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While some children love running around and getting their hands mucky, others are much more interested in staying inside playing their favourite computer games. If you have been unsuccessful in your attempts to encourage your children to come outdoors with you, perhaps you just need a little more inspiration when it comes to garden ideas for kids? Allow us to help – from easy vegetables to grow to toddler planting activities, we’re here to give you some inspiration for different projects that will help entice them outside.

By getting your kids out into the garden you’ll not only be encouraging them to learn, but you’ll also be helping them appreciate nature and the environment. To discover some of the best garden activities for kids that can help keep the whole family entertained, read on.

Set up a vegetable garden together

Home gardening for kidsHave you always dreamed of starting your own vegetable garden at home? If so, why not get the kids to help you set it up once you have looked into some easy vegetables to grow? You can begin growing vegetables at any time of year and you’ll all get a real sense of achievement once they are ready to be eaten! This is also a great way to teach your kids about where food comes from.

Before you and the children sow your chosen seeds, it’s essential that you do your research to find out what grows best when. If you are choosing to grow them in a polytunnel, our yearly planner will help you and your little ones to decide when to sow, plant and harvest your tasty produce!

Before starting this child-friendly garden idea, ensure that you’ve picked the perfect spot for your vegetables to grow. The crops will need to be on a light spot on level ground and will also need to be watered regularly. If you have more than one child, nominate each one to look after them on different days, so that you can instil a sense of responsibility in them all.

Create a plant display

Home Gardening Ideas for KidsIf your garden is looking empty and in need of some gorgeous plants and flowers, you can ask your kids if they’d like to plant some seeds, before waiting to watch them sprout. There are plenty of fool-proof plants for kids including daisies, petunias and sunflowers, so when you make your way to the garden centre together, ensure that you steer them in the direction of these.

Growing plants with kids is so much fun and they will get a real kick out of watching their projects grow and come to life. If you have young children, have a look in your garden shed for some spare pots or containers to plant in, as they are more manageable for smaller hands. Your little ones can then really get stuck into digging and watering their new, vibrant children’s garden. Once the hard work is done, don’t forget to keep pests at bay by protecting your plants with a garden cloche.

Make glass jar terrariums

Gardening with children in the UK can be so rewarding, but there are also times where the weather may not allow you to get outside. When the sun isn’t shining, you can have a go at children’s gardening activities indoors, such as creating your own glass jar terrariums. These are a brilliant way of incorporating plants into home d├ęcor.

To start, collect large glass containers with lids and then head out with the children to purchase your plants − ensure that each plant will fit nicely into its new home. After that, get your kids to pop some tiny rocks into the bottom of each jar, before pouring in a soil mix and then placing the plants inside. To make it even more exciting, they can choose to decorate their terrariums with plastic figures such as fairies, sea creatures or other fascinating animals. Ask your kids to water the plant before popping the lid back on and finding a home for their new terrarium.

These family garden ideas will provide fantastic entertainment for everyone and will enable you to make lovely memories that you can all cherish for years to come. For more fun garden activities for kids to try, take a look at our ‘gardening activities for kids’ here.  

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We are living in uncertain and difficult times, and the coronavirus is affecting all of our lives in many ways. We all still have lots of questions about what the future holds and there are still few definite answers available at this time.

Here at Premier Polytunnels we want to reassure you that we continue to treat the safety and wellbeing of our staff, our suppliers and our customers as a priority - We are following the guidance available to us, monitoring the situation on a daily basis, and updating our practises accordingly.

On the 3rd April we temporarily closed our order book and asked our team to stay at home. This was the responsible decision to make as employers with a duty of care to our hardworking and dedicated team. We are now pleased to be able to welcome members of our team back to work where we continue to ‘stay alert’ and put their health and safety first.

We are open!

We are pleased to confirm that we are now in a position to re-open our order book and begin processing new orders again.

Our skeleton workforce has worked hard to fulfil the hundreds of orders received immediately prior to and at the start of the lockdown, and we are pleased to confirm that we will soon have dispatched all existing orders.

Furthermore, many of our suppliers have now re-opened, operating with a skeleton staff, meaning that we are able to obtain more of the raw materials required to manufacture and dispatch our polytunnels and accessories.

Therefore, from today we are pleased to be able to open our order book and our telephone lines again.

Members of our sales team are available from 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, in order to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Click here to contact the sales team.

Please be aware, that we will be continuing to operate with a reduced workforce until there is a brighter light at the end of the tunnel, therefore it may take us a little longer than usual to answer your queries or process and dispatch your order.

Current Dispatch Lead Time

We are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and updating our practises accordingly, and delivery estimates could change regularly, depending on the number of orders received, on the availability of the raw materials required, and due to Premier Polytunnels operating with a reduced staff.

The Delivery page of our website will be updated on a daily basis with regards to expected dispatch lead times, therefore please ensure you check this information on the day of placing your order.

Please CLICK HERE to check the Delivery page of our website on the day of placing your order for daily updates.

Please do not hesitate to contact the sales team if you have any questions or concerns about the delivery of your order.

How will my order be delivered?

Garden Polytunnels, Cloches and Fruit Cages are usually delivered in disassembled bundles and boxes via a national freight courier.

Commercial Polytunnels and Sheep Houses will be delivered by a courier on 1-2 pallets measuring up to 3.6m long.

Polytunnel Covers and Accessories are usually delivered in boxes by a national parcel courier.

Please Note: Deliveries are made by couriers and we recommend that customers are at the delivery address on the day of delivery.

The couriers have implemented their own precautions to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and, in some cases, have advised that guaranteed services, such as a timed morning service, may not be always possible. 

Will Premier Polytunnels remain open?

It is business as usual again at Premier Polytunnels – with lots of extra precautions to keep ourselves and our families, our customers and our suppliers safe and healthy.

No-one knows what the future holds and there are some instances whereby we may have to close the doors to our factory, again, temporarily:

  1. If under strict instructions by the government to close.
  2. If we become short-staffed due to illness or necessary self-isolation.
  3. If the couriers which deliver our goods are unable to do so.
  4. If we experience a reduced level of service from our suppliers and are unable to obtain the necessary raw materials required to manufacture polytunnels.

Contact Us

If you have any queries or questions, or any concerns about placing or receiving an order, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Team on 01282 811250 or by e-mail at

We thank you for your patience and understanding in these uncertain times.

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