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A Playful Proposal

Following on from the success of the 3D range of rubber animals and shapes, Playtop has launched a mini range of 11 animals. The Mini 3D Range is ideal for smaller children and for where space is more limited.

The new range is 25% smaller in size than the original 3D animals range, which have enjoyed great success and gone on to feature in a number of ground-breaking installations across the world, from Birmingham to Bratislava, and even as far afield as South Korea.

The Mini 3D Range will offer all the core benefits of the larger 3D animals and shapes, which promote creative and collaborative play among children, whilst the bright, bold colours make the range fun and attractive.

What's more, they have the added benefit of allowing facility owners to create apparent families of animals (such as a mummy hedgehog and her happy children, as pictured), which promotes a positive association with family. As they're smaller, the risk of injury through fall is further reduced, as well as allowing children as young as 2 to get involved, who are perhaps too young to brave the larger animals which are aimed at ages 4-8.

"The 3D Rubber Animals range is a hugely interactive tool where children can be creative whilst having fun," says International Business Development Manager at Playtop, Thomas Møller-Neilsen. "The Mini 3D Range of animals and shapes create an exciting and fun environment that stimulates children's imagination, social and physical skills, as well as being smaller thus easier to accommodate in any play facility."

"The range is made up of bright, bold colours and recognisable animals with strong identities. They offer communication with open eyes and warm smiles. Who wouldn't want to fly to the clouds riding on a bee, or to fight evil from the back of a giant Spider? Because of their considerable size the animals create a three dimensional environment. They can be played on top of, at the side of and all around - providing the best possible conditions for social interaction and role play."

Each of the 11 animals in the Mini 3D Range complies with the European Safety Standard EN1176 and is covered with a high quality rubber surface making it comfortable and safe for children to climb. All the products are made 100% in the European Union.

The animals and shapes can be placed on virtually any surface and have the option of being bolted to the ground or left free-standing, allowing elements to be moved from one place to another to actively change the play environment and provide interesting new play areas for children. To ensure absolute safety, however, it is advised that facility owners install the range on Playtop safer surfacing.

To get more information about the Mini 3D Range or the 3D programme, contact Playtop on +44 (0) 1636 642461 or email

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