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    Climbing frame tested for safety
    Safe climbing frame for kids
    Safety as standard
    Our entire range is independently tested to comply with European Safety Standard EN71 and are CE rated. It really is better to be safe than sorry!
    Climbing frame guarantee
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    10 year timber guarantee
    All of the timber in this Climbing Frame or Play House has been pressure treated to ensure it lasts. Unlike some competition, we can offer a genuine 10 year guarantee against wood-eating fungal and insect infestation in pressure treated timber. We’ve also tested our treated timber to the European safety standard EN71-3 to ensure that the chemicals are safe to use on children’s products.
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    Metal Ground Anchors
    Unlike the pegs that some other companies use to secure their play systems, we sell galvanised metal ground anchors with large diameter metal discs. These ground anchors either come included with the product or can be bought separately. They will be buried in the ground and should provide a solid foundation for your play system. If you find that your compacted soil is not stable enough then the ground anchors can be concreted in with no damage to the material.
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    10mm Rope on Swings
    We don't use metal chain links which can rust and risk trapping little fingers and hair. Our accessories use 10mm thick rope, pre-assembled with welded plastic joints and are height adjustable.
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    Comfortable Swings
    Our seats are made from moulded thick plastic that doesn't sacrifice comfort or durability.
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    High Quality Accessories - Optional
    We don't offer cheap flimsy accessories, unlike some competitors. Our climbing frame accessories are all designed for strength and manufactured to a high quality standard.
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    Professional Quality Climbing Stones
    Moulded plastic climbing stones can crack - that's why we don't use them! We only use professional grade materials, as seen on proper climbing walls!
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    Rounded Safety Caps
    Nuts and bolts are safely covered up with plastic caps for added protection against knocks, bumps and to prevent catching clothing.
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    Extra Thick Slides
    Our plastic slides are thicker and more durable than any other residential plastic slides on the market. You don't even need to build them! Ours are one single piece of plastic rather than a kit of separate parts.
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    Clamp Style Swing Hooks
    Our hooks are specially designed to wrap around the timber to help reinforce it. The other type of swing hook that some competitors use is a simple bolt which is drilled through the middle of the timber and can weaken the timber over time as the swing moves back and forth. Our clamp style swing hooks add strength and safety.
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    Strong braces
    To ensure a really solid structure we use multiple braces for added strength. We also prefer to use bolts, rather than screws, at key stress points and even pre-drill these holes to help you get the positioning exactly right and save you time.
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    Free fixing pack
    We include all of the screws, nails and fixings needed to put your Climbing Frame together, not everyone is that thoughtful! So there's no need to worry about the type of screws, or length of nails etc you might need to get started, it's all there in the pack!

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We deliver our garden buildings to mainland United Kingdom (England, Wales and Scotland). Some exceptions apply; these are illustrated on the map below.

Scottish areas may be subjected to slightly longer delivery turnarounds, please contact us for details. FREE delivery on selected products over £199 to mainland England and Wales.
*Excludes rabbit products which are subject to a delivery charge.

Delivery Price

Green - £19.99 delivery fee on all orders under £200.
Yellow - £59.99 delivery fee.
Orange - £84.99 delivery fee.
Red - We do not deliver to these areas.

Assisted Delivery

If you cannot provide an able bodied person to offload the vehicle with the help of our driver, we can provide additional manpower with our Assisted Delivery Service. The driver will arrive with some help to unload the lorry, meaning that you can put your feet up.

We offer this service on all items that are delivered, we do not offer this on our couriered products. Prices for this service can be found on individual products.

Should you require further information on our standard or assisted delivery services, please contact a member of our Sales Team.

Scottish areas may be subjected to slightly longer delivery turnarounds, please contact us for details.

MiniFort Discovery W5.5m x D2.6m

The image above shows a brief reference to how your products will arrive. All of our garden buildings are made from kiln dried quality graded timber, if it is to be stored prior to construction and treatment all parts must be covered to prevent moisture from warping and rotting the timber.

