Summer is slowly rolling in! With all that sunshine and warm breeze, this season brings the perfect opportunity to truly enjoy your backyard. Whether your space is big or small, there are tons of customization options out there that’ll make your yard the hangout hotspot for your tots and all their friends. Looking for creative ways to customize your backyard for your little ones? Look no further! We’ve come up with a few creative ideas to add some interest to your space. And better yet, these ideas are sure to keep your kids active and entertained all summer long.
1. Install a splash pad
It goes without saying that summer is hot, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than splashing around and zigzagging between water sprinklers. If this sounds like an ideal summer’s day to you, then a splash pad would be the perfect addition to your backyard. For relatively little cost and just a bit of space and time, a splash pad could turn your backyard into a fun retreat your kids won’t be able to resist.
2. Build a shaded Sandbox
Can’t build sand castles at the beach this summer? Then a shaded sandbox is the next best thing. Part playhouse and part sandbox, this area protects your kids from the sun and gives them a fun area to express their creativity and get their hands dirty.
3. Install a playset
It's every kid’s dream to have the playground all to themselves and get first dibs on the monkey bars or even the slides. By installing a simple backyard playset, you’ll be able to check this item off your child’s bucket list. A play set is the perfect addition for kids who want some adventure and love to stay active. Not to mention, it makes the perfect playdate hang out spot.
4. Hang a tire swing
The classic tire swing is always a good idea if you happen to have a tree in your backyard. All you need is a tire, some rope and solid knot tying skills, and you’re well on your way to endless summer fun! If you don’t have a tire, you can always replace it with a real swing seat. Either way, the outcome is a fun activity for both you and your kids.
5. Plant a vegetable garden
Planting a vegetable garden is a great opportunity for some quality family bonding. You can work with your kids to plant, tend and harvest a mini garden packed with all their favourite vegetables. Not only will this idea give your kids a project for the summer, but it’ll also add a ton of colour and interest to your backyard once the veggies start to sprout.
6. Build a treehouse
Building a treehouse is another cool way to customize your backyard. The classic symbol of a kid-friendly backyard, a tree house gives kids a place to explore, play and set their imaginations free. Depending on the size of your backyard, your tree house can be big and majestic or simple and modest. Plus, building the treehouse could be a fun summer project in itself.
There are lots of ways to create a kid-friendly backyard sure to captivate your little ones all summer long! With a little bit of time, effort and tons of creativity, your kids are sure to have summer days filled with adventure, play and lasting memories.