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Structures for children to play on or in

bouncy castle

noun

a large plastic structure filled with air, and often in the shape of a castle. Children play on it by jumping up and down, for example at a party or a funfair.

climbing frame

noun

a large structure designed for children to climb on. The American word is jungle gym.

jungle gym

noun

a climbing frame

monkey bars

noun

a structure made of bars and poles that children can play on

paddling pool

noun

a small swimming pool that is not deep, for small children to play in

playhouse

noun

a small house made of plastic or wood for children to play in

rocking horse

noun

a toy horse that has two curved pieces of wood under it, so that a child can sit on it and make it move backwards and forwards

roundabout

noun

a circular structure in a playground that children sit or stand on while it is pushed round

sandbox

noun

a sandpit

sandpit

noun

a large low container that is filled with sand for children to play in

seesaw

noun

a long board for children to play on, balanced on a support in the middle

slide

noun

a structure that children play on by climbing up steps and sliding down a slope on the other side

tree house

noun

a small shelter built in a tree for children to play in

wading pool

noun

a children’s paddling pool

waterslide

noun

a slide for sliding into a swimming pool, especially a slide with water running down it

wendy house

noun

a toy house for children to play in

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