Swings – the timeless classic every playground simply must have!
Often the first piece of play equipment a child will rush to when reaching the area, they have remained a firm favourite for kids of all ages, from the smallest child making their early way in life in a cradle swing to young teens getting great height on a traditional flat seat set. Even adults are regularly seen rolling back the years and having fun on the swings with their kids!
Fast proving itself as a playground essential is the basket swing, also referred to as a bird’s nest swing, now appears in almost all play areas in the country.
These swings have a large surface area, allowing multiple children to play at once and giving a great platform for children to socialise and play together. Equally as important, they are also a fantastic item for less able-bodied children, who find the wider area easier to sit on, ensuring everyone can join in the fun, no matter their physical abilities.
Measuring in at 1.2m diameter, our baskets are considerably larger than the 1m industry average, making them easier to access and allowing them to cater for more kids to play at the same time.
Like swing sets, an aerial runway, flying fox or zipline, is fast becoming one of the most popular features at the play area. Designed to be between 20 – 30 metres in length, they often have queues of children lining up to play even years after their initial installation!
Choose between an earth take off mound or wooden platform to gain the elevation necessary for the zipline, and between wood or steel for the build material.
With the heavy use swings get, it is essential the frame and bearings are constructed with quality materials that can withstand the constant motion and strain they are placed under.
Lappet’s glue laminate wooden swings have stood the test of time having been designed and installed every year since 1970, giving the beautiful natural wooden look, with the build quality and durability of steel. If it’s a steel set you are after, our powdered coated swings come in classy grey or dark grey finishes.
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