Transforming Garden into Play Area

I have thought about this long enough (Even though hubby hasn’t got a notion about this what I am about to do in the next couple of weeks/months) but I think it is time to transform our garden into a play area for the kids. Matthew loves the garden and spends every minute in his sandpit he gets once it is not raining so I think he deserves to have some other toys out there. Right now, apart from the sand pit, the only other toy he has is a junior slide. He is nearly the length of it and I don’t see how he gets any more fun out of it.

Originally I wanted to use the garden to plant nice flowers, the whole lot to make it look pretty but last year I haven’t moved a finger. The only nice plants I get out of the garden are the lillies my mum planted in 2 pots and they are growing each year so I think that is enough plants for now. Apart from that we have 4 bushes so it is not that there are no flowers/plants at all. The rest can be used as a play area because really I never sit on the sun lounger. The only time we get to sit outside is when it is nice enough to have a meal or breakfast outside.

There is 3 outdoor toys I would like the kids to have…

I think a must for every child is a trampoline. If you look out the window in our estate you can see who has children and who doesn’t. So many trampolines out there.
I haven’t decided yet what size I should get. There is 8 foot, 10 foot and 12 foot. I don’t want to get a too big one because it is going to look ridiculous in the garden as it is not the biggest garden now. ( If you have a trampoline in a small garden, let me know what size you went for.) They are actually on offer right now I haven’t decided yet whether I will get it for Matthew’s birthday or now. I might be better off getting it now because his birthday is not until the end of August and the weather is getting worse then.

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The next thing on the list is a proper slide. Smyths Toys Store is always brilliant for this kind of stuff. I was thinking of either one below.

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This one is 10 foot high. Again it might be a bit too big for a small garden.

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This might be “the one”. It is 8 foot high. Even mammy might be able to slide down that without breaking it.

The last thing then and I don’t even know why we didn’t get one yet as Matthew loved playing in it in the apartment’s courtyard across from our house, is a play house. They are not cheap I have to say. I might have to shop around for those when they are on offer.
I discovered this one on the argos website. Pretty cool. It is made of wood. A more colourful option might be better though and plastic is less hassle building as I can get very frustrated  building these things.

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What outdoor toys do you have in your garden?

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3 thoughts on “Transforming Garden into Play Area

  1. We are doing this, this summer too. Putting in a few things for hte kids to have a great playground in our back yard. I can’t wait. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me I hope you are enjoying my blog hop and thanks for all the linky support! #sharewithme
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