For those that don't want a playhouse in their yard why not create a nest for the kids. This way you have a place for children to play and a unique piece of garden art that you get to design and create.
i'd like to do an entrance to our backyard in a similar manner. You won’t find any locks on these beautifully mystical moon doors (otherwise known as moon gates), a traditional design element of Chinese gardens.
Some fun ideas in here! Instead of a tree swing, how about hanging something more grown up (but equally fun)? This inverted papasan chair base serves as an innovative place to hang curtain panels - good ideas for yard sale or thrift store finds