In this blog we collect tips and tricks for all Jungle Gym owners and for those considering to purchase one. It is a collection of tips from our own experiences and the little hacks we have heard from others. This way we want to create a complete list full of fun and smart ideas to make playing around the climbing frame, swing set or playhouse even more fun and maintenance easier..
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You probably remember it from our own childhood; Climbing frames and Swings have a magnetic effect on children. Baby’s first time on a swing while going back and forward roaring with laughter. Toddlers who can't get enough of the sliding, even after 15 times they want to go again (and again, and again, and ...). The older kids compete against each other who is fastest in bridging the playground like it is a real obstacle course.
If you have doubts before purchasing a climbing frame or wooden swing set, we would like to help you a hand with these 11 reasons why a climbing frame should not be missing in your backyard:
1. Playing outdoor makes you smart
Exercise is good, especially after a long day at school. Normally this is a day in which they have to sit still and concentrate much. It has been scientifically proven that playing
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On a regular basis, Jungle Gym receives emails with questions regarding climbing frames suitable for smal(ler) gardens. Jungle Gym has a wide product range and playtowers come in different sizes. With the modules connected, most playsets require more room and the options are limitless. This is why we wrote this blog about suitable climbing frames and to go into this by showing what play towers and optional are suitable for these kind of 'smal(ler)' gardens.
When a garden is exactly categorised as a small is garden, is hard to say. In addition to the dimensions of the frames, shape, landscaping and position are important factors in determining whether and where a climbing frame is placed.
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Safety is Jungle Gym’s paramount and this is the reason our playground equipment applies to the strictest health and safety standards and are GS certifiedt. Our ground anchors ensure these safe conditions. Next to safety during game play, the wooden playset or In this blog we focus on anchoring play and swing sets with ground anchors. We look at the why of ground anchors, how the ground anchors must be installed, what types of ground anchors are provided and where they should be placed best.
Types of ground anchors
Jungle Gym offers two types of ground anchors. By default, Wit
- Posted: December 29, 2016|Read more »
The days are getting colder and darker, leaves are falling from the trees and the rainy clouds gather in the atmosphere. Clear enough, wintertime is upon us. This blog will give you some useful tips to prepare your Jungle Gym and garden for winter..
Jungle Gym maintenance in winter
With the cold and wet conditions in winter, kids play inside the house instead of outside in the garden. When kids do want to play on the Jungle Gym, please be aware and check the garden first to know if it’s a safe play environment. There may be a large amount of packed and slippery leaves or broken branches on the playground equipment that need to be removed first. This will help prevent your kids from tripping over, sliding or falling down. To ensure your wooden climbing frame and slide will be in a perfect co
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Like the heading is giving away, show your Jungle Gym some love. Do you have no clue where to begin? The Climbing Frames are very easy to take care of and in this blog we will explain 8 tips to maintain your own Jungle Gym, so you and your kids can have a whole lot of fun for a very long time!.
Check the Rope Locks™ to be sure they are in a good position on the swing hooks. To test the Rope Lock set, we recommend to hang on each rope or sit on the swing with your full body weight for a few seconds. Replace if needed. If you hear a squeaky sound, you can drench them with water or vegetative oil, such as olive oil.
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In the last few days the international Garden Trade Fair ‘Spoga Gafa’ took place in Cologne, Germany. The Spoga Gafa is the most important and annual garden exhibition where both Jungle Gym and Hy-land are represented with their stands. Over 2,000 attendees from around 60 countries around the world present their garden related brands to almost 40,000 international trade visitors.
The Spoga Gafa
This international business to business fair was not only a good opportunity to meet with contacts and talk to our existing distributors and retailers. It has also been the place-to-be for new and unique ideas, inspiring networking, new connections and fresh unknown business. We were visited by so many garden play enthusiasts.
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The extensive collection of Jungle Gym climbing frames consists of 19 different play towers that can be combined with one or two of the 14 modules. Using the playground planner, you can simply “fit and measure” which setup is best for you and suits your garden. It works like this: Show where a module can be placed depending on the play elements and the required safe play area that must be kept clear around the climbing frame. See which modules can be attached to which towers (most towers, but there are some exceptions). Our Blog explains how you can put together your own wooden climbing frame, how to find out where a module can be placed, and other important details.
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A while ago we wrote about all kinds of reasons why all kids should have a climbing frame in the garden: '11 Reasons To Get Your Kids a Climbing Frame. New researches this year, in addition to the aspects that we mentioned earlier, give us some new interesting facts we should mention
In this technological era, it’s difficult to encourage children to play outside. Watching TV and play games are very popular at the expense of playing football, building a tree house and play outside. However, too much screens can eventually result in behavioral problems and falling behind in cognitive development. For this development it’s essential to play outside actively, to climb and swing on a regular basis. Earlier this year researches from the universities of Leiden and Lisbon show us that there is less time taken to go play outside. This rate continues to fall. They need to learn more in school and they are
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Our dutch guestblogger Vicky van Blerck has 4 kids. Boy twins and 2 girls. She's a photographer and loves to take beautiful pictures of her children.