Climbing Frames - Wooden Playsets with swings and slides

Climbing Frames and Playsets from Climbing Frames UK

We specialise in Pre-Boxed climbing frames and wooden play sets. Our Climbing Frames come in a selection of designs and specifications but all are based on the same principle of offering fantastic play features and great value for money.

Our key advantages include:

  • Pre-Boxed Sets (including ALL necessary wood, metal hardware & plastic accessories)
  • Illustrated Owner's Manual 
  • Unbeatable Prices - Guaranteed

The Climbing Frames UK wooden playset range is manufactured with ease of assembly in mind, with the wooden components being pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-stained. We've done this to save you time in assembly, and ensure that we've taken away the hassle of having to measure and level by pre-drilling the structural holes, thus meaning you just need to follow the simple step-by-step manual.

All our sets have detailed illustrated instruction manuals, showing you the complete install of the climbing frame, fort or swing in simple step-by-step stages. All parts in the set are allocated numbers or letter references and we tell you which screws and bolts to use in each phase. You'll be able to view the manual for each product on the technical tab of each product page. 

In addition to the above we also guarantee that we have the best prices available, not only on our products, but also on comparable products our competitors sell. We sell all over the world, which gives us enormous purchasing power with the world's biggest manufacturers, and because we manufacture our own 'Selwood' branded products, we can also cut out the middle man and give you factory prices direct.  Our products are so good you'll find them listed in retailers such as Tesco, Toys R Us and Mothercare - Although obviously our prices will always be the best.

We specialise in climbing frames, so we offer a fantastic range of products; with a selection of play deck heights, slide lengths, swing features and roof types. 

 

 

Climbing Frame Buyer's Guide

Thinking about buying a wooden climbing frame?
If you are considering a wooden climbing frame for your children, you will find this climbing frame buyer's guide very useful. Wooden play equipment offers flexibility, strength, durability and longevity, and will look great in your garden. Wood ages and weathers without losing its structural integrity, and the natural wood colour tones blend with the garden rather than standing out within it.
 
How do I choose?
There are many factors that will influence your choice of wooden climbing frame, including your budget, available space, fitting in with the look of your garden, and your children's ages and interests.
 
What's included?
Our climbing frames are all 'boxed' ready for home build. Our playsets come boxed with all parts pictured, including all wood, metal and plastic components and a fully illustrated owner's manual to aid your home build. During manufacture our products have all been pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-stained so there is minimal input needed from you during the build. 
 
What about installation?
Our sets are all designed for home build, and come will all parts required and a fully illustrated owners manual. An average set would take two adults a full day to build, presuming you have reasonable DIY skills and basic tools and a power screwdriver. If you don't have the time, tools or inclination to build your playset then a full national installation service is available via the Climbing Frames UK register of approved installers, with prices starting at £250. 
 
What do I build my Climbing Frame on?
Our play centres are all residential sets so are designed to be sited on grass. Our sets all come with ground pegs to prevent movement of the set when children are swinging and climbing, but our play sets don't need any permanent concreting or hardcore surfacing. Some people consider ground mats, play-bark or rubber mulch, but there is no requirement for these with residential playsets. 
 
Can you install on sloping ground?
Our climbing frames are designed to be built on a level surface. This does not mean that your garden has to be a bowling green, it's no problem if there's lumps and bumps, or a slight slope. 
 
What are the maintenance requirements?
Our wooden play-centres are robust structures that require little maintenance. Equipment should be routinely inspected to ensure the bolts and screws are tightened as required. As with all wooden products treating and sealing the wood annually will protect and preserve the timber and will ensure your set lasts as long as possible. The same as you would for any garden timber product, whether it be a playset, shed, picnic table, fence or even decking.
 
Timber vs Aluminum, Steel & Plastic
Wood is fantastically strong and durable, and with routine maintenance will outlast aluminum or steel framed playsets. Plastic play sets are generally small and suited to toddlers as the slides are short and low. Timber playsets are fantastic as they look wonderful in your garden, have a huge number of play features, and are exceedingly strong so they will keep your children and their friends happy for many years.
 