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Fantastic piece of equipment would really recommend you to everyone Our 5 year old loves it Great to assemble and such a sturdy piece of kit Very impressed thankyou
By - Gill Doran on May 25,17

Looks good in the garden and our grandson lenjoys playing on every piece of it. Very pleased with the quality and service we have received.
By - Denise Steel on Mar 09,17

This was purchased for our 3yr old grandson for Christmas and he is delighted with it. He thoroughly enjoys playing on it so I hope it will be enjoyed for future grandchildren to come. We had a joiner friend put it together it took him half a day but he knew what he was doing. Thankyou for our brilliant purchase.
By - Anne Woodhead on Dec 26,16

Overall, very impressed with the climbing frame. It is sturdy and looks good. It took two days, due to it going dark at 4:30ish, otherwise I would have been confident in putting it up in a day. I have given it a personal 'trial run' and it is indeed, sturdy. However, there were a few issues with the assembly guide that other customers should be aware of. Its not clear which direction the rungs go and as a result, I have fixed them the wrong way. Also it is not clear in some of the steps the amount of washers to use. I am a novice and fairly new to DIY in general. Whilst I appreciate that the amount of washers and usage is generally known by most, it wasn't by me. Another issue is in regards to the tools required section at the start. It states that a spanner is needed. I found that a spanner was not needed, but a socket set instead (which the image actually depicts) as you cannot get a spanner into it sufficiently. It also doesn't mention any tool for measuring angles, which is obviously needed to measure a 100 degrees angle. This being said, the product is fantastic. Now we have the job of hiding it from our 2 children, before Christmas. A task in itself.
By - Andy Taylor on Dec 12,16

Great buy for my grandchildren. We built in around 8 hours with 2 of us.
By - Paula Goulette on Jul 19,16

The company - excellent service and delivery The product - fantastic swing and slide set, my 3.5yr old son has been on it every dry day since it was installed, worth the investment, he loves it! It looks the same as the picture, and is made of good quality materials - the wood needed a little fine sanding to ensure no splinters from the climbing parts. Assembly - not easy to assemble, definitely a 2-3 person job for the best part of a day! The ground posts were very long, and we seemed to hit hard 'rubble' under the lawn so could not get them fully in, ended up sawing the disc part off and grounding as stakes to secure, however even without them the product is very sturdy (it's only if adults were to start swinging high that there was a little movement in one corner - none at all with the ground 'pegs/ stakes' in! Would have liked it, if Dunster offered a reasonably priced install/ assembly service! Overall - delighted with this purchase, looks like it will last until the children outgrow it and it has already provided hours of fun!!
By - Priya Johal on Jun 10,16 Dunster House reply:
Hi Priya. Thank you for your review and awesome photo. We are very glad that you have enjoyed our service as well as the product. As you know all of our climbing frames have been tested to meet rigorous European standards and they should only be used by children and not adults. Also they are easy to build with the appropriate tools and skills and that is the main reason that we don't offer an installation service that would be too costly for the customer if compared to the price of the product itself.

We spent a long time researching different suppliers and prices, finally decided to pay a little more to hopefully get a good product. We were not disappointed, good price, easy to order, fast delivery within 2 days and the quality is great. Very easy to assemble with good instructions, took 2 of us around 5 hours. Very impressed thanks to Dunster House.
By - Jason Hopkinson on May 29,16

This is the second swing set I have bought from Dunster House. I will be buying a third one sometime this week. The kids absolute love to play on them I would recommend this product to anyone. The delivery was problem free and arrived as agreed. Very good product and looks nice in the garden.
By - Janice Torkamanzadeh on Jan 06,16

Really sturdy & very good quality, which grandson who is 5 loves & has lots of fun. Can see him playing with this for many years.
By - Pete McNicol on Nov 12,15

Great climbing frame which my husband put together with little help in a few hours. Girls aged 6 & 8 love it. The treated wood looks good and I'm sure it will look just as good in a few years. Delivery hassle free. Cannot recommend Dunster House highly enough. You will not be disappointed.
By - Katie McNeil on Jun 03,15

I would like to leave you a possitive review: We bought the mini fort discovery system for our 5 year old. All bits were delivered propmptly and on time. We had one minor problem, which when contacted dunster house sorted out very quickly, without any arguments. Would recomend and glad that I ignored some of the less favourable reviews. My overall experience was very good.
By - John Haupt on May 13,15

Bought the fort for my 5 grandchildren aged 2 through to 7,as a joint birthday present, weather permitting they are never off it. Should have bought one years ago to keep them entertained.fantastic value and fairly easy to put up. Would recommend anytime thank you
By - Ian Southern on May 06,15

excellent product. My wife and I are no DIY'ers but we putnit together in a weekend.
By - Berto Janssen on Aug 04,14 Dunster House reply:
Excellent news, Berto. Nothing like the feeling of building it yourself for satisfaction.

