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Building Kid-friendly Outdoor Spaces At Home - Kennedys Cranbourne Garden Supplies

Building Kid-friendly Outdoor Spaces At Home

Having a kid-friendly place space in your garden will encourage children to be active and spend time outdoors in the fresh air. Safety is essential. The area you choose for your play space should be on a flat level surface with equipment that can withstand the Australian climate and not get too hot in Summer.

But what surface is best for your kid-friendly place space? Ideally, you’d want something safe, low maintenance and affordable. Let’s take a look at a few different options.

Fake lawn

Fake lawn can get a bad rap at times and to be completely honest, artificial lawn is probably not suitable for all areas. It is relatively low maintenance but it Australia’s hot climate it can get scorching during Summer.

In a shady area, fake lawn is a great alternative, especially if your kids are prone to hay fever or allergies from traditional lawn. Plus it provides a great flat surface that may not be achieved with a conventional lawn.


Pavers are common in the backyard and provide a fantastic level surface for a playspace. Like fake lawn, pavers can get very hot in Summer, so it’s best to consider where you’re going to pave and opt for a shady location. Pavers are probably not the best choice under play equipment but will provide an excellent base to cubby houses and other play spaces. 


A playground certified tanbark is the perfect option under play equipment to help protect children from bumps and bruises. This versatile product is not the best choice for paths, so it’s probably best to use in conjunction with pavers for fake lawn.

Rubber tiles

Rubber tiles are slip-resistant, easy to maintain and available in a variety of thicknesses. They can be used in pathways as well as under play equipment but can also get hot in the Australian Summer. Some can wear quickly and won’t last as long as other surfaces.

Whatever your choice for a kid-friendly surface, the friendly team at Kennedy’s Garden Supplies can provide you with advice and information and deliver products to the local and surrounding suburbs of Cranbourne.


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