How to Design a Kid-Friendly Backyard

Your kids love playing outside, so designing a backyard where they can spend time in the outdoors, getting fresh air and sunshine while having some fun, is really a no-brainer. But how can you go about creating a kid-friendly backyard that is also functional and aesthetically pleasing to adults? The tips below will help you get started.

Give Them Shelter

One of the ways that you can immediately enhance your outdoor space is by adding a metal building that can be used by your kids when they want to play outside with their friends. Perfect for days when the weather might not be too great, this small building can house the kids’ toys, and you can run electricity to it so that there is lighting and electronics as well. Just as an adult could benefit from a shed that they can call their own, whether it’s a home office or just a lounge, kids can really enjoy spending time in a shed that they can call their own.

Go Camping in the Backyard

Another creative way to make your backyard fun for the kids is by setting it up so that it mimics the experience of going camping. Have your kids set up a large tent, and let them bring their sleeping bags into the tent with their friends. If you have a fire pit, you can burn a fire at night and roast some marshmallows while sharing stories. And your kids can even sleep in the tent overnight while you sleep inside, giving them the chance to feel like they are on their own little getaway. 

Set Up an Outdoor Chalkboard

Grab some chalk and set up a large outdoor chalkboard that your kids can happily draw on for hours. They will love getting creative with their friends and playing games. And you’ll be able to rest assured that the messy chalk dust will stay outside, so you won’t have to worry about cleaning up.

Don't forget to take care of safety of your backyard and install an automatic gate opener. Thanks to this children will not be able to open the gates themselves and go out and you will be calm for them.

Let Them Garden

Gardening is a fantastic way to teach your kids to appreciate the Earth. It is also a wonderful way to work with your kids on a project that can provide them with rewards. After all, watching a vegetable patch transform from seeds to food is really incredible, and watching flowering plants blossom because you provided them with the right conditions is also very fulfilling. Teach your kids to get their hands dirty (literally) by giving them an area of the yard where they can garden. Let them choose the plants that they want to grow, and teach them how to take care of them every day. Before long, you’ll have an attractive area of your yard that you can thank your kids for, and they’ll be proud to show it off.

Designing a kid-friendly backyard isn’t all that challenging after all, even though you might not be sure where to begin. Hopefully, the tips above will be able to guide you in the right direction towards creating an outdoor space that your entire family will love.

Kristi Cathey

Hi everyone! My name is Kristi Cathey and I’m glad you found your way to my blog. I am a mother of 3 beautiful angels. This blog was created in order to share my personal experiences in baby care and general health care for pregnant women. If you'd like to get in touch with me, please contact me by sending me an email via Welcome to

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