10 Incredible DIY Backyard Forts for Kids

Every kid wants a fort in their backyard when they’re growing up—let’s be honest, some adults too. Having a backyard fort doesn’t just win your kid the neighborhood’s most popular award, but it also keeps them active and out of the house.

These forts are totally DIY, and you don’t have to be a professional carpenter to build them. Some don’t even require a big sturdy tree. So get to your local hardware store and start building! Bonus points if you convince your little one to build with you.

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Nikki Chavanelle is one of ACTIVE's Fitness and Nutrition editors. As a former intramural rock star at SMU and current sports junkie, Nikki claims she peaked in college. Follow Nikki on Twitter for fitness and sports chatter.
Nikki Chavanelle is one of ACTIVE's Fitness and Nutrition editors. As a former intramural rock star at SMU and current sports junkie, Nikki claims she peaked in college. Follow Nikki on Twitter for fitness and sports chatter.

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