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Young children learning outdoors

 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still ongoing, and in accordance with the UK government's current guidelines, most children are currently staying home from school. Critical workers may still take their children to school or a childcare provider, but all other parents are having to look after their children themselves.

 

As a result, many children are now being homeschooled for the first time in their lives. Homeschooling has its disadvantages - most parents have no formal teacher training, and many children will miss be missing their friends right now - but here's one indisputable benefit of homeschooling: it gives kids an opportunity to do their learning outside instead of spending all day cooped up in a classroom.

 

If the weather's nice and you're lucky enough to have an outdoor space to call your own, why not mix up your homeschooling timetable and have some - or even all! - of your lessons out in the garden?

 

Benefits of learning outdoors

  • It's good for your child's health. Going outside means getting an extra dose of fresh air, exercise and vitamin D!

  • It's a great way to teach them about nature and the environment. What better to learn about the world around us than to actually go outside and discover it firsthand?

  • It's an opportunity to develop a different set of skills. Reading and writing are crucial, but outdoor lessons can be great for nurturing other abilities - like creativity, fitness and observation.

  • Variety keeps children engaged. By alternating indoor lessons with time in the garden, you make it easier for your child to stay switched on and interested in what you're teaching them.

 

What can my kids learn in the garden?

Here are 8 outdoor homeschooling ideas for the parents of young children:

  1. Gardening. Show your kids how rewarding it can be to plant flowers or vegetables and watch them grow over time!

  2. Physical education. The garden is a great place for all sorts of games and exercises. Whether the goal is to keep fit, learn a new sport or just have fun, it's better to do it outdoors!

  3. Drawing. If you're raising a future artist, why not challenge them to draw something from the garden, like a leaf or a flower? This will help to hone their powers of observation as well as their drawing skills.

  4. Painting. Alternatively, why not get the paints out and get a bit messy? Better to do it outdoors than in the house!

  5. Bug-spotting. Your garden may not look like a wildlife reserve, but there are probably all sorts of wonderful creatures to be found if your child is willing to look. Challenge them to find as many different mini-beasts as they can in an hour!

  6. Photography. If your child is interested in photography, there are probably plenty of interesting items in your garden for your son or daughter to point a camera at.

  7. Reading. You can read just about anywhere, of course, but taking your books outdoors means that you're getting some fresh air and sunshine in the process.

  8. Meditation. It's never too early for children to learn the value of quiet time and self-reflection. Sitting out in the garden is a lovely way for them to spend a short spell alone with their thoughts.

Of course, if your home has a veranda or garden room, your children can learn in the garden even when it's raining! Call SunSpaces on 01727 845 788 if there's a project you'd like to discuss.

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At SunSpaces, we know that every customer has different needs for their garden. So, we do our best to provide the perfect awning for every type of outdoor space. We offer a wide range of retractable garden awnings so you are guaranteed to find the ideal shelter to suit your outdoor space needs.

 

Our retractable awnings allow you to enjoy a perfect day in your garden. At a push of a button, you can enjoy the shade when you most need it or easily retract it to enjoy the sunshine.


Forget the awnings of yesteryear with manual pulleys for opening and closing, our advanced awnings incorporate features such as automatic sensors, outdoor heaters, LED lights and electronic remote controls. Therefore, your awning can be perfectly tailored to your taste and you can enjoy heat and lighting as and when you require it.

 

Compact Awnings

Our Compact awning is an entirely retractable awning that is controlled using an electronic remote. When not in use, you retract it quickly and quietly - perfect for every outdoor living space!

 

 

The awning frames are available in several different sizes with bespoke colours available upon request. They also incorporate integrated gutter systems and water outlets which prevents water from building up on rainy days. 

 

Our Compact Awnings are also wind resistant, so you can be sure they won't flutter or break even on the windiest days. Compact Awnings are made of durable materials and come with an incredible 5-year warranty.

