Playing out: 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4

image.jpegDo our children enjoy playing out as much as we did when we were kids? This article in The Guardian suggests not, but has some really useful tips on how to promote outdoor play, linking to the National Trust’s brilliant 50 Things to do before you’re 11 3/4 which features loads of outdoor family events.

We will be covering at least 32 of the National Trust’s ’50 things…’ regularly at The Secret Garden Childcare: not a bad start before your 5th birthday!


The Secret Garden – Stay and Play!


On Saturday 16th July, we welcomed friends and family to ‘Stay and Play’ at The Secret Garden, testing out the Mud Kitchen, the cosy cabin and, of course, the healthy snack menu! A big thanks to everyone who joined us on the day.



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If you would like to arrange a visit to The Secret Garden Childcare to look around the setting and discuss registering your child, please email Amy at

We are currently awaiting our Ofsted registration, so are hoping to open late Summer/early Autumn 2016.