Backyard Hurdles

How to make your own backyard hurdles

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.

Materials:

  • 5 x pvc pipe 15mm x 1 metre
  • 6 x 90 degree elbow joins 15 mm
  • Saw

Fun for:

  • Backyard fun
  • School holidays
  • Birthday party games
  • Family challenges
  • Family get togethers
  • Take to the park
  • Fitness

Set up instructions:

  1. Push an elbow joint on each side of a length of pipe.
  2. 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.
  3. To assemble, push or hammer the hurdles gently into the ground.

How to make your own backyard hurdles

How to make your own backyard hurdles

How to make your own backyard hurdles

How to Make Backyard Hurdles

That’s it. What a hit!

How to Make Backyard Hurdles

How to Make Backyard Hurdles

How to Make Backyard Hurdles

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Kelly loves life at both ends of the spectrum: wearing high heel shoes one day and hiking boots the next; sipping tea out of a pretty cup and slurping hot coffee from a camping mug; challenging herself physically and stopping for quiet unhurried moments to feel the wind on her face. Kelly and her husband Matthew seek to live a fun and adventurous life with their four children and pet bird.

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