 

Take a closer look at our Compact Awnings here:

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Lite Awnings

Our Lite Awnings have LED lights that can be dimmed during sunny days and adjusted to suit the mood when the sun goes down. You can create a customized look for your outdoor space by selecting the colour and pattern of the fabric, and the size that suits you.

 

 

Our Lite garden awnings are electronically retractable using a remote control or through an intelligent motor system that responds to weather changes. The motor can be controlled using an app installed on your phone, making this awning one of the most versatile that we offer!

 

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Elite Awnings

Our Elite Garden Awnings are available in a wide range of sizes and colours. They are wind resistant hence very durable. It comes with a 5-year guarantee thus gives you value for your money.

 

 

We have utilised the latest garden awning technology to ensure that our Elite Awnings are perfect for your outdoor space. They are made from a UV-resistant fabric that offers protection from direct sunlight. They're also available in a wide range of fabric colour and you can customise your awning by including a heater or lights. Therefore, depending on your specific needs, we can provide the Elite garden awning that will meet your specifications.

This deluxe option is sure to help you make the most of your patio or deck all year round. To find out more, click here:

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If you have any questions about the different kinds of Awnings that we have to offer, don't hesitate to contact us by calling 0800 085 8110 or send us an email at info@sunspaces.co.uk.

Choosing to invest in a Sunspace that will enhance your everyday way of life and potentially add value to your property is rather exciting. But it can be daunting too. There are many companies offering a variety of choices. From simple covered patios and small conservatories to larger versions and garden rooms there are many on the market. However, SunSpaces offer a unique way to navigate the process of choosing, designing and constructing the right sunspace for you. 

 



Variety and innovation
There are many options that will allow you to add a sunspace to your home. It could be a small covered area, veranda, awning, or glass extension or garden room. All homes can benefit from any one of these, regardless of size if designed and constructed properly. 

Apart from design and construction, the choice of materials can hugely influence the quality and appeal. SunSpaces use only robust and rustproof aluminium for the construction of frames. Laminated glass or an extremely durable polycarbonate is used for walls and roofs. These materials are not only very durable to stand the test of time and weather but are also timeless in visual appeal. By using these innovative materials SunSpaces can provide solutions to every design need and therefore offer a variety of design and innovative, durable timeless constructions. 

 


Flexibility
One of the issues related to engaging a company to turn your concept of a Sunspace into reality is the limitations of both the materials they use and their expertise and ability. This means that standard sizes are handled with ease but anything beyond presents a challenge. This limits the design and personal choice of the whole project. SunSpaces are not bound by these limitations. 

At SunSpaces we offer complete flexibility, this means there is maximum potential to realise the sunspace of your dreams. Materials do not present a problem. Those that we choose are supplied in larger, broader sizes than usual but we are not confined by this and can adjust to any need. Large or unusual shaped gardens do not present a problem. 

 



A complete solution
Sometimes there are simply too many people involved in the design, construction and completion of a sunspace. Apart from often increasing the final costs of a project, it can introduce delays, differences of opinion and perhaps most worryingly confusion. The customer’s original concept may become altered to fit the restrictions and limitations in those involved in executing it. A company that can offer service from initial consultation to design, construction and support throughout without “outsourcing” will deliver a better service. SunSpaces are able to offer this so start your journey here with us. 

Why choose SunSpaces
Whatever you choose to imagine as your ideal sunspace, SunSpaces can provide the quality and design necessary to make it a reality. We can offer free advice as well as free site visiting and surveying and complete in-house service from start to finish.

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The British climate can be challenging. Take the last two weeks as a prime example – Easter half-term has come and gone and the weather has not exactly been warm and welcoming!  Even when it's not windy, it may be showery. When it's not sunny, it may be windy. And when the temperature drops just that little more, basking in the sunlight is but a desire.   The solution to this is to add a glass room or veranda to your home.


The solution: A Glass Room


Glass rooms are exactly that, an additional room made of glass. Protected from the rain, wind and marginal temperatures, you can relax and be in your garden for many more months each year.

