It’s the time of year when neighbours you haven’t seen all winter peer out of their doors to check whether or not it’s safe to come out of temporary hibernation. Children who have had the perfect excuse to stay in all day playing computer games, now look at the green grass of the garden with curiosity and supermarket shelves swap indoor games and toys for outdoor play equipment. Yes it’s time to reclaim our gardens and fields, breathe in that fresh, warm air and ditch the jumpers and jeans for t-shirts and shorts!
And if your children refuse to go outside with the same old excuse of; “but mum, it’s boooring!” then invest in a few pieces of outdoor play equipment that will last the whole summer long and may just inspire them to put down their Nintendos and pick up a bat and ball instead! There’s so much on offer even for the smallest of gardens to ensure that outdoor play is fun, exciting and stimulating! And they’ll burn off much more energy than they would sitting in front of a computer or TV all day so you never know, you might be able to get a few early nights!
Outdoor Play Houses
Kids love having outdoor play houses; they are somewhere to hideout, play games, have secret meetings and plan spy clubs! Little girls can play house with this Little Tikes Evergreen Country Cottage that comes complete with sink, stove and a play phone! She’ll be happy for hours serving tea to her teddies!
Both boys and girls will absolutely LOVE this TP Forest Lodge Outdoor Playhouse! In fact as soon as my kids saw what I was writing about they wanted to know when we were getting one for our garden! It has a real tree house feel to it without the effort of actually building one in a tree! This is such a cosy little den that the adults may have to test it out once the kids are in bed!
Outdoor Activity Play Equipment
Nothing excites kids more than going to the park, however on a busy summer’s day the swings are always taken and the slide usually has a puddle at the bottom. So why not bring the park to your home with some fantastic children’s outdoor activity centres? Little ones will waste no time in trying out the Little Tikes Double Decker Superslide with a mini rock wall, tunnel, den, TWO slides and a lookout platform! They’ll be the most popular tots on the street with this durable and safe activity centre that is compact enough to fit into even the smallest of gardens.
If you have a little more space then you may want to consider an outdoor play set that grows with your child. The popular Kingswood activity play sets have already sold out of some of their activity centres but there are still a few of these Kingswood Full Height Tower and Swing Sets available. It can be adjusted for your child and includes a low tower, top deck, crazy wavy slide, slide extension, a double swing arm, a quadpod and a skyride! What a great way to get your kids and their friends enjoying summer in the garden!
Trampolines are always popular with kids; they come in many sizes so that any garden, from the smallest to the largest can spare some room for a trampoline — and it’s a fantastic way to keep them busy and happy! This small 8ft star trampoline is perfect for little ones. It’s closer to the ground so they can climb in and out easily and has all round netting and thick safety pads to keep your little bouncer happy and safe!
Older kids will be made up with this huge 14ft Genius Octagonal Trampoline with “outstanding safety features” such as thick padding and a completely enclosed design. It has a superior bounce and intelligent feet which means that it won’t be tipped by uneven ground. The perfect bouncing toy for kids (and adults!).
So have a great summer of activity right outside your door to keep them happy and healthy for the whole of the holidays! They won’t want to leave the garden!
The Plum Bison Multi Play Swing and Slide Set (272455) is the play set of your child’s dreams! It offers an array of wonderful activities for them to choose from, plus it’s built to the highest safety standards so you can be sure your child is playing in a safe environment.The offers the ultimate in choice when it comes to outdoor play, from a swing and 2 seat glider to 2 fun wave slides. The set also includes a play tower and play den, which make perfect imaginary castles and fortresses. There’s also a climbing ramp, play deck and rock wall for little monkeys who love to climb. To top it all off, there’s a sand pit – which means you don’t need to travel to the beach for sand castles, your little one can build them in your own back garden!This fantastic set is made from pressure treated premium FSC timber, making it a highly durable, environmentally friendly option.
The Plum Warthog Multi Play Swing and Slide Set has been constructed to the highest safety standards and will provide your kids with hours of fun in the sun through spring, summer and beyond.The set has a multitude of components, so even the most adventurous of kids will be kept entertained. They can choose between playing on the swings or glider, sliding down the exciting wave slide or creating an imaginary world of their own in the covered tower or play den. The set also features a rock wall and rope ladder, so kids can climb to their heart’s content.Being made from pressure treated premium FSC timber, this multi play set is kind to the environment and will last for years to come.
The Winchester Fox Tower Climbing Frame and Picnic Bench makes a fantastic addition to the garden, providing hours of outdoor fun for your kids. This Woodland Trust approved climbing frame is constructed from pressure treated timber, which will protect the climbing frame from adverse weather and will prevent rot. The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity championing native woods and trees.What’s more, the Fox Tower is built using 12mm tongue and groove boards and 44 x 58mm framing, which provides the climbing frame with extra strength and stability for years to come. Underneath the main tower includes a picnic bench to give your kids a place to sit, eat and play.The combination of a climbing frame tower, ladder, slide and picnic bench creates the perfect outdoor play experience by encouraging your children's imaginations, and offers them a special environment to explore all their adventures.Please note: Images shown are for illustrative purposes only. All listed metric dimensions shown include the roof overhang.
