There are a few factors that determine what kind of Cubby House, Trampoline, Play Gym or Swing Set to purchase:
- What kind of home do you live in? Rental or owned?
- How much space do you have for a Cubby House or outdoor play equipment?
- What is your child’s personality?
Rental property contracts usually prevents the rentees from digging holes in the ground or building a flat base or structure in the garden. This is usually a requirement for Wooden Cubby Houses or metal Swing Sets, trampolines, and play gyms.
You also need to think about the space require for any set you buy. Besides the physical size of the Cubby House or Swing Set, you need consider about an extra 1.5 – 2 metres around the play equipment, especially slides and swings for safety reasons.
The third consideration is your child’s personality. Does he/she need to have a lot of activities to be entertained, or is he/she contented playing make believe tea parties, or make believe house? If the child’s personality is the first, then a Swing Set/ Play Gym, or Cubby-Fort may be a better choice; and if it is the latter, then a classic Cubby House may be perfect.