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Maypole Dance Around Holding Ribbons In May The 3M Pole

by Classic Leisure Products
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  • Height: 3m ( 10 ft )
  • Ribbon Length: 4m ( 13 ft 1 in )
  • Ribbons: 12 (4 colours)
  • 27L Water / Sand Base
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Technical Details
Item Weight12 Kg
Product Dimensions300 x 60 x 60 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:5 years and up
Item model numberMaypole
Number of Game Players12
Assembly RequiredYes
Material Care InstructionsAdult supervision required at all times. Children not to swing on Maypole.
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 165,370 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight12 Kg
Delivery Destinations:Visit the Delivery Destinations Help page to see where this item can be delivered.
Date First Available31 Aug 2007

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 5 years. For use under adult supervision
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult
  • Warning: To prevent possible injury by entanglement, remove this toy when the child starts trying to get up on its hands and knees in a crawling position

Product Description

Revive "Merry Old England" as pairs of boys and girls (or men and women) stand alternately around the base of the pole, each holding the end of a ribbon. They weave in and around each other, boys going one way and girls going the other and the ribbons are woven together around the pole until the merry-makers meet at the base. The maypole is a 3m ( 10 ft ) tall Aluminium pole ( consisting of two screw together 1.5m lengths ), erected with twelve 4m long coloured ribbons suspended from the top with clip-on metal bolt snaps which can be removed for fewer dancers as required. At the bottom of the pole is a sturdy 58cm ( 23" ) diameter base which cab be filled with sand or water ( 27L ) which keeps the pole stable. Often thought of as the "traditional" English/British maypole people (usually school children) perform dances around, weaving the ribbons in and out to create striking patterns.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars portable 3m high maypole 27 Aug 2013
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Few small areas for improvement. No instructions in box so took time to work out which end of each half-pole screws in where. Screws can be cross-threaded quite easily so go slow and careful: this isn't Concorde-level engineering. Ribbons (4 colours RYBG not rainbow as I expected from advert) a bit narrow at 2 cm so plait takes longer to dance than with wider ribbons.
That said, it's a great piece of kit. Sturdy when set up and weighted -- at village fete, it stood up against winds that blew cups of coffee over! Ribbons are tough woven canvas [cotton???] in bright dyes that show up the patterns well. Fits in my car nicely and has been enjoyed by all sorts of people with and without disabilities: a really attractive and accessible activity, and good value for money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a great purchase! 2 Jun 2013
By Steve
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This was light to transport, easy to assemble, easy to fill with water so it was stable and easy to empty of the water again. It dissembles into a pole of two halves and the base so it is easy and not bulky to store. The ribbons are detachable and so you can have as many up to the 12 ribbons as you need. The ribbons are brightly coloured and relatively easy to undo from their arrangement too.
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