You never forget all the great memories you had as a child. The world was huge and so was your imagination! Nothing is better than living through your childhood nostalgia with your own little ones, as you explore this list of awesome play equipment you’ll find yourself wishing you had as a kid.
If there’s one thing a kid will love, it’s being the esteemed conductor of the backyard train! They can sit behind the wheel of the driver’s seat and follow the train tracks to their next destination. Of course, your backyard train doesn’t have to be anything extremely fancy. The simpler the design, the more room there is for creativity. It also leaves room for your little ones to add their own personal touches, according to their tastes.
Just add a few “choo choo”s and your little train conductor will be living the dream. There might even be a tiny bit of room for you to squeeze in there – if you’re lucky!
Pirate shipNo playtime is complete without an adventure on the high seas. There is no shortage of ways for your little pirate to customise and create the ship of their dreams. They can hoist up their own flag, choose their crew and give their precious vessel a name. With a spin of the wheel and a peek through the telescope, your child is sure to have the time of their lives.
Just hope you’re not the one who ends up walking the plank!
The obstacle fort
Nothing fuels a friendly competition quite like a great obstacle course. After all, some kids love a bit of a challenge. In this “king-of-the-castle” scenario, you will have the laughter roaring, the excitement soaring and a bunch of very tired tiny athletes by the end of the day.
As well as fuel for the imagination, the obstacle fort also provides a great utilisation of backyard space. This is especially great for kid’s parties and features a lot of space for parents to join in too.
The cubby clubhouse
In a situation not quite as exhausting as the fort, your kids will also love a colourful cubby clubhouse to kick-start their creative energy. The best part of a clubhouse is it can be absolutely anything they want it to be! These options could include (but are not limited to) an outdoor kitchen, art studio, their own imaginary house, or a secret agent lair.
Some kids need their own space to just be kids, and these cubbies are certain to create memories to last a lifetime.
For such a little person, the bridge is sure to look pretty daunting at first, however, they’ll soon be navigating through the net like an expert. This could be a great little addition to any existing obstacle courses, or even as a lone obstacle in a grassy backyard. It could even be another way for your secret agent to hone their skills. Either way, your little one will always be determined as ever to reach the other side without falling into the imaginary lava.
Make memories they will never forget
Whether it’s behind the wheel of a pirate ship or through the windows of a colourful clubhouse, your child’s playtime memories will be filled with joy, excitement, and laughter.
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