MAGAZINE: Skinny Jean Gardeners launch campaign to get kids into the garden this summer

A new survey released in time for the school holidays shows the popularity of playing outside even during the summer holidays is in decline.

Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 12:10 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:23 am
Skinny Jean Gardeners launch campaign

With obstacles to outside play including parents being unwilling to let their children get mucky or to engage in creative play outside without constant adult supervision, Homebase has launched a new campaign, ‘Room to Grow’ to inspire kids to put down their phones and iPad’s and get into the garden this summer.

The Skinny Jean Gardeners, who have their own YouTube channel and are regulars on CBBC’s Blue Peter are supporting the campaign and have created a series of inspirational and how-to videos, including how-to build a tee-pee and how-to paint a plant pot using vegetables.