Finding the best outdoor play equipment for your kids is no easy task. There are many things to consider, from what your children are likely to enjoy, to what will keep their interest as they grow older.
This is one reason why Vuly Play designed 360 Pro - to be the ultimate kids play equipment like no other.
Featuring a modular design that allows you to mix and match over 10 different accessories, 360 Pro:
We know from history that play equipment is not new. In fact, there is pottery that has survived since 1450 BC that depicts someone sitting on a swing.
It’s wasn’t restricted to a single culture either. Greek vases show women and children playing on swings, while in the United States, it was common for pioneer families to use ropes and sticks tied to trees as children’s play equipment.
As outdoor play equipment has evolved, so has the materials used in their design. Over the years, swing and playsets have used anything from tyres, vines, sticks, metals and simple rope.
Who can forget the classic rope swing that often accompanied the local swimming hole!
Playground and play equipment since the early days of the 20th century (and even some up until now) have been constructed from materials that are rather unsafe for children; think sharp, uncoated and thin steel.
You may still remember sliding down a hot metal slide during the day and feeling its uncomfortable heat, or perhaps being cut by a broken piece of thick plastic.
Thankfully, improvements to safety standards in recent years have made options available for families markedly safer.
Our communities and governments decided that our children need to be safer, and when manufacturers comply, you'll see far fewer injuries on modern play equipment than those you played on as a kid.
Modern play equipment seen in backyards today should have a huge focus on the safety of children, with softer materials and a sturdier foundation that helps to avoid injuries.
While models like the above may be stronger and more safety-conscious than play equipment from decades ago, they still are often constructed from weaker plastics and metals.
They also lack innovation when it comes to play activities. Simply put, this type of play equipment hasn’t evolved.
Enter Vuly 360 Pro: the best outdoor play equipment with an emphasis on quality and innovative design.
With 360 Pro play equipment, kids (and adults) have a range of options outside of swinging, including skating/snowboarding on the Spin Swing, shooting some hoops with the Basketball Set or performing acrobatics on the Yoga Swing.
And remember, thanks to its modular design, you choose the 360 Pro size and configuration that works best for your family and budget.
Better yet, this flexibility allows you to upgrade to larger frames or different accessories in the future at anytime — perfect to accommodate kids as they grow and their interests change.
It’s also easy to make one online. Build your 360 Pro right now!
We have made sure that 360 Pro is one of the best pieces of play equipment on the market.
360 Pro always allows you to keep things fresh!
See how Vuly have created the best outdoor play equipment for kids!
Our kids outdoor playsets and its range of accessories offers something for everyone!
We have put together a range of activities that kids of all ages can enjoy.
Even better, 360 Pro also offers fitness and stretching opportunities for parents.
Looking for exciting ways to make the most of the Vuly Spin Swing?
All you need is a couple of competitors and a stopwatch (or the stopwatch function on your smartphone)
Based on classic timed competitions, this backyard play equipment challenge requires competitors to complete as many 360s on their Spin Swing as possible within a one-minute time frame.
Have the competitor climb aboard the swing, ensuring their feet are firmly planted on the board and hands tightly gripping the aluminium handle, -before starting the timer.
Tip: It’s easier keeping track of the number of 360 swings if everyone in the group yells out the number together in unison (plus, it builds some competitive suspense!).
You can add further challenge by trying this in reverse! Have competitors face their body to the outside of the swing, reaching their arms back behind them and securely holding the aluminium handle.
See how many they can complete in one minute.
This outdoor 360 challenge involves the same one minute time frame, except this time competitors battle against waves of water from the backyard hose.
Just like wakeboarders that must contend with wet conditions on water-based boards, begin the timer before gently spraying streams of water in varying directions for a whole lot of challenging fun.
If a hose isn’t an option, substitute with buckets of water.
And no need to worry parents, Vuly’s seriously durable double-galvanised, powder coated aluminium equipment frames can withstand plenty of water without rust or deterioration.
The Vuly Yoga Swing isn’t just a traditional swing or comfy hammock — it’s a great starting point for some easy acrobatics for the kids!
Based on aerial silk acrobatics (which involves wrapping your feet and arms around suspended ribbons of fabric to perform above-ground acrobatic exercises), the Yoga Swings allows for a range of fun moves to be performed.
We recommend that these moves aren’t attempted by children under 7 years of age, and that parents supervise at all times.
This easy acrobatics move on your play equipment brings out the little monkey in your son or daughter!
A great acrobatic move that gently improves flexibility, the kids will love setting personal bests on their Yoga Swing as they become bendier!
This strengthening acrobatic move isn’t easy, but practice makes perfect!
Although kids don’t need our help imagining new worlds and adventures, some play equipment sparks their imaginations better than others!
No swing for playset does this better than Vuly’s 360 Pro. It’s a launchpad for imaginative play and role-playing.
With the 360 Pro, your kids can set off to different worlds – all without leaving the comfort and safety of your home.
See just some of the fun characters you can encourage your kids to play as with 360 Pro.
Whether it’s skateboarding, snowboarding, or surfing, 360 Pro’s unique Spin Swing attachment keeps your child’s board dreams alive and kicking.
