Indoor slides – how to make them and the best ones to buy

indoor slide

by Louella Berryman |
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We've all been there - rainy days with little ones that are desperate to play and explore. They might not be able to go outside and slide to their hearts content on an outdoor set, but you can set up your own DIY indoor slide for a fun rainy-day project.

But how do you go about creating your own indoor slide? Check out our guide to indoor slides, whether they're DIY or bought online.

How to make your own indoor slide

If you're handy with DIY you could have a go at this indoor slide from The Instructables.

You will need:

  • 2 x  wood studs by desired length. Mine is 44x195x2000 (millimetres)

  • 2 x timber battens 22x25x2000 (millimetres)

  • 10 x plank on my size they are 22x70x583 (millimetres)

  • 1 x Oil Cured board 583x2400 (millimetres)

  • Screws of different sorts

  • Wood glue

  • Saw

  • Nails

  • Drill and drilling machine or what you fancy

  • Pen

  • Something to measure with

  • Sandpaper

  • Rasp

Another option is this stylish slide from blogger Jessie Martin. For this one you'll need:

  • Full sheet (4ft x 8ft ) Pre-sanded Plywood

  • Construction Screws – #8 x 1-⅝” (4.13cm)

  • Paint: Semi-Gloss Acrylic Interior Paint + Primer (Super White by Benjamin Moore)

  • Satin Clear Gloss Spray: Krylon Colormaster Acrylic Crystal Clear Gloss Spray: Clear (non-yellowing)

  • Level

  • Drill

  • 4 – ½ / (114 mm) Metal Hole Saw (optional)*

  • Table Saw

  • Jig Saw

  • Small Paint Roller

  • Paint Brush

  • Electric Sander (optional)**

  • Sandpaper (80 grit)

  • Wood Clamps (we used 24 inch clamps)


If you don't have a lot of room, you could utilise the space on your stairs with this cool stair slide from the Remodelaholic blog. You'll still need to be handy with DIY for this one, though.

Not everyone's a DIY expert, so if you're after something quick and easy you could try this Pinterest slide idea using old moving boxes.

Little Tikes First Slide
Price: £64.69


Weight: 3.18 kg

Size: 39 x 120 x 77 cm

Recommended age: 18 months - 6 years


2. Milliard Soft Play Equipment Foam Toddler Stairs and Ramp Climber


Weight: 4.74 Kg

Size: 101.6 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm

Material: Foam

You'll love: It's easy to wipe

3. RINAGYM Kletterdreieck


Weight: 16.9 Kg

Size: H80 x W80 x L115 cm

Material: Wood

You'll love: The flexibility. You

Smoby 7600820615 XS Water Fun Frozen 2 Slide
Price: £103.25


Weight: 4 Kg

Size: 107 x 51 x 24 cm

Recommended age: 18 months and up


COSTWAY Folding First Slide for Kids
Price: £49.95


Weight: 4kg

Size: 110 x 54 x 70cm

Recommended age: 36 months - 8 years


Jupiduu - The lovely kids slide made from wood (white)

Rrp: £249.90

Price: £249.90


Weight: 19 Kg

Size: 145 x 68 x 43 cm

Recommended age: 1-4 years

Material: Wood


7. Palplay Red u0026 Blue Kids u0026 Toddlers Folding First Slide


Weight: 15 Kg

Size: 130 x 47 x 72 cm

Recommended age: 18 months - 5 years


Baby Vivo Kids Slide Childrens Slide
Price: £69.95


Weight: 9.5 Kg

Size: 160 x 40 x 75.5 cm

Recommended age: From 36 months


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