The ultimate outdoor play structure: Meet Bijou Build!

The ultimate outdoor play structure: Meet Bijou Build!

As parents, we all want our children to grow up strong and capable of dealing with the challenges they encounter along the way. But, above all, we want them to be happy. It turns out that spending time in nature can help with that! Studies have shown that the biggest benefits come from spending at least two hours in nature. It can improve children's mental health and foster a sense of calm that is difficult to find anywhere else in our highly connected world.

In modern childhood, there is an epidemic of what Richard Louv calls ‘nature deficit disorder’. According to the EPA, the average American spends 93% of their time indoors. That's why making sure our children are outside and connected to nature is of the utmost importance.

With that in mind, a safe and engaging outdoor play area is something every parent wants for their kids. Wouldn't it be great to have a play system that is not just safe and fun, but also collapsible, expandable, and adaptable? That's where Bijou Build comes in.

Bijou Mainstay by Bijou Build an outdoor play structureFounded by Amanda Lacy, Bijou Build is the world's first and only collapsible, expandable, and adaptable play system. Amanda and her family, who live in Maine, created Bijou with the goal of filling the gap in the market for play systems that met their family's needs. Now they're sharing their creative solution with the rest of the world.

Bijou's stability and portability, inspired by the simple strength of the triangle, offer an entirely new way to play. Bijou can be assembled in less than an hour with wood from your local hardware store, using heavy-duty materials and meeting the highest safety standards worldwide.

What truly distinguishes Bijou is its adaptability. Bijou can be customized to fit your space and the needs of your family. Because of its patented storage solution, it is ideal for grandparents, vacation homes, or any outdoor space. Bijou Build breaks the cycle of single-use play structures. And the best part? With Bijou, you'll enjoy watching your children explore and grow, confident that you've chosen something smart and sustainable.

Amanda said: ‘When designing Bijou, our nature-inspired play space, we wanted to create a destination where families could connect with nature. We used materials that would blend in with the natural environment and filter sunlight to create a warm glow. We didn't realize it at the time, but we were creating a space for our own children to experience forest bathing and learn to be happier humans.

Bijou Mainstay

So, how will you Bijou? Will you attempt to make a conscious effort of getting your kids outside and connected with nature? It doesn't have to be a big trip or a long hike. A few minutes of playtime among the trees can make a huge difference in your child's happiness and resilience.

The future of play is here, and it's Bijou Build.






Amanda Lacy is an inventor and founder of Bijou Build. She lives in a beautiful seaside village in Maine with her 3 children, 1 leopard gecko, 5 fish, 4 chickens and 1 husband. With over 10 years of experience in product development for major global brands, she knew she could make something her kids would play with and that she wanted to see in my yard.