D.I.Y Obstacle Course

Kids love an obstacle course! A traditional and super fun activity which has been much loved for generations. 

The aim  of an obstacle course is for individuals or teams to navigate a series of physical obstacles. Obstacle courses can be timed for an extra challenge and may include running, climbing, jumping, crawling and balancing activities. It is a fantastic way to test speed, resilience and agility. But, ultimately, an obstacle course should be fun! 

There are many benefits physical activities have on childhood development. Obstacle courses can help to develop stamina, resilience, physical strength, balance and coordination. Physical activity is also fantastic for boosting self-confidence. 

Obstacle Course Ideas

We have compiled some ideas for both a traditional obstacle course and water themed obstacle course. 

Our ideas are not exhaustive and there are plenty of other ways to create your obstacle course using objects you might already have laying around the house. 

Check out our Home Obstacle Course Ideas

Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.