16 ways to turn your backyard into the ultimate playground

Keep kids busy this summer—without going anywhere. Our favourite products to transform your drab patch of grass into the envy of the neighbourhood.


rubber frisbee
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1. Disceez Indoor/Outdoor flying disc, $21, amazon.ca

kids gathered around a water table
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2. Step2 Rain Showers & Unicorns water table, $150, amazon.ca

record player
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3. Light Pink portable record player, $80, homesense.ca

racket ball
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4. Striped table tennis set, $17, homesense.ca

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5. Optoma 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP home theatre projector, $615, ebay.ca

petanque set
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6. Wooden petanque set, $45, leevalley.com

lemonade stand
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7. Antsy Pants small fabric cover lemonade stand, $25, well.ca

wooden tower
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8. Triumph fun size tumble, $90, walmart.ca

wooden play house
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9. Plum wooden playhouse, $400, canadiantire.ca

inflatable dino
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10. Big Mouth Inc. 6 1/2 foot sprinkler dinosaur, $70, bedbathandbeyond.ca

obstacle course
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11. Antsy Pants obstacle course, $65, well.ca

outdoor sidewalk paint
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12. Yoobi sidewalk chalk paint roller cap 3pk, $15, indigo.ca

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13. Vtech Kidizoom action cam, $60, indigo.ca

bug hotel
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14. B. Tiki Retreat Bug Hotel, $22, mastermindtoys.com

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15. Big A Bubbles, $4, mastermindtoys.com

beach ball
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16. Bestway beach ball, $1, canadiantire.ca

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