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Design the Ultimate Kid-Friendly Backyard

July 7, 2023

Summer is already here, which means kids will be home looking for fun things to do.  As parents, it can be challenging trying to find ways to keep your kids entertained and busy during the summer. If you are looking for a cost-effective idea, how about creating a fun backyard that will keep your kids entertained all summer long? Depending on your kids’ age, you can build a playground or a fun obstacle course that will challenge and occupy them throughout the day. Or maybe it’s something as simple as a kid’s corner or outdoor family room that everyone can enjoy! Read on for some kid-friendly backyard inspiration.

Build a Playground

Building a playground for your children is the ultimate kid-friendly addition to your yard. Having a playground in their own backyard will offer your kids hours of playtime. Whether you buy a manufactured set or are interested in DIY playground plans, one of the main considerations to keep in mind is your child’s age. For younger children, incorporating a sandbox and a smaller slide is ideal for their safety. Whereas if your children are older, adding swings or even a rock wall will be more fun for their age.

When creating the perfect playground structure for your kids, it’s important to not overlook the flooring. Some common flooring used for playgrounds includes sand, mulch, or rubber tiles. Another great option that has become more popular in recent years is artificial turf. Artificial turf is a family friendly option because it’s soft and bouncy and reduces the risk of injury. Turf padding is placed under the artificial turf to absorb shock and keep the ground soft. It’s ideal for playgrounds because it adds an additional layer of protection for kids.

Lastly, artificial turf is low maintenance and has a clean look. Learn more about the benefits of artificial grass for playgrounds on our blog.

Create an Obstacle Course

Another kid-friendly backyard idea that will keep your kids occupied for hours is an obstacle course. Building an obstacle course in your backyard can bring so much fun to your kids play time. What’s great about building an obstacle course is that you can get your kids involved in assembling their own course. Whether it’s an easier course or more complex course, both require kids to be active and problem solve.

Here are some low-prep do-it-your-self ideas:

  • Make a water obstacle course

If you are looking for ideas on how to cool off on hot summer days, a water obstacle course may be the right one for you. To create a water course you can use kiddie pools, water balloons, and even water sprinklers. Kids love running through water sprinklers!

  • Create a kid-friendly backyard racing course

Kids also love a good race! Make an obstacle course that your kids can race through. For this type of obstacle course you should create a course that requires your kids to run, jump over items, and crawl through tunnels! Get creative by using garden planters, house buckets, inflatable tunnels, and colored chalk too.

Design an Outdoor Family Room

There is nothing more enjoyable than being able to relax in your own backyard. Whether you have a large backyard or a small patio, it’s nice to have a family space where everyone (including the adults) can gather. The family outdoor space can have furniture that best suits your family’s needs. Do you prefer a dining set or a lounge set? Also, don’t forget to choose the right flooring for your outdoor family room. Artificial turf carpets have gained popularity in recent years and add some much-needed greenery in areas that need to be spruced up.

Another kid-friendly backyard idea is adding a kid’s corner to the outdoor living space. A kid’s corner can include a playhouse where your children can play safely nearby. Or an area with smaller furniture where smaller kids can sit together to eat or have tea parties. And of course, you can’t have a kid friendly outdoor living space without incorporating backyard games into the mix! Adding games will keep your kids and the whole family entertained. Some fun games to include are cornhole, ring toss, or badminton. A large oversized Jenga set or a giant chess board set would be great too. All of these games will make for hours of family fun in your backyard.

Choose Artificial Turf for a Kid-Friendly Backyard

There are many benefits to installing artificial turf when designing a kid-friendly backyard and outdoor living space. Watersavers Turf has the highest quality of artificial turf options to choose from and offer free estimates. We also offer free turf samples to help you get a better sense of which turf product is right for your goals. You can also chat with us online or give us a call at 844-974-8873.

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