Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Awesome Outdoor Play Inspirations

The warmer days are here, and as the trees are filling with leaves and flowers begin to bloom, we ALL are wanting to spend more time outside.  While in China, we are living on the 24th floor of an apartment building.  We miss our back yard, being able to walk out the front door to play and ride bikes, and enjoy our deck and barbecue.  This collection has me longing for home right now!

There are so many awesome ways to play in your own back yard!
I hope you find some ideas here to help create a fun outdoor play space for your children.

Shared at Suntrap Garden

at Celebrations

at Happy Hooligans

Pinned Image
shared by Darline Elkins on Pinterest

at Life in the Dub Lane

at Little Wonders Days

at Garden Mama

Pinned Image
shared by Michelle Radnedga on Pinterest

at Joyful Home

at Kojo Designs

shared at Landscape Lover's Blog

at Design Sponge

at the Imagination Tree

at Babble

Green Tipi
Shared at Handmade Charlotte

Deck with built-in slide
at House Logic

Une piste de bowling en plein air
at Du Cote De Chez Vous

Homemade butterfly feeder
at eHow

at Eilas Photography

shared at Apartment Therapy

DIY Backyard Sprinkler Park
at Event Horizons

Outdoor Banging Post
at Let the Children Play

Music Wall
at Filth Wizard

at The 36th Avenue

at The Creative Crate

created at: 06/21/2011
Water Wall
at Curbly

Completed Slide with Sprinkler Hose
DIY Slip 'N Slide
from WiredGeekDad at Digital Misery

"Loose Parts" Play Space
at Let the Children Play

Pallet Playhouse
by Punky Padding shared at In Between Laundry

DIY Pony Tire Swing
at Dave's Garden

Kids' Backyard Tire Swing
at Popular Mechanics

Giant Reclaimed Wooden Building Blocks
at Filth Wizard

Fairy Garden
Fairy Garden
at Better Homes & Gardens

Enjoy the beautiful days outside!


  1. Wow, I want one of each of these please. :)

  2. woah! those playhouses are awesome! not sure who'd love it more, bear or me!

  3. oh my goodness these are all fabulous!! wow!

  4. Thanks for featuring our sensory garden Rachel! You found so many cute and fun outdoor activities.

  5. Love these ideas. Hope to do some with the kiddos this summer! Thanks for sharing!

  6. nice idea.. thanks for sharing..

  7. What a great idea to showcase so many fun and innovative backyard ideas. Love it. I found you at Skip to my Lou. Hope you'll stop by and see what I'm up to at Quirky Vistas sometime!


  8. i am going to try as hard as i can to convince my husband to make as many of these ideas as possible :) !!!!!!

  9. I am inspired especially for the miniature garden :)


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