Family DIY

4 Fun Family Things to Do in Your Own Backyard

Fall is our favorite time of year to get active outside! Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE summer. But we definitely don’t love the summer heat! Cooler autumn days roll into crisp autumn nights, making these few weeks before daylight savings the perfect time to soak up the sun without the hot weather! Take advantage of these golden afternoons by tackling these cool projects, perfect for everyone in the family.

Build a Fairy Garden

With magic in the air, the Halloween season is the perfect time to create a little house for everyone’s favorite woodland creature! There are all sorts of aesthetic options and decorative styles, so this project allows for maximum imagination! To get the gears going, check out this version of a Fairy House (aka Toad Abode!).

Engineer a Backyard Minigolf Course

Step right up and show off your mini-golf skills in the comfort of your own yard! This step-by-step guide outlines ways to make obstacles out of everyday items. Pick your favorite styles for hole-in-one fun with just the family, or invite the neighborhood for a mini-golf party!

Create Wooden Toy Car Ramps

These DIY ramps can turn anything into a superspeedway! Use them outside to build ramps across dangerous terrain made from things found in the backyard, or bring them inside during bad weather to fulfill that need for speed wherever you are.

Prepare for an Outdoor Movie Night

Chances are the kiddie pool is already drained and stored away, but dust it off and use it all-year-round as cozy seats for an outdoor movie night! Just inflate to your liking, add your favorite pillows and blankets, and use a projector to watch a Halloween classic under the stars!

Of course, if you run out of backyard fun, you can always bring the family to Splashway Campground! Parents can kick back and relax on the deck of the Hideaway while kids are busy playing putt-putt, laser tag, and more! Book your idyllic family getaway today!