- How much garden equipment/toys do you have - What do you find is the most used/most suitable garden toy/equipment - Do you have a shed specially for kids toys?
Basically, we have moved to a house with a good size garden, but we have had to do a lot of work to it and still have lots to do. We have loads of toys etc but I am finding they are not being used (not actually CM yet, just my 2 toddlers). So happy to have a good clear out and get rid of loads on freecycle, but want to know whats best to keep and what i should get instead!
Oh and what things stay out all the time? I keep putting things to the side of the garden (cars etc) but I am finding it looks really cluttered. But don't want to end up buying an extra shed because I can't fit it all in!
Footballs. Bubbles. A tent that someone gave us last week. Swings. Slide. We also keep our 'kitchen' in the garden, because I got fed up of tripping over it in the house, but the kids love it being in the garden and sit out there on a little table and chairs making cups of tea for each other (they moved it into the tent this week). Yes, the garden is cluttered, but it can all be piled behing the garage if we want to have an adult bbq, or mow the lawn.
Oh yes! Thanks bald - the sandpit (but there's no sand in it at the mo). The kids love sitting in the empty sandpit messing about with buckets and spades. They take the buckets out and travel the garden collecting daisies.
I only usually look after babies, toddlers and pre-school children so my garden toys tend to be on the smaller side!
I have sand pit, water-tray, rocker, wheelbarrows and two 'sit-on' cars together with some kiddy-size gardening tools. The larger items stay out all summer getting washed down each morning in case of bird droppings etc.
All get packed away in the winter and just brought out on the brighter dryer days. I am sure it would be different if I had after-school children though.
'Too much pink' I have the same problem, but in my case it mainly boys toys Ive got, as my own 2 are boys.. Ive got a pastic dome climbing frame ride ons sand pit and sand table water play table balls bowls skipping ropes etc dolls & push chairs pop up tents and tunnels mini gardening equipment plastic backed car mat for toy cars outside black board Id like a bigger shed but hubbie wont let me..