Summer is here, and that means outdoor fun and lots of time spent in the garden. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your kids this summer, these awesome backyard ideas should give you some inspiration for a fun and frugal summer that memories are made of.

Cool features to add to your backyard this Summer

20 awesome features to add to your backyard this summer, all are cheap to make or even free. Great diy garden play ideas

With these ideas, you can have so much fun without even leaving your own garden.

make a backyard tightrope lineSet up a tightrope

make a mini water blob this summer for the gardenMake mini water blobs for your kids

make a sea-saw from a tireBuild a tire sea-saw

make a tire swingOr a tire swing

make a skate board swing

Or how about a swing from a skate board?

make an outdoor magnet boardSet up an outdoor magnetic board

coloured tree stumps for outdoor playTree stumps are great for open ended play, and these coloured ones are especially cool.

rainbow paver hop scotch

Or how about this rainbow hopscotch set. Also perfect for jumping!

make an outdoor music station

Your child will have fun helping to make this recycled outdoor music station.

summer fun in the garden, mud pie station

Let them get messy with a mud pie station

make a minibeast hotel in the garden

Or study creepy crawlies with a minibeast hotel

make an outdoor water wall summer fun activity for water play

Make your own recycled water wall

make a sand wall in the backyard

Or sand wall

make pipe tunnels for cars outdoor summer play

Use PVC tubes to create tunnels for toy cars and trucks

outdoor games giant kerplunk game in the garden for summer

Make a giant kerplunk game

make an outdoor car track with stones

Use rocks to make a road

DIY outdoor train track

Or set up a train track outdoors

make a fairy garden

Make Fairy Gardens

diy outdoor chalkboard

An outdoor chalkboard is ideal for summer creativity. They are perfect for painting on with water, as well as chalk

loose parts play - playing with wooden bed slats, building for large scale construction play

And finally, don’t forget the fun that can be had with a few loose parts!

20 fun and frugal ideas for your backyard this summer. Simple DIY garden activities and cool features to add to your outdoor play space

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