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Cave (shallow wooden)

Cave (shallow wooden)
Brand: Natural Playgrounds Company
Toxicity: child friendly wood preservative
Age Appropriateness: 3-10 years
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This Cave is a phenomenal addition to any Natural or other playground.

It’s shallow, so no one can “hide” in it, and it has a slat “roof” so it’s not dark inside, which helps kids feel very safe and willing to be inside it. Two small kids can easily get inside, where they’ll have endless private conversations sharing secret things!

We also made the top curved, so it is not a standing surface, and therefore does not need a fall zone. However, kids are always on top of these, so if you want this for young kids up to 4 or 5, we recommend a fall zone, but just in the front! And because it’s not a standing surface, you don’t need the typical 6’ fall zone, as your kids are nowhere near that tall!

We find that more and more, children are looking for quiet places, places where they can get away from it all, and the cave offers them the perfect opportunity to do this.

Cave comes fully assembled. It is best to install this in the ground, and into a hill if you have one (or can create one). About 15” goes into the ground, which leaves an opening 57” wide at the bottom, and 36” tall above ground. It’s 2’4” deep.

The Cave is treated with kid-friendly wood preservative, but re-application at minimum 1/year, but preferably 2x/year with kid-friendly preservative will keep the wood from drying out.

Simple installation instructions included.