Mud Kitchens can cost a small fortune, in the hundreds of £s, but as they have become more popular the prices are dropping, which is great news. You can now get this Chad Valley Wooden Mud Kitchen from Argos for a much more reasonable £99.99 and get the kids doing their messy play outside!
This looks like a ton of fun for the kids, and it features a hob, two sinks, an oven and an 8 piece set of play utensils.
You can treat the wood to make it weatherproof in the same way you would a garden playhouse, and as this is about the same price as a wooden playhouse it's a great alternative for encouraging imaginative play.
I like to keep any messy play out in the garden to save me spending all day cleaning, and I know my kids love this type of thing. My youngest has a mud kitchen at school and it's one of the most used toys there, so I think it wouldn't take too long to get my money's worth out of this one!
You can click and collect for free from stores, or home delivery costs £3.95.