Offering a fantastic combination of fun and fitness, the Super Tramp XR-360 12ft x 8ft Rectangular Trampoline with Enclosure is the perfect outdoor play place for your kids to enjoy. Complete with a safety enclosure and plenty of padding on the frame and enclosure uprights, you can feel at ease that your youngsters won't do themselves some serious damage. The robust frame and high performance, zinc plated springs are unlikely to rust and will continue to provide brilliant bounce and secure strength for years to come. This wonderful trampoline is also ideal for the more serious jumper who would like reliable trampoline to regularly train on.Package comes with a silver level guarantee: 8 years against structural failure on the frame, bed fabric and springs.
Let your child discover the wonder of their imagination with the Plum Climbing Pyramid Wooden Play Centre.The unique pyramid design makes this the perfect fort, castle or secret hideout. The variety of features packed into this product mean you can expect hours of use as they climb, crawl and slide the day away. The secret hideaway with camouflage fabric side panels provides the perfect base for adventure games!The ladder, cargo net, rock wall and slide are all great features which provides loads of fun and just as importantly, exercise! The play centre is manufactured with solid, natural look timber and designed to blend into the garden.Please note: for safety, please allow a 2m perimeter around the play centre.
The Rolly Metal Excavator with Tank Tracks is a large interactive “sit on” that is sure to provide hours of fun to little diggers. The Excavator works just like the real thing, offering forward and backward mobility, perfect for outdoor play thanks to the sturdy rubber tracks, and a digger mechanism that scoops, tips and releases. The digger can picot a full 360 degrees and has a locking arm device that is ideal for transporting earth and sand.
Transform your garden in to a child's wonderland of fun play with the Plum Tower Wooden Play Centre. There's a ladder to ascend, a climbing deck to traverse and the 4ft slide to glide down in this hub of activity. This play centre is specifically designed for tiny adventurers with its curved edges, low platforms and hand grips that will help with stability and balance. There are lots of fun interactive features such as the beeping steering wheel, the ringing bell and a post box. The baby swing seat has soft-feel ropes, a high back and a lap belt harness.
The Gibbon Swing and Play Set takes outdoor fun to a whole new level! Your kids will be amazed and delighted with the two swings, the rope ladder and the rope swing. And if you're conscious of your green credentials, you'll be pleased to hear that this play set is made from premium FSC timber.Please note: all hardware is supplied for installation including metal anchors which require concreting into the ground.
The TP Toys TP140 Forest See Saw works in the traditional way, but has a new twist that will amaze your kids!This delightful see saw not only moves up and down, it also spins round 360° – adding a new level of fun to outdoor play. It’s made from pressure treated timber and features easy-grip plastic handles and comfy moulded seats.TP Toys are made to the highest standards. They are built to last and backed by comprehensive guarantees, so you can rest assured that the product you buy will be safe and durable.
The Sand and Water Activity centre is the perfect outdoor toy for creative and imaginative little ones. One side holds sand and comes with two play pots for building sand castles and a shovel for scooping or digging for treasure. The other side holds water in moulded tracks and comes with two bridges and two boats for sailing adventures. The centre has a drain plug for easy draining and comes with an umbrella so that your kids can enjoy hours of fun shaded from the sun. The plastic cover is durable and prevents sand from getting wet or dirty after playtime; it features elastic tie-downs to ensure it remains securely attached and comes with moulded in roadways to provide an additional play surface. Others Minimal adult assembly required Design and colours may vary
Pink spot striped wigwam play tent for children. Kids play tent for indoor and outdoor use, perfect for beach holidays and summers in the garden!
A 2-metre slide with a wavy design to create an exciting roller coaster ride for little adventurers. Complete with safety hand rail and non-slip steps to ensure safe climbing and sliding. With an injection moulded design making the slide easy to assemble. Ideal for encouraging outdoor play. The 35cm wide slide has high sides to keep kids in. Assembly by 2 adults will take about an hour.
The Gonge Build n Balance Rocking Plank is an outdoor play element with an integrated rocking function - the children have to transfer their weight as they move from top to top (not included). The plank moves 6cm as it rocks. Made of plastic. Works best combined with the Build n Balance Tops, Build n Balance Plank, Build n Balance Slack Line and Build n Balance Triangle platform (not included).
This good value Easy Set pool is great for small children who want to cool off in the hot weather. At just 2.4m diameter it's also suitable for small gardens. It's made from an inner layer of laminated polyester mesh and 2 outer layers of heavy gauge PVC, which makes it extremely strong. A repair kit is included, however, for any little tears. Setting up takes about 10 minutes: you'll need to inflate the top ring ( Note: a pump is not included); then fill with water and watch the pool take shape as the water level rises. Fill as far as the bottom of the inflated ring. Note: In the interests of safety, we strongly advise adult supervision at all times during outdoor play.