Round or sawn (planed) wood?
The choice here is much more than an aesthetic one. Sawn wood is either square or rectangular in appearance and is often made from cedar or pine wood, round wood is predominantly pine wood. Round wood products are very cheap because the processing time is minimal, but they are still strong because the dimensions are large and the wood utilises the heart of the wood which is tough. Sawn wood is more expensive for us to produce due to the cuts and shaping, but we also engineer the wood to ensure playsets are strong and stable. Roundwood swingsets are more generally cheap and rustic, and sawn wood playsets cost more but come with more features and accessories.
 
Pine or Cedar wood?
Cedar wood is our product of choice for our climbing frames as it's soft to the touch, although naturally resistant to rot and insect attack. Pine is cheap, and is used on our cheap swingsets, although the side effect of the pressure treatment used to preserve the pine is that the wood often cracks and splinters, something you'd expect on a traditional rustic swings, but not premium American style playsets.

The Benefits of Outdoor Toys

Every child is different. All children develop at different speeds to their peers both emotionally and intellectually but also physically. Whilst every child has different needs, there are some conclusions that can be drawn about what is useful to them in outdoor play settings. These conclusions have shaped all play equipment sold by Climbing Frames UK.

Outdoor play is crucial to a child’s development. During their first two years, children love to move around. While it may be troublesome at times for a parent (especially when walking around a busy supermarket!), this new found movement is important as they are constantly developing their motor skills and building their core strength.

When a child is fully confident with moving, the next step is climbing. Our frames are designed for children aged three to ten years, so naturally we have adapted our designs to suit young adventurers. We have rounded hand grips on ladders so small hands can grasp them easily and we have made sure there are no protruding fixings on the frames so they are as safe as possible. Many of our frames feature a slatted rock wall which offers the best of both worlds to little climbers. For those who are feeling more adventurous, the climbing rocks are a natural choice for a daring ascent. For younger climbers, those who are more reserved, or in case of any wrong footing, the spaces between the slats will provide a safer ascent. The spaces between the slats are also easy to climb down.

Come four or five years old, a child’s confidence is growing rapidly and they will start to need more opportunities to progress to be a mature climber. Don’t worry, we’ve got it all sorted. Our range of products includes rung ladders, rope ladders and solid rock walls.

At this age, children are eager to learn and very confident in their abilities. Although they are willing to tackle greater challenges, they need to do so without compromising their safety. Opportunities that challenge children to discover more about themselves and their environment also help them to develop intellectually. You should therefore choose a climbing frame that will suit your child when they are older, giving them plenty of room to ‘grow into it’.

Between six and seven, children are growing fast and need to be active. Climbing Frames UK has not only got a superb range of products designed to help kids develop their strength and co-ordination as well as complement your frame. We have monkey bars, trapeze bars, tyre swings.

Children at this age are also developing their sense of reasoning and imagination as well as their special awareness. A climbing frame gives kids the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild. Maybe the climbing frame is a den where thieves can stash their hoard of gems? Perhaps it is a dragon’s cave with mountains of treasure piled high? 

Needless to say, children grow to be more sociable with age. One of our frames will create the perfect environment for kids to meet new friends, get to know one another and have a fabulous time. It’s also the best place for younger children to explore and learn about their environment. There are new textures, sounds and smells outdoors – all of which will keep youngsters occupied for hours.

No matter what your child’s needs, skills, preferences or abilities (and your budget), Climbing Frames UK will be able to provide you with a frame which will tick all the boxes and look wonderful in your garden. Our sales team will be happy to help you decide which product to choose so you can give your children a long-lasting outdoor toy and a healthy, happy childhood. 

Climbing Frames UK

Climbing Frames UK specialise in quality wooden play sets with swings & slides, with fast delivery, easy home build, and a 10 year warranty

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