It is Father’s day.

My husband’s perfect father’s day starts off with a very long lie in. He has been working very hard and is shattered. So I take the boys out to give him some peace. Should father’s have a day off from the kids on their day? Hmmm.

The boys had gathered some branches from trees that had been cut down next to our house a while ago and they had made a makeshift den in the corner of our garden.  They love to climb this tree and play around it but it really needed finishing off and some TLC.

This may also be a great way to spend Father’s day bonding! Woohoo!

I gave them some tips from our recent den building course..

Some branches were very long (beanstalks as Noah called them) so needed sawing in half.

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Safety is very important when building a den so we used protective equipment and never left the children unattended!

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We laid strong branches across the tree in two places to secure a base then slatted logs across the top to make a roof.

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Using the longer branches we formed the sides. Then covered the top with some tarpaulin and more sticks to secure it.

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Now we have an all weather den for the garden. The boys love to dig so this little area will be perfect for them to do this, or just hang out in their Summer hideout!

 

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Happy days! Linking up with Country Kids.

This is our “Summer Hideout” for the Tots 100/CenterParcs June challenge. You can join in here.

 

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11 Responses to Father’s day den building in the garden

  1. Liska says:

    Oh Country Kids blog posts are always fabulous 🙂
    Liska xx
    P.S> thank you for visiting my blog today x

  2. Susan Mann says:

    How cool is that? Love it x

  3. Very cool opportunity for some male bonding indeed! A great den and I hope they have a lot of fun using it. Great to get their imaginations going!

  4. Fi says:

    Fab den! How super awesome is that?!

  5. What a fab Fathers Day, perfect quality time with the boys. Judging by the photos they all had a great time and are very proud of their efforts. Thanks for coming over and sharing on Country Kids.

  6. granny says:

    granpa and i have somewhere new to stay in when we next visit you. love you lots xxx

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