children playing in sandpit

Unleash the Magic: Imaginative Play Ideas for Kids [6 ideas]

Children love imaginative play, and whether indoors or outside, there are countless opportunities to incorporate magical and creative ideas into their playtime. Whether you’re planning a special occasion or simply looking for ways to engage your little ones, these imaginative play ideas will inspire their creativity and provide hours of entertainment.

1) Pirate Play Adventure

Ahoy, little adventurers! Embark on a thrilling pirate voyage with this imaginative play idea that will transport your children to the high seas. Whether it’s a rainy day or a sunny afternoon, this playtime adventure is sure to ignite their imagination and keep them busy all day long.

To begin, gather some basic materials to create a pirate ship setting. Use chairs, blankets, and pillows to construct a makeshift ship in your living room or backyard. Encourage your little ones to dress up as sea-travelling pirates with pirate hats or bandanas and cardboard swords. Now, it’s time to set sail!

Encourage your kids to create a treasure map by drawing a simple route with landmarks around your home or backyard. You can even hide small treasures or treats along the way for your valiant voyagers to keep the excitement building.

As they navigate the imaginary sea, encourage them to engage in role playing and storytelling. Let their creativity soar as they encounter storms, sea monsters, and friendly sea creatures along their journey.

This imaginative play idea not only promotes creativity and storytelling skills but also encourages teamwork and problem-solving as they work together to navigate their pirate adventure. So, set sail with your little pirates and let their imaginations run wild on the high seas!

kids in play tent

2) Tea Party Water Play

Make a splash with tea party water play to unleash your little one’s imagination.

Set up a water activity table with teapots, teacups and teabags. Children can pour the water into the cups and have a pretend tea party. You can enhance the sensory play by adding other elements, such as flower petals, food colouring or bubbles, to the water for a royal sensory tea party like no other.

Sensory play can help your little ones develop their fine and gross motor skills as they hold teacups, pour from teapots and pass plates to their friends as they play.

children playing with water table

3) Castle Building Competition

Building blocks are an excellent way to encourage imaginative play, and a castle-building competition is a perfect imaginative game for kids.

Select one child to be the judge and divide the rest into teams. Give each team a set of building blocks and thirty minutes to make their most imaginative castle design come to life. Encourage children to work together in groups to create the most impressive castle.

Children can bring their architectural creations to life and let their imaginations run free with this task by adding details like moats, drawbridges, and turrets. The sky’s the limit!

Once the time is up, the judge can choose their favourite castle based on design, features, and fun!

Another way to carry out this building competition is to replace building blocks with cardboard boxes and other recyclable materials. With cardboard boxes, there’s even the option to decorate and paint the castle to add flair to the finished design!

This activity promotes active social play and the development of key skills such as turn-taking, team building and creativity, so everyone’s a winner!

building blocks

4) Dressing Up Fun

Dressing up is an imaginative way for your little ones to engage in pretend play and explore different costumes and attire, from dragons to doctors or superheroes to chefs. The possibilities are endless! You could even incorporate sensory elements into the fancy dress by adding fabrics with different textures, such as silk or velvet.

Dress-up play offers a multitude of benefits for children’s development and well-being. It’s not just about putting on costumes and pretending to be someone else; it’s a gateway to imagination and creativity. When children dress up as different characters, they embark on a journey of self-expression, boosting their confidence and nurturing their creativity.

Children develop essential social skills through fancy dress play as they interact with others in character. They learn to cooperate, share, and take turns, fostering positive relationships and empathy. Additionally, dressing up encourages language development and communication skills as children engage in storytelling and role playing, expanding their vocabulary and ability to express themselves.

Overall, it’s a powerful tool for holistic development, allowing children to explore, imagine, and grow.

child on a swing

5) Backyard Banquet

Orders up! A mud pie kitchen is a great way to incorporate sensory play into imaginative backyard play, whatever the season.  

Plum Discovery Mud Pie Kitchens are perfect for preparing a backyard banquet. The kit includes bowls for foraging, utensils for stirring, and an easy-cleaning painting screen to draw up the menu.

