The garden is a great space for all the family to enjoy and you should keep that in mind when you’re designing it.
You can put in a patio area with some nice garden furniture as well but you should also consider creating areas for the children to enjoy as well. There’s no better way to make get your kids outside playing in the garden than building an outdoor play area for them. Try some of these great ideas to get you started.
A good treehouse is the perfect place to create some great family memories and you can have some great fun building it together as well. The first thing you need to do is decide where it’s going to go. You’ll need a tree to use as a support most of the time but if you don’t have one in the garden, you can still build a freestanding one. It’s important that you get good quality wood from somewhere like George Hill Timber, you can’t afford to cut corners with the materials because you need to ensure it’s safe. There are some great online tutorials on how to build your own treehouse but if you’re not too good with your hands, it’s probably safest to get a professional in to do it for you.
If you’re already building a treehouse in the garden, you might as well go a step further and build a swing as well. As long as the treehouse is stable enough, you just need a couple of pieces of rope and an old chair and you’ve got a good old fashioned swing for the kids to play on. Just remember to make sure that it’s stable enough to take their weight so there are no accidents. You can find a chair for next to nothing at a second-hand furniture store or even just repurpose an old one that you’ve got lying around the house. You could do it even cheaper if you go for a good old fashioned tire swing instead.
If the kids are going to be playing out in the garden a lot, it’s important that you have decent fences so they can’t go wandering off on their own. That gives you an opportunity to turn the fences into something a little more fun. If you get some plywood panels and drill them into the fence, you can paint them with chalkboard paint which you can get very cheap. Then the kids can have great fun drawing all over them.
When the kids are playing out in the sun all day, it’s important that they don’t get overheated so you should build a shaded area for them to take a break in every now and again. You can easily build your own teepee with some wooden poles and a piece of old fabric. Fill it with a few cushions and you’ve got a great place for them to relax and get out of the sun for a few minutes.
These are just some of the great ways that you can turn the garden into an amazing play area for the kids.