Schools out for summer
Get back to nature with Ronsealís top tips for entertaining kids in the
With just a month left of the British summer, many of us are frantically
trying to get our gardens ship shape so that we can enjoy the last few
weeks outdoors. But with the school holidays in full swing, fitting it
all in is no mean feat.
Luckily, leading woodcare manufacturer Ronseal and the UKís woodland
conservation charity, the Woodland Trust have paired up to offer you top
tips for entertaining your brood outdoors and educating them about
British wildlife whilst also getting your garden looking great.
So here are five ways to transform your outdoor space, and keep your
kids busy while youíre at it:
1. Many pollinating insects such as butterflies see a spectrum of
colours including UV tones that are not visible to the human eye.
Shape, scent and colour all play important roles in attracting wildlife
so introduce a variety of plants and flowers to your garden.
Bees and other insects seem to like darker or vibrant colours such as
blues and violets - try Lavender, Bluebells, or Cornflowers whilst
pollinators such as flies can be more attracted to lighter colours such
as white and yellow, so opt for things like Honeysuckles, Snowdrops or
2. Protect the wooden structures in your garden with natural coloured
products such as Ronsealís Woodland Trust Colours. The added colour
will create a harmonious environment for you to enjoy and brighten up
your outdoor space. Water based,
Ronsealís Woodland Trust Colours are available in
eight fabulous colours from White Ash to Honeysuckle and Bramble,
through to cooling blues such as Bluebell and Cornflour, all inspired by
And with every purchase, a 25p donation will also go to help the
Woodland Trust to protect woodland habitat for wildlife.
3. Bird tables are a great way to bring avian life into your garden.
Choose a good, sturdy wooden bird table and set it up near a window so
that the kids can sit and watch the action from the house. Itís
important to protect the wood so that it stays looking good and doesnít
rot. Useing an eco wood preserver, such as Ronseal Decorative Eco Wood
Preserver, you can be kind to the environment too.
feeders are another sure fire way of attracting our feathered
friends. Get the kids to make their own using empty yoghurt pots and
string - thereís a whole variety of nuts and seeds that they can use
to make the feed but you canít go wrong with a simple recipe of high
quality suet, peanuts and black sunflower seeds.
Getting your kids interested in the wildlife in your garden will not
only educate them about what is on their doorstep but it will also
highlight the importance of being environmentally aware. Check out
the Woodland Trustís nature detectives CLUB at
which is a great online resource with loads of fun and informative
games, competitions and activities you can download for free.
For more information about Ronseal products and inspiration on how to
improve your outdoor space visit