Transforming Your Backyard With Creative Playset Accessories

Transforming Your Backyard With Creative Playset Accessories

Transforming your backyard into a fun play space can help kids get outside to exercise, enjoy the sun, and engage in imaginative play. They’ll imagine themselves as the president addressing the nation, first responders rushing to a call, or cheerleaders rooting their team to victory.

Choose accessories that reflect the children’s age range and developmental levels. For example, toddlers can crawl through enclosed tunnels to explore their surroundings with their parents still in sight.

Playhouse Tower

Kids will love playing in this lookout tower, which can be a castle, a pirate ship, or anything their imagination can imagine. It’s easy to assemble and has a maintenance-free picnic table, telescope, binoculars, tic-tac-toe panel, and more fun accessories.

Babies and toddlers will enjoy crawling through enclosed tunnels that keep parents in sight. These accessories encourage physical activity and imaginative play, both important for cognitive development.

Wooden Tower offers all of the same facilities, plus two belt swings, a wavy slide, and a shaded sandpit below. It’s an excellent choice for younger children and can be easily climbed via its ladder.


Kids love to swing, but there’s so much more that you can add to a backyard playset to make it the ultimate kid-friendly backyard fun zone. For example, many shops offer more than two traditional belt swings. With a trapeze swing bar, alpine wave slide, and climbing rope, it provides many exciting opportunities for creative play.

Other swing attachments like buoy balls help kids twist and move in a way that normal belt swings don’t, improving core strength and coordination. A chain ladder allows children to climb to other play features such as the rock wall and treehouse.


For toddlers and preschoolers, a backyard playset that allows them to explore with their senses while staying physically active is ideal. Accessories like periscopes, binoculars, and race wheels encourage dramatic play while helping kids build fine motor skills.

This adventurous set, designed for children from 18 months to elementary-aged, includes a wood roof for an imaginative treehouse, two belt swings, and a single trapeze bar. Kids can also grill up a snack on the cooktop, take in the view from the telescope, and slide down the alpine wave slide.

This open-design slide is safe for toddlers and preschoolers because it gives parents complete physical and visual access to their children. Its short length and low height add fun without being intimidating.

Trapeze Swing Bar

The best playset accessories encourage active kids to get outside and use their bodies. Venturesome play items like a trapeze bar and glider help kids burn up lots of energy while still giving them a sense of accomplishment as they work on their upper-body strength and balance.

Kids will love testing their circus skills with this unique ring/trapeze combination swing. It’s safe for children of all ages, with coated chains that prevent finger pinching and a weight rating of 350 pounds. It also easily attaches to all gym rings for a full-on circus experience.

Pirate Ship Telescope

Whether looking for treasure on the horizon or a shipmate stranded on a desert island, kids will love exploring their backyard with this pirate telescope. The sturdy plastic device magnifies distant objects, making it a great addition to any playset or treehouse.

This pirate telescope also makes a thoughtful gift for enthusiasts, history buffs, or anyone who loves nautical décor. The antique brass and leather materials provide a classic vintage aesthetic, and the telescope is functional for easy use. This accessory works well or is paired with a pirate ship’s wheel to encourage dramatic and imaginative play. It meets ASTM safety standards and fits easily on a swing or fence.

Pirate Ship Wheel

The best playset accessories are the props that foster imaginative play. This 18″ pirate ship wheel is made with high-quality wood imported from India and skillfully assembled with plugged screw heads. Including hardware for easy wall mounting, this jungle gym ship wheel is built to last.

Featuring a rich green color with a sunny yellow accent, this pirate ship wheel will add a splash of visual appeal to any playground. Pair it with a play telescope to turn your play set into a ship sailing the high seas for hours of fun and adventure. Made from HDPE plastic, this ship’s wheel is durable and long-lasting – withstanding harsh winter weather conditions and high summer UV exposure.

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