Posted: 24/08/2013 at 07:05
If the children can do as Welshonion says they're likely to be fine. I know that some people are very allergic to wasp stings, but they are the rare exception not the rule. The majority of us have a few wasp stings during the course of our lives - I certainly remember having a few as a child. It helps to have a can of Wasp eze in the house, and if the children are over 6 they should be able to take Piriton (following the instructions). If they know to come to you if they get stung and you have the magic medicine to fix it then they'll be fine - at least, my children were
When the frosts come the wasps will die and you'll be left with the most wondrous thing -and the children can take it to school for science lessons - it may be this that switches them on to science!
Wasps do not swarm, and they do not return to the same nest the following year. If you want to keep them away from most of the garden, give them some sweet ripe fruit or maybe a dish of jam in a corner near the nest and they'll keep going to that and keep away from the rest of the garden.