Building a leprechaun trap for St Patricks Day

Building a Leprechaun trap for St Patricks Day is always tricky. As St Patrick’s day is just around the corner, we thought it is a perfect time to try and catch a Leprechaun (and find the pot of gold). The idea is to design a trap for them the night before St Patricks Day, in the hope that you will wake up and find your very own Leprechaun who can lead you straight to his pot of gold- as a bribe for his release. They are very rich because they earn good money from their shoemaking business, where they make shoes for fairies.  Each Leprechaun has a pot of gold and they hide it in places only they can reach.  The end of the rainbow is the most famous example. Some folklore stories say that a Leprechaun must grant three wishes in exchange for freedom.  What wishes would you wish for?  We’d definitely wish for a super duper climbing frame.

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Top outdoor toys from Santa this Christmas

rudolph snowglobeHere it is the list of top outdoor toys from Santa this Christmas. All the elves here at STT Swings have been extremely busy helping Santa to pack his Christmas sack. We are not sure how he manages to get all of the orders out on time, or where he fits them all on his sleigh, but every year he manages to do it. This year we are really excited to share what we have been helping him with and they are some lovely items that will bring fun all year round. Continue reading “Top outdoor toys from Santa this Christmas”

Outdoor play area safety surfaces for playgrounds and homes

frosty snowman stt swingsOur latest product range includes play area safety surfaces for playgrounds and homes. As we write this, the snow is falling in Carlow, roads footpaths and gardens are frosty, white and cold. Although it’s tricky to get out and about on the roads, there’s no doubt that Christmas is in the air. In this type of weather, safe play areas are more important than ever. This year we have introduced a range of play area surfaces with safety in mind.  We’ve put together a list below, explaining the difference between each one. We have placed a link to each within the relevant paragraph.   Please feel free to call us on 059 913 2844 if you have specific needs or questions or want to get a quote. Continue reading “Outdoor play area safety surfaces for playgrounds and homes”

Santas Sack Christmas Toy Giveaway

STT Santas Sack Christmas Giveaway

We want to make a deserving family’s Christmas very special this year, with our Santas Sack Christmas Toy Giveaway competition.    If you’d like to enter this competition, it is running on our Facebook page. (You can also enter via any ad campaigns that we use to drive the competition across Facebook). We are running 2 Christmas competitions in the month of November (2017).  In this first competition, we are giving away a super Christmas toy from a choice of 2 , and in our second competition we are giving away a garden single Swing set handmade by our elves here in Carlow, so whether it’s for a girl or a boy we have the perfect toy for your chosen family.  You get to choose between Disney’s ‘Princess Ariel Land to Sea’ Dollhouse or the Disney Pixar ‘Cars 3’ Florida Racetrack Set and Table.  Both toys are for ages 3 years and upwards. Continue reading “Santas Sack Christmas Toy Giveaway”

Create a Halloween Hooley in the garden

Happy halloween from STT swingsAs we love being outside here in STT Swings we thought what could be better this midterm than to create a Halloween Hooley in the garden. Like all you nature lovers, we don’t care what the weather’s like (well storm Ophelia aside). Food and hot drinks taste even better outside don’t you think? We especially love snuggling up in the tree house with a hot chocolate (extra marshmallows) and watching the steam rise, yumalicious. And it’s even better when you’re dressed up in fancy dress. There’s no set date for a Halloween Hooley, it’s your midterm, so you decide when you want to host the “party to end all parties”.

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Handmade Irish Wooden Toy Farms Christmas Delivery

STT swings handmade Irish christmas toysOur handmade Irish wooden toy farms Christmas delivery will be starting up shortly.  There are only 11 weeks until Santa pops down the chimney!  He’s already been busy with the elves collecting all those farms for the super well behaved girls and boys of Ireland.  We have taken on some extra elves here too, just to make sure that we have his orders ready for the sleigh.  Did you know that toy farms are one of the most popular Christmas toys of all time and Santa has been leaving them under trees for hundreds of years. Continue reading “Handmade Irish Wooden Toy Farms Christmas Delivery”