20 Ridiculously Awesome Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer

Backyard is that kind of cozy and charming places for relaxing, reading, sunning, grilling, gardening and entertaining with your family. Even if your backyard is small it also can be very comfortable and inviting. Having a small backyard does not mean your backyard landscaping options are few.

1. Build a fairy garden.

It’s a little bit of pure magic in your yard. Make one easily out of a birdbath or a tree stump.

2. Bury that trampoline.

It's actually safer than an above-ground trampoline, and much more aesthetically pleasing too.

It’s actually safer than an above-ground trampoline, and much more aesthetically pleasing too.

3. Combine that in-ground trampoline with a SPLASH PAD.

Epic times ahead. Head on over to Splash Zone for more info.

4. Play a game of kick croquet using hula hoops.

Or buy the set here.

5. Make an inflatable pool fountain.

Get the full directions here.

6. Create a giant bubble with plastic sheeting and a fan.

Just be sure to supervise during this activity.

Just be sure to supervise during this activity.

7. A tarp and sprinkler will create a fun splash pad for a slide.

The sprinkler keeps the tarp wet for a full day of fun splashing.

The sprinkler keeps the tarp wet for a full day of fun splashing.

8. Make a race car track.

Instructions here.

9. Make an epic pillow quilt for backyard slumber parties/movie night.

10. Build a swimming pool out of bales of hay.

That's right. I said BALES OF HAY.

That’s right. I said BALES OF HAY.

11. Host a picnic with vintage rugs.

All your photo ops will look straight out of a Free People catalog.

All your photo ops will look straight out of a Free People catalog.

12. Make a “wee village” garden.

Your child will have so much fun playing with this miniature village, and it's a great way to get them outside.

Your child will have so much fun playing with this miniature village, and it’s a great way to get them outside.

13. Make a butterfly feeder.

They luuuurrrve overripe fruit!

They luuuurrrve overripe fruit!

14. Cover rusted swingset chains with pool noodles.

They also add a little pop of color to an otherwise drab backyard.

They also add a little pop of color to an otherwise drab backyard.

15. Play a refreshing game of water balloon piñatas.

16. Sunflower forts > blanket forts.

At least in the summer.

At least in the summer.

17. Make a convertible sandpit/seating area out of pallets.

18. Use your slackline for zip-lining instead.

19. Build a rope bridge.

Get more information here.

20. Or a rope course.

 

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