Little ones can mix and mould mud and water to create their own mud pies and pretend to be chefs in a busy kitchen. You can also add some natural ingredients to the mud pies, such as herbs or flowers, to make them more lavish for the special occasion. Children can use their imagination to create their own mud pie recipes and serve them to their guests.

mud pie kitchen

6) Space Explorers

3, 2, 1… Blast off! Take your children on an intergalactic journey with this imaginative play idea that will transport them to the far reaches of outer space. Get ready to explore distant planets and experience the wonders of the cosmos right from the comfort of your own home.

Start by transforming a room into a spaceship. Use blankets, chairs, and cardboard boxes to create a spacecraft command centre. You could even provide your little space explorers with astronaut costumes, complete with helmets and backpacks filled with essentials for their mission.

Set the stage by playing space-themed music and turn off the lights to create a starry atmosphere. Use glow-in-the-dark stickers or paper cut-outs to decorate the room with planets and stars.

Next, guide your children through a series of space missions. They can embark on an expedition to Mars, search for new galaxies, or even encounter friendly space creatures. Encourage them to use their imagination to describe what they see and communicate with mission control (you) throughout their space exploration.

To enhance the experience, they could build their own rocket ships using recycled materials; the sky’s the limit!

child reading space book

Imaginative play is a fantastic way to inspire children’s creativity and let them use their imagination. From pirate play to backyard banquets, there are plenty of activities that will ignite your little one’s imagination and provide hours of entertainment.

These imaginative play ideas for preschoolers and older children are bound to spark imaginations, and they’re also great for developing sensory skills, promoting socialisation, and encouraging role play. So next time you’re planning a party or looking for some play ideas for kids, consider incorporating some of these imaginative play ideas for an unforgettable experience that’s sure to be a winner with the kids.

If you try out any of these ideas, share your adventures with us @PlumPlayAus #lifeatplay

Plum Play Founders

Celebrating 35 Years of Healthy Active Play and Giving Parents Peace of Mind

As we celebrate our 35th year of bringing families together through healthy active play and creating childhoods filled with fun memories that will last a lifetime, we’re taking a look back at our beginnings and what makes Plum Play so unique…

Our Story

Becoming the active play specialists

After raising three children themselves while starting Plum® 35 years ago, founders Jonathan and Diane Schaffer know how important it is to give your little ones the freedom to play in a stimulating outdoor space at home.

When Paul was young, he began working for his family’s business whilst attending school. He was involved in various tasks, such as customer service, organising spare parts, and packing brochures. After Studying in Sydney, Australia, he began his own career. However, Paul had ambitions to return to Plum and in 2015, he returned and since 2019, has been managing the company, heading up the helm as our top play enthusiast! Through his help, the company has grown to become a successful global brand.

Plum Play founders
This little boy is now our Managing Director, Paul Schaffer.

What Makes Plum Play Different?

Plum Play is no average toy company. We’re a sustainable toy company who are passionate about making play as fun and safe as possible. From ensuring our products are kind to the planet, to creating imaginative toys kids will love for years to come. Read on to learn more about our values and what makes us so special…

35 Years of Family First Values

We have 35 years of experience and understand the importance of putting families first. So, we ensure that family first values are in everything we do. We’re committed to creating play opportunities for families to spend quality time together by creating play equipment that is high-quality, affordable and enjoyed by families around the globe.

Plum Play Tamarin

Inspiring Young Minds

We have a passion for inspiring young minds by:

🌟Letting kids rediscover the magical world around them by developing play equipment, like our Forest School-inspired Plum Discovery® collection, which combines the delights of nature, play and learning.

👏Building kids’ self-confidence and physical skills through healthy active play.

🔎Nurturing curiosity and creativity by developing toys which engage the senses, encourage messy play and appeal to children’s naturally inquisitive side, so they build their interests.

🤸Creating a world that is rich in play possibilities with a variety of outdoor toys from My First to Junior and beyond, there’s a Plum Play possibility for every child (and adult too).

🤾Giving children the freedom of play through our range of innovative outdoor toys, there’s the ultimate freedom to spark little ones’ imaginations through a variety of play.

‘Young minds work in mysterious but wonderful ways. At Plum Play, we’re all about creating the tools to let their imaginations run wild.’ – Founders Jonathan and Diane Schaffer.

Plum Play yard swing set

Plum Play Looking After the Planet

At Plum Play we have a sustainable play vision. We are committed to being kind and friendly to the planet because we want to ensure the earth is a better place for our children to enjoy as they grow up.  

