I don’t know about you, but I find water in the garden to be rather magical. If the kids aren’t too young, adding a pond to your space can make it more tranquil and attractive to beneficial wildlife, such as frogs, toads and even hedgehogs.
Not only can the kids go on yet more nature-spotting adventures, you can also get them nets and send them pond dipping or encourage them to create little boats to race on the water out of natural materials.
In fact, you can involve the kids in almost every aspect of a pond, from its creation to its upkeep. If they’re old enough, they can help you dig it out, line it and fill it with water.