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Argos Kid Active Junior Slide

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Brand: Argos / Type: Outdoor Play Equipment

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      19.06.2011 09:54
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      Well made slide!

      The first outdoor toy we ever brought for my eldest son was this Argos slide. He was just beginning to explore and be independent and my partner decided it was time to get him some garden toys and so we purchased this at £29.99. Ours is a mint green and royal blue very bright and colourful. It comes flat packed and needs some assembly but its all very basic really a few clicks and it is made up. I was a little worried as thought it could easily come apart and wouldn't be very safe but it has proved me wrong. It has 3 steps for little one to climb and at the top is a handle either side for the child to hold onto while they get there balance to sit down. We have had it for coming up to 3 years now and its still in perfect condition. It has not weathered at all despite being outside through rain and storms it is still as bright in colour as ever. We have had no problems with it it is very well made and lasted the years well. A wipe with a cloth cleans it up very well and it has been a very well loved toy in my garden weather it is for my 7 year old niece or 2 year old daughter it is used by all. My one downside is it is it blows away very easily. As soon as there is a bit of wind I have to put it back up to standing position. We have put the children's sand bags on the bottom bar that steadies it and this seems to have fixed the problem and gave me a little more peace of mind. It is recommended from 2 plus but my son was using it at around 14 months just with adult supervision as when we first got it I believed it was massive now he has grew up and at 4 it is just the right size for him and suddenly it does not seem that high from the floor.

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      18.06.2011 19:50
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      Great for any toddler

      My daughter was 16 months old when the weather started to improve for spring, so it was time to start hunting down some garden toys. I was initially looking for a slide that my daughter could easily climb, robust, and a good price. With a lot of research I decided on the Argos Kid Active Junior Slide. The slide is available in pink colours, or blue and green; we decided to go for the pink girly girl colours. It's suitable for ages 2 years and over, but my daughter used it fine from 16 months. I believe it all depends on how well your child is on their feet. Being quite thick plastic it is extremely sturdy. The slide comes well packaged in a rectangular shaped box, there are 8 pieces in total. Click together assembly meant that I was able to construct the slide in less than 10 minutes (whilst fighting to get some pieces out of my daughters grasp!), there are 4 screws needed to secure the tape from the ladder to the bottom of the slide to stop the slide moving whilst being used. As soon as the slide was put together my daughter was straight up the ladder and whizzing down on her belly. From this moment I knew it was going to be a well played with toy. It's suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, so we kept it inside for a few weeks so my daughter could become more accustomed to it before taking it outside on the grass. There are three steps to the top of the slide and handles on top to help the child to get there feet round to be able to go down feet first, it took a few weeks for my daughter to work out how to do this. Our garden is now home to the slide whilst we have our so called summer, and it's doing very good. It wipes clean very well. The only problem is that it is quite light and blows away quite easily. Our village is on top of a hill so it does get very windy, and quite often I have to go and retrieve it from the bottom of the garden. I have just checked the argos website and it says it has a weight restriction of 30kg, which is roughly 4 and a half stone. I really shouldn't be admitting this at my age but I've had a few goes and at 10 stone that's over double the restriction and I didn't break it!! If the slide is bought indoors for winter and harsh weather I believe this slide will last until my daughter is too big for it, so should have a few years of life, and at £29.99 I don't think anyone can go wrong purchasing this magnificent slide! I recommend it to everyone, 5 stars from me!

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      18.08.2010 17:58
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      kid active junior slide in either blue/green or pink with click together parts.

      My mum bought this for my son on his 2nd Christmas do he would have been around 1 and a half and he loved it. She had it all built up for him going round to hers so as soon as he walked into the living room he saw it and wanted a shot on it right away. As I did not build it myself I am unsure as to how easy it was to put together but upon asking my mum she said it only took about 5minutes as all the parts simple click together. She bought it out of argos for £24.99 which is a reasonable price for a slide this size I think. It comes in 2 different colours blue/green and pink so my mum took the blue and green one as it was for a boy. The slide has two steps and the third climb will take the child onto the top of the slide which stand at around 78.5cm in height. The slide can be used either indoors or outdoors which is great as this means it can be used all year round instead of just in the nice dry weather. All parts of the slide are made from injection moulded polypropylene which makes it sturdy and durable to last in all weather conditions if it is kept outside, also this material makes it very easy to wipe clean. The recommended age is for 2-6 years but my son is now 3 and we had to buy him a new bigger slide for his 3rd birthday as he was too big for this one, so out of our personal experience I certainly do not think it would last any child until they were 6! By the time my son was around 2 and a half we thought he was too big for it as by the time he slide down a tiny bit his feet were at the bottom! Although it was quite cheap I do not think it was worth it as my son only had it a year then another one was needed! It is good for young children to learn to climb up by themselves and slide down but they could still do this with a slightly bigger one still without hurting themselves if they fell off.

