Every parent knows how important it is for children to spend time outside. Luckily, summer is full of opportunities for outdoor play and adventure, but just in case you're short on inspiration, we've pulled together some of our favourite ideas...
1. On Your Bike
Warm, sunny days when the grass feels luscious and soft are ideal for perfecting your child's bike skills. If they're new to two wheels, check out our post from the blog archives about how to teach your child to ride a bike. Shop our collection of bikes and ride-ons here.
2. Nature Walk
Whether you live in the countryside or at the centre of a sprawling metropolis, there is always natural beauty to be found if you're prepared to look hard enough. Before heading outside, try making a list of things for your child to spot. From flora and fauna to beetles, bugs and butterflies, they'll enjoy the challenge while also learning about the world around them.
3. Playing House
Every child needs a special place in which they can let their imaginations run free. Our fantastic collection of fabric playhouses gives them exactly that. Whether they play inside or out in the garden, children can travel to distant lands or create a home. It is a place to dream, to learn and to grow to love. Add carefully crafted accessories to help your child create a world completely of their own making.
4. Get Gardening
You don't need a large outdoor space to give your child the chance to watch something grow. A window box, hanging basket or a planter placed on a sunny balcony will suffice. Buy some seeds and let your little one discover just how green fingered they really are.
5. Go Glamping
Seek out a holiday destination that will bring your children closer to nature. How about a luxurious hideaway hidden among the treetops or a cosy cabin in the woods? Canopy and Stars is brimming with quirky places to stay that feature plenty of special touches such as wood-burning stoves, hand delivered breakfast hampers, treetop bathtubs, new things to learn and plenty of opportunity to play.
Which games does your little one love to play outside?
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