Playhouses and treehouses have come a long way since the days of making DIY dens at the bottom of the garden, nailing mismatched planks of wood together on low-slung branches. Today, it’s a completely different story with fabulous playhouses available in a variety of themes. From a cottage garden house like this one.
To an action packed fort inspired playhouse like this.
When it comes to treehouses, the world really is your oyster. The only limitations being the size of your tree and , of course, the size of your budget. Bespoke treehouses can look amazing, with elaborate designs built around tree trunks, and even bridging the gap between trees like this.
I’m also really impressed with this design, with the treehouse hugging this mature tree whilst cleverly allowing for quite a slope in the garden. What a fun way to introduce kids to the best of nature and without even realising it they are burning up energy and exercising just by moving up and around the treehouse, a great example of outdoor play at it’s best.
Outdoor Play in a Safe Environment
What I love about playhouses and treehouses is that they encourage kid’s to engage in adventurous, independent outdoor play within a safe and natural environment, with countless adventures can be had from the safety and security of their own back garden. Kid’s love to have a place of their own, where they can make their own rules, but it’s a win win situation too, with the kids not too far away, parents can keep a discreet eye on things, ready to step if needed.
Encouraging Safe & Active Kid’s Play
Nice as a play or treehouse is to look at and have adventures in, kids love activity too, in all forms, so most manufacturers add thoughtful extras such as swings, slides and rope ladders to encourage active, physical activity as well as imaginative play.
As the night’s draw in and we are all drawn indoors, what better time to plan ahead for next year? If you want a playhouse in position for the spring, now’s the time to get going with the planning and ordering. Maybe you’ve even been thinking of something like this as a special Christmas present? Now that really would be super cool, in every sense!
The Ultimate Kid’s Playhouse
And if money and space is no object, then this must be the ultimate luxury playhouse.
I’ll be looking at more garden planning ideas throughout the winter, as it really does play to plan well ahead, particularly with larger projects such as these, so keep checking the blog for ideas. And of course, if you have any suggestions on anything you’d like me to cover, just leave a comment.
Feature Image: Caledonia Play