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Free Playhouse, Playground, Clubhouse, Treehouse and Kids' Project Plans and Building Guides

Build hours and hours of backyard fun and entertainment for your children and their friends. Scroll down this list to find and download project plans and DIY instructions. You'll find more than fifty great designs to choose from.

Build your child a backyard playground, clubhouse, play fort or treehouse - Check out this list of free plans and DIY building guides. Build a playhouse or help your child build one - Here's a list of free plans and do-it-yourself building guides. How about a backyard playground? Here's a list of dozens of free, DIY plans for swingsets, play towers, seesaws and more.

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Free Playhouse Plans

4x8 Playhouse with a Front Porch 

A playhouse can give children hours and hours of enjoyment. With a little imagination, you and your child can add custom touches to create a unique and engaging environment. Free plans, material lists and building instructions are provided by DIY Network.

Georgia Pacific's Playhouse Plans 

Free, instant download, do-it-yourself backyard building plans from Georgia-Pacific include detailed drawings, material lists, safety advice and how-to hints. This pretty front-porch playhouse is a perfect do-it-yourself project.

American Gothic Playhouse Plans from the Southern Forest Products Association 

Pick a spot and get started building the beautiful American Gothic Playhouse for your kids. These instant download plans for a 5'x6'-6" playhouse and front porch include a complete material list and step-by-step building instructions.

Pallet Playhouse 

Here's a fun project that won't cost you too much. It's made from shipping pallets, scrap wood and a clever, funky design. You can follow the illustrated, step-by-step building guide at

Playhouse Designs from the Historic American Building Survey 

These two nineteenth century children's playhouses are samples of the building designs that have been preserved through the HABS. You can view photos and measured drawings of floor plans, exterior elevations and construction details.

Raised Platform Playhouse Plans by Ana White 

Here's a simple playhouse you can build from one sheet of plywood and that has an optional raised deck. You'll find complete, online do-it-yourself plans, a materials list and step-by-step instructions at And, you'll also find dozens more outdoor and indoor project plans that you and your kids will love.



Instant Download Barn, Shed, Workshop and Garage Building Plans at

Sheds; Garages; Barns; Workshops 

Get started on your new shed, play house, cabana, yard barn, garage, car barn, hobby shop, carriage house, workshop or backyard studio right now. With one order for just $29.00 you can download professional construction blueprints for over one hundred different designs. You'll be able to download any and all of the plans right away and print as many copies as you need to get permits, to get contractors' bids and for construction. The set comes with a full money-back guarantee.  


Free Playground and Swing Set Plans

Free Do-It-Yourself Play Center Building Plans from Rona of Canada 

Building a children's playground structure in your yard is sure to bring your kids endless hours of fun. Get your own free plan for a kids' activity center and a material's list.

Kids' Wooden Playset Plans 

Print a nine page plan set for a great backyard playground from The project includes a 5'x5' tower with a canvas roof, a sandbox, a slide, two swings, a child safety swing and outrigger swing. The plans are complete with building instructions, a materials list and sources for the swings and play equipment.  And, check out a variety of other playground projects too.

Combination Play Fort and Swing Set Building Guide from DIY Network 

This combination fort and swing set offers children a range of play activities. This entire structure can be built in one or two days, at a cost of about $900 in materials.

How to Build a Backyard Play Structure 

Drawings and step-by-step photographs at show you how to build a fantastic, multi-level play structure with swings, a slide and a climbing rope.

Playgrounds, Playhouses and Play Forts 

Check out the Living Green & Frugally blog to find unusual and unusually fun building projects that your kids will love.




Free Clubhouse and Play Fort Plans

Two Story Fort Playhouse by UBuild  H

ere's a two floor Fort Playhouse that you can build with step by step building directions.

Learn How to Build a Simple, Stockade Play Fort 

Free project plans from This Old House Magazine include diagrams, step-by-step instructions and a how-to video.

Free Plans for Playhouses and Play Forts from 

Use these online plans to help build playhouses, play forts, tree houses and children's furniture.



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Plans, Kits, Prefabs, Do It Yourself Projects and Building Help at

Build barns, small and simple homes, cabins, cottages, stables, garages, sheds and more with the help of professional blueprints, building kits, manufactured buildings, do-it-yourself project plans, construction products, tools and good advice. Click to read more about hundreds of great designs.




Free Tree House Plans 

Get practical advice to help with building your own treehouse safely and with the minimum cost and hassle. Framing tutorials take you through the practical steps of choosing how to plan and build a treehouse. If you still have questions, visit the forum or contact The Treehouse Guide.

A-Frame Treehouse Plans 

This design by David and Jeanie Stiles, can be build using one tree and two posts or using four posts for supports. It is constructed using 4x8 plywood sheets. Free online plans, at include a material list and instructions.

How to Build a Backyard Treehouse




Free Project Plans for Kids

Fifteen Kids' Project Plans 

Learn how you and your kids can build a lemonade stand, a barn-style toy box or child-size tool box. Then check out more DIY projects and build a sandbox, a bird feeder, toy storage cubbies, outdoor games, a child's painting easel and much more. Free project plans from This Old House Magazine include diagrams, step-by-step instructions and how-to videos.

DIY Kid's Project Plans from Canadian Home Workshop 

Build something special for your favorite child. Find complete, do it yourself project plans to help you with a portable puppet theatre, an outdoor clubhouse play set, stacking book and toy shelves, a classic rocking horse, a sailboat sandbox, children's furniture, wooden toys and games and more. 

Backyard Play Projects 

The home-improvement experts at DIY Network provide complete details for building a variety of fun backyard projects for your kids: a see-saw; a sandbox; a natural playground; a backyard teepee and more.

Woodwork Projects for Children 

Check out Today's Plans' list of free woodwork project plans for children's furniture, toys, games, rockers and more.



Childrens' Furniture, Rocking Horse and Wooden Toy Plans from WOOD Store.

DIY Wooden Toy and Children's Furniture Building Plans from WOOD Store 

Get accurate and easy-to-use do-it-yourself building plans for durable and fun toys and furniture for your favorite child.


More Free Plans and Building Guides  


Free Shed Building Guides 

Learn how to build all types of sheds with the help of these illustrated, step-by-step lessons. Turn any shed plan into a do-it-yourself project, save construction costs by finding out which parts of the project you can handle yourself, or learn enough to understand and follow your builders' progress.


Free Building Plans 

Help yourself to hundreds of plans for sheds, barns, garages, workshops, cabins, cottages, green homes and backyard structures, offered for free by some of the Internet's top designers and publishers. Then, check out our lists of thousands of free, do it yourself home improvement and backyard project plans too.


Outdoor Living Room Plans from The Family Handyman Magazine 

Turn your patio or deck into a comfortable, protected outdoor room. These DIY-friendly designs feature exposed, natural wood beams and massive-looking (but easy to build) wooden piers.



Small Pole Barn Plans for Your Backyard

Backyard Mini-Barn Plans 

Build the perfect little barn for your property. Find construction blueprints for small pole barns, barn-style sheds, little pole-frame garages, all-purpose yard barns with lofts, small storage barns and little pole-frame country garages.



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