The first of three secretly planted Golden Rungs was discovered over the weekend in Bennett Springs, Western Australia, when the Stingers family installed The Gorilla by Funky Monkey Bars to surprise their four kids with an early Christmas present before Dad had to leave for his shift as a fly-in-fly-out worker.

Mum Kylie said, “You don’t know how many happy tears I’ve cried over the past day,” when she contacted Funky Monkey Bars to claim her prize in the Golden Rung Giveaway Campaign - a full refund on her $3,220 backyard play frame.

The Stingers children are the perfect age to get years of fun out of their new Gorilla frame, with the eldest child, seven-year-old McKenna, being a super keen gymnast and her siblings aged five, four and one following in her footsteps.

The Stingers family had put their Funky Monkey Bar on a layby plan earlier in the year when their old swing set was being used, “to climb and swing on top” rather than as intended. 

When a Funky Monkey Bar was also installed this year at their local school, West Beechboro Primary, the Stingers knew they’d purchased a tough enough frame to last the four kids for years to come.

Funky Monkey Bars has planted THREE Golden Rungs in boxes being delivered to three lucky customers before Christmas, as part of its hugely popular Golden Rung Giveaway campaign.  

Those who unwrap a Golden Rung receive a full refund on the purchase price of their Funky Monkey Bar and in the words of Willy Wonka himself, “So shines a good deed in a weary world.” 

Just like Willy Wonka, Funky Monkey Bars loves to share in the fun and recognises that Christmas is a time of giving.   

“This is our opportunity to give back to the customers who support us by choosing to buy local, Australian-made backyard play equipment for their kids.”