Encourage exercise through active play
Although it may not seem like it at times, summer is just around the corner and now’s the perfect time to start planning how you’re going to keep the kids entertained when the sun is shining and they’re craving to run around in the open air. Whether you’re after an entire outdoor playset for them to explore, a stand-alone component or timeless family games for all to enjoy, we’ve got a vast range of toys that are meant for the outdoors.
If your child would like a garden playset to climb across and swing from, then one of the most exciting new launches from TP this year is the Forest Pirate Galleon 2, which lets kids pretend that they’re sailing the seven seas without having to leave their back garden. There’s a deck to man, a Jolly Roger to hoist - and a gang plank to walk along! Team it with a fun costume to complete the buccanneer look. All the wooden playsets from TP are made from FSC -certified European pine or spruce, which is picked because it is denser and slower growing than some alternative timbers, making the wood less prone to splits and cracks.
As well as playsets, TP also provide sturdy swing sets that older kids can enjoy as well as younger. Or, if your child loves jumping up and down, then they’ll love TP’s SurroundSafe trampolines. Available in a choice of sizes, they’re made from heavy-duty galvanised steel and are completely stable, even on uneven ground.
Browse the extensive TP range to find the playset, sand pit or trampoline that will fit perfectly in to your garden. When buying garden playsets, make sure you measure your garden to allow enough room for the item as well as sufficient space surrounding it for
We’ve recently launched a new range of fun and affordable outdoor family games that are ideal for the back garden, or trips to the beach. They’re classic games that have been a staple of many a summer holiday, with a bat and ball set, foam football, flying disc and boules set. There’s even a handy all-in-one bag that features all of these favourite games together.
When kids need to release pent-up energy, Nerf Blasters are a great way to encourage fit and active play by getting them to run around and chase one another. From crossbows to blasters there are several weapons to fire - and many don't require batteries. Don't forget to kit them out with plenty of ammo refills to make sure they don’t get caught out. And on those hot summer days when they want a bit of a cool down during playtime, then try introducing some water-fun, with a super soaker blaster that can drench people up to 35 feet away, with no need to pump.
Then, once they’ve burnt off all this energy running around, perhaps they’ll be nice and tired come evening time, so that you can have some peaceful ‘me-time’.