plum wooden giant baboon swing set £235 B&Q
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plum wooden giant baboon swing set £235 B&Q

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Found 24th May 2017
plum swing set at b&q. Cheapest I can find elsewhere is £350. Delivery costs a tenner but still over a £100 cheaper than the other shops!
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I have a medium size baboon & he finds this a bit on the small side.
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I have a medium size baboon & he finds this a bit on the small side.
I got this the last time the deal was posted, about a month ago. Its a great quality product and my 5 year old loves it. Highly recommended from me.
How easy to assemble?
Old timers will remember a certain wooden garden toys deal from B&Q....
sam1970

How easy to assemble?



4 hours, 2 man job. Not difficult if you have (and can use) spanners, sockets, drill, screwdriver and level. I assembled ours on my own which meant balancing the platform on chairs and bits of wood while I screwed it in. Definitely want a second person.
morpheus

4 hours, 2 man job. Not difficult if you have (and can use) spanners, … 4 hours, 2 man job. Not difficult if you have (and can use) spanners, sockets, drill, screwdriver and level. I assembled ours on my own which meant balancing the platform on chairs and bits of wood while I screwed it in. Definitely want a second person.


Haha. Same here the only hard bit was the balancing of the platform for the slide. Started at 6pm right into the night so about 4 hours. An impact driver with hex head attachment was very useful. Little one absolutely loves it worth the money. Not worth the 499 asking on amazon or plum site
Anyone know where to get a decent one that will take adult weight?
just bought for my 2 yr old with the baby seat for £40

thank you so much for this, i was looking only yesterday for a swing and slide.



I ordered the Orang-Utan one a month or two ago for £207 from here (don't forget Quidco @ 1% - it's a free coffee).

I erected it myself, it took circa 3.5 hours I'd say but I'm not the best DIYer so could be done in less time I expect - most of the time spent is in diligence, measuring rather than fighting with it.

It's very sturdy and I can easily swing on it (70kg) alongside 2 kids <5. For <5's there would be no need IMO to concrete it, obviously for older kids swining in unison you'd need the anchors on.

For anybody wondering, I attached my gym extensions to the set easily and can do chins etc with no issue on it. We also picked up some addition accessories (trapeze/UFO swing thing) from Aldi last weekend for £5.99 that are of good quality, i'm sure they will have stock still.


Recommended.
bulkybuy

Anyone know where to get a decent one that will take adult weight?


I started looking a few weeks ago and the price significantly jumps, but it's all about the ropes / chains. Check out BraveToys, they do quite a range but they don't look as good being metal. These plum ones are rated between 50-60kg, but if you change the ropes the frame would take more weight. I opted for the kids swings in the end given how much I'd end up using it, suppose I've got to grow up at some point
Edited by: "deeplink" 31st May 2017
deeplink

I started looking a few weeks ago and the price significantly jumps, but … I started looking a few weeks ago and the price significantly jumps, but it's all about the ropes / chains. Check out BraveToys, they do quite a range but they don't look as good being metal. These plum ones are rated between 50-60kg, but if you change the ropes the frame would take more weight. I opted for the kids swings in the end given how much I'd end up using it, suppose I've got to grow up at some point



Thank you
We have this (got the deal last time it was on). It look me about 4 hours by myself but lots of measuring and remeasuring so as not to mess it up, and I got my wife to help lift one part of it up whilst I stood on the ladder.

The kids love it. Got a toddler swing attachment from Tesco which was only £7 so they can both play on it now. Or if my 7 year old has a friend round then we can quickly swap the toddler swing for the other regular swing seat that came with the set.

Thanks for the heads up regarding the other aldi attachments, will go look for those at the weekend!

Also I reckon the area under the platform would make a good den - with the addition of a couple of tarps staple gunned to the sides.



[quote=The_Hoff]I ordered the Orang-Utan one a month or two ago for £207 from here (don't forget Quidco @ 1% - it's a free coffee).

For anybody wondering, I attached my gym extensions to the set easily and can do chins etc with no issue on it.

Any chance you could let me know what gym extensions you have and where you attached them to your swing set, or upload a photo?

I built this giant baboon set and I was thinking I'd really like to be able to do pull ups on it somewhere, but can't figure out what I would need to buy in order to do that, or where to attach it.

Cheers!
They're still cheaper at Toys 'R' Us
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chaymation

[quote=The_Hoff]I ordered the Orang-Utan one a month or two ago for £207 … [quote=The_Hoff]I ordered the Orang-Utan one a month or two ago for £207 from here (don't forget Quidco @ 1% - it's a free coffee).For anybody wondering, I attached my gym extensions to the set easily and can do chins etc with no issue on it. Any chance you could let me know what gym extensions you have and where you attached them to your swing set, or upload a photo?I built this giant baboon set and I was thinking I'd really like to be able to do pull ups on it somewhere, but can't figure out what I would need to buy in order to do that, or where to attach it.Cheers!



You can use any standard accessories, tri-bars, slings or anything else you can rig via a caribena.

Like these: http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/bodymax-ab-sling-arm-straps-pair.php

Otherwise if you want something more permanent you can get creative and get some decent gauge metal jubilee clips and fasten a bar of some description - though I'd avoid drilling it.
jirvine17

They're still cheaper at Toys 'R' UsL



http://www.toysrus.co.uk/toys/plum-giant-baboon-playcentre/0083894

No, they're clearly not... Check, then post.

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/toys/plum-orang-utan-playset/0075136

This one cost me £207 from B&Q, kids love it.
The_Hoff

[You can use any standard accessories, tri-bars, slings or anything else … [You can use any standard accessories, tri-bars, slings or anything else you can rig via a caribena.Like these: http://www.powerhouse-fitness.co.uk/bodymax-ab-sling-arm-straps-pair.phpOtherwise if you want something more permanent you can get creative and get some decent gauge metal jubilee clips and fasten a bar of some description - though I'd avoid drilling it.



Awesome. I'm so green (do you even lift, bro?) that I didn't know this caribena attachment exercise gear even existed!
I thought I was going to have to figure out how to bolt new bits to the frame, but this looks great. Thanks for the link!
chaymation

Awesome. I'm so green (do you even lift, bro?) that I didn't know this … Awesome. I'm so green (do you even lift, bro?) that I didn't know this caribena attachment exercise gear even existed!I thought I was going to have to figure out how to bolt new bits to the frame, but this looks great. Thanks for the link!



No worries mate. I spend most of my time changing nappies too these days.

There's loads of stuff you can clip on easily.
Ours has just arrived today, and I like others missed out on the previous deal. Was absolutely guttered, however when it came back on again!! Was on it like a rat up drain pipe!! Can't wait to see their faces once we have "managed" to build it!
Our kids are never off it! (apart from right now when it's hammering down!)
You could make this from scratch in under four hours for about £150. It would be bigger, stronger and last longer. Not for everyone I know but a nice little project in my opinion.
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