Climbing triangle with slide

Up to the age of two, the choice of play equipment is often very limited on playgrounds. A climbing triangle offers an alternative at home. These handy structures offer a range of play options and can also be supplemented with slides and other accessories. The following guide explains the advantages of an indoor climbing triangle.

What is a climbing triangle (with or without slide)?

A climbing triangle is a scaffold that is both a toy and a training tool for children. The scaffolding is called a triangle because of its flexibly adjustable angle. For easy storage after play, this play equipment can be folded away to save space. The climbing triangle accompanies children at different stages of their lives. From before the age of one, it helps children to pull themselves up with their hands and stand more securely on their legs. It looks a lot like the Pikler triangle.

Over the next few years, the old trotter was transformed into more play and sports equipment. The girls and boys climbed the various rungs and moved more confidently on the play structure every month of their lives. From then on, it’s a good idea to add slides, climbing walls and other accessories to the climbing triangle. These new challenges ensure that children don’t lose interest in play structures.

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What should you look out for when choosing a climbing triangle with slide?

As with all children’s toys and play equipment, it’s important to compare the quality of products. In the next section, we’ll take a closer look at three of the features that lend themselves to product comparison.

The finish

Babies and young children often find it difficult to assess their own strength realistically. Pulling and tugging on the climbing triangle or treating this play equipment in some other awkward way is therefore part of their daily routine. The scaffolding must therefore give parents an impression of stability. This also applies to the adjustment of the various angles. While the child is climbing from one side of the scaffold to the other, there must be no risk of the scaffold losing its set position. If the climbing triangle is used by several children at the same time, it is also important to compare the maximum load indicated by the manufacturer.

Play options

Climbing triangles look very similar at first glance, but they can be very different. Some structures are just for climbing, while others have slides or small caves inside. If there is no play area in the immediate vicinity, it’s a good idea to opt for a scaffold that offers as many play options as possible. With swings or even rings, children will certainly not get bored any time soon.

The weight

Some climbing triangles can be turned to reveal other play options. Parents will also need to lend a hand. To ensure that this work isn’t too tiring in the long run, it’s a good idea to check the weight of the scaffolding beforehand. If accessories such as slides are already included, the total weight is worth considering. If the play triangle is to be stored in a space-saving manner after use, the weight should also be taken into account in the comparison.

Are there any other accessories available for the climbing triangle?

Various types of accessories are available for climbing triangles. For example, a slide can be added to the support. Slides can consist of a board or a complete slide with lateral limits. Another accessory is a climbing wall. Here, girls and boys can further refine their motor skills and continue to have fun with the play equipment even after the age of three.

Extensions with arches are also very popular. The arches turn the climbing triangle into a small obstacle course for young children. If the triangle is taller, swings or rings can also be used to play in the space in between. Parents should be aware that the accessories shown in the photos are not necessarily included in the delivery. That’s why it’s a good idea to carefully study what’s included so that you can better assess the value for money of the various products.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

From what age is a climbing triangle suitable?

For many products, the recommended age starts at 9 months. At this age, children can pull themselves up onto the play equipment to stand more quickly on their own two legs. With the addition of accessories, many children play with climbing triangles right up to primary school age.

When is the best time to install the slide?

The best time depends on the child’s development. As soon as children are able to climb to the top rung and thus reach the slide, this accessory can be installed. As a general rule, this is between the second and third years.

Where is the safest place for an indoor play area?

The safest place for the climbing triangle is often the living room or the children’s large bedrooms. Parents should ensure that the play structure is not near windows or steps. It’s also advisable to keep a certain distance from furniture so that children don’t see cupboards and shelves as climbing structures.

What materials is a climbing triangle made of?

Climbing triangles are generally made of wood. Solid wood products are the most stable and can be painted in the children’s favourite colour without too much effort. Solid wood also takes less wear and tear, so that subsequent siblings can still play with the climbing triangles.

Conclusion: climbing triangle with slide

The climbing triangle with slide is a child-friendly way of practising motor skills around the house and encouraging development in a fun way. Thanks to the wide range of products and accessories available, you can customise the climbing structures for your own child. This way, the enjoyment of these games remains intact for many years to come.