Creating A DIY Goat Playground

Do you have goats? If so, it’s probably pretty safe to say that you have a few stories to tell about Billy and his friends. Goats are both active and playful, and can get into all sorts of mischief. Of course, keeping these guys entertained and happy is very important. Why not make your goats a playground? A Holly Springs, MS vet offers some tips on this below.


You can find lots of used furniture pieces online, at yard sales, and/or in thrift stores. Get an old dining room table, and bury the legs in the ground to secure it. You can also add non-slip mats to the top. You can also do this with end tables or other sturdy pieces.


Large tires are also a good addition to a goat playground. Look for huge ones, like the tires from tractors or large trucks. If you bury them in the ground, leaving about half sticking up, they’ll be quite sturdy.

Upcycled Toy Sets

Old trampolines can be lots of fun for goats. Just make sure your hooved pals can’t slip through any openings. You can also get a used toy slide. The ones made for toddlers are perfect for goat pens!


Pallets are extremely versatile, and can be used to make anything from coffee tables to accent walls to—you guessed it—goat furniture. Stack them into a pyramid, or make boxes out of them and connect them with plywood ‘ramps.’ Get several extras, so you have material to fill the empty spaces between boards. Also, make sure there are no sharp splinters or nails sticking out. That would definitely be baaaaad!


Goats are highly entertaining, which is one reason they’re so fun to have around. It’s probably safe to say that if you buy or make Billy a seesaw, you’ll find yourself smiling whenever you see him on it.

Cable Spool Stand

Large cable spools, like the ones used by utility companies, can make a perfect addition to a goat playground. If you can, get a few of them.


Search your local online marketplace for old stairs. People often give these away for free when they replace them. These can be lots of fun for Billy!

Do you have questions about caring for your goats? We’re here to help! Contact us, your Holly Springs, MS pet hospital, any time!

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