Cottage should be a great place to relax not only for adults, but also to children
Cottage is a great place for family holidays, you can escape here from city bustle and annoying smog, enjoy nature and chatting with friends. But there are still special family members about comfort which you should worry about separately are the children. And here a well-equipped playground will not only make the rest your children safe, interesting and useful, but also allow you more time to devote to the garden, flowers or just relaxing.
- How to make a playground in the country: safety rules
- Do-it-yourself playground in the country: drawings and ideas
- Garden house
A good playground will allow you to spend more time own affairs
How to make a playground in the country: safety rules
The main and main rule for the playground in the country – security. That is why the place for her is chosen away from dangerous places – barbed hedges, deep ponds, decorative electric lamps, greenhouses, etc. Necessary right to orient the site according to the sun – it should be present a few hours, best of all – in the morning, so that at noon the site (well or at least part of it) covered the shadow, because a long stay children in the sun are strictly contraindicated. And the unshaded part the site is ideal for installing a children’s pool there with slide – so the water in it will warm up faster. Indicative the scheme of the playground is shown in Fig. 1
Fig. 1. An indicative diagram of the playground.
Safety is the main feature of products for children
Playground coverage should be completely safe and perform protective functions in the event of a fall, prevent the appearance of injuries. Also the surface should be dry and not to slide, to remain clean under any circumstances. Moreover, it’s great if the artificial surface has a beautiful look and interesting for kids. As practice shows, on bright coatings the child plays much more actively, showing his own imagination and savvy. CRUMB makes playgrounds, respecting everything safety standards and requirements.
Bright playground looks very beautiful against the background of autumn foliage
Keep in mind that children must be under supervision
When choosing a place for arranging a playground, you should remember that children should be supervised is not necessary, so that parents are directly on the site, especially if the children are old enough. It will be enough for the children were in front of them, watching them from home, from such a distance, with which you can manage to respond to the “unwanted” games of children. And a few more rules that must be observed:
- the territory of the future playground must be carefully align, removing bumps, large stones and roots sticking out of the ground, weeds and other garbage – all this should protect children from falling, after all, often, having played, they do not look very much under their feet
A portable playground is safe and convenient
The territory of the future playground must be carefully to prepare
- absolutely all mortgages (supports for swings, houses, slides and other buildings) the details of the site should be deepened at least by 50 cm and preferably concreted (well fixed)
- the swing, front and back, should have “safety zones” – like minimum 2m of free space
A wonderful children’s town that will give a lot of joy and emotions to your children
Compactly placed along the fence, a playground for boys
- All wooden parts on site must be carefully sanded, and preferably coated with non-toxic paint (varnish)
A beautiful and very convenient children’s kiosk for a long time will take your child
- all fasteners of suspended and hinged structures must made of durable metal and securely fasten parts constructions
- condition and wear of the carbine with which the swing can be attached to the hook, checked at least once every six months
Designs of playgrounds should be not only beautiful, but and durable
Special attention will require coverage for playgrounds on cottage – it must be soft to cushion the fall, and quick-drying – playing, children spend a lot of time on the ground, and excessive moisture can trigger a cold.
Existing special coatings for play areas on rubber basis fully satisfy these requirements, but they are very expensive, plus this type of coating is more suitable for sports ground, in the country I want something more natural, natural. Therefore, as a coating, it is optimal a lawn of persistent varieties of grass is suitable – these are used, for example, for football fields, on the playground there will be a load not less. But it’s better to use a combination coating, for example, near slides and gymnastic apparatus is worth doing песчаное покрытие – при падении оно смягчит удар.
Детская площадка с искусственным покрытием
Do-it-yourself playground in the country: drawings and ideas
To completely decide where and how to equip a playground on giving, it is important to determine its size. By standard, per child, under 7 years old, there should be order on the playground 8-9m2, and for older children (7-12 years), when needs and game priorities are changing, it will take from 13 up to 15m2. So when planning a “growth” plot, it is necessary to provide for “reserve” meters at a time when the child will grow up. Well, unused square meters can be temporarily use, for example, under the lawn.
Fairytale Children’s Town
For rented cottages or for a while, while the plot only mastered, to create a children’s play space you can completely dispense with finished products – a folding tent house, inflatable children’s pool with a beach umbrella, a small table and bench for drawing. But they can be perceived as temporary solution, because Chinese products (and they are overwhelmingly presented on the market) are not always able to withstand temperament and energy of our children.
Collapsible trampoline is a very convenient option for a rented cottage
The site is planned based on the age of the child, but at the same time There are several mandatory attributes of a playground: sandpit, slide, swing and garden house.
