With the sun shining and temperatures rising, now’s the perfect time to start enjoying all the great outdoors has to offer — and what better place to start than your own backyard? Sure, it may still be in need of a little TLC after a harsh winter, but with a few new additions it can be the perfect spot for your family to gather.
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If your bare yard leaves you wondering just where to start, we’ve pulled together some fun family backyard ideas to get the kids away from the video games, provide a relaxing spot on the weekend, and create an entertaining hub your friends and family will enjoy right along with you!
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Create a space for outdoor meals
1. Harrison 7-Piece Dining Set, $299.99 special price!
A casual set of table and chairs like this one transitions easily from a place to relax and chat with friends to a family dining space for six. The glass tabletop is scratch-resistant and the chair fabric is quick to dry and UV-protected, meaning you’ll be able to enjoy this great spot for a family feast for years.
Enjoy some cool shade with this weather-resistant patio umbrella. The tilt mechanism allows you to angle your umbrella as the sun rises throughout the day.
3. Z-Shade 13×13-Foot Gazebo, $128.69
If you need a little extra shade, this 13-foot gazebo can fit an entire table underneath. The vented top allows sunlight and cool breezes in while keeping your skin sunburn free. Set it up above your dining table — or create a shady place to play by staking it to the ground above a child’s sandbox.
4. Fire Sense Copper Rail Fire Pit, $115.29
Warm up the evening with a fire pit, and don’t forget to bring the s’mores! Once the s’mores are all gone, it’s time to swap campfire stories in the comfort of your own backyard.
If your backyard space is limited, make the most of it with this three-piece bistro set. Chat about the day with your significant other or best friend and enjoy some snacks and cool beverages, or just rock and relax on your own.
Grill up dinner
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6. Kenmore 4-Burner Gas Grill, $199.99
Make dinner on the grill tonight with this four-burner gas grill that includes a side burner perfect for cooking side dishes while you perfect your steaks. Electronic ignition means getting the fire started is a breeze, and an aluminum grease cup means cleanup is easier than ever.
7. BBQ Pro 22.5-inch Kettle Charcoal Grill, $66.49
If you prefer the classic style of a charcoal grill, this large kettle grill is perfect for your backyard. Pop some burgers and hot dogs on top and get ready for a summertime barbecue feast!
8. BBQ Pro Vertical LP Gas Smoker, $170.99
Get their mouths watering when you fire up this gas smoker. Dad will love testing out different types of wood chips to create signature, smoky-flavored meats. Four removable smoking racks are removable, meaning your smoker will accommodate both large and small cuts of meat.
Not sure what type of grill you prefer? Check out our helpful grill buying guide, with pros and cons for gas, charcoal, and electric grills!
A place for play
9. Sportspower Grove Park 4-Leg Metal Swing Set, $129.99
What child doesn’t want a swing set in their own backyard? Give them a place to be active and make new friends with this play set for six featuring two swings, a trapeze, a two-person glider, and a five-foot slide. As a parent you’ll also be happy to know the swing chains are covered so no little fingers get pinched.
10. Homewear Wood Sand Box with Canopy, $80
Little ones love playing in sand. From dinosaur bone excavations to towering sand castles, let their imagination run rampant in this covered sand box. As a bonus, the canopy can be lowered when playtime is over so the sand stays clean for next time!
11. Sterling Spots Badminton/Volleyball Combo Set, $35.21
Feel the need for some friendly competition? Grab the family and some rackets and get ready for some sports. This combo set includes everything you need for a high-stakes game of volleyball or badminton, including a net, two shuttlecocks, a volleyball, an airpump, and four badminton rackets. Game, set, match!
Need some more entertainment to go along with your swing set? Check out these affordable backyard games for kids!
Warm things up with bold colors & textures
12. Safavieh Courtyard Indoor/Outdoor Rug, $52.24-$303.99
Add a bold pop of color with this bright red indoor/outdoor rug. Polypropylene makes this rug extra durable as well as easy to clean with a broom, vacuum, or even your garden hose. Once summer’s over, you can simply roll it up and store it — or bring it indoors!
13. Ty Pennington Style Parkside Wicker Plant Stand, $59.99
Bring your beautiful plants up to eye level with this wicker plant stand. Use it to accent a casual dining area or relaxation space with vibrant greenery and flowers. The bottom shelf also provides an easy-to-access storage space for gardening tools.
Welcome guests of all shapes and sizes with this unique glass hummingbird feeder styled to look like an antique bottle. It features four feeding ports so hummingbirds don’t have to wait in line — and kids will love watching birds flit, float, and fly as they enjoy a sip of nectar.
Do your backyard plans include a garden? Make sure your plants are pet-friendly with these safe gardening tips for pets.