The weather’s starting to improve and the summer holidays are fast approaching...

Soon you’ll hopefully get to spend a lot more time in the garden.

Question is:

How do you keep the kids entertained while you’re trying to rest and relax with a glass of wine or a cold beer?

Well, rather than spending a fortune on toys that’ll probably end up discarded at a car boot sale by the end of the summer...

There is another option.

You see, though we mostly provide our soft play netting and rope for medium to large indoor play centres...

There’s nothing stopping you from building your own soft play area in your back garden.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got acres of space, or a more modest area to work with...

With a little imagination, you can soon have an obstacle that will keep the kids entertained for hours.

And it won’t cost the earth either.

We’ve come up with five ideas to get you thinking about how you could build your own soft play area in your garden.

Here they are:

 

1. BUILD AN OBSTACLE FRAME

If you really want to go for it, there’s nothing stopping you building your own wooden obstacle frame, which would allow you use a variety of different nets and ropes. With an elevated frame you can have scramble nets up the side, rope bridges connecting the frame and buoy swings at the end.

 

2. PUT A SCRAMBLE NET UP A WALL

If you’re a little more limited for space and need something smaller, you could use a wall or strong fence by erecting a scramble net or spider net up against it for the kids to climb.

 

3. HANG A BUOY SWING FROM A TREE

Another good option if you’re limited for space, or if you have some strong trees in your garden, is to hang one of our buoy swings. These are simple ropes with buoys attached to the end, but they are an excellent way to keep kids of all ages entertained.

 

4. BUILD A BALL POOL

If you don’t fancy dealing with a paddling pool, why not build a ball pool? You could choose to construct a more permanent feature, or use a combination of our netting and simple ground rods to shape an area that can be filled with plastic balls, just as you’d find in a typical children’s soft play area.

 

5. HANG A ROPE BRIDGE BETWEEN TREES

If you’ve got strong trees in the garden that aren’t too far apart, you could look to build a rope bridge across them. Your kids will be transported to a pirate ship, a secret world in the woods, or wherever their imagination might take them.

 

And there you have it – five easy ways to inject more fun into your back garden.

If these ideas have inspired you and you’d like to find out more about how you can order the rope and netting you’d need, just give us a shout and we’ll be happy to talk more.

You can email us at netting@renco.co.uk or call us direct on 01469 575804.