Our commitment to being kind to the environment goes back to our beginnings 35 years ago. We made sure that our wood was of the highest quality and produced from sustainable forestry operations to create attainable sustainable wooden toys.

All our outdoor toys are sustainably sourced, planet friendly toys, as they are made from FSC®-certified wood, which means that we support the responsible management of the world’s forests. We are proud to have been FSC®-certified since FSC® was begun in 1994.

Plum Play Sustainable Vision

Ensuring a Safe Playtime for All

We have a safety conscious design process, and each of our products is tested to the highest safety standards, and for that all important fun factor!

Springsafe® Trampolines

springs and frame of the trampoline. This ensures that Plum Springsafe Trampolines are the smartest and safest choice for family fun and healthy active play.

Outdoor Wooden Toys

All our outdoor wooden play equipment is treated with a non-toxic formula to ensure these products are as strong and as safe as possible, prolonging the products’ life and ensuring a safe playtime for all.

Plum Play Lookout Tower

Built to Last

We know that healthy active play is important for children as they grow. So that’s why we make premium play equipment that is built to last for years to come.

Since durable play equipment should last for years, all our products come with warranty periods, which ensures your playtime is protected for longer, and you can have peace of mind that the play equipment is safe, high-quality and built to last.

Plum Play Trampoline

At Plum Play, we believe in fun for the whole family. The joy of play brings families together and creates memories that will last for a lifetime. Share your Plum Play memories with us @plumplayaus.

Plum Play Tamarin

Kids playing in tent

The Benefits of Random Acts of Kindness for Families

What is Random Acts of Kindness Day?

17th February 2023 marks Random Acts of Kindness Day. It is now a day celebrated worldwide to encourage people to be kind to one another and undertake random acts of kindness. It was a movement that originated in New Zealand through the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, which believes in the positive power of kindness.

Being kind is excellent for the person receiving the act of kindness, but it also can make the person giving the kindness feel positive and happy. So Random Acts of Kindness Day is a way to spread positivity and joy by doing something nice for those around you.

Children Playing on Plum Play Discovery Woodland Treehouse Cubby

Why is it Important to Teach Children About Random Acts of Kindness?

Teaching children about Random Acts of Kindness Day is a great way to open conversations around feelings and well-being. It can encourage kids to realise the power of their actions and help them develop social skills, such as empathy, tolerance, and self-awareness.

Teaching children about the positive power of kindness can empower them to be kind and shape the world in the way they want.

Teaching children some simple random acts of kindness that they can do for someone is a great way to get kids involved in the day and help them learn about kindness and compassion toward others.

Kindness and love artwork

What Are Some Tips for Teaching Kids About Random Acts of Kindness?

1) Show them how

When it comes to learning about life, you are a role model for your kids. So, teach them how to be kind by being kind yourself. They will see this and want to copy your positive behaviour.

2) Play and learn

Playing is a great way to teach kids about random acts of kindness. Through play, kids need to respect each other, take turns, act with integrity, and have the courage to climb and explore. All these aspects of play encourage kids to be kind. Next time they go out to play, be sure you acknowledge when they are being kind.

3) Kindness story time

Reading a children’s book about kindness is a great way to teach kids about acts of kindness. These books don’t just have to be about being kind to others. Books about self-confidence, being kind to themselves or the environment and looking after the planet also demonstrate acts of kindness. Get your kids to think broadly about caring and empathy; this will be the best way to teach them about kindness overall.

4) Don’t expect anything in return

Many aspects can make a person kind; acting honestly, being patient and considering others’ feelings are just a few. However, the most important thing to teach your kids is that you don’t act kindly to get something in return. You do it because it is the right thing to do.

5) Keep being kind everyday

Although Random Acts of Kindness Day is a special day to help promote the power of being kind, being kind isn’t a once-a-year thing! Remind your children that to really be kind, you must try to be caring everyday, as that is the best way to be kind.

Kids playing on Plum Play Lookout Tower with Swings

What Can Parents Do to Encourage Random Acts of Kindness in the Home?

As a parent, there are some easy things that you can do to encourage random acts of kindness at home.

One of the best ways to do this is by demonstrating kindness daily, as kids will notice this and wan to follow suit. So, let them see you being kind to others. For example, when you hold the door for someone in the café or help your neighbour carry out an errand.

