Spring and Summer will soon be upon us and with that, perfect weather for your children to play out in the garden. But how do you keep them entertained for the entire times and for coming years? Well investing in a play area or climbing frame along with the correct Safety Flooring (For example our Rubber Play Tiles or Rubber Grass Mats) will mean entertained and safe children for years to come! In this blog we will be looking at just a few of our favourite play areas and climbing frames that you should consider for your garden that will allow your children to run, play and imagine to their hearts content!
1. Arundel Twin Climbing Frame - Big Game Hunters
The wooden Arundel Twin Tower Climbing Frame is a very popular option from Big Game Hunters even without a swing. Both towers measure at 3ft and the attached staircase has been specially designed to allow younger children to easily access the bridge and slide. Along with the mentioned features, this climbing frame also has a wooden ladder, sandpit below the structure and a commando climbing net to allow your children to play and use their imagination more so than on usual climbing frames.
In addition to this, the colour of the slide can be changed if requested and there is a 10 year rot and infestation warranty on all timber parts of the climbing frame (other parts have a 1 year warranty). Measuring 7ft in length there is plenty of room for your children to play and imagine as they wish on this frame which is why this features in our blog.
2. TP Pirate Galleon - TP Toys
All aboard the Pirate Galleon from TP Toys! This pirate ship made entirely from timber, is a fantastic choice as a play area for your children to allow their imaginations to run wild on the 7 seas! With a captains cabin, a front look outroom, a navigation/steering platform and a plank, this has the space for your children to enjoy as pirates or anything they want to be!
With included flag and sail and specially designed windows this ship is a great copy pirate ship for your garden! You can also add a play phone, telescope and chalk board with chalks for a little more money. TP say that all timber is cut, air dried and pressure treated with an environmentally friendly preservative (Osmose or Tanalith E) which penetrates deep into the wood meaning annual staining is not required which is a great benefit for you! All timber is also covered by a 5 year rot guarantee.
3. QuadroPlay - Large Pool & Curved Slide Combo
Third is QuadroPlay with their unique build as you like climbing frame, pool and curved slide. An almost Lego version of climbing frames, you are provided with 74 cubes that you can stack and piece together with a roof and added Ball/Swimming Pool and Curved Slide to create your childrens perfect play area. This climbing frame is aimed at smaller children from 12 months and onwards to encourage them to explore and imagine with their play.
There is a whole range of additional products you can add to create different structures such as a Ball Pit Cage, Soft Slide and Shapes. The supports are made of plastic and are environmentally friendly too, they are recycling class 5 and 2 and contain no plasticizers or Bisphenol A and no polycylic aromatic hydrocarbons.
4. Climbing Pyramid With Swings - PlumPlay
Next is the Climbing Pyramid With Swings from PlumPlay which is a wooden climbing frame with an added Secret camouflage den with window and roll-down door included under the main structure. There is also a climbing wall with coloured hand and foot grips and a cargo rope ladder on the other side leading to the upper platform. Leading to the lower platform there is a ladder with metal rungs which you then exit using the plastic 8ft wave slide (which also has a hosepipe attachment for really hot days). Finally are the two adjustable height swings. There is everything your child could want to explore, play and imagine with the climbing pyramid.
The Climbing Pyramid is made from PlumPlay’s FSC certified premium timber which they say is sturdy, strong and specially designed to withstand weather and play. The upper platform is 5ft high and the lower 4ft high. The entire structure comes with a 1 year guarantee and is only for Outdoor and Domestic use.
5. MaxiFort Frontier Climbing Frame - Dunster House
Last but by no means least is the MaxiFort Frontier Climbing Frame from Dunster House. This climbing frame has it all, a ladder at the back, a climbing wall at the side with coloured hand and foot grips leading to a 5ft high platform with a wooden roof which you can exit via money bars or down a plastic 10ft wavy slide. On the monkey bars there are also 2 removable and height adjustable swings. Finally, under the platform there is a sandpit, so you children can go from pretending to climb Everest then go for a nice day at the beach! There are endless possibilities with this climbing frame.
All Dunster House climbing frames are independently tested to comply with European Safety Standard EN71 and are CE rated. The climbing frame comes with ground anchor pegs to help secure the structure in to the ground and ensure there is no movement when being played on. It is to be used outside and domestically only and the Timber comes with a 10 year guarantee against Rot and Infestation.