Make your very own waterpark
Who said only the super-rich can build amusements parks in their backyards? If you have a decent sized backyard, all you need to do is add a slide with some tarps and sprinklers to make a splash landing and you have your very own waterpark, right in your backyard. Depending on your budget, you could experiment with various types of slides and even cap the whole thing off by putting a swimming pool in to really capture that water park feel.
If you want to build a cool hangout for yourself and your friends, you can put in a Jacuzzi or swimming pool and a mini-bar. Add a grill, a sound system, and some pool chairs, and you have yourself your very own venue for a pool party.
While many people put in trampolines in their backyards, there are even better ways to bounce around in your backyard. A much safer and better looking version of the trampoline is if you actually bury it. Combining that with a splash pool makes the whole thing even safer and way more fun.
Build a tree house
If you are a parent and have a tree in your backyard, a tree house is the best gift you can give to your children. If you’re handy with tools, it’s a good idea to do it as a DIY project and get your kids involved as much as possible. Not only will it give them an increased appreciation for the finished product but it will also result in some quality bonding time for you. Children love having their own little place in the backyard where they can invite their friends over for playtime.
Grow a garden
While some people might actually consider gardening ‘work’, if you’re looking for the satisfaction you get from standing over a garden you cultivated yourself, gardening can be a very fun activity. You could go for a cosmetic garden with various flower beds and fences or you could go the farmer way and actually grow your own fruits and vegetables. It can’t get any more organic than grown right in your backyard.
Add some rides
While building your own roller coaster might be taking it a bit too far, there are a number of other fun amusement park themed installations you can put in. This includes slides, swings, see-saws, and other general rides. If you’re looking to be a bit more adventurous, you could go for a bouncy castle or even a small go-cart track, depending on the available space. Remote control car tracks also promise hours of fun for all ages.