things for an adventure playground

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things for an adventure playground

Post by Rat Man » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:29 am

right well, its in the title really. oh, and what sort of things could I 'build'. thanks guys :lol:
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Post by blackraven1975 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:52 am

a rat castle from loads of different sized boxes!
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Post by pidgeon » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:55 pm

Or just leave your carefully sorted bag of charity stuff by the front door, ready to go, let ratties loose, go to make a cuppa, and come back to find chewed up books, nibbled boots and pee'd on clothes. :lol: :lol:
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Post by BasilTheRat » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:02 pm

Argos do these 'value' wine racks which make amazing ratty climbing frames. I have two of them, they are only a fiver each.
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Post by fuschia » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:21 pm

Tubes from the carpet shop :D
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Post by Miss Muffet » Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:07 pm

A plastic washing basket on its side, mine love that!
A big blanket dumped so it forms natural tunnels.
a cat-scratch tower.... on my list.... :D

hope we're gonna get to see pics of the finished article??? :D
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Re: things for an adventure playground

Post by Rat Man » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:12 am

Miss Muffet wrote:A plastic washing basket on its side, mine love that!
A big blanket dumped so it forms natural tunnels.
a cat-scratch tower.... on my list.... :D

hope we're gonna get to see pics of the finished article??? :D
will do. Thanks people keep the ideas a rollin' :lol:
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Post by cpiggott22 » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:33 am

I wrap sisal rope around carpet tubes as a budget scratch post for them to scale....there's a box attached to the top with a load of whole mokey nuts hanging from it. I also made a maze box by putting cardboard dividers and tubes into a larger box (it obviously wasn't big enough or difficult enough though cos they worked it out in seconds :roll: . I also have plans for an indiana jones stylee bridge- take the inside of a roll of foil and put toilet roll insides over it.....voila! As they try to walk across the loo rolls will move around and make it more challenging. The love it when I tape a bunch of boxes in a fort type thing and fill each one with different things (finacard, large polystyrene packing pieces, tissue, newspaper etc etc) and I bought some cheap bungee ropes which I hope to use as a bridge
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Re: things for an adventure playground

Post by MoominLove » Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:06 pm

Go buy anything from Primark, they now use brown paper bags. put it in the cage and "open" the bag. its brill to hide in and even more fun to rip to shreds at 3 am when im trying to sleep. :lol:
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Post by stormsmuggler » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:12 am

MoominLove wrote:Go buy anything from Primark, they now use brown paper bags. put it in the cage and "open" the bag. its brill to hide in and even more fun to rip to shreds at 3 am when im trying to sleep. :lol:
I use my empty horse feeds sacks, they smell really interesting and usually there`s some unusual treat in the very corners, and one of the all time favourites is the boot box where all the wellingtons are kept
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Post by weezy » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:21 pm

how about some rolls of cheap loo paper and just let them unravel it themselves? i let mine free range in the bathroom and they always grab the end of the toilet paper and run off with it, unravelling it all over the place.
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Re: things for an adventure playground

Post by Mcfluff » Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:01 am

Cardboard mail tubes (my lovely sister gets them for me from her work) and cardboard boxes. I cut the tubes into various lengths, and cut holes, of the same diameter as the tubes, in the sides and top of each cardboard box. I can then use the tubes to join the boxes, in a different layout each evening, so they have a bit of variety. Once the cardboard gets wee'd on and vile, I just sling them out and make new ones!
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