If you would like your children to enjoy the benefits of being outside this May half-term, then the National Children’s Garden Week is a fun way to introduce them to gardening. This year it runs from the 25th May until the 2nd of June, so if you haven’t already got your children involved there’s still time.
There are lots of different ways in which children can get involved from creating a sensory path, to growing cascading strawberries, to planting a sunflower and then making it have a smiley face, to creating a palette garden for older children to reusing waste for a bug hotel, there are lots of ideas on their website for any age of child, parents and grandparents will be able to enjoy it too! https://www.childrensgardeningweek.co.uk/fun-things-to-do/\
If you don’t fancy creating anything in your own garden here are a couple of events in Essex where you can take the children, including Marks Hall Estate in Coggeshall, Essex, running from 10am-4.30pm, help them to rebuild their bug hotel, or join in the Children’s Sunflower Competition at Olivers Plants in Colchester available all day until the 2 June 2019.