DIY Play Areas Your Kids Will Love

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Kids love going to the park. However, it can be tricky to find the time to take them and spend a couple of hours watching them play when there are other things you need to be doing. So, the solution to this problem? You can bring the park to your house by making some fun DIY Outdoor play areas for your garden.


If you don’t have a tree and you can’t build a treehouse, then try this DIY off the ground playhouse is the next best thing. Kids love playing in their own little house, and you will be surprised at how quickly and easily this one comes together. The supply list can be a bit expensive if you have to purchase everything new, but if you have some reclaimed wood and boards that you can use, this one is not that expensive. Take a look at George Hill Timber to see what materials you can get from there.

Upcycled Bookcase Color Block Sandbox

If you’ve got an old unused bookcase knocking around then use it to make a color block sandbox. Kids love sandpits, but that doesn’t mean that you have to pay a small fortune for a new one from the shops. You can build one quickly with an old bookcase, all you need to do is to paint it the bright colors that you want and then fill it with sand.

Repurposed Tyre Seesaw

Can you get your hands on an old tractor or big truck tyre? All you need now is a board to create a fantastic DIY seesaw. Kids love seesaws, and the great thing is, two kids can go on at once! This is one of the easiest and cheapest seesaws that you can make. Take the tractor tire, cut it in half, and it gives just the right back and forth motion. If you happen to have a board that you can repurpose, you could make this one for free.

Old Fashioned Tyre Swing

A tire swing hanging from a tree is so much fun and so easy to make. You can make your DIY tyre swing and add a little kick to it with some paint.

Kitchen Sink Play Area

You can turn an old kitchen sink into a fun sand and water station for the kids. If you happen to be redoing your kitchen, this is an excellent way to repurpose that old sink. If you don’t have one, then someone will be giving one away or selling one at a meager price. You can then create a sand and water table to give your kids hours of fun.

DIY Music Wall

If you have a fence in your garden, a DIY music wall is perfect for giving your little ones some outdoor playtime. If you don’t have a fence, then you could create this on the side of the house. Make musical instruments from old pots and pans and other things that you probably have lying around the house.

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