The Best Outdoor Decking if You Have Kids

scandinavian style decking

As humans we are naturally drawn to the outdoors. Our gardens are a place of solace and safety. They are the epicenter for family celebrations, particularly children’s birthday parties.

Each garden is unique. Very few of them are completely flat. Uneven ground can cause problems for families – especially when you need to set up the birthday table or the barbecue for those special occasions.

The Australian climate is one that encourages the kids to be outside. You’ll want to be able to let them run free anywhere they like within your property. Decking can open up a whole new world of opportunities for outside play.

Any parent will undoubtedly already know that kids are prone to tripping and falling at any opportunity. As a parent, you’ll have your concerns – worry not, it’s perfectly normal – and you’ll want to do everything you can to protect them.

One solution to alleviate the issue comes in the form of timber decking, which will create a flat surface for children to play on safely and contently.

The durability of decking

Whether they’re kicking a ball around or playing party games, the decking will be perfectly suited to however the kids want to play.

Everyone has a dream of how their home will look and timber decking can add that little bit extra to an outdoor area. Natural woods are used to create decking that can suit any individual tastes, meaning it’s possible to find something that fits in with the surroundings. Whether those surrounds are a swimming pool, pergola or the house itself, the decking you choose will enhance your property and help to create the environment you crave.

All woods are durable and treated to last a considerable period of time, enabling you to have the peace of mind to sit back and enjoy some time with the family.

You’ll want something that will be long-lasting and safe, so a key factor is to reduce the chances of slips and falls. While it’s impossible to completely reduce the risk of a fall or a splinter, the decking is installed and treated in such a manner to make the chances as slim as possible. This way your children are protected and the whole family can enjoy the wonderful weather and surroundings that Australia has to offer.

Finding decking that suits your needs can be easily done as there are plenty of options that suit any home. We have picked out a few of our favorite designs that not only provide a truly useful play area but look great too.

This option highlights what can be done in a tight space. More suitable for older children.

Timber Decking

 This timber decking really brings outdoors into the home and has an easy integration with the lawn, great for the kids and adults alike.

open sides

 This simply stunning Scandinavian inspired deck provides a truly safe haven for the little ones to explore.

scandinavian style decking

If done correctly, timber decking can also enhance the value of your property – so take a look at our timber decking options and provide the children with a play area they’ll never forget.

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About Alex Kuchel

This is Alex. Alex is the National Brand Manager at Australian Outdoor Living (AOL). By day, she’s a member of AOL’s marketing team. She helps to conjure up ideas on how best to promote Australian Outdoor Living and enjoys working with a pretty awesome team of clever cookies. By night (and weekends), she enjoys the company of her family and friends. She’s a big believer in sun shine and does her best to enjoy it with those she loves most.”