Sure, you got your slides, swings, and all the other cool pieces of your vinyl swing set. You got the telescope, the ship’s wheel, even the megaphone.
But what about under the tower of your vinyl swing set? What about that space?
Under-the-tower options are a great way to add value and fun to your vinyl swing set without increasing your dimensions! Let’s go over some of the best options for under-the-tower fun!
Ball pits are a great burst of fun on a vinyl swing set! All kids run pell-mell towards ball pits; it’s like their very genetics are attracted to the fun that can be had tossing, jumping, swimming, and burning themselves in the pit.
But do ball pits get gross? Ball pits dry very quickly after they get wet, and with a Trex floor under the bottom of the ball pit, the only mud coming in is if the children track it in with their shoes. A simple no-shoes policy can keep your ball pit clean.
A clubhouse is a playhouse on the bottom of the vinyl swing set. Here are a few key things to remember when thinking about clubhouses on your vinyl swing set.
The height between the floor and the top of the tower is 1’ shorter than the tower, so the head space in a 5’ clubhouse is 4’, 6’ is 5’, and so on. If you intend to use the vinyl swing set a lot yourself, or you have taller kids, getting a taller tower to put the clubhouse under is recommended.
Picnic tables are a great addition to a vinyl swing set. They provide a great place to have snacks, draw, do homework, or read. A built-in picnic table is framed into the bottom of the tower, while a loose picnic table can be set and removed if you desire.
Lemonade Stand with Chairs
The lemonade stand with chairs is a classic addition to a vinyl swing set. It is just so cute! The chairs and lemonade stand are scaled for children, so it is a perfect place to sell lemonade, eat a snack, or just take a break.
We can make just the lemonade stand if you already have your chairs. A lemonade stand by itself is a very popular choice!
Decking the bottom of your vinyl swing set is like doubling the fun! You now have another area to put chairs, toys, or whatever you want. Or a place to put a swimming pool, sensory pit, play kitchen set, or other outside toys! Also, it helps keep your children off the ground during the muddier days.
Sandbox with Checkers Lid
Each vinyl swing set is made with a built-in sandbox. The sandbox is a product of the manufacturing of the set, but you don’t have to use it as a sandbox if you do not want to. If sand is your thing, getting our solid checkerboard sandbox cover is a great way to keep debris and cats out of the sand while adding another fun game to your vinyl swing set!
Railings and Fun Add-ons
We can rail the bottom of your vinyl swing set’s tower. This works great if you are already putting in the decking and chairs. It helps keep smaller children from suddenly exiting the bottom of the tower into the path of the swings. You can also use these railings to attach things like telescopes, spotlights, or ship’s wheels. Also, you can use Connect 4 games below your tower as well.
Swings like the hammock swing or the 3 rope tire swing are great additions to put under your tower though there are some rules to follow.
For hammock swings, the tower needs to be at least 7’ tall. If it is lower than that, you will be bumping into the ground.
For 3 rope tire swings, you need at least a 6’x6’ tower to have enough room for circular motion. If you go smaller than that, you will bump into the 4’x4’ posts.
There you go, that is the simple list of things you can do. We could go into more detail about slides going into ball pits and that sort of thing, but that gets complicated for a blog post.
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