This is a fantastic and easy to assemble climber from Little Tikes. It has twin slides, one straight and one bumpy, easy to negotiate steps and a hide-out underneath. My daughter is almost 3 now and we have had it for over a year but she still loves it! Children are able to crawl through the tunnel and hide underneath. The platform is a great look-out tower with sides on all around for extra safety. This climber encourages role play with children acting out roles using the climber as different props, such as, a castle or a pirate ship. It also encourages Cooperative Play with children being encouraged to play with each other on the double slides. It is also good for encouraging gross motor skills.
We bought this for my daughter because she was getting too big for her first slide, we looked around at several products but couldn't find any that seemed safer than this one, the slides are at perfect height for her and there is no risk of her falling off. When her cousins come over to play (age 5 & 7) they find it just as enjoyable. And due to the 2 slides it is great for multi play fun. This is great for children of all ages and is great to have in the garden for those days when you are too busy to go over to the park; it keeps little ones entertained for hours.
This climber is a quality item; it's very sturdy and due to being assembled through slots instead of bolts there is no risk of this breaking. However It is rather pricey, but this will last a lifetime (probably serve the grand-kids well too!)
Over all this was a great buy and worth every penny!
Little Tikes Twin Slide Tunnel Climber
The little tikes twin slide tunnel climber is a small climbing frame for children with a variety of added features to make it more exciting. At the back of the climbing frame there are steps going up to the platform which are easy to climb. The square platform is a green colour and is big and strong enough to fit several young children on at one time. The back side is red in colour and has the steps which are holes going up towards to the platform. The red side covers all the back (except for the holes for the steps) to make it more secure and stops children from falling off. On both sides there are yellow plastic pieces which stop the children from falling off the platform whilst up there. There are however slits at the top which children can look through whilst sitting down. When standing most children would be tall enough to see over the side. On one side there is a green tunnel which leads under the platform which makes a great hiding place for children. On the front side there is a green plastic plank across the top and then from the same level as the platform are two red slides. One slide is a smooth slide and another one is a slightly bumpy one providing even more excitement for the children. Underneath the slides are gaps where children can also crawl through to get into the hiding place underneath.
Little tikes products have always been safe and reliable. This product is no different, there are a variety of features which make the climbing frame safe. Firstly the platform is very strong as is the plastic making up all the frame. It is the typical little tikes plastic and allows there to be several children on the platform without any problems. Children also have a tendency to jump whilst on the platform and luckily with this product that is very safe. The platform is surrounded on every side by the strong plastic to reduce the risk of children falling off the platform. The holes going up to the platform aren't too high so children won't get hurt if they fall off. However younger children may find it difficult to climb up these stairs. The slides have slight ridges on them to stop your child falling off once they were on the slide. The green plastic plank above the slides ensures children sit down before going down the slides which is always safer. However the green plank is high enough so that children don't hit their head whilst sitting on the slides. The whole structure is very stable so will not fall over or move whilst the children are playing on it.
The climber comes flat packed in a box which measures 88 by 141 by 65. It is very easy to put together, all the pieces needed to be slotted together so no tools needed. However at first the pieces can be quite stiff so it is useful to have two people to push the pieces together. I found it was easier to put the two side pieces and then the back piece together, then to slot the platform in. Next it is helpful to put the ridge on the front on before the two slides and finally the tunnel on the side. Once setup the product dimensions are approximately 152 by 160 by 142. It is fairly small so can be used inside or outside. It is quite light and so can be moved between places which is always useful. If the plastic gets dirty it's easy enough to just wipe down with a damp cloth to clean it. However if it's been outside, it can just as easily be hosed down to clean it.
Like many little tikes products this climber is very tough and will last for many years. Children will often outgrow it before it gets too old so can always be sold afterwards. The only thing is the colours start to fade after many years of being in the sun however of course it doesn't affect the strength. It is recommended for children between the ages of 2 and 6 years old, however it is definitely strong enough for children above this age. Two year olds may find the climbing up a little difficult but after a little practise they should be able to manage by themselves pretty soon.
This climber costs £249.99 from the little tikes website however it can be found for £209.99 at the kids play store and if you shop around you may be able to find further discounts. It is expensive to buy new however all toys like this are now a days. It may be worth seeing if there are second hand ones going available as the plastic will still be strong and safe put the product should be cheaper. I do recommend this product as it is great fun and has more features than many and is great fun especially if you have more then one child. It allows children to have fun climbing, crawling, sliding and helps them develop better skills whilst having a great deal of fun. However if you only have one child it may be better just to get a climbing frame with one slide. Personally I still believe the jungle climber by little tikes is the best climbing frame available as if really provides a great deal of fun and it takes longer to outgrow which is obviously the main drawback of this climbing frame and many like it. However this is probably a better product for younger children.
Thank you for reading.
All-in-One climber features a twin slide, one wavy and the other smooth plus a ground level tunnel and lots of crawlthrough openings