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.
Castle Fort1 of 11
This fort is straight up magical.
Pirate Ship Fort2 of 11
Turn the backyard into the Seven Seas with this fort that's perfect for your little scallywags.
Ropes Fort3 of 11
Your kid will probably be the next American Ninja Warrior champion if you build them this fort.
Bridge Fort4 of 11
If you have two trees, why not use them!
Double Decker Fort5 of 11
Other kids need to get on your kid's level because this fort is stacked.
Basic Fort6 of 11
Building this basic fort together is the perfect bonding experience--and the kids will love it even without the bells and whistles.
Basic Fort 2.07 of 11
It's like a tiny house!
Rustic Fort8 of 11
This fort is roomy, safe and downright adorable.
Adventurer Fort9 of 11
This fort is perfect for little climbers and provides amazing shade for hot summer days.
Teepee Fort10 of 11
The teepee fort is ideal for parents with limited building expertise--and the kids will love it all the same!