Choosing the right Climbing Frame for you.

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When choosing a frame, aside from the obvious space and budget constraints, almost as important is the target audience. Of course no child is going to turn down a wooden climbing frame! But there are features which may appeal to some more that others.

Smaller children love sandpits for example, whereas an older child enjoys the thrill of the monkey bars, or the technicality of the trapeze bar.

Play features that appeal to younger children:

  • image--16-08-2014-11-27-81__18-08-2014-10-15-56Sandpit
  • Glider swings
  • Swings
  • Slide
  • Enclosed lower playhouse
  • Chalk wall
  • Safe counter and stools
  • Doors that open
  • Rock wall ladder

Ideal frames include the WindaleZest, and Kinross. These frames have a range of our great features but everything is designed with small children in mind, including the cafe counters, chalk walls, little doors etc…

Play features that appeal to older children include:image--11-08-2014-12-41-451__11-08-2014-4-27-43

  • Slides
  • Swings
  • Monkey bars
  • Trapeze bars
  • Higher decks
  • Longer/curved slides
  • Tube slides
  • Solid rock wall
  • Lookout deck

Good frames for the older child would be a Duke, Jazz, Arlington & Nova.


A Climbing Frame for everyone


It is of course possible to have a frame to suit the whole family. Even our smallest frame, the Rendle fort appeals to the older child. Our Nova Climbing Frame is a great example of the many features to suit the whole family. It comes with a larger deck, tube slide, straight slide, monkey bars, two comfy belt swings, a trapeze bar, enclosed lower playhouse with working door, complete with kitchen, cafe counter and bench, and a clock/chalkboard.


“Our kids are both 4, and 8 so we ideally wanted a climbing frame that would suit both of their needs. After they listed their ideal parts that they would love, we chose this one. The kids absolutely love this climbing………” Product review by Gary Williams, 5 out of 5 Stars.

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