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    As the title suggests, do you have outdoor equipment for your kids? What do you have? Is it used? What features do the kids like best?? Did you buy a kit or DIY? Wooden? metal?

    I've fallen down a rabbit hole seeking potential Christmas gifts for our children (9.5, 5.5 and 16m).

    We currently have plastic climbing things, swings (need replacing), trampoline, basketball hoop, cubby

    It started by looking at things like this... 20200924_223807.jpg
    Which led to looking at everything up to commercial rope climbing obstacle courses worth $200k 😅.

    I'm trying to see if something modest would be viable. We have an average sized yard.

    Some examples I'm looking at.... BYDSOMERSET-SET_media-01_grande.jpgimages.jpg

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    Mine have a sandpit with a box of toys, small cubby which has seen better days, swing set with 3 swings, monkey bars and a slide (garage sale for $50, it’s at least 15 years old in great condition). I’ve also got a 10ft trampoline for Xmas on lay-by (debating on it still), I also have a oool. Their bikes and ride ons

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    My DD 4yrs has a 10ft trampoline, a swing set with a nest swing, a slide & is getting a cubby house for Christmas. She had a sandpit she got for her 1st birthday but had got a little weathered so we got rid of it but she plays with all the things we have.

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    With a 5.5 year age gap, I wish we had 2 trampolines. I got the oval springfree second hand a year ago (I waited until DS wasn't little as DD can be pretty boisterous) hoping it would give them space to do their own thing but the fact that DD weighs 2x more than DS just makes it difficult for them to have fun together on it. I don't know what size your trampoline is, but if it's large, maybe one of those little trampolines for the youngest, so the older 2 can keep doing big bounces on theirs?

    We've had a few things but the most used things are always some form of makeshift mud kitchen. The last one we had was made out of an old change table - DD got the top shelf, DS the bottom one. DD was right into Harry Potter, so played with it until she was about 10-11 making "potions" once she'd moved on from the mud pies age.

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    We only have a trampoline (8ft). Ds uses it a couple of times a week. I think he'd love a cubby and would use it. He has tried to make his own out of boxes under the verandah.

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    Thank you for starting this post..We are looking at buying outdoor equipment for Dd. she 3.5.

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    We have a trampoline and a huge homemade swing hanging from a tree.

    I’m planning on getting this as well but need to go and view it first before buying.

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    We have a trampoline and a timber swing / slide / rock climbing ladder. A word of caution, the timber has not gone well being out in the weather 24/7. I think it’s about 5 years old and looks pretty rough.

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    So is something meets European standards would you assume it’s less than Australian standards?

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    Thank you everyone. I'm thinning of a smaller trampoline for bub, but he doesn't really jump yet. Although with one of those mini kids tramps, I'm sure he would learn fast.
    @BigRedV I was looking at that exact thing too. I like it, and it theoretically should keep all 3 busy, but I don't know... I'll be interested to hear what you think?

    I looked at our swingset closely today.. the slide is beyond repair. The rope for the swings has rot, But the swingset frame is ok, probably has another few years left, so I'm wondering if just a nice slide would be better, and just buy new replacement swings?

    I would just replace it, but ds3 LOVES the garden swing thing, and I'm not wanting to spend a fortune on the same set to only last 4 years again. I'm really disappointed in it. It's a toyworld one

    And @JR03 thank you for the feedback on wood, I was leaning that way after our experience with the metal one (light surface rust, but still strong) and our last trampoline rusting through after 3 years.
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