If the weather is good, it’s a great idea to have your child’s birthday outside. Having a picnic saves on washing up and you can invite as many family members as you like. Or if it’s raining, have a carpet picnic indoors!

What you need

A blanket


Garden or a park


Fresh air and wide open space encourages crawling and movement

Learning through watching and copying others

Learning about food and social interaction

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

An afternoon

What to do

  1. Place a blanket or sheet on the ground in a garden or park.

    children outdoors
  2. Make some snacks and invite everyone there for fun times together.

    children and mums have picnic