30 things to do in the garden during lockdown

During lockdown we have been spending a lot of time playing in the garden and have come up with ’30 things to do in the garden during lockdown’. We have been so lucky with the weather and I am really hoping it continues, I also feel extremely spoilt and lucky to have a garden for my family to play in, as I appreciate not everyone has this opportunity.

Below are 30 things to do in the garden during lockdown, which will hopefully give you a bit of inspiration for those days when you are maybe struggling to find some creativity or quick activity.

Get Active

Play Ball Games – football, basketball, netball, tennis, catch, swing ball, boules

Swing Ball Tennis played during lockdown in the garden

Hopscotch

Host an Olympic games

Set up an obstacle course

Water Fun

Have a water fight

Go in the paddling pool

Gardening Ideas

Build a bean den

Grow a flower, some vegetables, salad or fruit

Suflower Seedling

Organise a sunflower growing competition with family members or friends (virtually) and #plantsomesunshine

Learn about the world around us

Go stargazing

Go bug hunting

Outdoor Art

Draw rainbows on the patio with chalk

Set up an outdoor painting station. Ideas include: potato printing, make a large scale painting or hand and foot print painting

Do a sketch of a tree

Make some bark rubbings and/or leaf rubbings

Do some flower arranging

Flower Arrangement made during lockdown in the garden

Make a picture using sticks, leaves and twigs

Outdoor Play

Build a homemade toy parachute. Click here to find out how

Build a bug hotel

Create a miniature garden maybe for fairies or dinosaurs

Build a den

Make and bury a time capsule

Create a treasure hunt

Play in a sandpit

Go on a scavenger hunt

Set up a tuff spot activity

Construction Site Tuff Spot
Eating Outdoors

Set up an ‘ice cream’ shop

Have a picnic (if you have young children why not make it into a teddy bears picnic?)

Have a BBQ

Eat breakfast in the garden

For more ideas of how to keep the children busy during lockdown do take a read of Berkshire Mummies ’30 fun things to do with your kids during lockdown’ blog post. You can also follow us on our Instagram to see what we get upto on a daily basis during lockdown.

*Disclaimer, make sure you supervise all activities and ensure they are age appropriate. Ensure all equipment and resources are safe to use. Please view the Berkshire Mummies disclaimer.

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