Spending some time outdoors and engaging in those bike rides, building mud houses, or simply bringing those little backyard activities to life is surely an essential element of your child’s growth. And to make that happen, you need a great play-space that forces the kiddos to cherish those hours of entertainment in bright sunshine. Below are 25 Outdoor Play Area For Kids That Can Transform Regular Backyards Into a Playtime Paradise!
1. Hula Hoop Hideout
Playing in the garden in summers becomes so much more fun with these hula hoop hideouts hanging down the trees. What they have got is a twine that hangs the hoop to the tree with bedsheets pinned on the top edge. To forge this one-of-a-kind hideout all by yourself, you are going to need safety pins, a rope or twine, some tulle or ribbon, sheets, a pair of scissors, a few cushions, blankets and of course, a hula hoop. Now who needs to head to those summer camps away from home when you can build one from scratch, amazing enough to play and chill out in your very own yard.
DIY Details : alannageorge
2. Mudpie Station
Transform a corner of the patio or the yard into a true-blue mudpie-making station with a huge metal tub loaded with heaps of potting soil taken from a few terra cotta pots. If you haven’t got a metal tub, you can always go for plastic buckets. That fence board with all the tools is truly awe-inspiring, and an old table with a rough shape, having paint and scuffs on it is installed to make those lovely mud pies. A wooden drawer hanging on the board makes an excellent spice rack with tins storing odds and ends for mixing and decorating mud pies, including twigs, pinecones, pebbles, and coloured sand. Also keep spoons, water and wash bins handy.
DIY Details : mysmallpotatoes
3. Hopscotch Stepping Stones
What an adorably huge version of the classic game of Hopscotch! Concrete pavers from the local Home Depot work wonders as the stepping stones, and sprucing them up different candy-hued outdoor paints, including red, blue, green, orange, yellow, black and white makes everything oh so vibrant. And you don’t need to limit this colorful thing of creativity to games – these pavers are much more fun than a plain paper and pencil when it comes to working on some math problems with a little innovation, making learning all the way more interesting. Putting the stones together as showcased by Read Between The Lines is also a budget-friendly deal and comes under $25.
DIY Details : readbetweenthelimes
4. Tyres Defining Play Area
Tyres can be quite handy and chic when it comes to crafting super joyful early childhood settings. This set of tyres arranged in a cone-like shape serves the purpose of defining the backyard’s space dedicated to the kiddos. It’s amazing how these old repurposed motor accessories function as a unique wall with an industrial appeal, that too without actually going for any construction to get it all done. If you want to work out something a little more bright, coating the tyres with your choice of spray paints or even lining them with cushions to end up in a comfortable seating is a few extra touches you can add to the project.
DIY Details : pin.it
5. Color-Block Sandbox
Taking a look at this winsome sandbox, it seems hard to figure out that it actually is a bookcase primed and painted in a bright combination of red, light yellow and turquoise. You’ve got separate compartments to store sand, shovels and sand toys, while making it truly easy to carry the whole thing from one place to another. It all begins with dissembling and laying out all the pieces of the 3-tier shelf, followed by getting the paint job done and assembling the boards together to yield the box, adding an extra plywood to work as the lid. And yes, the compartments come with proper provision for drainage. Lastly, go creative with the painting, adding stripes and castles to the lid.
DIY Details : thehomesihavemade
6. Make a PVC Pipe Kiddie Car Wash
Those kiddie car washes aren’t a tedious task anymore when you have got this breathtaking car wash section in the yard, built out of PVC pipes. You’ll love how pool needles kitchen sponges, pom poms, and shower curtain add the final touches to this kiddie car wash that’s the most perfect summer project to make for your little ones. What pool needles do here is hug around the pipes, having a few extra ones attached to the pom pom handles to make an archway, while a the shower curtain goes for the dryer end. If the decorations weren’t already pretty enough, sponges cut and stringed into stars adorn the structure even better.
