The amazing folks at Mastermind Toys, also known as my newest favourite place to shop locally, sent me these Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars to review. I have to tell you this is seriously one of the coolest toys ever!
Hubs put this together with our three year old’s “help”. It took the two of them just under an hour from box opening to test play. Hubs said he’s had a harder time assembling furniture from a certain Swedish company that sells ready-to-assemble furniture.
The instructions were reasonably clear, and all the parts were present and accounted for. The green plastic tubes fit onto the blue connectors and are held in place with little spring-loaded buttons. You need the included tool to remove them, so you don’t have to worry about your child taking it apart. Be aware it is a pain to disassemble though, even with the tool. Luckily, everything is made of sturdy plastic so it’s lightweight and easy to move when necessary. The monkey bars are recommended for ages 3-6 and rated to support up to 150 pounds.
Note that the instructions do say the Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars are intended for outdoor use only, but as we’re heading into winter we decided to set it up in the carpeted basement. Teagan is always supervised when she’s using it, and I haven’t noticed any tipping. Once spring arrives we’ll move it outside and anchor it to the ground as recommended in the instructions. And that brings me to my only complaint. You need anchors to safely install the monkey bars, but they don’t come included. You have to buy them separately.
The first day we put this set together, you couldn’t pry Teagan off it. She discovered all sorts of different ways to climb, hang, and generally clamber all over it like… well, like a monkey!
These are a huge hit! The highlight of Teagan’s day is when she gets to go downstairs and play on her monkey bars. And I love that she can work off some energy when it’s too cold or wet to play outside. Once we move this outside next spring, I suspect we’ll see the neighbourhood kids over a lot more too!
About Mastermind Toys
Mastermind Toys is Canada’s largest privately-owned specialty toy retailer. Founded in 1984 by brothers Andy & Jonathan Levy, the company now has eighteen stores in the Greater Toronto area, another nine in the rest of Ontario, one store in Calgary, and their newest store in Langley, BC. In store and online, Mastermind Toys carries over 10,000 unique, educational and fun toys, books, games, arts and crafts, puzzles, and science kits.
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The Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars can be purchased from Mastermind Toys for $159.99. Don’t forget they also offer free gift wrapping and free shipping in Canada (up to $15 shipping credit) with purchase of $60 or more!