End your little one’s lockdown blues with these fun garden racetracks. You’ll be able to get some gardening done while your toddler has a blast.
You don’t even need a huge garden with rolling lawns to make this fun. No matter how small your space, we have a nifty trick to help you build the racecourse of your toddler’s dreams.
How to build a racetrack in a concrete area or tiny outdoor space
Cut a pool noodle or PVC pipe in half for an instant no-fuss dual racetrack. Decorate with it chequered race tape and flags. Voila! Let the fun begin.
Now this your toddler will love – watching his car fly down the ramp! All you need is flexible birch plywood (you should get this from Timbercity), a couple of stands and a plastic loop-the-loop.
If you want to build a more permanent fixture, cinder blocks and paving edgers make excellent adaptable roadways that can be as basic or complex as you like. For minimal upkeep, fill the inner space with playground mulch or bark chippings. Use sand in these spaces to form mini sandpits, giving added sensory appeal and fuelling your child’s imagination further.
This cement garden racetrack is perfect for die-hard mini speed junkies and thrill seekers (and the parent who won’t mind having this in their garden permanently).
Rachel Brown grew up on a farm in Buntingford, England and loves the outdoors and is a passionate animal enthusiast. These days, her garden is her sanctuary, where anything that can grow, does! It’s wild, yet beautiful. She documents her projects on DIY Garden, a blog with hundreds of ideas and helpful guides on how to improve your garden and outdoor space.