Big Backyard by Solowave® 'Westchester' Playcentre
Specifications & Warranty
Ratings & Reviews
The Big Backyard by Solowave® 'Westchester' Playcentre provides a fun place for kids to play or just hang-out, so it's ideal for children of various age groups. It provides loads to do so you never have to worry what your kids are up to!
1 or 2-seat gliding swing, two belt swings with soft-touch rope and plastic high-rail wave slide
Table with seating for 2; rockwall climber in rear with multi-coloured rocks
Club house has 48" H deck and a vinyl reinforced chalk wall with lettering. Monkey bar with ladder access from club house platform or side rungs
Roomy sandbox is 36 x 47" (sand not included). Monkey bar with climbing ladder
Rated 3 out of
Brace yourself...First, we opened the boxes, set out the pieces and figured out each piece and wrote the corresponding number on it or on the bag of hardware. That went well but really, is there any reason that these pieces could not be stamped with the number? As far as assembly, well forget about 8-10 hours. I am not a builder so it would have been helpful for the pieces to be labelled top and bottom, inside/outside, back/front or left/right. I took apart so many things that I had done when I got about three more steps in. Very frustrating! I thought it was just me but when my son in law came to help, he did two parts and he did them both backwards too!
As far as quality, we had some minor cracks in a couple of boards. I was disappointed to see that the roof, starburst gable and chalkboard were all vinyl. Those are very difficult to screw on! Also, the monkey bars are three dowels across and only one to step up on. There should at least be two there. I will likely screw in a 2x4 piece as the kids are way too short to reach otherwise.
I would recommend it with caution. Have lots of help. Also, it would be nice to know the recommended open space to have before you purchase. I had lots but unfortunately, I had to move it over because of gas lines for the spiking. As a result, it's pretty tight to the back gate.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 4 out of
Great SetSome of the instructions were a bit confusing and a few pieces weren't labeled, but it was pretty easy to figure out what went where. It took me about 8-10 hours to build it on my own.
The play structure is very sturdy and looks great! We've had 2 adults and 3 kids on the swings without any bowing or breaking. The monkey bars seem a bit high for most kids, but otherwise it's a great set. Our kids love it. Recommended!
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 1 out of
Assembly is a Guessing GameMy brother helped me assemble this. He built his own deck and also a wooden shed. I thought this would be a breeze with his help. First sign that I'd be pulling my hair out was none of the pieces of wood were labelled in any way, although the instructions refer to part "A16" or "B10" for example. Although many parts look similar, they're not as one could have all the same dimensions except a pilot hole has already been drilled in one of them. On the plus side, all the parts were in the box.
The wood isn't labelled "front", "back", "interior" or "exterior" either. Even though we followed the instructions there were instances where we had to disassemble an hours worth of work to change one piece of wood in order to make the others fit properly. A word of advice if anyone wants to risk a heart attack by assembling this, read the instructions carefully, but also skip ahead a few pages to see where the part you just assembled attaches to next. Following the instructions doesn't guarantee that you did it correctly.
The manual say 8 - 10 hours to assemble this. You can pretty much double it for a more accurate estimate.
My little guy likes it, so one star for that.
Date published: 2014-07-02
Contents of kit.
Does this come with everything included (minus the sand). Does it come with ALL the wood and hardware needed to build.
Asked by: haae
The contents that are included in the kit for Big Backyard by SolowaveÂ® 'Westchester' Playcentre are stated in the feature tab.
Thank you for shopping at Sears. Have a great day!
Answered by: Rz11
Date published: 2014-05-11
If I purchase this in the winter can you install in the spring
If I purchase this in the winter as a Christmas present, can you install it in the spring?
Asked by: ilizm
We recommend that when an item is recieved it is opened and inspected to ensure that the pieces and hardware is all accounted for and there is no damage. Our christmas returns policy is until Jan 6th, however if you are waiting until spring to open the item, anything missing or broken will go through the maunfacture, as it will be outside our policy of returns/exchange.
Sears does not install or put together this item.
Thank You for shopping Sears
Answered by: sunningdale
Date published: 2012-11-02
What is the height of the monkey bars?
What is the height of the monkey bars?
The monkey bars for the Westchester play set are about 6' high from the ground.
Thank you for choosing Sears.
Answered by: xstitchmumof2
Date published: 2012-06-06
Does it come in two boxes or is there more to it? (They seem small! :) )
Asked by: Heyyo1234
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