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!
14. Outdoor Table From Pallets
Glass tables are surely not a good idea when you have got kids, specially when you install one outdoors. Comes to your rescue, this yellow-coated table built using lumber and pallets that’s surprisingly cheap and strong. To complete the project, you don’t need to spend more than $40, ending up in a highly durable structure. Taking things one step further and integrating hours of recreation to the table, you can add a hammock underneath that the kids will love to hang out in. Even those blue-colored benches accompanying the table have been built using some more pallets, except for their lumber wood legs.
DIY Details : littlebitfunky
15. DIY Outdoor Car Track
Looking exactly like the roads outside with white lines painted in the middle of these grey bricks using white outdoor paint, this car track can add that out-of-the-box factor to your yard. The bricks sinking into the sand have been clubbed with lots of pebbles, plants, people, wooden blocks and mini cars that add the perfect final touches to the track. Make sure you plan out your path before actually going for the paint job for the bricks. Head to the below inspiration by Niccola on Tuesday to make the process a lot more easier.
DIY Details : niccolaontuesday
16. Backyard Play Area Ideas
Here’s a whole guide to personalising your backyard into a playtime paradise for your little ones. Whether it’s a toy car road built with edging blocks, an amazing weather-proofed custom chalkboard, an easy-to-make sandbox, colorful mini playhouses, or a mysterious toy car tunnel made out of PVC pipes with an entrance arch lined with lots of pebbles, a water heater drip pan transformed into the perfect pool for kids to play with toy boats, this one has you covered. The below guide from Lowe’s takes you through the construction in utmost detail with step-by-step instructions.
DIY Details : lowes
17. Pool Noodle Race Track
It perhaps, can’t get better than these DIY race tracks when it comes to making match-box cars seem absolutely cool! Simply cut a large foam pool noodle into half, laying the pieces side by side and joining them with toothpicks by inserting the sticks where the two halves touch each other. The key is to hold the noodle tracks tight together, further clipping the ends of the toothpicks with nose pliers flush to the noodle. What deserves a special mention here is those tiny flags decorating the edges of the track – it’s actually cardstock paper attached on toothpicks yet again.
DIY Details : ramblingsfromutopia
18. Backyard Race Car Track
Once you have marked the race track and excavated it a little, all you need to do is create a smooth surface using sand, cement, some Black Oxide Powder used to bring out the dark color to the track, and bricktor that prevents any cracks in the concrete, taking the few simple steps explained by The Whoot as the foundation. The author claims that there will be endless hours of fun to come with this Race Car Track and it’s a piece of cake to build. The lane markings, start tag and the safety barrier are utmost perfection. Lastly, put some flags near the finish line and make the track race-ready.
DIY Details : thewhoot
19. Beach in the Backyard
Who really needs to hit the beach when you can bring everything about that chilling experience right into your backyard? All it takes is this awesome sandbox built out of an old 7feet by 7 feet box placed in the yard after you have removed all the dirt and stones. While you have got landscaping fabric secured to the bottom of the box, a lovely awning made from duck cloth attached on a PVC pipe frame provides for a shady play time. Simply fill the box with sand, and add color to the bright shade of the painted pipes with a decorative pennant banner.
DIY Details : wraysist3rs
20. Kids Sand and Water Table
If you can’t find the perfect water table for your toddler, it’s time to repurpose an old sink into one. The sink gets a new life by adding a base of wooden boards from lumber where the sink sits in, legs made out of scrap pieces of wood and a cute pink bucket storing garden tools. The project also adds a shelf underneath the sink in order to store buckets and toys – all by creating slats with wooden pieces in an alternating pattern. Lots of enamel spray paint in lovely white and gorgeous minty blue cover all the scratches and other flaws, while keeping the paint intact is all thanks to a clear protective coat.
DIY Details : remodelaholic
21. Construction Site Gravel Pit
This construction themed play area adds an imaginative element to your yard, while being so easy to put together. Create a small circle patch using some logs, large rocks and bricks, finally filling it with a bag full of aquarium gravel. To bring out a few extra details, all you need to do is add one set of gorgeous, some tiny construction vehicles that will go on long interesting journeys within the site and a few larger pebbles and stones to the gravel pit. Adding some small play people can make everything even more fun, letting the kids use them to build conversations and go for amazing storytelling.
DIY Details : theimaginationtree
22. DIY Backyard Climbing Wall
Combining daily exercise with great fun is what climbing walls do with utmost ease, specially if it stands in your very own yard. The base has been built out of pressure treated plywood and exterior use wood, put together using exterior wood screws. Colorful climbing holds and that artistic wall painting coated with semi-gloss clear coat spray paint are simply stunning. You must keep the safety factor in mind when it comes to the size of the wall, so keeping it about 7 feet tall, adding rubber mulch and using an inflatable mattress as needed is recommended.
DIY Details : impatientlycrafty
23. Backyard Ball Run
It’s surprise-worthy how a few simple pieces of plastic guttering and mounting brackets end up in a wonderful marble run when mounted to the garden fence – all inspired by Learning Through The Clutter. Before the mounting, you can always coat the pieces with bright colors of plastic spray paint. Gather a few items to drop in for the marble run, including steel fishing sinkers, fishing bobbers producing a cool a rattle sound, colorful gemstones, some squinkies and some landscaping rocks. You may also need some scoops, funnel, a squirt bottle, and bucket for dumping water down the gutters.
DIY Details : learningthroughtheclutter
24. Giant Reclaimed Wooden Blocks
Whether you arrange them to form a challenging obstacle course or simply put them to use for building towers and stepping stones – these giant reclaimed wooden blocks are going to be a sure-shot hit every single time. These are basic chunks of wood sanded painted with cute colors once they have been sanded to achieve a smooth texture. When it comes to building stuff with these blocks, the possibilities are absolutely endless and it’s all a matter of your child’s imagination coming to life! The bigger the collection – the better is the construction!
DIY Details : filthwizardry
25. Modern DIY Outdoor Playhouse
Let your outdoor space make an ultra-chic and rustic statement with this DIY outdoor playhouse customized for your little sports stars! It features a climbing ladder, a folding table and some stools made out of leftover birch wood, a chalkboard and windows that together add loads of versatility to the nice and open space, housing a whole bunch of toys like rhythm sticks and tambourine shakers. Speaking of the outside, the playhouse is clubbed with a picnic table, and few pretty planters painted in bright hues. A round black rug adds comfort to the space, while the kiddos are busy using the table as a mini stove.
DIY Details : sweetpotatopeachtree
No matter whether your little one loves arts and crafts, music, playing with sand, or simply getting a bit adventurous, the aforesaid outdoor play areas for kids help you bring their hidden talents out in the open with just a few steps of creativity!