Little Tikes is a brand we love, and if you visited our house on any given day, you’d spy their logo many times. With favorites like the Deluxe Wooden Kitchen and Laundry Center to the brand new 2-in-1 Garden Cart and Wheelbarrow, our Little Tikes products are always fun, durable, and made for hours of entertainment.
This Spring we really wanted to make our backyard more of a playground for our 3-year old. We wanted something fun, that she could climb on, and use her imagination like crazy.
We found that with the Little Tikes Endless Adventures Rock Climber and Slide!
Here’s the Scoop:
The Endless Adventures® Rock Climber & Slide is an adventurous and versatile climber that grows along with kids and provides multiple configurations and a variety of play patterns.
- Slide height can adjust for younger and older kids
- Large 2 foot tall platform with high safety rails and easy-climb ladder
- Two large climbing walls with separate climbing holds -Easy- climb for younger kids or challenging climb for older kids
- Climb the planks on the castle wall or climb the rocks on the bush wall
- Comes with several separate climbing rocks that can be reconfigured for endless climbing fun
- Three crawl-through tunnels
- Includes a telescope and steering wheel that can be mounted for pretend play
You should have seen the box that it arrived in – it was HUGE (I should have taken a picture). Before we started building, we checked and made sure all the parts were there. I say “we” very liberally here, as my husband did ALL the work (other than taking the parts out of the box). 🙂 All the parts were there, and “we” were ready to go, but since we were building it outside, it did take a few days due to all the crazy Texas weather we had to work around.
It was hard for a certain little girl to wait for Mother Nature to cooperate, but she did. AND, when she played on it for the very first time…….well, she would have stayed outside all day. So much excitement……..running, climbing, pretending. It was so much fun to watch.
It’s called the Endless Adventures Rock Climber and Slide for a reason – endless hours of using her imagination! Sometimes it’s a pirate ship, where she uses both the telescope and steering wheel and pretends to be either Izzy from Jake and the Neverland Pirates or the bad Captain Hook. The steering wheel turns and the telescope can be moved not only side to side, but up and down…..great for bird watching too.
Sometimes she’s Rapunzel locked up in a tower……..and I love how the outside walls have that “castle” look to it with stone detail. This isn’t just for boys, and it’s a great alternative to a traditional playhouse.
The Endless Adventures Rock Climber and Slide is not just about imaginative play…..it also encourages physical activity. With three crawl through tunnels, a slide, and two climbing walls, there’s plenty of opportunity.
One of the biggest selling points – the stairs. Not only are the stairs wide enough for even older kids, but there is something for children to hold onto while they are climbing. You can easily hold onto the “castle” wall……..great for younger toddlers/preschoolers and those who might have any physical limitations.
I absolutely love the colors – they don’t clash with the outdoors at all with their neutral gray, beige, green and more. On top of that, I was extremely impressed that the colors matched what is shown on the Little Tikes website. I’ve made purchases from retailers in the past, where it’s been different, so kuddos to Little Tikes!
The Endless Adventures Rock Climber and Slide is geared towards children ages 2-6…..we’ve got many years of play ahead of us!
My daughter’s only complaint…….that Mommy is too big to really play “on” it. Not sure we can do anything about that. 🙂
I’ve got one happy little girl!
BUY the Endless Adventures Rock Climber and Slide directly from Little Tikes:
+ $35.95 shipping
+ $45 oversize charge ($40 off the usual price of $85)
= $280.94 (Plus Freebie)
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**Also found at select retailers and On Amazon for $279.99 Shipped!
(A complimentary product was provided to conduct this review courtesy of Little Tikes. All statements are the personal and honest opinions of the author)