It’s also super important to acknowledge when your kids are kind to someone and let them know why that was kind. You don’t need to reward them, but just recognise that what they did was nice and the reason behind it. This will help to encourage random acts of kindness.

Another way to promote kindness at home is to give your kids responsibilities. This will help them to learn to be reliable and do what is expected to support others. For example, if you have a family pet, giving your kids the responsibility to feed your pet in the mornings helps them to learn responsibility and compassion towards others.

A creative way to teach your children about kindness at home would be to ask them to draw a picture of your family acting kind. Then chat with your little ones about what they have drawn and identify the act of kindness in their image. This will help them identify acts of kindness and remind them how they can be kind at home.

Family and kindness go hand in hand. Teaching kids to be respectful and treating people and places in a thoughtful way will naturally encourage them to be kind at home. For example, packing their toys away when they have finished playing so that they treat their home environment with care or sharing toys with siblings and turn-taking during a family game also shows respect and can encourage kindness.

Plum Play Teepee Hideaway Cubby

How Can You Celebrate This Day with Your Kids?

A fun way to celebrate Random Acts of kindness day with your kids would be to write and leave kindness notes for each other around the house and yard. These notes will surely bring a smile to your face as you go about your day!

You could celebrate this day by baking a cake together and sharing the washing up duties. This is sure to be a tasty way to mark the day and remind your kids that sharing tasks (and treats!) is a great way to be kind.

Kid with heart craft

Do your kids have a favourite way to show kindness, or perhaps you have your own way of celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day? Be sure to let us know @PlumPlayAus #LifeAtPlay.

Plum Play Christmas Gift Ideas 2022

The end of the year is in sight, and the festive spirit is in the air, so this is the perfect time to start planning Christmas ideas and gifts to spread the Christmas magic from presents to playtime!

Plum Play recognise that every child is unique in their interests and abilities. So, we have created a handy gift guide to help you find the best outdoor and pretend play toys to surprise your kids with this Christmas to suit every personality and budget, plus some great Christmas gifts for the grown-ups, too!

child looking at christmas tree

Super for Junior Jumpers

Junior Jumpers are little ones full of energy and will love a trampoline to bounce away the day and bounce off all that energy through healthy, active play.

There’s a Plum Play Trampoline for everyone, from 18+ months to big kids. A Plum Play trampoline is a present that is sure to put a smile on your child’s face this year.

child jumping on plum play trampoline

Jump with the Trolls!

Your toddler can jump into a Trolls world of adventure with Poppy, Branch and Barb on the 4.5ft Trolls Junior Trampoline with Sounds.

The bouncing mat on this trampoline makes six different fun Trolls sounds. As your child bounces and plays, they can jump with the Trolls and activate the sounds they will recognise from the movies. The sound box is battery-powered and easy to install. The trampoline is made from durable materials and has a galvanised steel frame for weather protection.

plum 4.5ft junior jumper trolls trampoline

Ideal for Ambitious Adventurers

For kids that love adventure, we have epic climbing frames that will help nurture their curiosity and bring out the independent explorer in them.

Adventure play will build your child’s confidence as they push their boundaries to new heights and develop new skills. With climbing frames for 18 months + we have something for all families this Christmas.

My first climb!

If you’re looking for gift ideas for preschoolers, little ones will love the My First Wooden Playcentre with its mini rock wall and secret den. It is a great wooden climbing frame to create magic first time moments for you and your toddler, making hours of laughter and play all the way to their brave first climb.

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For kids that love to climb!

Older kids can explore the Wooden Lookout Tower Playcentre with Monkey Bars, which has exciting elements for 3+ year-olds. The climbing frame includes a ladder leading up to the tower and a rock wall with hand and foot grips and monkey bars. An 8ft wave slide will take them down, and they can hide in the ball pit below deck.

plum wooden lookout tower

A perfect gift for kids this Christmas would also be the Plum Tamarin Wooden Climbing Frame which contains all of the features that your children will need to spend hours monkeying around. Two swings for double the fun, a wooden ladder leading to a play deck and a wave slide. This wooden climbing frame is perfect for encouraging agile and active play and will help your children burn off all their energy!

plum tamarin playcentre

Check out our range of Climbing Frames for your Ambitious Adventurer here.

