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ADVICE WANTED on Wooden Climbing Frames/Swings and Slides

GraphicsMan Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Hi all,

The missus and I are contemplated getting a wooden Climbing frame, incorporating a swing and a slide, for our daughter's 2nd birthday in July. Nothing too large, 4m max. £200ish.

Anyone recommend any quality manufacturers and good places to buy one? Would appreciate any comments on ease/difficulty of build, or things to avoid, safety anything really.

Also, if any of you have gone down this route, do you find that the kids continue to play on it for years or soon lose interest?

Cheers.
GraphicsMan Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
Costco
#2
This one looks ok for a liitle child.......
http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.207-3962.aspx
#3
I saw the one from Tesco online. I think she'd outgrow it pretty quickly. She seems quite adventurous for her age and is happy on the bigger stuff they have in play barns etc.

Hadn't thought of Costco. I've seen they have a photo of one online but no details or indication of prices. My nearest is about 30 mile away so can't just pop in. Don't you need a traders card or something?
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i've just ordered this one for my 2 and 9 year old,I will put a baby seat on it for my 2 year old. I'm going to buy a slide seperatly then they can use it in the summer with the swimming pool.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3681471/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CToys+and+games%7C14417629/c_2/3%7Ccat_15701456%7CSlides+and+swings%7C14419475.htm


I was going to order this on with a 20% off code but i was worried about my little one walking in front of the swings to go up to the slide as where we would have to put it, it would be agaist a fence.
http://www.elc.co.uk/toy/tp-forest-multiplay/

Also you are suppose to have over a 6 ft clearance around the play frames. The best garden toy which is loved by everyone summer after summer is my sons 10ft trampoline, i can't get my 2 year old off it now the suns out. I did buy her a small 6ft one and she doesn't ever play on that one!
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Are you any good at DIY as It looks quite straight forward to make one and this site can supply all the parts required so you can make it to suit your space.......
http://www.justoutdoortoys.co.uk/store/index.php3
#6
I've been after something like that as well - was looking last year but they were way to expensive and thought they might have come down a bit in the winter months - no such luck. I have a 2 year old and 4 year old and wanted something that will last a few years at least.
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mikebike
Are you any good at DIY as It looks quite straight forward to make one and this site can supply all the parts required so you can make it to suit your space.......
http://www.justoutdoortoys.co.uk/store/index.php3


This is great thanks - had a quick look and there's a lot of good climbing frames there and some very reasonable. Rep to you for that!
#8
Thanks for your help guys. She has a swing at her grandparents so we were looking for a complete package.

Something like this one:
http://www.climbingframesuk.com/discovery-playset-40110.htm

Anyone used them before?

I'm pretty handy at DIY so not too worried about putting one together. I'd even thought about knocking one up from scratch to my own design but I guess there could be health and safety issues there! Don't want to risk broken bones for a couple of quid.
#9
GraphicsMan
Thanks for your help guys. She has a swing at her grandparents so we were looking for a complete package.

Something like this one:
http://www.climbingframesuk.com/discovery-playset-40110.htm

Anyone used them before?

I'm pretty handy at DIY so not too worried about putting one together. I'd even thought about knocking one up from scratch to my own design but I guess there could be health and safety issues there! Don't want to risk broken bones for a couple of quid.


Have some confidence in your skills as to be honest just think of the pride you will have seeing your child playing on a frame you made.:thumbsup:
#10
Cheers mikebike. I reckon I could do a good job, and I'd like to give it a go, it's just I'd like to design and build it properly and, given my track record, it may not be finished before her birthday! I have built a garden shed and child's play table from scratch but it's tricky getting the time to do it these days.

You right about the pride part though. I do like to see my daughter playing on the table I built for her.
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i'm thinking of getting the 3rd slide down :w00t:
http://www.tp-toys.com/slides.asp
#13


Course they do - I bought two of them - one for my garden and one for the grandparents :thumbsup: Actually thinking of getting one for holiday home - what'd you think? Too much??? :w00t:

Actually going to go with the one that's £299 or £399 (I think). Need to show it to my OH first thoough.

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