Swing Set Mulch UK – What are the best products to provide a softer landing for your children?

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Hello again to the Mums and Dads in the UK – this post will take a closer look at various Swing Set Mulch options available to provide a safer and a softer landing for your children when they are playing on their favourite Swing Sets.

Larger Swing Sets have become more and more advanced in recent years and children tend to be more courageous these days taking all sorts of risks on their Swing sets.

One way to help cushion the fall so the impact on their bodies won’t be as stressful is to add a suitable material under the areas where they are most likely to fall. For example under the monkey bars or below the Swing seats or even below a raised tower would be good places to start with and even may be the only places you need to focus on when adding your mulch.

So instead of having the expense of covering the entire area which would cost a lot of money, take a closer look at the most accident prone spots and concentrate on them to make sure they are well cushioned in the event of your child having a nasty fall.

Please be aware also that your price if you decide to buy any of the products recommended here is no way affected as all the prices are exactly as advertised. Also as the majority of the items below are quite large and heavy so ordering them online and getting it delivered to your door has a significant advantage.

This post will outline the following product options:

1, Swing Set Rubber Mulch (Red and Brown)
2, Mulch Bark Chippings
3, Sand options as a Mulch alternative

1. Swing Set Rubber Mulch UK

Swing Set Playground Rubber Mulch 75 Cu.Ft. Pallet Brick Red – from Amazon UK

Latest advertised price range is £972 to £999. To check todays price – view here

Key Features:Swing Set Playground Rubber Mulch 75 Cu.Ft. Pallet-Brick Red 2
– 1 cubic foot is 68.15kg so 75 cubic feet is the same as 5111.25kg
– So price works out on average 19-20p/kg
– Made from recycled rubber
– ASTM safe guide compliance
– Rubber mulch loose filling
– Not recommended for children under 3 years
– Under the brand of Kidwise
– Keeps children’s clothes and footwear clean while playing in poor weather
– Provides overall cleaner playing area when compared to sand / bark
– Splinter free when compared to bark / wood chippings
– Additional UK delivery charge is £4.47
– One bag will cover 300 square feet 3 inches in depth.
– Chocolate brown colour version is available also

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Below are additional pictures which include the Chocolate Brown version – click any to view larger

– To buy the Red Swing Set Rubber Mulch from Amazon UK- click here
– To buy the Chocolate Brown Swing Set Rubber Mulch from Amazon UK- click here

2. Bark Chippings Mulch UK

Large Bulk Dumpy Bag Rolawn Landscape Bark chippings Mulch 310kg – from Amazon UK

Latest advertised price range is £98 to £100. To check todays price – view here

Key Features:Large Bulk Rolawn Bark chipping Mulch 310kg
– Price works out on average 31 – 32p/kg
– Made from mixed conifer wood chips
– Natural product and easy to rake
– Under the brand of Rolawn
– Delivery from Future Build Supplies
– Free UK delivery
– Multi-purpose bark mulch can also be used in other areas of your garden
– Leftovers can be used for flower beds to protect roots in cold weather
– Area coverage of one bag is up to 20 square metres (not feet) and 5cm deep.
– Piece size can vary from 8mm to 40mm
– Delivery will be offloaded with a mini crane (not by hand)

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To prevent grass from growing up through it – a heavy duty cover can be laid down with the Bark Chipping Mulch added over it as outlined in the picture below.

If you would like to check if this price is available today – click on the image

LARGE BULK DUMPY BAG ROLAWN LANDSCAPING BARK CHIPPINGS MULCH 310KG related products

Below are additional images that include both positive and negative comments and the overall rating that you should be aware of. As you can see, the reviews have been quite mixed so if you decide to buy, please make sure you check the stock at delivery time.

To view larger – click the individual image

– To buy a Large Rolawn Landscape Bark chippings Mulch bag from Amazon UK – click here

3. Sand Alternatives to Mulch

1, Westland Horticultural Sand 20kg Bag – from Amazon UKWestland Horticultural Sand 20kg Bag 3

Latest advertised price range is £11 to £12 per bag. To check todays price – view here

Key features:
– Price works out on average 57 – 58p/kg
– Standard horticultural sand
– Express delivery available
– Reviews are quite good and positive
– Not as clean as the options outlined above
– Can be placed under accident prone areas

– To buy the Westland Horticultural Sand 20kg Bag from Amazon UK – click here.

2, Children’s Play pit Sand 22kg Bag – from Amazon UK Children Playpit Sand 22kg Bag

Latest advertised price range is £10.99 to £11.99 per bag. To check todays price – view here

Key Features:
– Price works out on average 50p/kg
– 22 kg bag
– Free UK delivery
– UK mainland only
– Doesn’t cause any stains
– Can be used for Play pits as well as providing a soft landing

– To buy the Children’s Play pit Sand 22kg Bag from Amazon UK – click here

3, Education play sand 12kg bag – from Amazon UKEducation play sand, 12kg bag

Latest advertised price range is £9.50 to £10 per bag. To check todays price – view here

Key features:
– Price works out at 79 – 80p/kg
– Free UK delivery
– UK mainland only
– Again can be placed in areas where falls are likely to occur.

– To buy the Education play sand 12kg bag from Amazon UK – click here

So when comparing prices, be aware of the volume you are getting and the price per kg.To recap – the  Rubber Mulch is around the 19 – 20p/kg mark, the bark is around the 31 – 32p/kg region and the Sand can vary from 50 – 80p/kg.

If you need assistance with digging tools or assembly tools, feel free to view the mini maintenance store and mini assembly store set up on this website also.

Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your visit and I would like to wish you and your children all the best for a safe and happy life long Swing set experience.

Kind Regards

Ryan.