For the Cool Kids

Keep the kids cool this Christmas with the Premium Metal Double Swing and Glider with Mist.

This swing set has a unique water feature that hooks up to your water pipe for outdoor water fun, with two swings for twice the enjoyment and a glider, so even more friends and family can join in the fun.

The frame is larger than standard swing sets. The extra height means a bigger swing, perfect for keeping children active even on the hottest days.

plum premium metal double swing and glider with mist

Fab for All the Family

Play isn’t just for the kids! This Christmas, there’s fun for all the family with the Space Zone II Trampoline.

This trampoline is perfect for aspiring gymnasts; with Springsafe technology separating the jumper from the springs whilst maximising jumping, it’s sure to give the best bounce. The trampoline frame is also protected against rust, and the unique Tramp Klamp bracket secures the leg and frame joint, adding extra stability and more opportunities to push the bouncing boundaries!

It also comes in a range of sizes, up to 14ft (with a free trampoline accessory kit when you buy a Space Zone Trampoline and use code: FREEKIT) and supports up to 125kg, so you can hop to it and get a gift ticked off the list that the whole family will love!

plum space zone II Trampoline

Garden Explorers Will Love

Garden explorers enjoy digging and planting. They like to forage and find and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, pop on their wellies and go on a garden expedition.

Garden explorers will enjoy play equipment from the Discovery Collection. The collection inspires a love for nature and engages children in STEAM education in the early stages of childhood. 

Explore the Discovery Collection here.

Plum Discovery Collection

Great for Nature-lovers

Nature-lovers are naturally curious about the outdoors. They want to jump in muddy puddles, help plant the veg patch and hunt for minibeasts in the garden. We think kids who love nature will be at home in the Plum Discovery Woodland Treehouse.

The Plum Discovery Woodland Treehouse allows little ones to climb, slide and discover adventure and messy play. Little ones can interact with nature as they discover wildlife hiding in the garden, engage in active play, and keep a lookout from the playcentre as the seasons change. 

The Woodland Treehouse includes a built-in potted garden, create and paint easel and bamboo chimes to help develop little ones’ love of nature and add sensory elements to play.

For Alfresco Festive Picnics and Play

Kids can enjoy festive treats alfresco-style with the Surfside Wooden Sand and Picnic Table.

This innovative table provides the perfect place for little ones to sit and enjoy snack time in the fresh air. Then, when snack time is over, the tabletop can be easily removed to reveal the sand and water trays, so your kids can enjoy hours of sand and water play.

Encourage creative play. Will they dig for buried treasure, go on a deep-sea adventure or build sandcastles? This table is so versatile that kids can let their imaginations run wild and immerse themselves in sensory play.

Plum Surfside Wooden Picnic Tablle

On a Budget

You don’t have to spend lots to give your kids a Christmas they will remember. We have lots of great deals on a variety of fun play products this year, from Trolls to trampolines, swing sets to see-saws. Check out our magical Christmas deals here.

We hope this children’s Christmas present ideas guide has given you some fun present suggestions for your kids this Christmas. With something for everyone, Plum Play is a high-quality, safe and ethically manufactured choice to top your kid’s Christmas list this year.

5 family activities that will improve health and wellbeing at home

Family life around the world rapidly changed in 2020. With the impact of Covid, families are finding new ways to get through lock downs, juggling homeschooling and full-time jobs. To help overcome these changes, many of us have focused on finding health and well-being in a time of uncertainty. Parents are now seeking the right tools to support their children and to create a rounded home environment that includes a winning combination of learning, safe playtime and relaxation.

With this in mind, here are 5 activities you can incorporate into your daily plans to encourage more feelings of well-being in your family life.

1. Eat Meals Together

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Sitting down together at meal times without distractions is a great way for your family to catch up about the day. This environment helps your little ones get things off their chest as the group listens and offers advice. This can also be a great environment for both parents and children to unwind and relax into the evening.

Here is what the experts say…

‘Regular mealtimes which are shared provide a sense of rhythm and regularity in lives. They offer a sense of containment and familiarity, and can evoke deep feelings of contentment and security. Humans need structure and routine.’

