Every kid loves a treehouse. Treehouses represent escape, imagination, and freedom and they can inspire creative play like nothing else. Kids love a play space that is secretive and exclusive – you’ve seen the signs they make: “NO GIRLS ALLOWED!” They love creating their own “Clubhouse Rules” and sneaking off to their special hideout. Play in a treehouse promotes child development by boosting gross motor skills, providing opportunities for social interactions, and challenging strength and motor planning. These days, treehouses aren’t just simple wooden structures…check out these awesome fort and treehouse designs for kids. Create a space like this for your kids and they’re sure to see it as an invitation to play, learn, and grow!
1 – Check out this awesome Summer Reading Nook from Vintage Revivals – a magical place for kids to curl up with a good book! Check out the building plans to make one of your own!
2 – This Handmade Hideaway from The Handmade Home could inspire a whole summer’s worth of backyard fun for your little ones!
3 – Claire fell in love with this awesome design from Wife, Mother, Gardener when they had to cut down her favorite tree in their backyard – it is now her boys’ favorite outdoor play space!
4 – Canadian playground design firm, Earthscape created this awesome play area for kids using natural and recycled materials.
5 – What kid wouldn’t want this awesome little fort in his backyard? (Twigwam from Cox and Cox)
6 – You can purchase the plans to build this beautiful hideaway right in your own backyard!
7 – A playhouse that creates an awesome sensory and movement experience for kids??? We’re sold! Check out the Treepee for yourself!
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