There is nothing more exciting to kids than a playground Fort, and ours is meant to be installed on flat ground or embedded into a hill (or mountain :)
This playground Fort is about 22” deep from the top of the posts and walls down to the ground, but it is very, very easy to make this Fort less deep! (see instructions).
Big kids can crawl out of it as is, but small kids can, too. However, if you want to help the smaller kids get out even more easily, follow the simple instructions to make the walls shorter, or to keep it challenging and add more learning/discovery opportunities, buy two or more of our stepping stumps, like 8”, 10”, and 12” high ones to make steps inside the fort (or do both!)
Once the Fort’s in place, you can add a tall post with a flag on it to make the experience more imaginary.
Our octagonal Forts are either 8’ or ~11’ across measured from flat side to opposite flat side.
If embedded into the ground, this playground Fort is essentially in a hole, so it should probably be drained, but that’s easy to do, especially if you’re building a hill around it (again, see the instructions)!