33 Amazing DIY Backyard Ideas for Kids They’ll Go Crazy Over

Turn your backyard into a playground for your kids to enjoy all year round with these awesome DIY backyard ideas. They’re total boredom busters and screen-free!


Your kids will go crazy over these backyard play spaces! From sand pits and climbing walls to swing sets and train sets you'll never hear I'm bored again!

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Cool DIY Backyard Ideas for Kids

If your kids would rather play video games or watch hours of YouTube because your backyard is dull and boring you need these awesome DIY backyard ideas in your life!

It’s easier than you think to turn your backyard into a boredom busting playground that your kids won’t want to stop playing in, whatever the weather!

Here are some of our favourite ideas, be sure to save the ones you think your kids will love best to your Pinterest account so you can find them when you need them!


Oh my goodness these DIY backyard playground ideas are seriously genius and they're not too expensive to make either!

Make an outdoor easel for your budding artist


(via Tried and True)

Take your water balloon fights to the next level with this water balloon launcher!


(via Frugal Fun for Boys)

Let your toddler explore sounds with a DIY music wall


(via Fun at Home with Kids)

Set up your own American Ninja Warrior assault course


(via Frugal Fun 4 Boys)

Turn a skateboard into a cool swing


(via Little Bit Funky)

Build a sensory water wall


(via Little Bins for Little Hands)

Turn a pile of old tyres into a climbing tower


(via Blessings Overflowing)

Make a wooden road for matchbox cars


(via Buggy and Buddy)

Turn a pile of old pots and pans into a sensory sound wall


(via Pinterest)

Build your kids an aeroplane


(via Rogue Engineer)

Transform a boring wall into a climbing wall!


(via Impatiently Crafty)

Make your own tether ball set


(via Simply Kierste)

Build an amazing tree house you’ll want to keep for your own hideaway!


(via Made with Happy)

Turn some rocks into a beautiful game of Tic Tac Toe


(via Chicken Scratch NY)

Make the other kids on the street jealous with this climbing frame for big kids


(via Mincing Thoughts)

Turn a tyre into a teeter totter


(via Sugar Bee Crafts)

Make an amazing sand and water table


(via Frugal Fun 4 Boys)

Make a hopscotch board that won’t wash away in the rain


(via Happiness is Homemade)

Turn an old tyre into an amazing race track


(via The Whoot)

Make a giant outdoor chalkboard


(via Hey There Home)

Build a sandbox with a cover


(via Small Friendly)

Turn a pool noodle into a race track


(via Ramblings from Utopia)

Turn an old tyre into a jungle (or a fairy garden)


(via Let the Children Play)

Turn a couple of planters into an outdoor wooden railway


(via Play Trains)

Make a puddle


(via Teacher Tom’s Blog)

Build a cycle ramp


(via Swiftly Morgan)

Create a Middle Earth Hobbit playspace


(via Natural Play Areas)

Grow a reading nook


(via Let the Children Play)

Turn an old boat into a sand box


(via Two Little Pirates)

Set up a Mud Pie station


(via My Small Potatoes)

Build a whimsical tree house


(via The Magnifying Glass)

Add a rope swing to a tree


(via A Beautiful Mess)

Build a fabulous swing set


(via HGTV)