Love Vintage Climbing Frames, Swings & Slides?

With many employees at Climbing Frames UK and Selwood Products having children ourselves, we’re often reminiscing about the toys and playgrounds we had as kids, and thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite classic toys and how health and safety has played it’s part in forming today’s play equipment designs.

This was prompted by our recent Facebook post showing one of our favourite vintage playground toys, the rocking horse seesaw, and the HUGE number of likes, shares and comments prompted us to do some more images and show how these have evolved into what you see today on the climbing frames we supply.

A high metal slide

high metal playground slideWith tall metal slides getting removed from our public playgrounds, what has replaced them now? Click here to see

A home-made wooden den

wooden den from pallets and tarpNow kids can’t go out on their own, what’s replaced the time we used to spend making wooden dens? Click here to see

A home-made wooden go-kart

kids wooden go-kartSo, what’s replaced kids making and riding their go-karts? Click here to see

A classic wooden rocking horse seesaw

rocking horse glider seesawWith our beloved rocking horse glider consigned to the history books, what has it evolved into? Click here to see

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Chris has been working in the outdoor toy industry since January 2008, with Selwood Products Ltd View Chris's full profile here:

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  1. Roger Rowley - October 6, 2015

    I used to play on items like this and more in Kennington park in south east London in the 1950s and 60s. And not forgetting the huge paddling pool too No health and safety nuts in those time cuts grazes scratches and bruises where all part of it and growing up too Now in 2015 playgrounds and the long gone paddling pools (if they still exist) are a complete joke and the health and safety mob have destroyed everything in playgrounds that they can with no reguard to the likes and dislikes of any children that use them

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