Play Set Review: Lion’s Den by Childlife
Recreation Unlimited has 2 styles of playsets; the playhouse style and the angled base style. The Lion’s Den is the entry-level angled base playset in size and price, but offers plenty of the exciting features of the larger playsets to stretch a child’s imagination.It is manufactured by ChildLife Playsets, let me share a little bit of history on ChildLife. ChildLife was established in 1945 by a world war II veteran, who wanted to find an alternative to heavy wooden swings for his daughters. His solution was a soft, flexible seat, made of conveyer belt material which he hung from a cedar frame. The premium wooden playset industry was born.By the 1960’s, ChildLife had earned a world-class reputation for outstanding quality and safety in swing sets, while bringing fun to families in all 50 states and around the globe!
ChildLife features a Safari series of playsets, the Lion’s Den is proudly featured in that lineup. This angled base playset incorporates a unique design that creates plenty of open space under the deck. The featured 5’ deck height and the roomier space underneath makes it possible to have the 360° tire swing, a sure hit with the kids!
The angled base ladders on the design work well with a rock wall, giving children access to the upper deck space. On the opposite side of the deck, it features a dual climbing ladder for access, half of the climbing ladder is steps, the other rungs. The Lion’s Den also features powder-coated steel safety handles. A rope ladder is an additional feature that can be swapped in on either side of the playset.
There are many ways to customize your Lion’s Den playset if you choose. The roof comes in a green or red & yellow tarp. For an extra charge, a wood roof is also available. A 10’ wave slide is standard on the Lion’s Den, it comes in two colors; yellow and green. It is also notable to mention that the green slide, when put in direct sunlight, will get much hotter than the yellow.
Besides the options discussed above, there are also many choices in swings, gliders, and small items, such as binoculars, bells, spotlights, etc. Every feature available with a Childlife playset is designed for safety and quality, and additionally meets ASTM requirements for quality and safety. Recessed and capped hardware, dacromet coated hardware to prevent rust, and non-toxic water-based stain/sealant which protects the set. The wood is also covered with a lifetime warranty, a big bonus in purchasing a playset.
The Lion’s Den playset can be designed with a wide array of options and features at a great price point. For these reasons and more, it has been a bestseller for years in our showroom.