This swing suspends them on air with a sturdy flat board that provides complete 360 manoeuvrability for realistic boarding action – with handles for safety and stability.
You kids can carve, spin, and swing on a board just like a professional boarder, weaving back and forth however they like. It’s the perfect substitute for actual boarding, especially if the weather isn't in your favour.
With 360 Pro and the Spin Swing, your kids can practice snowboarding even when it’s summer or practice surfing even when it’s too cold to swim.
Kids are so nimble that it takes no effort at all to twist their bodies in all sorts of ways. With 360 Pro’s Yoga Swing attachment, they can safely become an acrobat for real!
The Yoga Swing features a strong, durable fabric that can hold your child safely in air, so they can practice their moves just above ground level.
It’s a safe, fun, and exciting way for you to make your kids’ acrobat dreams come true.
Let your kids shoot as many hoops as they want with basketball set accessory for 360 Pro.
This add-on attaches a high-quality basketball ring on top of your 360 Pro, giving you the ability to create a makeshift basketball court in your backyard.
Whether they want to practice their free throws or simply shoot some hoops to pass the time, 360 Pro’s basketball set add-on will have your child feeling like a basketball superstar in no time.
“Mission Control. This is Space Shuttle One ready for landing.”
Don’t be surprised to hear words like these when your kids step on 360 Pro’s Nest Swing attachment and imagine deep space adventures.
Featuring a circular, webbed seat, the Nest Swing provides a dynamic platform that can serve as a spaceship, lander, or any other spacecraft that your kids can imagine.
Its webbed design also gives it a different experience than other swings, providing a seat that swings and shifts in different directions for more active play.
Set it up to the height you want and watch your kids as they blaze through space avoiding asteroids and meteors along the way.
While 360 Pro offers limitless opportunities for children, you can also join in on the fun when they’re out on the swing set.
With the combined user weight rating of 150 kg with 360 Pro swings you can jump on too. Or just lay back on the Yoga Swing and supervise while they carve it up on the Spin Swing!
The Yoga Swing’s gently supportive material is ideal for curling up with a good book, transforming the kids’ outdoor play set into a relaxing zen zone!
It’s important that we get enough downtime in our day-to-day lives, so why not take some time out for yourself?
With the ability for it to quickly and easily transform into a hammock, lean back and gently sway for a relaxing rest while the kids are out.
360 Pro is also a brilliant stretching station to help you lengthen out those muscles before and at the end of a workout.
The sturdy metal frame can assist with a wide range of flexy, stretchy movements—just let us show you how.
An ideal stretch for releasing tension in tight hamstrings and calves.
Feel instant results performing this simple, one-legged stretch using the horizontal connectors bars on 360 Pro’s frame.
Been engaging in tough upper body strengthening? Then this chest opener stretch using the supporting posts of 360 Pro is for you.
Ideal for practising after push ups, pull ups or shoulder flys.
Stretching out your quads can be tricky if your balance isn’t great. However 360 Pro is the perfect steadying tool to assist you.
Crunches and core exercises can really build up a burn, so releasing any tightness is easy with this effective abdomen stretch using 360 Pro frame poles.
Take full advantage of 360 Pro by incorporating it with your fitness activities and exercises.
Just because it’s fun outdoor play equipment doesn’t mean you can’t use it to get fitter and stronger!
Kick off your fitness routine with a set of diagonal push ups!
They are less taxing than standard push ups making them a fantastic alternative for people who find regular push ups can strain their back and neck.
Use 360 Pro for some brilliant ab-crunching strength training!
A great exercise to assist with strengthening your abdominals, which help to support your back.
Get an amazing chest exercise that tones and defines,just from using your 360 Pro.
With any outdoor play equipment such as 360 Pro, it’s best to take the time to carefully plan where you should position the frame in your yard.
Safety should also be an important point of consideration, so be sure to follow the below guidelines.
It’s simple really ... the flatter the ground your children’s play equipment is located on, the better!
Setting up a swing or playset on a slope can cause the frame to become unbalanced and potentially topple, creating a serious safety risk for your little ones.
Plus, it means the kids have an uneven, unsafe landing zone when they do decide to jump off their play equipment, potentially causing them to fall forwards or back onto themselves.
Once you’ve found the flattest ground in your backyard, ensure the area is free from any sharp sticks, rocks or other objects.
If you’re looking for some extra padding for the kids to land on when they do jump off their play set, we recommend creating a sand or soft bark foundation for the play equipment to sit on.
When choosing a location for play equipment, it’s a good idea to think about supervision Are you able to easily watch the kids playing from your primary living areas? From the back deck?
It’s important that play equipment isn’t hidden from view, and that you can keep an eye on the kids at all times.
Once you’ve chosen that ideal yard location for your kids outdoor play equipment, it’s important to ensure the swings are given plenty of clearance both in front and to the back (we generally recommend1.3m both in front and behind the swings is adequate).
Check for any obstructions that the kids could potentially come into contact with when playing, like rock walls, fences and other play equipment.
Ensure that any swings are clear of any large trees, where falling branches or dripping sap could be a concern.
Don't forget Vuly also specalise in high quality trampolines. If your kids would rather bounce than swing, see our trampoline range today.
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