DIY Details : craftymorning
7. Outdoor Play Space
A dedicated outdoor play space that’s totally free from all the dirt and mud from the yard, covering a square piece of land with a nice and soft carpet after digging, removing bricks and levelling the surface to lay down the carpet. The wooden wall around the turf and little planters define the area with perfection. A beautiful pink flamingo sculpture on the side and a gorgeous planter box housing bright flowers, as well as that welcome mat makes everything so much more welcoming. To store the toys, you can install a huge milk crate in the space that will drain out any water that gets in.
DIY Details : sweetlilyou
8. The Old Boat Sand Pit
Take the kiddos into a magical world that looks just like a frame from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – a wooden boat disguised as a one-of-a-kind vintage sand pit, apt and appropriate to play pirates ! Surrounded by sand from all the sides, the boat with chipped paint and rustic textures standing in a ring of old sandstone pavers is truly an enchanting and wondrous place for a child, where he or she will cherish a sang beach kinda essence right in the yard, even if you don’t have access to an actual beach. Apart from building sand structures, it’s all they need to play sailing around the world.
DIY Details : twolittlepirates
9. Art + Outdoors = Artdoorsy
It’s a pretty cool idea to get the kids indulged in some outdoor artsy projects, blending creativity with play time and giving the kids a perfect place to create stunning artworks. That outdoor chalkboard installed on the garden fence has been rightly clubbed with a hanging bucket loaded with a whole bundle of colorful chalks. A hardi-board coated in some chalkboard paint would work wonders to get it all done, just make sure you keep the dimensions of your garden fence in mind. To add an element of refinement, you can always build a frame around the board using some old pieces of wood and spray paint.
DIY Details : projectdenneler
10. Build a Green Bean Tepee
Highly long-lasting and strong plastic covered steel stakes form the perfect frame for the green bean teepee with poles placed into large terracotta pots that are spray painted in a bright green coat. Heavier weight sisal twine is used to tie the tops together and wrap around the structure to form a framework for the green beans. Going for terra cotta pots instead of digging holes and planting in the soil elevates the tepee, making sure you don’t lose much space in the yard. What you need to do to ensure stability and weight to your pots is to fill the bottom with gravel before loading potting soil.
DIY Details : happinessishomemade
11. Make a Music Wall
Let your innovation loose and grab household items and a few percussive instruments that can make a great sound when rubbed, plucked, or struck. All you need to do is fix them to the fence, ending up with your kid’s very own Music Wall. Some of the most surprising yet amazing installations on the wall include a xylophone with a few bars missing, an old bicycle wheel that makes interesting sounds when the kids take a small metal spatula to the spokes, lots of pots and plates from the kitchen, a bunch of old container caps, a metal lattice, a simple wooden rolling pin and an ice-cube tray.
DIY Details : prekandksharing
12. Pallets + Logs = Teepee
Encourage your little adventurer’s natural flow of play by integrating this fluid, rustic and child-friendly habitat into your backyard. The teepee sports wooden pallets fixed on logs installed in a pyramid fashion. The floor has also been lined with pallets, and if you add a cozy rug or carpet inside, you are going to have a super comfy place to relax and spend hours at leisure. The pallets are arranged on the frame in a way that the structure has sufficient space to function as doorway. Introduce a splash of color if you don’t want to stick to the idea of rustic for these unique playhouses.
DIY Details : 1001pallets
13. Biking Ramp
A homemade ramp built using wooden pallets makes those bike riding experiences challenge-loaded for the kids. It’s amazing how such an easy-to-build and simplified structure can make bicycling full of adventures and learning – whether it’s cycling up the ramp, taking turns, staying straight, keeping your back wheels away from the edge, or being aware of splinters. A few large tyres have been laid at the bottom of the ramp to achieve the perfectly curved shape. How realistic you want to make things totally depends on the kind of decor elements you accompany your DIY ramp with.
DIY Details : swiftlymorgan