What playground equipment from your childhood would kids love today?
By Starts at 60 WritersIn ConversationsOn Friday 24th Nov, 2017

What playground equipment from your childhood would kids love today?

What playground equipment would you like to see make a comeback.

Have you been to a kids playground recently? Everything is made from plastic and covered with soft materials to prevent injuries.

When we were kids we approached the playground with daredevil enthusiasm—ready run, jump and fall off the equipment, some of which, now we look back was downright dangerous. Which was no doubt why so many of us wore casts as a badge of honour!

Now the concrete and blacktop foundations have been replaced with sand or woodchips and metal and wooden structures have been replaced by springy, plastic surfaces. 

What piece of playground equipment did you love the most? Do you think kids today are missing out on some fun items? Comment below with your favourite playground memories—broken bones, sprained fingers and all! 

Did you play on any of these?

1. Merry-Go-Round

2. See-Saws

3. Metal Slides

4. Witch’s Hat

5. Metal or Wooden Swings

6. Giant Stride

7. Metal Horizontal Ladder/Monkey Bars

8. Geodesic Dome

9. Tetherball

10. Still Rings

11. Animal Springers

Have we forgotten any playground fun of years past? Let us know in the comments below!

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