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4 Ways to Transform your Playset for the Summer

As school comes to a close and the kids put away the pens and paper, the backyard is going to start seeing a lot more use. In order to keep playtime fun and excited, we’ve made a list of some things you can do to transform your backyard into the ultimate summer hangout.

Create an obstacle course

Ropes or bungee cords in your playset and around the yard are perfect from turning the lawn into a... [more]

 

Merry Winter Activities in the Austin Area

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s finally time for the best time of the year: winter! We made a list of fun things to do in the Austin area to get you totally pumped for this holiday season.

The Nutcracker at the Long Center

Possibly one of the most iconic holiday stories of all time, The Nutcracker is a great way to get the whole family out on the town and in the spirit.

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Relax on Black Friday at these Austin Events!

Does Black Friday have you stressing already? Fret not! Take the day off and check out these awesome events instead!

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show open again for it’s 15th year in Austin!. The Bazaar, opening November 27th, features handmade artwork & gifts from over 200 local & regional artists – with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Parking & admission are FREE... [more]

 

4 Clever Ways to Make Your Playset Autumn-Ready

Your house might be ready for fall, but is your playset? Take a look at these awesome ways to make sure your whole yard is festive!

1) Haunted House

You’ll be the talk of the neighborhood if you get in the fall spirit by transforming your playset into a eerie haunted house. You could hang ghosts from the slides, play spooky music while the kids play, or even hang fake... [more]

 

Awesome Austin Autumn Activities!

Although the temperature would indicate otherwise, the first day of fall was yesterday - which means the season of pumpkins, sweaters, and candy corn is upon us. Fall is one of the best times to go out with the family, and we have compiled some of the best spots in Austin to take the kids out for a weekend!

1. Sweet Berry Farm

The slogan of Sweet Berry Farm is “We... [more]

 

Verdict Reached in Controversial Purple Playset Trial

After a year-long battle with their local homeowners’ association, one Missouri family can rest easy. The feud between the Raintree Lake Property Owners Association and the Stout family of Raintree, a subdivision of Lee’s Summit, Missouri has finally come to an end. A local judge has ruled in favor of the Stout family and their infamous purple playset.

The disagreement began April 2013, when the Stout family decided to paint their children’s playset light purple.... [more]

 

Nebraska Father Ups the Ante on Playset Improvement

We all know that playsets are an awesome addition to any backyard, but one Lincoln, Nebraska father has taken his to the next level. Joe Schroeder, in an article featured in the Lincoln Journal Star, describes how he is singlehandedly transforming his playset into a CASTLE.

Yep, you read that right: A CASTLE.

The father of three tells the Star that after having his third child, he felt his playset needed an upgrade...to a full-blown fortress. Since... [more]

 

Wasps: This Summer's Invader

Although wasps and Yellow Jackets are a constant threat in Texas, this summer has been particularly bad when it comes to these insects. Our team has encountered several severe cases of wasp and hornets’ nests in children’s playsets, and we made this quick guide to keeping your playsets and trampolines sting-free.

A wasp's nest found in a playset by an Adventures Outback employee

1)      Bees ≠ Wasps, Yellow Jackets, and... [more]

 

The 5 Playsets that We Want Right Now

We all have our dream homes, but what about dream playsets? We’ve made a list of 5 playsets that don’t yet exist – but totally should.

1. The house from Up.

How much fun it would be to run around inside this house, pretending to be an adventurer alongside Carl and Russell? Balloons tied to the top are NOT optional.

2. The White House

“Yes, this is the... [more]

 

Trust the Experts: Why Your Kids Should be Playing Outside

As kids get older and their days (and yours by default!) become more and more booked, it’s important to remember to make time for some technology-free, unrestricted, good-old-fashioned outdoor playtime.

Recent studies have suggested that outside play time has been on the declinel in recent years for several reasons: it’s easier to monitor the kids when they are playing inside, it’s more comfortable for kids and parents to spend playtime inside or in a virtual world,... [more]

 

5 FUN Ways to Beat the Heat in Austin

With the first official day of summer just behind us, things are going to start heating up here in Texas. We all know what these scorching summers can be like, and sometimes you just need a way to relax and escape the 100+℉ temperatures outside. Luckily, we’ve compiled this list of awesome ways to cool off - both kids and parents - in the Austin area this summer.


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Backyard Playsets for Christmas: What To Know About Ordering

Looking for a residential playset for your child for Christmas in the Austin Area? Here is what you need to know!

We look forward to helping you surprise you kids for Christmas! Get the ball rolling on your Christmas playset order by reading the answers to our most frequently asked questions:

How do I order my playscape? You can order over the phone (512-336-0620) or in person (10013 N FM 620 - between Anderson Mill... [more]

 

Modern Grill or Ancient Cooking Vessel?

We have fallen for these uniquely shaped ceramic grills and believe you will too! Kamado Joe grills look modern, but are designed after ancient clay cooking pots that ancient humans used too cook food for thousands of years.

These ceramic grills can be used to grill, sear, and even smoke (due to it's ability to keep a consistantly low temperate). The Kamado can even bake a pie! We are expirementing soon with... [more]

 

Mother of 2 - Customer Review

This morning we caught up with one of our recent customers to hear what she had to say about Adventures Outback:

Adventures Outback was amazing to work with! Their customer support is superb. Their pricing was very fair. The companies they represent clearly offer high quality play set systems. Whitney worked with me for a very long time as I researched play set manufacturers, evaluated local competitors, considered all play set options, etc. She remained helpful and patient the... [more]

 

Food For Thought - Literally!

  Unfortunately Central Texas is known for more than just the beautiful hills, lakes and wildflowers. Throughout the year, thousands of Central Texans suffer from mild to severe allergies to cedar, pollen, mold, oak, etc. At this point, many people are on the other side of spring allergies so we thought it might be a good time to examine what can be done about these allergies and how to avoid them in the future! Dr.... [more]

 

Wood Playset Products from Substainable Foresting

What is “Sustainable Foresting” anyways? Companies that use renewable or sustainable foresting aren’t going out and hacking down trees where ever they like at whatever rate they like. They are felling trees only when they are of age, that they replant after they have harvested.  By doing this, the wildlife habitat is protected and the biodiversity of the forest is maintained.

There are now organizations that provide independent forest certification systems that help to regulate the... [more]

 

Giving Back to Austin - Dell Children's Hospital

Adventures Outback Is Proud To Give Back To The Austin, TX Community

It was our pleasure to support Dell Children’s Medical Center by getting involved with their annual gala this past year. Chaired by Kay and Eric Moreland, this sold-out event was truly spectacular with 100% of their $1,000,000 proceeds donated directly back to the hospital.

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 We loved getting to know the... [more]