The sandbox is a place of embodiment of fantasies, erection impregnable castles and baking sand pies. And this is the most easy to build element of the playground. To create it you can use the materials that remain from the construction at home, as well as stumps, cut logs. If you dig logs and stumps different heights, then the sandbox will become not only the original decorative element of landscape design, but also a kind of sports shell – children like to walk and jump on these “ladders”.
Sandbox in the form of a boat – it is very convenient and interesting
Thanks to a portable plastic sandbox, your child always will be supervised
The diagram of the simplest sandbox is shown in Fig. 2
Fig. 2. Sandbox assembly diagram
Before installation, remove the soil to a depth of 25-30 cm, the bottom fall asleep with drainage material (pebbles or gravel). Minimum recommended sandbox size (for children 2-5 years old) – 170×170 cm.
Advice! So that the sandbox does not attract attention animals, especially cats that can make a toilet in it, it’s better to make a closed version of the sandbox – you can use such a sandbox “зачехлить” на ночь (рис. 3)
Fig. 3. Closed Sandbox
An interesting performance of a closed sandbox
A rather complicated product (Fig. 4) for independent manufacturing, you have to consider a lot of nuances.
Fig. 4. Assembly scheme of a wooden slide
First of all – the height of the slide: for children 2-5 years old should not exceed 1.5 meters, for younger students – within 2.5-3.5 m. The staircase should have wide steps located sufficiently close to each other. Optimally, if they have a special, anti-slip coating – especially true if there is a number the pool or slide comes to an end in the pool, and children can to climb the hill with wet legs. In addition, the stairs should be equipped with strong handrails that do not end above the top step – reaching her, the child should hands behind hold on to something. For greater safety, the upper platform should be spacious enough and fenced with handrails on the sides.
The height of the slide should correspond to the age of the child
Slide for children 2-5 years old should not exceed 1.5 meters
But most of the problems will be with the ramp – for this you can use varnished plywood. But still the best the option is to buy a ready-made plastic ramp, it is much stronger and, which is especially important for the slide, has significantly better coefficient of friction. Plus – you can choose the usual, direct (Fig. 5) or screw (Fig. 6) ramp.
Fig. 5. A direct slope for a hill
Рис. 5. Screw slide for slide
To install a swing, you need to choose a spacious place, taking into account swing amplitude. The easiest option is rope swing, if there is a sufficiently strong branch on the tree. Can buy a ready-made option, but if you want to make a playground on do it yourself, then you will need:
The easiest swing option is a rope swing
- two wooden racks – a diameter of at least 12 cm and a length of about 3m
- cross member – diameter of the order of 12 cm and a length of about 1.5 m
A swing hammock is a convenient place to relax or read. of books
- boards for making seats
- two hooks
- nylon rope or hemp rope
An interesting swing in the form of a boat
On a swing plane, the child will feel real the pilot
Racks, previously treated with an antiseptic, are instilled onto 0.9 m deep, pits are covered with gravel (broken brick) and concreted. The racks are connected by a cross member, for greater reliability, their place compounds strengthen with an iron strip. Screw the hooks and suspend the seats. For young children, it must be have a backrest and a crossbeam-emphasis for legs.
Very comfortable swing web
A funny, though rather simple device is a rocking chair on a spring on which the child can bounce and swing in different sides, imagining yourself in a car, plane, boat or on the horse. Well, the simplest option is a rocking-balancer, however, it should be installed only if the site will attend at least two children.
In the video you can see simple ideas for a swing:
Advice! Around the swing and slides should be security zone about 2m wide. Therefore, it will be more practical buy or make integrated wooden playgrounds for cottages in which all the main game elements are concentrated together. In addition, this design is more durable and help save space.
Children love garden play houses – it’s their own “living space” where you can hide, secret and play with friends. The easiest and most affordable, but not very durable option – fabric folding houses. More reliable option – a wooden frame that is curtained with fabric. More an exotic option – a hut or an Indian wigwam. If a residential building built of timber or logs, then kindergarten a house made of the same materials and stylistically repeating the “big” house will become a bright and spectacular detail of the entire landscape design.
Just a fabulously beautiful children’s house
Having your own pirate ship is a dream for almost every child.
Magic cookie house
Children’s playground for summer residence will allow you to spend time not only fun and funny, but also with undoubted benefits for the body. Power projectiles will help develop strength, dexterity, agility and confidence in the movements. The basis of the sports and gaming complex make a horizontal bar, parallel bars, a rope, a Swedish wall, gymnastic rings. A good addition to the “base” set there will be a rack with a basketball basket (it is better to install it on the edge site, in front of it will need free space in the form semicircle with a diameter of at least 3 m), darts or punching bag.
Climbing wall will help develop strength, dexterity and confidence in movements
The football field will become interesting not only for children, but also for adults