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8 Family Friendly Backyard Ideas

8 Family Friendly Backyard Ideas

Are you looking for ways to make your backyard more family-friendly? From a fire pit to gardens, whether you have kids or just enjoy spending time with your loved ones outside, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to transform your backyard into a kid-friendly haven.

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8 Family-Friendly Backyard Ideas

Children play a huge role in our families. Another important thing to keep in mind is the fact that most kids have plenty of energy to burn off on a daily basis. We've put together several ideas for your backyard to make it fun for both the adults and kids in the family.

Play structures

Adding a play structure to your backyard is a great way to get kids active and having fun. Consider a swing set, a playhouse, or a climbing wall. There are plenty of options available for every budget and space.


Kids love to play in the sand, so why not create a sandbox for them in your backyard? Sandboxes are easy to build and can provide hours of entertainment for kids of all ages.


If you're looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids, consider starting a garden. Teach them about the different types of plants and how to care for them. They'll love watching their plants grow and will take pride in the fruits of their labor.

Fire Pit Area

We may be a bit biased, but we think that an above-ground fire pit area is the perfect family-friendly gathering space in your backyard. From grilled meals to laughs and conversations shared, an above-ground fire pit is a great place to make memories. Plus, you don't need to wait for the next camping trip to make s'mores!

Water play

Kids love playing in water, so why not add a water feature to your backyard? Whether it's a kiddie pool, a sprinkler, or a fountain, a water play area is sure to be a hit with the kids.

Game area

Set up a game area in your backyard with a variety of games like cornhole, horseshoes, and giant Jenga. The whole family can play together and enjoy some friendly competition.

Movie nights

Turn your backyard into an outdoor movie theater. You can set up a projector and screen, or just play movies on a laptop. The kids will love the fun, unique experience of watching a movie under the stars.

Picnic area

Create a picnic area in your backyard where the whole family can enjoy meals together. Set up a table, chairs, and a shade area, and you'll have the perfect spot for family dinners.

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Fire Pits Are A Backyard Classic

These are just a few ideas to get you started on making your backyard more family-friendly. Remember, the key is to have fun and enjoy the time you spend together. However, one of the most family-friendly backyard ideas would be to include an outdoor fire pit for everyone to enjoy together. Consider the Legacy Series fire pit insert set from Walden Backyards. It is safe, fun, and we promise you'll make lasting memories after integrating a fire pit into the mix!

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