Couple turn abandoned garden into kids adventure park with help of Facebook

A couple have revealed how they turned their abandoned back garden into its own adventure park for their kids.

Lisa Town and Craig Turrell, both 29, decided to transform their backyard for their kids Jayden, six, and Sophie, one.

As it became overrun with wildlife for many years the area became the "fox's den".

But since they decided to take back control, the parents, from Lancing, have turned it into a cool space for their children.

The couple sourced their own supplies which ended up being a cheap result for them.

Speaking to LatestDeals.co.uk, Lisa said: "We then didn't have an excuse anymore – we needed to do something with that area."

She added: "The climbing frame was given to us for free, and we already had the sand pit – we just repainted it.

"We picked up the trampoline for free from Facebook Marketplace, and the hopscotch was for sale there for £10.

"The balancing beam was free and someone was throwing away the sleepers. Then we made the fence out of pallets.

"We decided to put flowers in a wooden bed to protect them, and we got those supplies for free off Marketplace.

"The most expensive item turned out to be the bark, which we got from Asda. We used a 3 for £10 deal and spent £200 in total."

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After the couple picked up the trampolines and climbing frames, they managed to save over £1,000 by salvaging bargains online.

Then once they got their supplies, it was time to build.

Lisa added: "The next step was to dig and level out the ground as it has a two-way slope.

"We then had to make a wooden wall and stake that at the edge to stop the earth from falling and breaking next door's fence.

"It was then time to strip the pallets and cut each one to length before rounding off the ends."

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She continued: "We sandpapered each one and screwed them into place to make the fences.

"We then had to box, line and bark individual sections at a time as we kept running out of boxes, ton bags and bark.

"The climbing frame was next – that went up, and then we put the sand pit down. We painted both and then placed bark in that area."

Tom Church, co-founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, said: "Lisa and Craig have done a great job of transforming their backyard.

"This adventure park is a great way to keep their little ones entertained, especially as the summer months are just around the corner."

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