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.

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Craft Activities How to make a wind chime In this video, Kirstie is going to show you how to make a wind chime. They’re a great way to decorate your garden or patio and you’ll love the sound it makes.

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Mother's Day Craft Ideas How to make a hanging plant Your Mum will love hanging these plants out in her back yard. They’re a great gift for Mother’s Day and will remind her of you every time she sees them.

How to make a pin wheel 01:26

Craft Activities How to make a pin wheel A pin wheel is a simple toy to make that will provide your kids with loads of fun.

Bag Tag 01:57

Craft Activities How to make a bag tag In this video, Sophie shows you how to make a bag tag. This is a great project to make at home and looks great on you bag!

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Craft Activities How to make a giant sports foam finger and hand If you’ve got a sports team that you love to cheer on, then a giant foam finger is perfect for you. Decorate it in your team colours and give them a big hand when they’re playing.

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Craft Activities How to make a LED hoop chandelier Learn how to make a LED hoop chandelier that looks great during the day & magical at night

How to make a mobile hanger 01:37

Craft Activities How to make a hanging mobile In this video, Bronte will show you how to make a colourful hanging mobile. It’s a fun project to make and looks great hanging at home!

Paintbrush Puppet 01:46

Craft Activities How to make a paintbrush puppet In this video, Sophie shows you how to make a paintbrush puppet. This project is fun to make and looks great when you put on show!

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Living Room How to build a D.I.Y. slatted shelving unit This slatted shelving unit is easy to make, can be painted to match your décor and is a handy place to put items on display.

Finished bedhead attached to bed 03:09

Bedroom How to make a modern timber bedhead How to make a modern timber bedhead.

DIY firewood rack 02:30

Living Room How to make a D.I.Y. copper firewood rack Keep your firewood handy with this stylish copper storage rack. It’s easy to build and portable, making it easier to take outside and re-stack with wood.

modern living room makeover 01:29

Living Room How to give your living room a modern D.I.Y. makeover There are a few simple ways to freshen up a tired living room and make it a real feature in your home. You can create more space by knocking out a wall and updating the furnishings to fit. By adding floating cabinetry and open shelves, you’ll have m...

How to make a play table for kids 02:32

Bedroom How to make a play table for kids This toy table gives kids a place to play with their toys and it includes a handy space for storage tubs underneath.

wooden puzzle stool 03:23

Bedroom D.I.Y. kids wooden puzzle stool Create a fun play area for your kids with these wooden puzzle stools. All you need is some basic materials and a bit of know-how. Discover how with Bunnings.

modern laundry makeover 01:04

Laundry How to give your laundry a modern D.I.Y. makeover By giving your tired, old laundry a modern makeover you can make it a place you enjoy using. In this D.I.Y. renovation, we’ve created extra storage space with new cabinets, the tapware adds a stylish touch, while the external door will make this a m...

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Shelving & Storage How to make a D.I.Y. kids wooden bookshelf This kids wooden bookshelf and storage unit lets you put your child’s favourite books or toys on display.

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 which 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.

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