- Climbing Frames
Transform your back garden into an all-purpose playground with the addition of a climbing frame! When it’s the height of summer and your kids are getting frustrated, there’s nothing better to quell their boredom than a climbing frame that provides hours of endless fun! OnBuy’s extensive selection will allow you to source the perfect model for you and your garden.
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For an addition to the garden that’ll keep your children active and entertained during times when you’re not able to keep them busy all day long, a climbing frame is a great choice. They’re a fantastic option to help use up some of your kids' frantic energy and make some wholesome family memories during the summer. A climbing frame provides never ending fun in the sun that your children will love.
Before going forward and purchasing one, it’s important to understand which kids climbing frames are most suitable for your children, where best to position them, and how to make sure they are used in the safest way possible. OnBuy’s selection of climbing frames will give you a variety of choices - ensuring you find the climbing frames most suited to your situation!
What are the different types of climbing frames?
There’s various different styles and designs of climbing frames to choose from. If you’ve not got much outdoor space but still want to add a small climbing frame to help entertain your children, then an indoor climbing frame may be the best bet for you. These smaller frames are usually designed to aid and improve motor and agility skills, and although perfect for indoors, there’s no reason why you couldn’t use them outdoors too. Even better, loads of indoor climbing frames come in a foldable design, making for easy storage after a session of playtime.
For those lucky enough to have a large amount of outdoor space, garden climbing frames are the obvious choice. Of course, these will be made from high-quality, durable materials and may come at a slightly higher cost, but they’ll provide a much more exciting experience - bringing the playground to your back garden! Outdoor climbing frames will be more suitable for slightly older children, and for those that have grown and developed some more body strength. You could get a climbing frame set that incorporates monkey bars and vertical climbing walls.
How can a climbing frame be used safely?
As with any toy or activity involving children, it’s important to ensure that the climbing frame has all the safety requirements needed to make sure it can be used by children with minimal risk of injury. Choosing a spot to place the climbing frame is important, as you’ll need to make sure the ground is flat and level - placing it on uneven ground could cause parts to bend or tip over. Also, you’ll want to place something underneath the frame to cushion any crash landings! You can place the climbing frame on grass, although you’ll need to ensure it's kept in good condition. A common floor covering is wood chippings - they’re relatively inexpensive and will act as a good cushion for any accidental falls.
Make sure to always supervise children while they’re using a garden climbing frame and think about suitable clothing. For example, the metal on a frame could get very warm on a hot day, so shorts and short sleeves tops may not be suitable. Finally, as always, make sure to follow all instructions that accompany the climbing frame you buy.
If you're looking to extend your backyard playground, why not consider a range of alternative play equipment, including slides and swings. Seesaws and rockers are another huge hit with the little ones, offering hours of fun in the garden. Take a look through our extensive selection of pieces to keep them entertained all-year-round.
Frequently asked questions about climbing frames
What should I bear in mind when purchasing a climbing frame?
When it comes to choosing a climbing frame, you need to think about many factors, including quality, the age of your children, size, and available garden space.
What is a climbing frame?
A climbing frame is an outdoor structure made for children. They typically feature a slide as standard, and are incredibly fun to play with.
At what age can children play on climbing frames?
Climbing frames are suitable for children aged three years and up. The platform heights are usually 90-120cm, and are suitable for little ones.
What should I put down under my climbing frame?
It's usually a good idea to place some form of soft surface under your climbing frame, to protect you little ones, should they fall. The most common option is grass, though play bark, rubber mulch, matting, or chippings work just as effectively.
How much space should I leave around my climbing frame?
The distance between the frame and another garden accessory should be at least 12", or 30cm.