Playgrounds for cottages — play complexes and ideas for the construction of a playground for children (80 photos)
The suburban area is a great place for the whole family to relax. Most often, the plots are located outside the city limits and do not have entertainment available for children. So that the youngest guests of the dacha do not get bored and enjoy trips outside the city – equip a playground for them.
The main thing in the construction of facilities for children is their safety. You should not choose a place for children's games if there is a pond, electric shields, thorny fences next to it.
The territory where there is a tall tree is perfect – part of the site will be closed from the scorching sun, which is so harmful to children. If there is no tree, then it is preferable to make a canopy on the territory.
There is no need to build a children's playground in a place hidden from view – the entire territory for children's games should be viewed and located at a close distance from the house or the adult recreation area, so that in case of dangerous games or other troubles, you can quickly respond to them and help the baby.
Clear and level the ground well in preparation for construction. Remove the stones, sticks, cut down the interfering bushes. Carefully examine the surrounding area for the presence of plants dangerous to children.
People often plant red castor palms, bright foxglove bells or huge white datura flowers on garden plots. Despite their beauty and external inoffensiveness, these flowers are deadly for children.
To properly design a playground, draw an approximate plan of it. Think carefully about what you want to place on it.
Remember that the child will grow up and old constructions may become small and uninteresting for him. Therefore, leave some space for other objects to be placed.
Also try to take into account the wishes of the child, this will make the outdoor children's complex a real wonderland for the baby.
A playground for a private house should correspond to the age and needs of the child.
On the playground for the baby there should be a sandbox, a small swing with a back and armrests, a playhouse. Slides, ladders, small climbing walls are already suitable for children from 5 to 7 years old.
Older children are more active and the best solution for their games will be the placement of a sports playground with bars, ropes, a basketball ring.
All these designs can be made independently or bought. Sports complexes with a lot of ladders, swings, slides, turrets, sandboxes and other projectiles are very popular.
In the photo of playgrounds in the suburban area, they are most often depicted. These platforms are not only multifunctional, safe, but also look very bright and beautiful. Their significant disadvantage is the price of 35-65 thousand rubles. More budget options with less functionality will cost parents 12-20 thousand.
Making a playground with your own hands is a less expensive and more creative activity. Independently, you can create a playground that is suitable for your child, will be in good harmony with the overall design of the suburban area and fully comply with safety regulations.
The standard sandbox has dimensions of 1.7 by 1.7 m. When installing it, you need to take into account several nuances.
Deepen the sandbox by removing 25-30 cm of earth over the entire area of the structure. In the middle of the resulting square, you need to dig a funnel-shaped depression with a depth of 0.5-0.7 m and fill it with large pebbles. The recess will serve as drainage during precipitation
The bottom of the sandbox must be lined with a thick plastic film with holes for water to drain. The wood for the walls of the sandbox must be treated from rotting and parasites. When installing wooden walls, pay attention to their safety – poorly polished parts, protruding nails, etc.
It is best to install a beach umbrella or a mushroom canopy near the sandbox so that part of its territory is protected from the scorching sun.. It is best to fill the sandbox with sifted coarse river sand. To protect the sand from rain and pets, you can make covers covering the sandbox
If you decide to make a children's playground on your site, then in this case you just can't do without installing a slide.
When choosing a drawing on the Internet, be guided by the age and height of the child – for babies 2-5 years old, the height of the structure should not exceed 1.5 m, and for older children – 2.5-3.5 m. The structure should be very well fixed – you should not just bury it without concreting.
The steps on the slide should be low and wide. Nail rubber mats or strips of artificial lawn to them – this will protect children from falling on slippery steps after rain. Be sure to make comfortable, wide railings on stairs and the upper platform of the structure.
It is better to buy a factory slide – it is very difficult to make it correctly and safely, and buying a plastic structure will cost you from 3 to 40 thousand, depending on its complexity. On the upper platform of the slide, you can install a rotating steering wheel for baby games
Often children build huts out of branches, pillows or furniture. So give your baby a real toy house!
Make a wooden frame of the house of the size you need and sheathe it with 20.0 mm boards, plywood or waterproof drywall.
Do not forget to make windows with small frames in the house. To protect the house from the rain, make real closing shutters and a door on the windows. It is best to nail the old linoleum on the floor of the house – this will simplify cleaning. The roof can be sheathed with real tiles or homemade from painted foam.
The shape of the structure depends only on your imagination. It can be either a small square house, or a round dwelling of a small hobbit or the hold of a ship of a brave pirate.
The final stage of the construction is the color. Carefully check the condition of the house, regularly tint damaged parts. This will help to preserve the structure from decay and disintegration.
You can decorate the room with children's furniture, decorate with curtains. A budget option would be to buy a special play tent for a child and install it on the playground
Swings are a favorite place for kids and a mandatory attribute of any playground.
For the manufacture of swings, it is necessary to purchase 2 reliable wooden racks with a length of 3m and a thickness of 120-150 mm. A half-meter piece of wood of the same diameter is needed for the crossbar. You also need a board for making a seat, a nylon (or hemp) rope and hooks.
To place the swing, it is important to choose an open place where the child will not hit when swinging. The structure is dug into the ground to a depth of 0.8-1 m, crushed stone is filled into the pits and concreted.
After fixing the crossbar, it is necessary to screw in the hooks and hang the seat. Seats for small children must be equipped with a backrest and armrests.
Regularly check the safety of the resulting structure — whether the racks are swinging, whether the hooks are unscrewed and whether the rope is frayed.
So that children do not get injured on the playground during active games, it must have a high-quality and safe coating.
Usually, the places for children to play in the cottages are covered with sand or covered with lawn. These options are not the best, as they absorb water well and dry out badly. Also, an ordinary lawn will not be suitable for covering, since it will be quickly trampled and will become unusable. Here we need a hard-wearing lawn for sports facilities.
The most commonly used materials are artificial turf and modules made of rubber or plastic. Their disadvantage is the need for careful preparation of the place for laying the artificial coating – it is lined only on leveled surfaces.
Artificial grass looks natural, does not trample and does not stain clothes. However, it almost does not soften the blow when falling.
The rubber coating is durable, wear-resistant and has a large selection of colors. Also, the material is non-toxic and hypoallergenic. The coating softens the blows well. A rubber playground is an excellent choice for a summer cottage.
The plastic coating is not afraid of temperature changes, water and is easy to install. The structure is quickly assembled and disassembled, so it can expand or move to another place without harming the quality of the material.
A playground for a private home is not a luxury, but an opportunity for your child to actively, safely and have fun.