Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:45
When I took on my rather large and neglected allotment on in late spring this year, the initial time investment was less than I had imagined. It took 3 days to dig and weed, it's 50' x 25', so really you need to see what state it's in first. You'll find that you actually make time to do what you need to do, and the kids will be eager to help and end up wanting to go there more than you, especially if there are lots of tasty treats on offer when they go there.
My kids are teenagers/ young men, but even they will go down and pick veg or right now pick blackberries and raspberries. If you make it fun for the kids you'll have fun yourself and there's no better way of getting them interested if it's fun.
Go for it, you won't regret it.