A sandpit is a great way to get children to play outside on warm summer days, allowing them to dig, sift and build. Encouraging the kids to play and interact with sand can unleash a world of imagination, while keeping them amused for hours - it’s also very easy to build and can be done in an afternoon. With some sleepers, sand and basic tools from Wickes, plus this helpful step-by-step guide, you can create a fun back garden space for your little ones. Now all you need is a bucket and spade!
Leave plastic animals in a bin outside (near the garden, next to the sandbox, next to a patch of trees, etc) -- when children go outside to play, they can use them and let their imaginations run wild! My recommendation: the children should only play with these toys outside -- that way, they'll look forward to playing outside -- make sure they run around too ;) GG