30 Sep 2014

Get your kids outside: 7 kid friendly backyard ideas

Tips and Advice

These kid friendly backyard ideas mean you never have to hear “I’m bored” again

We live in a time when unfortunately our little ones seem to spend far too much of their play time in front a screen.

Think back to your own childhood and your fondest memories might include racing around the yard on your bike or catching tadpoles in the creek. Chances are you probably played in your yard from the time you woke up until you were called in for dinner.

With a little bit of planning, some creativity and a trip down memory lane it is possible to create a kid friendly backyard that will provide your children with the perfect playground.

A space of their own

Kids of all ages will love to have a space to call their own in the garden. From tea parties with friends to a place to hide from mum and dad when they get older, a cubby house will provide them with their own little kid friendly hang out.

A designer cubby house in a kid friendly backyard - Kid Friendly Backyard Ideas

Designer cubby house (Source: Australian Design Review)

The open road

While we remember cruising the neighbourhood on our bikes, busier roads these days might make a custom track in the backyard a safer option.

Green Scene Landscape a private road in a kid-friendly backyard. (Source: Greens Landscape)

 

Creating masterpieces

Inspiration for their next work of art is all around in the great outdoors. A cleverly positioned chalkboard at a kid friendly height on a wall or fence can be the canvas for many a masterpiece.

A chalkboard in a kid friendly backyard ideas

Room to unleash their creative spirit (Source: Project Denneler)

Room to run and roll around

Little ones need space to run. And skip. And roll. A patch of soft green lawn is the perfect place to learn to cartwheel, chase the dog or just lay back and watch the clouds go by.

lawn to roll around on in a kid friendly backyard ideas

A lawn to roll around on (Source: Gardenista)

Watch the world go by

Sometimes kids just need a quiet spot to sit and be inspired by nature. Why not work with existing trees in your yard to create a deck to sit on and watch all the creatures that come to visit.

seated deck around trees in a kid friendly backyard poppytalk.blogspot.com

A spot to enjoy their environment (Source: Poppytalk.com)

Swings and other things

The old swing set and seesaw have been overtaken by purpose-built activity centres and climbing walls. But don’t think it has to be elaborate. Re-purpose an old tyre into a swing and you’re little one will think you’re the guru of garden DIY.

Climbing wall in a kid friendly backyard schechive.files.wordpress.com

Better than the old swing set (Source: Pinterest)

Incorporate fun into the design

If you are already renovating or building your home, why not incorporate some fun features into the brief that will be sure to win over the littlest clients in the house.

Blasen Landscape architecture slide in a kid friendly backyard

Win over the kids with purpose-built fun (Source: Blasen Landscape Archs)

So to give your little ones a childhood spent in the fresh air instead of the media room you just need to embrace your inner child. Make it fun and you’ll never have to hear “I’m bored” again.

Why not call or email Brisbane architect Dion Seminara at dion seminara architecture 07 3899 9450 to discuss how we can help you to integrate a kid friendly garden design into your home.

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