We are lucky enough to have a private enclosed garden at Cheeky Monkeys and recognise how important it is for children to have access to fresh air every day whatever the weather. The garden includes a lawned area for playing ball games or relaxing in a shady corner with a book, paved area where we can ride our bikes and drive our cars, and a large play house where we can pretend we are hairdressers or chefs or do paintings and mould clay. The opportunities are endless!

We encourage the children to learn where their food comes from and we have some raised beds where they can grow a selection of vegetables which can then be prepared by our cook for lunch that day. We also like the children to learn about the environment and world around them by helping them to spot and identify insects, examine flowers and chase butterflies as they play.

Group games are always popular and help the children develop their social skills without knowing it.