-Mental Health Foundation 2021

2. Help Others

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We all know that helping others feels good, but during these times it can feel more difficult due to social distancing and being advised to stay home, however there are still lots of ways you can lend a helping hand. Why not offer to do an elderly neighbours shopping or on your daily exercise you and your little ones could do some litter picking in the local community.

How does volunteering impact on our well-being?

‘Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. An act of kindness can boost feelings of confidence, being in control, happiness and optimism.’ -Mental Health Foundation 2021

3. Hold on to Family Memories

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Family memories are a part of our identity and help children to understand more about who they are and why they are here. Telling stories from the past and sharing photos with our families gives us a great sense of wellbeing. The stories you tell can be happy, informative and interesting; these stories help the past live on into the future.

What are the benefits of sharing family memories?

‘They can increase well-being, reduce anxiety and depression, reinforce feelings of closeness among family members, and build resilience for navigating life’s normal ups and downs.’

-Frances Lefkowitz 2013

4. Get Active As A Family

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Getting active as a family does not have to involve relentless workouts or mountain climbing; a trip to the park or a little boogie to your favourite playlist is still getting active and let’s face it… a lot more fun! Take the pressure off of yourself to become a personal trainer or class instructor (parenting and teaching are enough!). Getting active as a family can be fun and a great way to get little ones outdoors.

How is being more active as a family good for your health and well-being?

‘Physical activity keeps the body strong and healthy and can improve mental health by decreasing symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain and loneliness. Physical activity can also improve focus, school performance, sleep and energy levels.’

-About Kids Health 2020

5. Create Positive Relationships

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We often tell little ones to treat others the way you would like to be treat. Maintaining positive friendships with family and friends helps your children to grow in confidence and self-esteem. Maintaining positive relationships is difficult, especially as we get older. Sharing the challenges of friendships with children helps them learn problem solving skills, which will help them throughout their lives.

How do positive relationships effect our well-being?

‘The benefits of social connections and good mental health are numerous. Proven links include lower rates of anxiety and depression, higher self-esteem, greater empathy, and more trusting and cooperative relationships.’

-Better Health 2017

We put these few suggestions together, like volunteering or family meal times to inspire your family on their health and well-being journey. It is important to remember this is a challenging time for families; not every day will go smoothly. You won’t be able to get outside or get everyone around the dinner table every day. We just wanted to give you a little bit of inspiration, so that if you do have time one of the days you can do a small activity.

Our Plum outdoor toys and Discovery range has been developed with family well-being at its heart. Our collection encourages learning through play in your backyard (ideal for homeschooling). Encourage your little ones to get into the fresh air for hours of fun, helping them to burn off some energy and enjoy some screen free play.

Plum Play 2020 Christmas Gift Guide

This year outdoor spaces have become more valuable than ever before, making outdoor toys this year’s must-have products. We have put together our own gift guide, to help you find the best outdoor toys to surprise your little ones with this Christmas.

Gifts for 12+ Months

Our Little Plum picks will create a magical first Christmas for you and your baby, from their very first swing, creating hours of laughter and play all the way to their brave first climb. Watch your child grown and develop through active play, with our specialised items, perfect for outdoor adventures.

Gifts for 3+ Years

As your little ones grow more and more energetic than ever before, we have selected four of our favourite products for your inquisitive adventurer, that will inspire their imagination and put their increasing energy into hours of playtime.

Combining sand, water and storage with outdoor eating and drawing, what could be better for social play with a friend.

The Plum® Tamarin Wooden Swing Set will inspire hours of outdoor fun and active play. For a little fun and adventure, the Plum® Tamarin Natural Wood Swing Set is the perfect play platform. Swing to the sky and swoop down the slide!

Gifts for 6+ Years

At 6+ years your child is an independent explorer. They want to create their own world and set out on new adventures each day. Adventure play will build your little ones confidence as they push their boundaries and reach new heights while developing new skills.

The Plum® Free Standing Wooden Monkey Bars are perfect for monkeying around. Watch as they burn off energy and conquer swinging across from bar to bar.

Plum’s Space Zone Trampolines with Spring Safe® technology promise an even safer, springier bounce. These trampolines are perfect for the whole family, and built for long-lasting outdoor fun!

Bring the trampoline park to your own backyard

The ultimate fun for the whole family imagine their faces when they wake up and see the Plum Freebound Bowl Trampoline® in the backyard!

