For many of us, fond memories of childhood include paint covered fingertips, dirt smeared faces and the thunder of feet down the hall as a game of tips bursts indoors.
In a world dominated by iPads, gaming consoles and candy crush, it’s not a bad idea to install a few play areas in your new home for your family to enjoy.
If your children aren’t old enough to be shooting hoops there is a DIY project that can be tackled as a family: building a cubby house.
Think of warm evenings spent sprawled on the grass, you call for tools and your kids place a hammer into your outstretched hand. In the meantime they dart around in excitement and solemnly discuss which teddy bear will endure the first tea party.