Our Lifetime Playset

Our Lifetime Playset

Our Lifetime Playset

What is better than a trip to the neighborhood park, where you listen to the children shrill with delight while they swing, hang from monkey bars, and slide down the slides?  Having your very own outdoor play system with all this and more in your own backyard.
Last fall, we invested in a BigStuff Adventure Hard Roof Play System, made by Lifetime, for my in-laws backyard.  Our children get to spend a few afternoons each week at their grandma’s house, fortunately for them, their grandma and grandpa have a large yard and there was a perfect spot in one corner of the property for a play set.  The system is free standing so I didn’t have to worry about anchoring the system to the ground.  However, for safety reasons, I did excavate out about 6 inches of topsoil out of the play area and filled it in with bark so the children would have a soft play surface.  Our kids and their cousins just love it! 
Having your own backyard play set is really convenient. It lets your children to play outside at home instead of going to the park alone or waiting until you can take them. It also allows you to step outside after dinner and spend an hour of quality time with your children, swinging and sliding with them in your own backyard.
Sometimes children get bored around the house.  Outdoor play sets, especially large ones with lots of exciting features like ours, entertain my children for hours on end with wholesome fun, and helps keep the house clean.  Believe it or not, even in Utah, where we can have our fair share of snow, the play set is used routinely at least nine or ten months out of the year.  The powder-coated metal and polyethylene plastic (HDPE) play set has been very durable and maintenance free.  We are really glad that we got it for the kids.

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Jason

Jason

Name- Jason

Position at Lifetime Products- Product Marketing Manager for the Sporting Goods category.
 
My favorite products from Lifetime- Our current family favorite is the Big Stuff Hard Roof Play set.  The boys and their cousins LOVE it!  Since our home has the tendency to become a gathering place, we get the most use out of our large array of Lifetime Folding Tables.  We have our eye on the Ace Flyer for Christmas.  I have grand plans for The 60” Lifetime Mammoth Basketball System, I just need to first do a little backyard excavation for the play area. 

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Janice Bartlette

3/28/2010 5:55:46 PM

This is a wonderful play set for any yard that has children.  I am a grandma of 3 children and 1 more on the way.  I have 5 children of my own, 2 that have children at this time.  This would be a wonderful play set and a great addition for my yard as there is nothing for my youngest son, granchildren, nephews, nieces, great-nieces, agreat-nephews, cousins and my friends children to do when they come to visit.  

I am having my fist hand & elbow surgery (left side)  on the 8th of April and my right side after my recovery so this play set would keep the children occupied for many, many hours.  It would be such a wonderful and helpful addition to my yard.  Thank you for reading my comment on the play set.

Sincerely,

Janice Bartlette

jadepear5@yahoo.com

(206) 312-6897  

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Matt

5/22/2011 12:36:52 PM

Jason, I'm liking what I see so far but I have a couple questions I didn't find addressed anywhere. Our last playset had curly anchors at each corner. How does this set get away with not being achored with the possibility of 3 kids swinging? What keeps it from tipping? Also, my daughter is 4 now but I'd like to get something that'll be practical for years. The roof looks short so is this made for a age range of mostly toddlers or ? Thanks, Matt

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Jason

5/26/2011 12:04:29 PM

Matt, thanks for your question. Due to the A-Frame design of this play system, it does not require anchors for stability. We frequently have all three swings being used at the same time and have not had any concerns over the stability of the system. In regards to head room in the club house, my oldest is almost 8 years old and his cousin is 10 and they have plenty of room inside. From the deck to the highest point of the roof is 72” (6 ft.). The lowest point where the children crawl inside the club house is 52” from the deck to the roof. I hope this helps, best of luck!

-Jason

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