“ Manufacturer: Toys R Us / Type: Outdoor Play Equipment „
Sorry guys if you are reading this and there is a picture of dog food, I am about to review a Pink Folding Junior Slide from Toys R Us, I have dropped Dooyoo a line about this - not sure what has happened
I actually hate going to Toys R Us now (with Lauren) due to the 'I wants' from her when we are there yet when she was younger, I used to like going at least once a month (I am ashamed to say it but she was a little spoilt). As the summer months approached a few years ago, I decided I wanted to buy her a slide for the back garden but didn't really want to buy one online without viewing it first so off we went!
At the time I brought, the slide was available in two different colours, blue steps with a red slide or purple steps with a pink slide. I choose the pink and purple version
It is available in store but showing out of stock online at the minute and retails for £19.99 but at the time I purchased, it was £14.99.
The slide is exclusive to Toys R Us and not available in any other shops.
There is a maximum weight of 30kg and suitable from two years and above.
Assembly was really easy as the slide only comes in two parts, the steps and the slide (even I managed to put this one together!). Underneath the top of the slides there are two holes where you put the top of the steps, when there are correctly placed just push gently and you will hear a click, this indicates there are secure on the correct position.
The assembled dimensions are 107 (l) x 26 (w) x 50 (h) cm.
The slide has three steps and the steps are quite wide which I felt was great as it meant those little feet could not slip off. The 'edging' at the top is quite high which I felt was another great safety feature as Lauren could hold onto them and I felt it acted a bit like a little safety barrier.
To dismantle, just pull the steps hard and the slide can then be folded as the steps fit nicely to the underside of the slide and make it really easy to store in the shed or garage. It was also supplied dismantled which means I was able to fit it into the boot of my Corsa with no problems at all.
The slide is now 3 years old and is showing very little signs of sun damage, has been kept outside all that time.
When I first brought it, Lauren was forever up and down and because it was quite small, she wasn't scared of climbing up the steps (although at first I was a little wary!). Last year, she started experimenting more as when the padding pool was out, she liked to put the base into the pool and slide down it - this provided many hours of entertainment, not only for her but for us when she went a little too fast!
Lauren also loved to send her dolls down the slide, or line up several toy cars at the top and push them all at once to see who wins.
The price is really competitive, you can pay a lot more for branded ones from Little Tikes etc these were either too big for a two year old and way too expensive. I also felt assured by buying from a large store that should there be any problems, they would be able to help me.
I really loved the colours, for me, if I buy anything for Lauren, I like it to look really girly and this certainly did the trick. There is another colour available if you didn't want this one. The colour is really bright and bold which I loved too.
Lauren will be 5 this year and I think she has started to outgrow it now, but the amount of times we have used it, I feel this offers excellent value for money.
I would recommend this slide, 5 out of 5 stars from me!
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