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Provide plenty of options to your kids for outdoor play
Playing in the backyard of your house is a rite of passage when you're a kid. If one of the kids in the neighborhood had fun things to do in his or her backyard during the spring or summer, that was where you spent most of your afternoons and evenings. Being able to walk out into your backyard and jump into your pool or start jumping on your own trampoline is a terrific way to unwind and spend your free time. If you have ample room in your backyard and want to give your kids fun things to do after school or on the weekends, take advantage of our Every Day Low Prices on everything to become the go-to place in the neighborhood.
Swing sets are available in three common forms. First, there are metal swing sets that are just swings only. Many metal swing sets have an accompanying slide attached to them, and have between two and five swings, including Roman gliders, rocking horses and saucer gliders. We also offer wooden swing sets that have features like slides, picnic benches, ladder climbs, climbing areas and play fort areas that are like a tree house. These typically use cedar as the wood of choice. For toddlers and young children, there are plastic play sets ideal for one or two little ones at a time.
Swimming pools and waterslides
The swimming pools we have available come in all shapes and sizes and can be used by up to eight people. You can find swimming pools that are round, rectangular-, oval, square and octagon-shaped, and they can be plastic, metal or inflatable. Higher-end pools have ladders and filter pumps. Typical wall heights for standard metal and hard plastic swimming pools are between 26 inches and 54 inches, and lengths on square, oval and rectangular pools can run up to 118 inches or more. Also available are kiddie pools, ideal for toddlers.
You have two styles of waterslides from which to choose, including those that you can place on the lawn and those that attach to or rest next to a swimming pool. Flat waterslides require a long space of grass with several feet of space free at the end. Pool waterslides make for a fun way to get into your backyard swimming pool. Many of our slides are inflatable, and we offer other fun backyard water-related games too, including sprinkler games and bowling games. For the swimming pool, there are water games to play and loungers for relaxing on the water's surface.
Sand boxes and sand tables bring the fun of the beach to your backyard. Although they're called boxes, they actually come in many shapes and sizes, including animal shapes. Sand tables allow you to let your little ones play in the sand without getting it all over themselves. Toys like shovels, scoops and rakes add to the fun.
Water tables allow kids (especially toddlers) to play with water without actually getting in it. It's like playing at the edge of a pond in your own backyard. These have accessories like little fish and turtles, including ones that squirt water. Some even allow kids to create their own whirlpools.
Bounce houses are fun, but they take time and effort to set up and break down. Kids can have the same kind of fun in your backyard with a trampoline. Although you can set it up without a safety enclosure, having one can give you a level of comfort since you know your child is better protected while using the trampoline. Trampolines are rated by user weight and range from less than 50 pounds to more than 300 pounds. they're also measured by feet across, and you have options that go from 3 feet for mini-trampolines to 15 feet for the largest ones.
Other outdoor play items
With the wide-open space that's your backyard, you have room for plenty of lawn games for your kids to engage in, including badminton, Frisbee, cornhole, tetherball, horseshoes and croquet. Many of these games come in sets that have everything you need, so you can simply open the box, set up the game and begin playing.
Another form a fun water play for your kids are water blaster guns and foam shooting guns. They allow your kids and their friends to create their own scenarios and shoot each other without getting hurt. The same scenes they play in their favorite video games can be re-enacted in their own backyards.