Trampoline fun with Zara’s Play Tribe

We just love Zaras amazing play ideas and her creative ways to use her new Plum 8ft Trampoline are no exception. Check out her latest blog post below:

Ok, so we love the trampoline but why? Encouraging Aidan and Evie to use their gorgeous energy in a positive way is HARD, especially when we are stuck at home. Have the trampoline as a crazy zone outlet is just perfect for the moments when they need to bounce off the walls…because they literally can!

Physical exercise is not only something my kids love it is a necessity! Did you know the Australian Department of Health states ‘ Preschoolers (aged 3 – 5 years) should spend at least 180 minutes a day in a variety of physical activities, of which 60 minutes is energetic play such as running, jumping and kicking and throwing, spread throughout the day.’


Stuck for ways to play on your trampoline?

Here are just a few that will not only inspire your active children but will make them laugh too! I use a lot of these, especially in the cooler months as it encourages the kids to move outside and keep their bodies moving!


You can do this with 1 balloon or 20, it really doesn’t matter! The way the balloons jump, bounce and float within the trampolines safety enclosure is just so much fun! Throw them to friends, try and jump on them, whatever you feel like!


Although this balloon was very hard to pop, I recommend doing it on a warm day! This is a 90cm latex balloon from our local party store. I filled it with water, tied the top and let the kids at it. It ended up taking 3 hours for this one to pop, that is three hours full of jumping, crashing and giggling. This also works with standard balloons but of course you can’t fill them with quite this much water. Check it out


Have you ever tried drawing on your trampoline with chalk? The colours are SO vibrant! Draw some shapes, jump on the shapes until they disappear and then start again. If it is a warm day, grab the hose once you have finished and get the kids to clean the trampoline!


Too cold to go outside? Take your doona and some pillows and make a warm and cosy trampoline bed. Don’t forget some books and maybe even a nice warm cuppa! Be warned though, there is a high possibility this will turn into a game of ‘No more monkeys jumping on the bed’.

SPRINKLER TRAMPOLINE The perfect summer game, those days when it is too hot to run around but there is still lots of energy trapped inside us! Pop a sprinkler under your trampoline and GO!

For even more fun play ideas be sure to check out Zara’s Instagram @zaras_play_tribe

Mum Central: Our Real Mum’s review of the Plum Freebound Bowl Trampoline

We are so excited to have received another glowing product review from Belinda Jennings, Founder of Mum Central – the go to hub for Australian Mums with real stories from real women.

“The one thing I loved most about the Plum Freebound Bowl Trampoline compared to other traditional trampolines was the whole new dynamic it brought to outside play.  Not only do you have your traditional flatbed trampoline, but the curved ‘track’ transforms into bouncing heaven! It’s safe, secure and my kids were blown away.”

“My kids have had a few trampolines growing up but the Plum Freebound Bowl Trampoline has definitely exceeded all our expectations. My boys could easily do flips, perform tricks and get some crazy air with minimal effort.”

The Plum Bowl Trampoline
“I really found it easy to get the hang of the angled net, and was actually really surprised at how quickly I could learn to do a front flip.” – James, 11
The Plum Bowl Trampoline

So let them bounce off the walls and discover the difference a Plum BOWL trampoline can make.

Colours By Plum

Welcome to the perfect place for picnics, parties and social playtime! The Colours by Plum® range will transform your garden and create an imaginative fun role play environment; immersing little ones in the outdoors!

Made from sturdy FSC® certified timber, and finished with a unique teal colour, our latest range of outdoor products are a must have. View the latest range and images from the campaign.

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Mum Central Trampoline Review

Bounce into Summer Fun with a Plum® Premium Magnitude!

We are very honoured to have received a glowing product review from Belinda Jennings, Founder of Mum Central – the go to hub for Australian Mums with real stories from real women.

Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, Belinda’s family live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Belinda is committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood and we LOVE that Mum Central provides a “no plastic fantastic and gossip” zone, a place for safe and authentic conversations with Mums of all walks of life!

When asked to provide one of our Plum Springsafe® trampoline models for Belinda to trial, we jumped at the chance!

Mum Central Video Review: Plum® Springsafe® Premium Magnitude Trampoline

Product Assembly: Watch the full build in under 4 minutes!

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