Choosing the Right Climbing Frame

At Dunster House, we appreciate that buying a climbing frame is a sizeable investment. That’s why it’s essential for you to have all the information you need to make the right decision.

So here are a few simple tips to bear in mind:

Make sure your garden measures up

It’s better than making a rough guess. Remember to keep the climbing frame at least 2 metres away from any solid structure, object or water feature and also to leave plenty of room for “swinging” space and for children to run about and play.

Choose the right size frame

Our climbing frames are suitable for children aged 3-14 years old. The bigger or older the kids are, the more robust and challenging the climbing frame needs to be. As we have lots of different size frames, there’s bound to be one to fit your garden.

Ensure there’s a level playing field

All our play systems must be placed on a level surface. This doesn’t mean your garden has to be completely flat – a few bumps and lumps will be OK, as long as the play system is level. We also include Ground Anchors which screw securely into the ground to hold the frames firm and stable when kids are swinging and climbing.

Make sure there’s a soft landing

Our frames are designed to be placed on grass, not concrete, asphalt or any other hard surface. However, other possible options you could use are rubber mulch or play bark.

Play Safely

Our unique designs are made for residential use, not commercial. All of our climbing frames are thoroughly and independently tested to pass stringent European safety standards (EN71 and UKCA rated). The testing on each play system is based on a maximum number of children at any one time, as well as a maximum weight for each child of 50kg. We also test all apertures and gaps to make sure there is no chance of feet and head entrapment.

Please remember if you modify your play system in any way, it may adversely affect its tested functionality and safety. It will also void your warranty.


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