Getting on a slide is fun. But when the weather turns cold, kids can’t go out to play even if you have a backyard playground right outside your door. So, why not set up a slide inside their playroom so that your kids can enjoy going up and down the slide all year round? Look for one that is age-appropriate for your kids and they will have a great time with the slide.
Below are a few indoor slides for kids’ playrooms for you to take a look at. Depending on your space and budget, you can get different designs that cater to different age groups.
Little Tikes First Slide
This is as simple as you can get. The Little Tikes First Slide has no fancy trimmings and other features to offer more variety of play. It is a beginner’s slide with 2 steps to the top.
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The slides folds down for storage and portability. The handrails snap into place with little assembly needed. The weight limit for this Little Tikes slide is 50 lbs and the slide is 3 feet long. The minimum recommended age for this slide is 1.5 years up to a maximum of 4 years. It is geared towards toddlers. If you have older kids, one of the best plastic slides to get would be the Little Tikes Easy Store Large Slide which is 5 feet long.
- This indoor slide is cheap. At the time of writing, you can get it for less than $30 when most slides in this category is selling for over $40.
- It is compact and you can fold it to store it away when you need the space.
- Made of plastic, it is sturdy, stable and durable.
- Being an indoor stair slide, it is easier for toddlers to climb and the length is fun for them.
- Some reviews found online mentioned that the handrails don’t lock into place securely and can detach.
- The slide is on the small side and will be quickly outgrown. So, if you have a kid who is big for his age, the slide could be a little narrow for him.
- The plastic does not seem as strong as the more expensive units. To some parents, they feel that it is on the flimsy side.
Take note that the Little Tikes First Slide is an indoor slide for toddlers. Given the price, one cannot expect a high quality unit but it does serve its purpose and can easily withstand the weight of a toddler. Expect it to be outgrown within a year or two, you will be less likely to be disappointed.
Step 2 LLC All-Star Sports Climber
The Step 2 LLC All-Star Sports Climber is also a toddler indoor slide but there is a bit more to it to provide additional fun. Instead of steps to get to the top, there is a climbing ladder to provide a bit more challenge for your kid. The slide is about 35 inches long.
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Other features include a basketball hoop, football toss, soccer target and score keeper. The appropriate accessories are provided and they are an inflatable football, basketball and soccer ball. The manufacturer recommended age for this Step 2 slide is 2 to 6 years.
- With more activities designed into one single unit, a toddler can learn to shoot, toss, climb and kick apart from just going up and down the slide.
- It is pretty lightweight which means you can move it around the house, if needed.
- More activities means more fun overall and your kid can still play the ball games when the slide has lost its thrill.
- Most people find it easy to put the structure together.
- There are complaints online that this Step 2 climber wobbles a little although most people don’t seem to have this same problem.
- Because it is very light, it can get blown over easily if you set it up outdoors.
- The basketball hoop could detach easily, especially if your kid starts pulling and hanging onto it.
Of course, this All-Star Sports Climber will be more expensive than just a simple slide. But you will also be paying for the additional fun factor. It could also be less quickly outgrown with the inclusion of the ball games.
Step 2 Play Up Double Slide Climber
If you have more than 1 young kid at home, the Step 2 Play Up Double Slide Climber would be an ideal slide for the kids. It is like a toddler climbing toy with its more elaborate structure compared to just a simple slide.
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It has a climbing wall on one side and a ladder on the other with hand rails for toddlers to hold on to. The deck is a split-level platform with openings on each level for the different slides. A rotating steering wheel is also included for play on the deck.
The recommended age for this climber is 2 to 6 years. The 2 slides are of different lengths to cater to the different age group better. The shorter one is about 36 inches long while the longer slide measures about 45 inches. The maximum weight limit is 180 lbs.
- With 2 slides, it means more than 1 kid can play at the same time. They don’t have to fight for their turn to go down the slide.
- The deck can offer kids a different kind of play since it can double up as a fort for pretend play. It can’t replace a playhouse but it does come close if your kids don’t have one at home.
- The whole structure is sturdy and safe. The deck is closed up except for where the slides are. This makes it less likely for toddlers to fall out when playing on the deck.
- Although much larger than a simple slide, it is still fairly easy to put together.
- You can set it up outdoors and it holds up well under the sun.
- If you are putting this indoors, you will need a pretty large space with the 2 slides jutting out on both sides. The dimensions of this Step 2 double slide is approximately 61″ (H) x 53″ (W) x 84″ (D).
- Because it is large, it is hard to move it around. You will also have problem fitting it through the door.
- It is expensive and the interest may wear off quickly as your kids grow older.
Given the price of this Step 2 slide and climber, it might only be worth it if you have more than 1 kid to share in the fun or pass down to the younger sibling. After all, slides can quickly lose their excitement as kids grow older and taller. But on the upside, the presence of a closed-up deck offers a place for older kids to hang out and play pretend. So, at the end of the day, you might still get your money’s worth for the overall fun it provides.