainbow hues. Also available in raised off the ground ‘tower’ styles, these are an ideal option if you don’t have a patio. With a range of accessories such as window boxes, letterboxes and bells, the sky’s the limit!
This compact playhouse from Rebo is small enough to fit in a snug spot and even comes with a slide! No patio? No problem! You can place the legs of the playhouse onto individual patio slabs on grass, making sure it’s level.
If you don’t have space for a permanent fixture, a wigwam is a great alternative. There are a wide range available to buy or you can make your own no-sew version using bamboo canes, a sheet and some clothes pegs.
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Tables and chairs
Kids love to eat al-fresco and with a range of mini tables and chairs, they can dine outside, cafe-style. Scaled-down dining sets look super cute at any kids garden party.
This sweet folding picnic table and chairs set from the Range not only looks the part but is easily storable too, ideal for smaller spaces. The parasol is a great option for sunny days.
If you have more space, this sturdy kid’s picnic table from Sustainable Furniture is built to last and suitable for children aged from 2-10 years. Crafted from sustainable Swedish redwood, it can be left outside all year round.
Mud pie anyone? Play kitchens are a fantastic addition to your garden, providing hours of fun and the chance for kids to get super messy! We love this mud kitchen from Hope Education.
If you fancy some DIY, a mud kitchen is something you may be able to rustle up yourself. This clever kitchen has been created from an old chest of drawers, a salvaged pallet and lots of imagination.
Sand and water tables
Young children in particular love to dig and play with sand. There are so many different options available, from sand and water tables to sandpits that double up as benches. This wooden pirate ship is one of the best we’ve seen with a small play area, blackboard, sunshade and good-sized sandpit. Perfect role play for your little swashbucklers.
Creative kids will love this ingenious outdoor easel from All Round Fun. Extremely sturdy, it has a wipe-clean screen, bamboo wind chimes and a built-in planter in which they can put some of the best plants for kids to grow for a multi-sensory experience.
Loungers and hanging chairs
What better way to relax after a long day playing in the garden than in a hanging chair? The comfy looking Donovan hanging chair from Wayfair can be hung from a tree or a treehouse with the sturdy metal eyelet and brought inside in the cooler months.
The Outsunny mini lounger with parasol from Candide Gardening comes with matching cushions for extra comfort. Sun safe and snuggly, this will soon become a garden favourite!
Not forgetting the popular beanbag, these rainbow-coloured outdoor bags are super comfy, suitable for use inside and out and best of all, they retain their chair-like shape. A great, portable solution with a practical, waterproof cover, these are sure to become firm favourites.
With an incredible selection of garden furniture to suit kids of all ages, you can be sure to find the perfect pieces for your space and give them outdoor adventures they will never forget.