Kids and families of all ages are rediscovering the great outdoors, including their own backyard. Life has changed as a result of the pandemic and it is more important than ever to be able to entertain our kids at home, teach them about nature, and give them a great time building, exercising, staying in shape, and working together. All of these actions help foster independence, confidence, and growth.
In DIY Backyard Playgrounds, we offer user-friendly plans (all hand-drawn by David) and do-it-yourself information to help you build something great in your own backyard. We offer a range of easy, timeless projects that can be made in an afternoon – trolley ride, treasure chest, circle swing, lemonade stand – alongside more ambitious projects, like the warped wall and treehouse. We show how to build a complete Ninja adventure course to turn your backyard into a place where kids love to play; the treehouse doubles as a home base for the adventure course that radiates from it.
The book includes photos of projects (during construction and completed), and explanatory step-by-step illustrations.