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Arranging a playground for children in the garden – ideas and tips

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Do you want to give your children a big surprise? Then we have the perfect proposal for you! In this article we will show you how you can design your own playground for the little ones in the garden. The warm summer days are just ideal for fun outdoor games, and setting up a children’s playground is not at all as difficult as it might seem at first glance. Below, we give you some great ideas and tips to draw inspiration from. Have fun while reading!

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Building an attractive playground for children doesn’t take a lot of effort or time! All you need is some space in the yard and a certain amount of craftsmanship. The play equipment and decorations can also be bought ready-made, but the handicrafts are great fun – try it out for yourself to see for yourself! And when your children are a little older, they can also get involved and help you.

The self-made play equipment in the garden not only look unique and really attractive, but they also have another advantage – you can increase the physical well-being of the children. In our time, the little ones spend more and more time in front of the computer, cell phone or television screen, which is why sufficient exercise is of particular importance. Running, jumping, climbing, sliding, swinging – all of these activities are typical for children. Keep this in mind when choosing the playground equipment. This is one of the last steps when setting up a children’s playground in the garden. Below is what to do in advance!

Set up outdoor playground: choose the location

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The playground in the garden will be attractive not only for your children, but also for their friends. And if you have a shy kid, peer-to-peer games are a delightful way to socialize! The first step in designing an outdoor children’s playground is to find the right location in the garden. Ideally, it should be on the lawn and shielded from the street – with a fence or a wall. You should also have the opportunity to watch the little ones play – for example when you are preparing food in the kitchen or relaxing on the terrace. A minimum distance of 4-5 meters from the neighboring house is also recommended.

Draw a sketch

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When you have found the perfect location, we recommend that you draw a sketch. It could help you visualize the children’s playground. This gives you the opportunity to better appreciate which playground equipment you can choose – depending on the space available. When choosing devices, the most important thing is that they are age-appropriate. If the playground is for toddlers up to 3-4 years of age, we recommend that you avoid equipment such as swings, slides and trampolines in order to avoid the risk of injury. Much better for the little ones would be a self-built playhouse with a sandpit and a spring seesaw. Various games such as bowling, football or basketball can be a lot of fun for school-age children.

Buy playground equipment or build it yourself

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The next step, which takes the most time, is to buy the play equipment or to build it yourself. If you choose the second option, there are a number of interesting guides on the web that you can use. We offer you instructions for an attractive house on stilts with a slide, and here find out how you can build a children’s swing yourself! And here you can find out everything you need to know about installing an in-ground trampoline that is best for older children.

Design the children’s play area and ensure the safety of the little ones

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If you have bought the necessary equipment or have tinkered it yourself, all you have to do is set up the children’s playground in the garden. Paint the playground equipment in bright colors to give them an even more attractive look. Make sure you have sun and wind protection so that the little ones can play undisturbed. And last but not least – make sure there is no risk of injury to the children.