It’s Not Your Father’s Climbing Frame!Written by Ian Wide
When I was growing up, metal jungle gym in our backyard made ours most popular play spot in neighbourhood. Built of tubular steel in bright orange and yellow, it was a honeycombed hexagon that provided days of climbing, swinging and acrobatic fun. These days, jungle gym is called a climbing frame, and it may be made of wood, metal or plastic, but fun factor remains same. If you have young children, a climbing frame in back yard or garden can offer hours upon hours of fun recreation and activity.
Climbing frames come in a wide variety of sizes and configurations, and most are customizable with add-ons and accessories. You can start with a simple ladder type climbing frame and add accessories like platforms, ladders, rope climbers, tents, rope bridges and more. One easy way to classify climbing frames is by materials used.
Wooden climbing frames are generally more expensive than either plastic or metal framed climbers. Made of pressure-treated lumber, they use galvanized screws for fastening and often include enclosures, platforms and rope climbing ladders. Wooden climbing frames can last a lifetime if properly cared for, and be used by generation after generation of children. Popular additions to wooden climbing frames are canopies, swings, rope climbers and platforms.
Perhaps you recall swing sets of your childhood - tubular metal in bright colors with swings and a slide, and perhaps a glider. Todays metal climbing frames are next generation. The product of increased safety awareness and health studies, they're designed with fun AND safety in mind. They often include horizontal ladders for climbing and swinging, slides, and bars for more intricate feats of balance and swinging. They're closest to old monkey bars and jungle gyms that we all grew up with.
Last Minute Seaside Holiday in UK in Private Caravan on Suffolk CoastWritten by Liz Toone
Suffolk, UK, 9 June 2005 – Caravan Holidays Just 4 U announce that their luxury six berth caravan by Suffolk Coast, at popular Broadland Sands resort near Lowestoft, is now available to rent for short breaks as well as family holidays. They have also added a range of deals and discounts to help senior citizens and those booking early, plus a massive reduction on price of a second week’s stay during certain dates and special prices for existing clients. Situated right next to a long beautiful sandy beach, luxury holiday caravan can also make use of all free amenities of Broadland Sands resort, including heated swimming pool complex (May to Sept), entertainments club, sports bar, restaurant, tennis courts and more. The holiday caravan is well stocked to cater for all family, with games for kids, CD’s, videos, books and fully equipped with new bedding and cooking utensils. As Darcy family from Hertfordshire said “great holiday, fantastic caravan and brilliant value for money”.