It’s coming to the those beautiful warm months in Australia where the kids can play for hours in the backyard. I recently set up some back yard hurdles for a make shift obstacle course. The hurdles are just made from some PVC pipe, and it is simple to set up. What I have found is how useful the pipe sections have been for other forms of play, not just as hurdles. For example, my son used the connecting parts to make a water tunnel, and my daughters use the pipes for play swords. You can get inexpensive pipe from places like Bunnings, and they just slot together without any need for glue/tape.
- 5 x pvc pipe 15mm x 1 metre
- 6 x 90 degree elbow joins 15 mm
- Backyard fun
- School holidays
- Birthday party games
- Family challenges
- Family get togethers
- Take to the park
Set up instructions:
- Push an elbow joint on each side of a length of pipe.
- For the hurdle legs, cut (with a saw) two short sections of pipe the same length and attach to the exposed corners. Repeat process with other hurdle poles. Tip: Vary the hurdle heights to make it more challenging.
- To assemble, push or hammer the hurdles gently into the ground.
That’s it. What a hit!