Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons. Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to do outdoors and indoors, come rain or shine.
With World Book Day on 4 March, get ready to spark your imagination with a range of fun book-inspired activities. You could hop into the world of Peter Rabbit or discover something extraordinary with The Secret Garden.
Listen to The Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Tale of Peter Rabbit tells the story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden. This tale is beautifully narrated by Olivia Colman for the audiobook, Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales.
Create a secret garden
Choose a small part of your garden, a pot or window box to grow your favourite flowers from seed. Create a wild walkway with your flowers.
Design a nature reserve
Make a mini-nature reserve, where toads and newts can hide during the colder days. You can do this by putting a pile of bricks or logs in a sheltered spot that is cool and damp.
Let your lawn go wild
You might be surprised at how many flowers you can spot if you the let the grass grow in spring. Little clusters of daisies, yellow lesser celandines and maybe even some bright daffodils might pop up in your secret garden.
Make a bee hotel with some bits of wood or and some short bamboo canes. Put it in a dry and sheltered place and wait for the visitors to arrive.
Things to do at home
Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family. You won't be short of things to do this winter.