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Outdoor playground.
With a bit of imagination and some D.I.Y., you can set up a whole world of fun and adventure for the kids in your own backyard. Whatever size space you have, check out these great ideas that will get the kids outdoors and active.

Everyone loves a cubby house

Give your kids their own little home away from home with a new cubby house. A great focal point for kids to enjoy with their friends and develop their imagination, cubby houses come in all shapes and sizes and in different materials to suit your yard. Older kids can even have fun helping to build their own cubby house.

Naturally finished cubby house with red slide.

Get digging with a sandpit

Bring all the fun of the beach into your own backyard with a sandpit. A great place for kids to enjoy and develop as they dig, shovel, lift, carry, tunnel, and rake. Sandpits come in a range of sizes and materials from the classic shell sandpit to larger wooden ones. You can even add a little water and let them have some fun building sandcastles.

Clam shell sandpit filled with kids toys.

The classic swing set

Hours of fun for kids of all ages, a swing set makes a great addition to any backyard play area. You can add a swing set to all sorts of other play equipment too, from rock climbing walls, sandpits, seesaws and slides. A swing set will keep them active, outdoors and having fun with friends for years to come.

Swing set.

Slide away

The classic backyard slide can be made of steel or plastic, bumpy or smooth, curved or straight. Slides come in a variety of lengths to suit kids of all ages and the size of your yard. More than just a fun place to play, they can help young ones develop and improve their coordination and balance.

Yellow kids slide.

More ways to continue the fun

There are plenty of great playground accessories you can add to build more fun into your play area. As your children grow and develop, you can keep them entertained with anything from a climbing rope, see-saw, steering wheel, trapeze, foot swing, periscope, binoculars or monkey bars.

Playground with sandpit in the background.

Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.