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Build hours and hours of backyard fun and entertainment for your children and their friends. Scroll down this list to find and download project plans and DIY instructions. You'll find more than fifty great designs to choose from.

Build your child a backyard playground, clubhouse, play fort or treehouse - Check out this list of free plans and DIY building guides. Build a playhouse or help your child build one - Here's a list of free plans and do-it-yourself building guides. How about a backyard playground? Here's a list of dozens of free, DIY plans for swingsets, play towers, seesaws and more.

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Free Playhouse Plans

4x8 Playhouse with a Front Porch  A playhouse can give children hours and hours of enjoyment. With a little imagination, you and your child can add custom touches to create a unique and engaging environment. Free plans, material lists and building instructions are provided by DIY Network.

Georgia Pacific's Playhouse Plans  Free, instant download, do-it-yourself backyard building plans from Georgia-Pacific include detailed drawings, material lists, safety advice and how-to hints. This pretty front-porch playhouse is a perfect do-it-yourself project.

American Gothic Playhouse Plans from the Southern Forest Products Association  Pick a spot and get started building the beautiful American Gothic Playhouse for your kids. These instant download plans for a 5'x6'-6" playhouse and front porch include a complete material list and step-by-step building instructions.

Pallet Playhouse  Here's a fun project that won't cost you too much. It's made from shipping pallets, scrap wood and a clever, funky design. You can follow the illustrated, step-by-step building guide at

Do It Yourself Playhouse Building Guide from Lowe's  If you want to give the children in your family their own retreat and improve your do-it-yourself skills at the same time, this playhouse is the perfect project for you. It's a special place for play - and a fun project to build.

8'x12' Gable-Roof Playhouse and Shed from  Think of all the fun you kids will have with a great playhouse. And, unlike other designs, this playhouse will convert into a small shed when the kids outgrow it.

Playhouse Designs from the Historic American Building Survey  These two nineteenth century children's playhouses are samples of the building designs that have been preserved through the HABS. You can view photos and measured drawings of floor plans, exterior elevations and construction details.

4x8 Playhouse and Clubhouse  Build your own with the help of an illustrated step-by-step guide and materials list from Ace Hardware.

Frontier Playhouse Plans by UBuild  This is an easy-to-build frontier style playhouse that your kids are sure to enjoy. You can build it from inexpensive stockade fence pieces that you can buy at your local home center.

Raised Platform Playhouse Plans by Ana White  Here's a simple playhouse you can build from one sheet of plywood and that has an optional raised deck. You'll find complete, online do-it-yourself plans, a materials list and step-by-step instructions at And, you'll also find dozens more outdoor and indoor project plans that you and your kids will love.



Playgrounds and Play Sets  Thrill your favorite child with a great new play house, playground or swing set  Build it yourself with one of these easy-to-assemble building kits or do-it-yourself plans. Or, let somebody else do the work. Have a beautiful, customized playhouse delivered right to your backyard.

DIY Playcenter Plans  Build a combination Playhouse/Swingset yourself with easy plans, a materials list and step-by-step instructions from


Free Playground and Swing Set Plans

Free Do-It-Yourself Play Center Building Plans from Rona of Canada  Building a children's playground structure in your yard is sure to bring your kids endless hours of fun. Get your own free plan for a kids' activity center and a material's list.

Kids' Wooden Playset Plans  Print a nine page plan set for a great backyard playground from The project includes a 5'x5' tower with a canvas roof, a sandbox, a slide, two swings, a child safety swing and outrigger swing. The plans are complete with building instructions, a materials list and sources for the swings and play equipment.  And, check out a variety of other playground projects too.

Combination Play Fort and Swing Set Building Guide from DIY Network  This combination fort and swing set offers children a range of play activities. This entire structure can be built in one or two days, at a cost of about $900 in materials.

Home Playground Safety Checklist  Make your backyard a safe place to play. This brochure, by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission offers a checklist to help insure that your home playground is safe for your kids.

