Are you searching for ideas on how to create more exciting activities for your kids in the backyard? 

Maybe you don’t have enough of a budget to create a full-blown amusement park however this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make something equally enjoyable. Read on to get inspired by our tips.

Three ideas for a kid-friendly backyard that are affordable!

Install a climbing dome for your children and toddlers

This is an excellent idea for those who want to build something that lasts for a long time. You can find an overview of the most popular climbing domes available today on this page.

To install a climbing dome for kids, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Choose a location for the climbing dome that is level, stable, and has plenty of space for the dome and for kids to play around it. The location should also be close to a power outlet, if the dome has any electronic features.
  • Clear the area of any debris or obstacles, and make sure the ground is smooth and even.
  • Assemble the climbing dome according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer. This will typically involve connecting the various pieces of the dome using bolts or screws, and attaching any additional features, such as climbing holds or ropes.
  • Once the climbing dome is fully assembled, double-check all the connections to make sure they are secure and the dome is stable.

Once you are satisfied that the climbing dome is safe and ready to use, invite the kids to play on it and enjoy!

Create a treehouse

The construction of a treehouse requires some effort but it’s an amazing spot for children to make their home.

Here are the main steps to create a treehouse:

  • Choose a suitable tree for the treehouse. It should be healthy and strong, with branches that can support the weight of the treehouse. Avoid trees with damaged or diseased branches, or trees that are too small or too large for the treehouse you have in mind.
  • Plan the design of the treehouse. This should include the size and shape of the treehouse, the location of the entrance and windows, and the type of materials you will use. You may want to sketch out the design or create a detailed plan using software such as SketchUp or AutoCAD.
  • Gather the materials you will need for the treehouse. This may include lumber, screws, nails, roofing materials, and any other supplies that are specific to your design.
  • Build the base of the treehouse. This will typically involve creating a platform or floor that is supported by the tree’s branches. Make sure the platform is level and stable and use screws or bolts to attach it securely to the tree.
  • Assemble the walls and roof of the treehouse. This will typically involve cutting the lumber to size and attaching it together using screws or nails. Make sure the treehouse is square and level and use shims or other supports as needed to keep it in place.
  • Install any additional features, such as windows, doors, or railings. Make sure these are securely attached and in good working order.

Finish the treehouse by adding any final touches, such as paint, trim, or decorations.

Install a trampoline

Trampolines are great for kids because they can utilize them for nearly everything. Think of the many games you’ll be playing with your family and friends.

  • Begin by digging four holes large enough to accommodate the trampoline’s legs in each. Create a wooden frame around each hole and stakes to keep the trampoline from falling into.
  • If you are anchoring it down ensure that it has a small slope so that water drains from it during storms.
  • Apply exterior caulk to seal joints in wood before inviting the children over for some play in the backyard.