Excellent value for money, however it does a long time to assemble, even with three people. Very please with end product. Really fast delivery.
By - Paul Edwards on Jul 31,14 Dunster House reply:
Thanks Paul, glad you like it. Installation times do vary based on many things - previous experience, how many tea breaks, etc! Most of our cabins can be built in under 2 days by our teams and many can even be built within a day, but then painting it properly after that can take time, as it is really worth taking the time to get a good finish on the paint.

Very happy with the mini fort discovery, we brought our cabin From dunster house 4yrs ago and the service was as good then. The fort took me 4 hours to assemble on my own, and there were no surprises, We have three children under 5 and they love it as you can Imagine.. The only addition I've made is to add cladding to the Sides of the fort to prevent falling off the platform and some D bar handles at the slide opening and the ladder entry... Thanks to Dunster House.. Rob K
By - Rob Kidner on Apr 15,14 Dunster House reply:
Good Morning Rob, We are really pleased you decided to return to Dunster House for your Mini Fort Discovery. Thank you for taking the time to review, we would love to see pictures of your fort and cabin together for our online gallery, if you would like to send pictures you can send them to

The quality of this fort is first rate; solid, chunky and well finished. It should be made clear though that a good degree of DIY skills is necessary to erect it! You need good quality tools and around a day and a half. A power driver is essential. Despite the diagrams, we made two or three mistakes because it wasn't written in detail how certain parts were assembled. That meant completely taking apart some large assemblies! We also shattered two of the plastic housings for the screws before we realised how to use them properly. We are no novices to using equipment and constructing as we've built three houses! Once finished though it is BRILLIANT!
By - Vanessa Draper on Apr 10,14 Dunster House reply:
Hi Vanessa, really glad you like your new climbing frame so much. We will pop some replacement cover caps in the post for you now.

We bought the mini fort discovery climbing frame for our three children (7,4 and 10 weeks!) and as soon as it was up, they have spent all their free time on it! It's got everything they could want on it to fuel their imaginations. The design of the frame and the quality of each part is great. It took my partner 1/2 hour each evening after work over the course of 4 days to construct at a leisurely pace. The instructions were easy to follow. We did a lot of research into various makes and styles of climbing frames and this by far has been the best choice.
By - Sarah Watson on Apr 02,13

The delivery was on time and handled well. The set up was easy to follow and my husband set it up on his own in 4hours. The swings and slide are substantial. My only suggestion would be to have the treads on the steps Pre drilled as there was some splitting of the wood when he screwed them to the frame. Otherwise wonderful for the kids and very sturdy.
By - Tracy Laffar on Aug 21,12 Dunster House reply:
Hi Tracy, thank you for your lovely review we're glad you are happy with your sturdy climbing frame. Regarding pre-drilling, we don't pre-drill the smaller screw holes as these would close up during pressure treatment, which we do after all cutting/drilling processes to ensure longevity of the product. We do, however, pre-drill the larger bolt holes as these do not close up to the same degree due to their size. As such in the instructions we do ask customers to pre-drill for any screws to help prevent the timber from splitting when fixing them together, apologies if this was in any way unclear. We hope your kids continue to enjoy your MiniFort Discovery for many years to come.

This was a brilliant purchase for our 3 yr and 5 yr old girls - they absolutely love it, as do their friends! It was surprisingly good quality for the price, and with the help of a friend, was up in a day! I would definitely recommend it. When I ordered it, I was toying with the idea of the bigger one, but actually this is perfect!
By - Justine Ray on Aug 11,12

Excellent easy to assemble, the one minor problem was dealt with quickly and to my complete satisfaction. Great value. Grandchildren love it.
By - Ron Eagle on Aug 02,12

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