How to Build a Backyard Play Structure  Drawings and step-by-step photographs at show you how to build a fantastic, multi-level play structure with swings, a slide and a climbing rope.


Playgrounds, Playhouses and Play Forts  Check out the Living Green & Frugally blog to find unusual and unusually fun building projects that your kids will love.




Free Clubhouse and Play Fort Plans

Build a Kids Play Structure  Put together a play structure where kids can dream away the summer! Full plans, illustrated instructions and building details are included in a great article by Dan Michie at Canadian Home Workshop.

Two Story Fort Playhouse by UBuild  Here's a two floor Fort Playhouse that you can build with step by step building directions.

Three Free Clubhouse and Play Fort Plans from  These complete plans include foundation plan, floor framing plan, elevations, sections, details, material list with quantities, and plenty of construction notes and dimensions. The plans can be given to a contractor to build or a individual with average building experience can build any of them themselves.

Learn How to Build a Simple, Stockade Play Fort  Free project plans from This Old House Magazine include diagrams, step-by-step instructions and a how-to video.

Free Plans for Playhouses and Play Forts from  Use these online plans to help build playhouses, play forts, tree houses and children's furniture.



DIY Play Cabin Plans  Build one yourself with easy plans and step-by-step instructions from And, check out the great tools, supplies and other kids' project plans that they offer.

Playhouses: Plans, Prefabs and Building Kits   Thrill your kids with a great new play house or play cabin. Build it yourself with one of these easy-to-assemble building kits or do-it-yourself plans, or order it pre-built and delivered right to your backyard.


Free Tree House Plans  Get practical advice to help with building your own treehouse safely and with the minimum cost and hassle. Framing tutorials take you through the practical steps of choosing how to plan and build a treehouse. If you still have questions, visit the forum or contact The Treehouse Guide.

A-Frame Treehouse Plans  This design by David and Jeanie Stiles, can be build using one tree and two posts or using four posts for supports. It is constructed using 4x8 plywood sheets. Free online plans, at include a material list and instructions.

How to Build a Backyard Treehouse

Treeless Tree House Plans by UBuild   Because you may not have the perfect tree in the perfect location, This design uses a substitute "tree" - a pole similar to a small telephone pole that you can purchase at a lumber yard or farm supply store.




Free Project Plans for Kids

Fifteen Kids' Project Plans  Learn how you and your kids can build a lemonade stand, a barn-style toy box or child-size tool box. Then check out more DIY projects and build a sandbox, a bird feeder, toy storage cubbies, outdoor games, a child's painting easel and much more. Free project plans from This Old House Magazine include diagrams, step-by-step instructions and how-to videos.

DIY Kid's Project Plans from Canadian Home Workshop  Build something special for your favorite child. Find complete, do it yourself project plans to help you with a portable puppet theatre, an outdoor clubhouse play set, stacking book and toy shelves, a classic rocking horse, a sailboat sandbox, children's furniture, wooden toys and games and more. 

Backyard Play Projects  The home-improvement experts at DIY Network provide complete details for building a variety of fun backyard projects for your kids: a see-saw; a sandbox; a natural playground; a backyard teepee and more.

Dozens of Kid's Play Projects at Lowes  Build a Lemonade Stand, a Drive-Thru Bike Wash, a Drop-Cloth Tent, a Sandbox, Swings, Toys, Outdoor Games and more. These easy, step-by-step projects will make you a hero with your kids.

Woodwork Projects for Children  Check out Today's Plans' list of free woodwork project plans for children's furniture, toys, games, rockers and more.



Wooden Toy and Children's Furniture Building Plans from WOOD Store  Get accurate and easy-to-use do-it-yourself building plans for durable and fun toys and furniture for your favorite child: rocking horses; playhouses; wagons; sleighs; doll furniture; cribs; cradles; bunk beds; high chairs; doll houses; old-time wooden blocks and much more.


Kids Project Plans from  Build something great with do-it-yourself plans for wooden toys, toy boxes, rocking horses, pedal cars, loft beds, play houses, playgrounds, kids furniture and more.


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