Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen

We are currently working on developing our outdoor area (there is a lot to do!) and I was thrilled to receive this fabulous Utility Kitchen from Newby Leisure!

The kitchen includes shelving to store utilities and hooks to hand play pots and pans. If you are lucky enough to be able to purchase one, I would suggest that you ask if you can fix the hooks yourself rather than having them pre-fixed,  so that you can ensure they are at the right height for your pans / utensils. The sturdy rubber ‘sink’ is removable, so it’s easy to clean.

Utility kitchen from Newby Leisure - from Rachel (",)

I thought I would share a few of the ways we’ve enjoyed playing with it so far…


Cooking with Sand 

We don’t have a lovely, wooden sand tray and are currently ‘making do’ with a red ladybird tray to store our sand. I thought it would make sense to keep this near the kitchen to allow the children to make use of it during their ‘cooking play’ if they wish. They love it!

Cooking with sand - from Rachel (",)


Adding Water to the Sand 

Very sloppy indeed! We also added the petals and leaves from some old flowers to this too…

Water, petals, leaves (& very sloppy sand) in the outdoor kitchen - from Rachel (",)


Outdoor Soup 

Water, leaves and petals… no sand in these concoctions…

Outdoor soup from Rachel (",)


Mud, Petals and Sand

We also added some silicone cake cases…

Outdoor cooking with mud, petals and sand - from Rachel (",)


We are all loving it and can’t wait to explore it further! I really can’t recommend Newby Leisure as a company enough! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Cooking outdoors in the kitchen from Newby Leisure - from Rachel (",)

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– Rachel (“,)


  1. It’s looking great !!! Amazing what they make with sand and water ” chocolate shakes – cappuccino- fairy cookies ”

    • Love it! 😀

  2. Love it! Messy play at it’s best!

    • Thanks, Rosa!

  3. This looks soooo fun. To what extent do you have the children clean up the area at the end of the day? Or do you clean up after school? Do you have a water source?
    Would love to bring this to my school and trying to think through some of the practicalities. Any other tips would be great!

    • Hi Wilma.
      I expect them to tidy up after play (but do accept that they are 3 and 4 and I will have to finish off if I want the area to be totally clean afterwards!). We have an outside tap, which the children have free access to, which is a big help!
      Before we moved into our new school, we used large plastic water canisters (that have taps at the bottom) for the children to access water.

  4. What a great way of teaching kids kitchen basics plus tidying up! 😀 The children surely love it. They learn while they enjoy. Kudos!

    • They love it! 🙂


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