Backyard season is coming up and what better to keep your kids enjoying the splendid outdoors than a backyard made for kid fun. You don’t need a lot of space, and in many cases, you don’t need a lot of money to make a super fun backyard. Check out the ideas below for inspiration as you’re planning your outdoor renovation.

Playsets

The classic backyard playset still works great to keep little ones outside and having fun in the backyard. If you do have some extra cash to create an extra-special playset, your kids will no doubt have extra fun! Here are some awesome looking playsets that will surely make it difficult to get your kids to come back in the house for dinner.

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Treehouses

Is there anything more universally fun than a treehouse? Truth be told, many adults would love to have their own personal treehouse, so maybe you can share with the kids after it’s built. Or, create an adult treehouse, and a kids tree house! The only thing stopping you is the size of your trees, and the size of your budget.

Check out this treehouse village built for both adult and kid fun on HGTV’s Backyard Builds.

Incredible treehouse village built for family fun by the crew on HGTV's Backyard Builds.

Incredible treehouse village built for family fun by the crew on HGTV’s Backyard Builds.

If you want to dial it back a bit, but still want a backyard treehouse, check out these inspiring examples.

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Splash pads, ponds and streams

Even with the smallest and most shallow body of water, one must be very careful when creating an outdoor water feature if kids are in the picture. Not only do you need to make it safe for your kids, but also ensure that neighbourhood kids will not be exposed to any undue danger in your backyard.

There are many alternatives to a water feature to consider. For example, why not install a splash pad for safe and cool summer fun. Or, a shallow moving stream can also provide a place to cool down and have lots of fun on a hot summer day – even for adults. Here are some great examples.

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Before building, check out our kid-friendly backyard Pinterest board for ongoing inspiration. Good luck with your project!

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Posted by Leslie Andrachuk