The rooms are designed to your exact needs, and many people choose to have the ability to open up the glass walls on all sides. This allows you to shield yourself from the predominant wind direction while the sun is making you nice and warm. Or perhaps the sun is doing too good a job! Open the windward side and have a nice cool breeze to keep you just at the right temperature.

 



Verandas and glass rooms extend your living space by making the garden part of your home. The immediate transition of inside-to-outside now has a zone. You can either  sit inside your SunSpace and be protected from the elements, or you  can open up the sides and enjoy the sweet fragrances from the flowers and enjoy listening the sounds of nature coming from your garden space.


Another reason to sit back and relax is that these glass rooms add genuine resale value to your home. These high-quality extensions are very low maintenance. You will spend more time relaxing!

 

 

A Mediterranean  Lifestyle


Grab a book, a drink, and sink back into a comfy couch. Enjoy the sound of the rain tapping on the glass. Get sleepy as the sun warms you. Your glass room turns another spring or autumn day into a day in your garden.

Some people bring the garden into their glass room. Container vegetable gardening, ferns, or flowers, there are many ways to make the space even more pleasant. The transition from your home into your garden will be even more successful.

Because these rooms are designed specifically for your home, they can take advantage of any kind of space. Space you might have considered unusable because of its shape, size, or location becomes your favourite spot to sit back and let the worries of the day fade away.

 

 

Bring Luxury to your Home Today


Arrange for someone from SunSpaces to come and see you and discuss your requirements.   From a modern veranda through to a fully insulated glass room with automated lighting, shade, and climate control – we can cater for all your needs.

So, next time you feel trapped in your own home because of inclement weather, think about how nice it would be to have a glass room of your own.

Our spectacular April offer is 20% off all Aspire and Aspire+ Verandas. With spring well and truly underway, now is the time most of us will turn our attention to the outdoors and those neglected back gardens, many which have been left to fend for themselves against the elements over the winter months. 

Why not consider installing a veranda into this dedicated space which allows you to get the maximum benefits thus prolonging your time spent outdoors with every passing year, come rain or shine?

 



Aspire Verandas Combine the Ultimate in Style with Practicality
Not only are verandas practical, letting you enjoy the outside for longer, but they are also some of the most contemporary and stylish additions that are robust enough to hold up to the ever-changing British weather while looking great in the process.

Whether you require a veranda which you can attach to the back of your home or even the side, you are guaranteed to find a style to suit you here at SunSpaces. In a selection of four colour choices and a choice of sizes, our verandas are constructed to industry standards and one of the most fabulous ways to enjoy the outdoor area every day of the year.

 


Our Aspire Verandas Can Be Tailored to Your Every Need
Perhaps you are looking for a veranda for your home but would prefer a more customized style. You may want to prevent nearby homes around you from being able to look directly into this additional space. If so, we can assure you of total privacy through our range of privacy screens or aluminium walls which can prevent people from seeing directly through your veranda. 

Alternatively, you may be keen to have a veranda installed in your garden but are still a little unsure of establishing a design which offers partially obstructed views through its numerous support posts. Once again, we can work to provide styles whereby there are fewer support posts in the actual design, therefore, allowing you an all-around better view as you look out into the wider garden area. 

 


Every Aspire Veranda Qualifies for This Amazing Offer
With thick laminated safety glass included as standard in all our verandas, as well as a choice of gutter options, you can also take advantage of a host of optional extras for the ultimate in verandas! 

From a section of lighting techniques, to extend your comfort well into the evenings, several choices of heaters to keep you warm as the temperature drops outside, multiple blinds to combat the sun when at its fullest to sound systems designed exclusively for each veranda type. There are so many ways you can make your Aspire Veranda your very own unique creation and a veranda unlike anyone else’s.

Once you have chosen your Aspire Veranda, you will automatically qualify for our 20% discount, ensuring a reduced price just in time to get acquainted with spring and beyond.

 

For more information contact us today or Request a FREE 3D Design!