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      19.04.2010 20:40
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      my daughter loves it.

      This slide looks good in my garden! it's a blue slide with bright green steps. it's quite chunky but light to move from one place to another. It is suggested that the slide is for children 2+ years. I must admit that my daughter has been using it for a few weeks and she isn't a year and a half yet. She is always supervised out in the garden but she is able to use the slide without assistance, I mean climbing up the steps and down the slide on her own! I think it helps that there is quite a depth on the steps and a set of handles at the top. Beware though, if the grass is wet their shoes become slippery and they slide off the steps. It has three steps and the height to the top of the handles is78.5cm, width- 60cm, depth-141cm. It can be used with children up to 6 years (max user weight 30kg), but by this age I think you would have to be careful that the slide didn't topple over. It states in the catalogue that it can be used indoor and outdoors. Yes, it is small enough to bring into the house, and light enough for one person tho lift. I don't imagine there will be a problem with leaving it out in the rain or over the winter as it is made of sturdy plastic. Easy to wipe clean. Priced at £24.99 from Argos, and worth every penny as it gives her a little independence. Catalogue number-367/1663.

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        22.11.2009 23:48

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        Super little slide for the little ones keeps them happy for hours!

        I bought this for my sons 1st birthday as he loved the slide at the park and I also have a 2 year old who would love this too. Finding a slide small enough for them and also cheap enough was harder work then I first thought. Then I saw this one on Argos and thought it had good reviews, was a good size-even though alot of people stated its more for 3+ year olds and was a great price. It was also for inside the house due to weather conditons so didnt want something massive. Was very easy to put up just had to clip it all together and the kids love it! Its the best £30 I have ever spent! It keeps them quiet-all day they just go up and down on it! It is quite big I think its a bit bigger then it looks in the book but my 2 have had no problems getting up and down it. The only bad point I think is the fact it doesnt fold up for storage and Im not too sure if it can be unclipped and taken down or if its one of them toys that once its up it stays up. 10/10 though for this!

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        04.06.2009 11:51

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        A fantastic slide for the price

        I brought this slide for my 16 month old boy. We needed something that would fit in out flat (as we don't have a garden) and would fold down to transport to my parents house. At £25 this was the cheapest sturdiest slide I saw. He loves it, like the previous reviewer said, I'm not sure it'll last him until he's 6 but definitely for the next couple of years. I did shop around first and found slides for £10-£15 more that weren't as big or as sturdy looking as this one. It even has a little lip at the end of the slide which helps with the landing and the stairs whilst fairly steep for a 16 month old (or so I thought) are very manageable for him - although he does love going up the slide and down the steps! It comes in pink too but to be honest the blue/green of the one I have is fairly neutral (my friend with a little girl has this colour too). I have yet to try and fold it but I don't see it being a problem you can easily remove the handles and fold it flat that way which saves you have to unscrew the support plastic that goes across the bottom. A brilliant buy for £25.

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        26.05.2009 13:55
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        Highly recommended slide for hours of fun

        We decided to buy our 14 month old daughter a slide as she loved the one in the park. We went for the blue and green one as we are expecting baby number two and don't know the gender, and the colours aren't too boyish. I didn't want to waste a lot of money on a slide that she would a) get bored of, and b) outgrow quickly, so while we were down at Argos I spotted this on. **The slide** Is suitable from age's two to six, so thought this would be ideal for my daughter even though she is only 14 months as she could grow into it. I don't think it would last until 6 years old, but I suppose that depends on the height of the child too. I would be happy if this slide lasted my daughter and unborn child till they were both 3 years old. It's an indoor and outdoor slide, so if we have our typical British weather we can still use it inside. It's also made out of thick plastic and so quite sturdy. **Assembly** The slide came in a long cardboard box and wasn't too heavy to carry. There was only about 5 pieces to fit together and is one click assembly, with only 4 screws to put the secure tape underneath it from the step ladder of the slide to the end of the slide, obviously to secure it. We had it up in 5 minutes. **Price** The price of the slide should be just short of £25, but we got it for £18.50, so I was even happier when I got to the till. I think the price reflects a well made product, and also reflects how much usage will be gained from it. **Play** At the moment my daughter can't climb the ladders, so we put her on the top of the slide for her to come down. The handles at the top don't look great for younger kids (they are half handles), but then it does say from two and we are using it for a 14 month old. The handles do look good enough for older toddlers though. Even though my daughter was only on it for 5 minutes she loved it, and I soon think when she is walking and climbing this will be a fantastic toy for her.

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      Weight restriction 30kg. For ages 2 to 6 years.