Show me your small yard set up with kids.
I have a deck. And a small paved area. But I can't even see a tramp/swing etc fitting? I wanted to get them this for Xmas.
How do u make it work thanks guys
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06-04-2016 15:06 #1
Small yards & kids
06-04-2016 17:48 #2
07-04-2016 14:17 #3
We don't actually have a small yard, but I was just thinking if you don't have the room you could get someone to build you a cubby/climbing structure, that way you could add slide/sandpit/swing whatever you think your kids would use most. And have it built to suit your space!
07-04-2016 15:16 #4Senior Member
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We don't have a small yard, but I think if you do a tramp is out of the question...they just take up so much space.
Instead of a swing set...what about just a swing from bunnings? You can buy it all individually and then just need a place to hang them...off a sturdy tree branch, or a smaller frame that's not as big as a swing set.
With a paved area I'd stock up on outdoor chalk...there's heaps of different things now. My kids adored outdoor chalk when they were little.
You could also make up different boards...like those maze things they have in kids play areas...attach to the fence...fun without taking up space.
An alternate I've seen for sanpits are storage tubs with kinetic sand half filled in them. Youd need to keep them inside, but they could be an outside toy.
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07-04-2016 15:41 #5
I won't bother taking a picture of my tissue sized yard, we have a decent size deck with an outdoor living area and the kids have a water table a black board and a few trucks/cars out there. I alternate sand and water and it keeps them entertained. We had a baby swing/slide thing when they were younger but won't bother with that again I just take them to the local parks.
07-04-2016 15:48 #6Senior Member
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We don't have a grassed area out the back at all, but we do have a pool. Our five year old son is SO active and has taken to kicking a soft footy in the house😩. He's very frustrated at having no back yard to play in.
We have thrown around the idea of moving, but I can't move from our home. It's the home our daughter lived in and passed away in. Her bedroom is still as it was when she left us four years ago, and I can't even bear to think about packing her room up and moving away from where there are so many memories of her. I just can't do it😢👼🏼.
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07-04-2016 15:55 #7
We have a decent sized paved area but no grass. (Dh didn't want to spend his weekends mowing 😂)
We have a small cubby house, CHALK!!! (Dd1 loves it) and bubble wands everywhere, trikes and a sand and water table. A bouncy ball to throw on the pavers. Dd1 Also has an area she can garden/dig/play with cars. That seems to keep dd1 who is 3 happy.
I agree you would probably have to forgo the idea of a tramp or big swing set. I take the kids to the park/bunnings/shopping centres for swings and slides.
You can make it work.
07-04-2016 16:55 #8
This is our 'backyard'!
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You can't see so well what DD is playing with, but there's a tiny kitchen set there that she loves to play with.
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We also have a super tiny water table that I keep stored in a cupboard and bring out when we want it
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And a tiny paddling pool too!
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As PP said, we also have kinetic sand that we keep in a box to play with outside (I take up the fake grass for that as it is hell to get out!)
And the mini toddler trampolines are pretty excellent, we dragged ours to the tip with our 3 and 6 year old kicking and screaming because they wanted to keep ours, but it was so scungy and gross and we really didn't have the space for it anymore. It was one of these
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Hope that gives you some ideas
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07-04-2016 22:59 #9
Thanks guys we don't want spend heaps because we are renting so those ideas are great
Bunnings cubbies are so pricey I've been looking on bss pages lol
08-04-2016 13:22 #10
Kids will have fun with the weirdest things, don't have to spend a lot on toys.
Maybe a tent would be a good idea instead of a cubby. I've been looking at repurposing furniture too there's some great ideas on Pinterest, seems easy enough to make a workbench or kitchen out of a bedside table.
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