Encourage children to get involved with a spot of gardening with our pick of the best kids' gardening kits. Nurture their love of gardens and wildlife by giving them the best tools to explore the garden.
Gardening is a really fun activity for parents to undertake with small children. With so many benefits for both.
Firstly it gets everyone outside in the fresh air. And for children, it helps with fine motor skills while teaching them about food, growth and nature.
From mini tools to seedling kits there's a green-fingered solution to suit all ages in our round-up of adorable kids' gardening kits.
1. Children's Gardening Gift Set, Not on the High Street
Featuring a characterful apron, decorated with a fun image of a mole. The garden creature is painted on the sturdy canvas pocket, emerging from inside a molehill on the outside.
Once clothes are protected, kids are ready to get digging with the tools included. The wooden and metal mini tools include a trowel, fork and spade. All of which are also perfect for further fun in the sandpit – if your garden has one of those, too.
2. Little Pals Kids Gardening Set, Amazon
Complete with a mini metal bucket, miniature trowel and fork, along with gardening gloves, plant markers, mini pots and a packet of Popcorn Seeds.
Allowing kids to plant and harvest their own popcorn seeds will bring all the more joy to movie nights.
Suitable for ages 3 years and up.
3. Grow Your Own Sunflowers Set, Not on the High Street
It includes all the tools they need to grow glorious sunflowers.
From the seeds and tools to planters this kit has all kids needs to get their hands dirty and plant their own sunflowers.
More specifically, the set comprises a pretty yellow terracotta pot with Coir Disk. Copper Plant Markers a colourful mini kids garden spade, Nutscene jute twine tiddler, two fibre seed pots and a notebook and pencil.
4. Bigjigs Children's Garden Tool Bag, John Lewis & Partners
The mini gardening set comprises a small tote bag, filled with everything a little gardener needs to get the job done.
The contents include small versions of a hand spade, trowel, rake, watering can and gloves. The bag provides the ideal place to keep it all together and is easy for little ones to transport around the garden.
The charming set of tools is perfect for digging in the dirt and watering plants with the grown-ups.
5. My First Mini Greenhouse, Gardening For Kids
First comes the fun task of building the reusable mini greenhouse. Then it teaches them to start growing and nurturing seedlings and cuttings. This brilliant set offers a great way to combine play with learning.
The set is complete with a mini greenhouse, compost disk, widger and dibber, plant labels. Along with easy to follow instructions and growing guide, with three packets of seeds – cress, sunflower and coleus.
Suitable for ages 5 years and above.
6. Bio-Toy 4-Piece Playset, Amazon
The range includes this bucket and spade set, ideal for fun in the sandpit, the beach or mud kitchens. This simple set also features a rake and a mini watering can to encourage kids to get out into the outdoors and learn about gardening whilst having fun.
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