Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our outdoor play space

It has been awhile since I have had a chance to write anything for this blog but I thought I would give you a guided tour of our outdoor play space - a place where I have been spending a lot of time lately.
The main area of our house we use for outdoor play is our paved patio area. Double french doors lead off our living room so I can keep an eye on the boys while I'm working in the kitchen or living room and they play outside.
The area just outside the double doors is covered so this is where we keep a small table for snacks and art projects, a large storage box for outdoor toys and an art easil with chalk board and paper.
In the corner is a small shelf which always has a box of playdough toys for the boys to get out whenever they like. This shelf also holds a table cloth to cover the main outdoor table for messy art project and our seasonal nature table is on top. In the corner you can see my table top with a lip which we use to set up various small word play scenes
Just around the corner is the cubby house which Aussie Dad installed for Juniors third birthday. It has a slide on the side, a climbing wall on the front and the stairs are hidden underneath - perfect for little people to access but not so good for Aussie Mum when she wants to get into the cubby.
I love that the sandpit is covered by the cubby because it is well shaded during our hot summers and the sand stays relatively dry for use between winter showers.
On the wall opposite the cubby we store some ride on toys and there is a tap which we use for water play during the summer, and for cleaning up messy art projects.
A tub lives under the outdoor chair and I usually leave a towel out for quick clean-ups and hand washing. The paving is a little hard for Puggle to crawl around on but he is almost walking now and the older boys love drawing race tracks and hop scotch with side-walk chalk

Hope you liked a tour of our outdoor play space. I will show you inside the cubby sometime when I can manage to get in there and take some photos.


  1. Welcome back! Time to update that pic of Puggle now, methinks. ;)

  2. That's all looking fabulous and practical- fancy sending your hubby over here to re-do our garden for us? ;) X