Nurturing little ones and setting them up with hobbies for life, has never been more important. With our lives increasingly taken over by screens, it's vital we get our children to love the great outdoors, even if it is from the comfort of our own gardens for now.
You’d be surprised at how much a bit of fresh air and sunshine can work wonders for your child. With so much to learn and explore, gardening offers the opportunities to create new life, understand the seasons and find insects.
Truly an all-round sensory experience for your children, gardening has so many fun and interesting possibilities that will teach your little one invaluable life lessons.
Here are just a few benefits of gardening with children:
What child doesn’t love getting messy with dirt and water? Looking for bugs, digging holes and planting seeds, there's fun to be had in the garden. On top of all the messiness, kids love playing grown-ups, and gardening just like they’ve seen mum or dad do, will get them excited to play pretend.
Gardening is great for both the mind and body. Physically, playing outdoors has a multitude of benefits, as kids are running and digging, they’re burning off a lot of their energy. Mentally, gardening is just as therapeutic for little ones as it is for us, great for relieving stress and with that extra time spent in the sun, your tot's mood will be at an all-time high.
Gardening works all five senses: sight, touch, taste, smell, and sound, helping children develop them all, without even realising. Gardening is great for working on hand-eye coordination, too, and through all the digging, watering, and lifting, your child is learning to focus their concentration and become more aware of their surroundings as they explore.
How Mother&Baby selected the best kids’ gardening sets
All of these fun kids' gardening sets have been hand-selected by Mother&Baby shopping experts. Our team has spent hours investigating and researching, so you can choose the best one. Plus, we'd never recommend a product we don't believe in. Find out why you should trust us here.
The best kids’ gardening sets
The perfect introductory gardening set for your little ones, with everything you need all in one convenient gardening trolley. From plant pots to spades, getting your children to learn about gardening has never been more fun and safe.
Includes: gardening trolley, detachable handle for tools, toy watering can, spray bottle, bucket, brush and dustpan, two assorted toy flower petals, two plant pots, two bags of seeds and soil, three detachable tool heads and four toy soil pieces.
Colourful, fun and practical, this quality metal gardening set is much more durable than plastic, so they can help with even the toughest of garden jobs. Safe for kids to play, the set features no sharp metal heads and a practical tote bag, so your kids can take their tools to the garden and even the beach, for the ultimate sandcastle building.
Includes: rake, shovel, trowel, apron, tote bag, one pair of gloves and a watering can.
Just like their parents' gardening tools, this Bosch-design garden set is perfect for getting your little ones to feel like grown-ups. Like a grown-up, they can be pulling out weeds and loading them up into their own wheelbarrow, with work gloves to keep their hands protected.
Includes: wheelbarrow, a shovel, a rake and a pair of high-quality one-size-fits-all gardening gloves.
A wheelbarrow kit perfect for the younger kids aged three to six, this colourful set is a safe way to keep them entertained while you’re doing all the real work. With a helping hand from their watering can, the garden will be beautifully blooming in no time.
Includes: wheelbarrow, a watering can, rake, scoop and bucket.
The ultimate set for groovy gardeners, there’s nothing this set hasn’t thought of. From a plant marker to giant sunflower seeds, this Little Pals tool set includes everything an aspiring gardener would need to get them off on the right track.
Includes: wheelbarrow, watering can, trowel, fork, plant marker, giant sunflower seeds, tool kit bag and gardening gloves.
This gardening belt features everything a little gardener needs to get involved in some serious gardening. With tools and the perfect place to store it all, it’s made for real work and perfect for digging in the dirt.
Includes: gardening belt, spade, fork and gloves.
Perfect for your little helper in the garden, this adorable tool set would make a great gift for little ones who love getting a little bit messy. With an option to personalise the bag, your budding gardener will never lose a tool again.
Includes: personalised tool bag, multiple spades and scoops, a fork and a water spray bottle.
Inspire any child to have fun in the garden with this perfect colourful and personalised set, bound to make them feel special. Engrave any name or message into the wood handles and make digging weeds fun!
Includes: gardening belt, spade, fork and scoop.