Climbing frames are a staple part of every kid’s childhood. Many hours are spent during the warmer months on these fantastic playthings, and offer a chance for kids to challenge themselves even in their early years. With that being the case, what comes with such a challenge also comes with the responsibility of making sure that the one you choose suits your child and the stage they are at. 

Here are a few simple things to keep in mind when purchasing a climbing frame: 


Of course, it is understandable that anything that involves your child will have to have the right safety precautions taken to ensure they have the maximum amount of fun, with no nasty injuries. A few ways in which this can be prevented is by making sure that you have assembled the frame exactly to the manufacturer’s instructions, while also making sure that they have your children supervised at all times when they are on it, no matter what their age! 


Taking the measurements is the first thing you must do before purchasing a climbing frame. One thing to keep in mind is that it must of course be an appropriate size to fit in the space you’ve allocated for it. 

Choosing The Climbing Frame 

There are so many things to consider when picking the right one for your child. Considering their age and predicting just how often they will choose to play on it will be a big help, but also the cost and material it is made out of. While metal tends to be cheaper, it will need to have maintenance, so opting for something wooden might be better; especially as it tends to withstand a greater weight so that multiple kids can play on it. 

Climbing frames are such a fantastic way of making sure your children get outside and be active, especially during the warmer months that are now upon us. While they may be a slightly costly pastime, climbing frames most definitely have the potential for longevity that no other child’s outdoor activity has. Hopefully, by looking in to these and taking them in to consideration, you should be able to pick out the appropriate climbing frame that suits your children. Get ready to welcome the summer months with an activity that your children will no doubt love with this rustic investment that will stay with them for years to come!

Do you have a climbing frame in your garden?

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  1. Great tips here sweet, i so wish we had room in our back garden for a climbing frame. I'm trying to bribe my mum to let us put one in the horse's field but she's having none of it lol! xxx
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    1. Thanks Vikki. I wish we had room too! My parents have been thinking of getting one for the kids on their land as they have plenty of room. Maybe some day haha! xx

  2. I would love the get the kids a big climbing frame for the garden. Great tips! x


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