Create your own playground at home

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.

cubby house

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.

sandpit

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.

swingset

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.

slide

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.

playground accessories

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.

low water garden

Planning & Projects How to create a low-water garden ‘Dry’ or ‘low-water’ gardening is a real art and, when done right, will provide you with an inviting landscape that uses very little water.

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Planning & Projects How to create a green wall using artificial hedge Green walls are all the rage at the moment, but buying and maintaining one can be costly. Why not have a go at creating your own using pieces of artificial hedge – it looks great and will last the distance. Here’s how.

reducing water

How To Save Water How to reduce water usage Whether indoor or outdoor, there are lots of ways to be smart about water usage. And there are some simple actions that can make a big difference to your water bill.

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Doors How to install a ring doorbell The Ring video doorbell is a wireless doorbell which allows you to see who is at your front door. Find out how to install the Ring video doorbell yourself.

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Garden Lighting How to install solar lights in your garden Solar lights are a great way to illuminate your pathways and highlight your garden beds at night. Install them yourself with these easy steps.

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Shelving & Storage How to organise your pantry Create an organisational system in your pantry with these handy storage hints. Trust us – its life changing!

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How To Paint How to paint your front door Make an entrance every darn day of the week by painting your front door a bold, enticing colour!

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Walls The best way to hang pictures on a wall Learn the tricks to hanging your wall decor so it looks good – and doesn’t damage the plasterboard. Create an effortless-looking display by taking the time to consider spacing, proportion, frame styles and colour palettes.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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