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For families, picnics are the perfect summer activity. Not only are they a fantastic way to spend some quality time together while enjoying the great outdoors, but they also make for a relatively cheap day out, which is always handy. But before you head out for your open-air feast, there are a few things you’ll need to prepare and pack to ensure you have everything needed to make it a success: 
Two children sitting on top of our personalised wooden picnic hamper
If you’re looking for the perfect DIY project this summer, why not transform your garden shed into your very own She Shed? Whether it’s to curl up with your favourite book for an hour or two or enjoy some time pursuing some new hobbies, a She Shed will provide you with a unique space to call your own where you can relax, unwind and take some time out. Here at Plantabox, we’ve got six great tips to help you create a stunning garden getaway: 
A baby blue She Shed in the surrounded by garden furniture and equipment
With warmer weather and longer evenings, summer is the perfect time for a garden party. Not only is this type of gathering a great excuse to get together with family and friends to catch up but it’s also a fantastic way to make the most of the brilliant sunshine and flourishing outdoors. If you’re thinking of hosting a big bash this summer, we’ve got some helpful tips to ensure you cover every base when it comes to throwing the ultimate garden party: 
A string of red and blue gingham bunting blowing in the breeze
Along with several other activities, gardening is the perfect pastime for your kids to enjoy this summer. Not only can getting out into the garden to explore help children learn more about nature’s cycles but it can also increase their environmental awareness while providing them with the opportunity to nurture new life. Sowing seeds and watching a plant flourish can give a child great satisfaction through knowing that they played a pivotal role in caring for it through each stage of its growth. Consequently, this fulfilling experience can spark their interest and inspire them to take up gardening as a regular hobby that can be enjoyed at any time of year. Below, we’ve put together a simple guide to gardening with children to help you encourage your little ones to get green-fingered this summer: 
Summer is well on its way and with the school holidays fast-approaching, there’s no better time to start thinking about how you can make the most of your family time this summer. However, while you may have a few things planned already such as a week away with the kids or some day trips out, you may be feeling a little stuck for inspiration when it comes to finding day-to-day activities that all the family can enjoy. But here at Plantabox, we’ve got some great suggestions when it comes to family-friendly activities to help you make the most of your time together this summer: 
It’s National Gin Day; what better excuse to savour a glass of this popular spirit? While a classic G&T is always a firm favourite, why not branch out with some new and exciting cocktail recipes to mark this special day? Whether you’re spending your Saturday afternoon out in the garden relaxing or enjoying some quality time with friends, we’ve got some ‘ginspirational’ cocktail recipes that are perfect for all occasions: 
Barbecue season is here and for many, there’s nothing better than heading out into the garden to enjoy an open-air feast with the family! However, while you may have your ‘dad’ apron on and your tongs at the ready, if you’re a first timer in the art of barbecuing, there are a few things you’ll need to know before tackling the grill. To help you avoid those classic cremated sausages or worse, food poisoning your guests, we’ve put together a beginner’s guide to barbecuing: 
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