Shop with confidence with Quality & Affordability, Delivered!

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Specials: Just Arrived 10% Off All Greenhouses | Use Code: GREENHOUSE10

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

Australian Owned

The Ultimate Backyard Playground Equipment Guide For Your Kids

Written by Emma Docherty

• 

Posted on January 16 2024

Trends in Backyard Play Equipment

Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Designs:
With an increasing focus on sustainability, eco-friendly play equipment made from recycled materials or sustainably sourced wood has become a trend. Look for sets that are not only fun but also kind to the environment, preferably made from all natural timber products to allow for biodegradation when discarded, like this!

Multi-Functional Play Structures:
Our playsets are designed with versatility in mind. Multi-functional cubby's that include climbing walls, slides, swings, and even small forts provide a variety of activities within a single playset to provide both space saving qualities and endless activity options. Check out these multi-functional winners!

Interactive Learning Integration:
Many of our inflatable water playsets have incorporate learning activities to enhance the play experience. Interactive elements like ring tosses or inflatable shapes and corresponding holes can develop a child's fine motor skills while added a layer of enrichment and entertainment. Have a look at this fun and interactive kiddy pool and get playing and learning!

Recommendations for Different Age Groups

Toddler (1-3 Years):
For the youngest members of the family, consider low-to-the-ground structures with soft surfaces. Look for toddler swings, small slides, and playsets with interactive panels to stimulate their senses. These are our picks for your toddlers:


Kindergartens age (3-5 Years):
Kindie aged kids are full of energy and curiosity. Opt for playsets with more complex features like climbing walls, tunnels, and age-appropriate slides. Safety is crucial, so ensure that all equipment is suitable for their size and development. Check out our top picks for you youngsters:


Early School-Age (6-9 Years):
As kids grow, so do their interests and their capabilities. Choose playsets that challenge their physical abilities and spark imaginative play. Look for swings, monkey bars, and rope courses to keep them engaged. Browse our best sellers for this age group:


Safety Tips for a Kid-Friendly Backyard

Surface Matters:
Install a shock-absorbing surface like rubber mulch, artificial grass, or foam tiles beneath play structures to minimise the impact of falls, because let's face it; they will happen.

Regular Inspections:
Conduct routine checks for wear and tear. Tighten bolts, replace worn-out parts, and ensure that all equipment meets safety standards. Tip: keep your instruction and installation manuals for all your safety specifications and assembly instructions in case you need to dismantle. 

Sun Protection:
If your backyard lacks natural shade, consider adding a canopy or umbrella to protect children from the harsh Australian UV's during playtime. Many of our playsets have canopies already attached to save you the hassle! Check out these sun smart options. And don't forget to slip slop slap!

Supervision:

All of our outdoor play equipment is designed to be enjoyed by youngsters and their friends under the supervision of an adult. 

Creating a kid-friendly backyard is not just about installing play equipment; it's about fostering a space where children can learn, grow, and create lasting memories. By staying informed about the latest trends and tailoring your choices to the age and interests of your children, you can turn your backyard into a playground paradise. Embrace the laughter, the imagination, and the endless adventures that a well-designed backyard can offer, making your home the go-to destination for neighbourhood playdates and family fun.