Get your kids outside: 7 kid friendly backyard ideasTips 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DION SEMINARA, DION SEMINARA ARCHITECTURE
Hi, I am Dion Seminara, practicing architect and licensed general builder for 20 years as well as an environmental sustainable design (ESD) expert. I graduated from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with honours, QLD in 1989. Registered as an architect in 1991 and registered as a builder in 1992, I am also a fellow member of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Having received 12 ArCHdes Residential Architecture Awards, LJ Hooker Flood Free Home Design Award and the 2016 AIA Regional Commendation for Public Architecture, my expertise with both residential renovation (to all types of houses, especially Queenslanders, 50s/60s/80s), new contemporary homes and luxury residences has earned me a reputation as one of Brisbane's architectural specialists in lifestyle design architecture, interior design and landscape design.