It might be the middle of winter, but what better time to plan ahead for the coming spring and summer? The whole country is doing it, after all... That’s right, we’re talking about London 2012! With Olympic spirits on the rise, it may be that your children will want to become more active – it’s a good idea to let them feel they can join in. If they’re reluctant, try encouraging them to leave the TV and the videogames alone for a little while; with a little imagination you can make outdoor playtime even more appealing.
Many of our climbing frames can be customised with the addition of various accessories which are also available from us, many of which are currently discounted to make things easier on the post-Christmas purse strings. Here are some ideas we’ve found...
Let your little monkeys act like proper little monkeys with the tp Monkey Bridge – sound effects and jungle noises are not included, but we’re sure your kids will provide their own! At £81 it’s a lot more affordable than a trip to the Amazon, but with a healthy dose of imagination your children will be away with the chimpanzees. Don’t leave them hanging; consider a tp Scrambling Net for £44 to accompany your purchase, giving a new depth and density to that jungle. Think about adding a tp 6 Rung Rope Ladder or 2.5m Climbing Rope to your den too – you’ll appreciate the smiles on the faces of your young Tarzans and Janes, and at £26.95 and £31.50 that’s value you can appreciate too.
Try adding a Creative Playthings Play Telescope or Ship’s Wheel) to turn their climbing frame into a pirate ship! At £15 and £19 respectively, that’s bargain buccaneering – with a total saving of £14. They’ll be sailing the seven seas in search of plunder in no time at all. Let your little landlubbers on board with the addition of a Plum 1.2m High Ramp Clearance and they’ll want to go out and swab the decks at every opportunity. If you have a few more pieces of eight to spare, why not let them climb the rigging with the Creative Playthings 1.5m Cargo Climber (£119)?
Perhaps your existing outdoor toys need an injection of adrenalin and excitement? Link two different frames together with a Creative Playthings Crawl Tube or add a quick escape route with a 7ft Enclosed Turbo Slide for £349 and £549 – a collective saving of £370! Add another dimension to the fun by attaching some tp Kingswood Horizontal Hoops or a Challenger Den to give that extra portion of adventure for £54 or £67.50. Maybe your kids would like to sample the thrill of rock climbing in the safety of their own garden? Take a look at the Creative Playthings 2.72m Pinnicle Rock Wall for a discounted £259!
It’s a good idea to plan through how you can entertain your children later on in the year to save them getting bored if you’re trying to think on-the-fly. With all this outside play, they’ll be ready to take part in the Olympics before you know it! ;-)