10 Awesome Backyard Ideas for Kids

Give the kids a fun-filled outdoor play space they can enjoy all through the warmest months

Jess Chamberlain
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Multipurpose Room

Who says your kid-friendly space can't also be adult-friendly? This yard is a modern den where areas to dine, entertain, and play co-habitate.

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Play House

Nothing beats a backyard playhouse. But one that's kid-sized and design-centric too? That's our favorite.

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Part hammock, part hanging chair, this beauty brings out the kid in all of us. (And it's handwoven by artisans in Thailand!)

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Kids' Corner

On this stylish patio, the kiddos have their own seating area, which also happens to provide a pop of color and high style for a look your neighbors will envy.

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Right-Sized Style

Kid-sized furnishings don't have to be eyesores. Many of our favorite furniture brands offer kid-sized style, too.

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Outdoor Family Room

In this hardscaped backyard space, a low table and mismatched chairs provide a casual lounging space for the whole family.

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S'mores at Home

The kids want to go camping. You want to stay home. Pro tip: You can do both!

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Tipi for All Ages

Consider a full-size tipi for the backyard. Your kids will love it as a hangout fort. You'll love it as a guest room.

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Edible Garden

Decades of garden stories have shown that kids are more likely to love their veggies if they've helped grow them.

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Create Community

Not enough space for a veggie garden at home? Or looking for a way to bring the neighborhood together? Consider joining or starting a community garden for an activity your whole family will love.