How to Get Your Garden Ready for A Climbing Frame?
Tips to Make Your Garden Climbing Frame-Ready
One of the things you need to do before installing a climbing frame is to make sure your garden is ready for it. There are a few things you need to do in order to create the perfect space for your children to play.
1. CHECK THE GROUND
The first thing you need to do is check the ground. Make sure there are no large rocks or tree stumps that could cause injuries if children fall off the frame. If there are any obstructions, remove them before installing the frame.
2. MAKE SURE THE GROUND IS LEVEL
You also need to make sure the ground is level. A climbing frame can be quite heavy, so if the ground isn't level it can be difficult to install properly and may not be safe for children to use. Use a spirit level or ruler to check the ground is level.
If your garden isn't big enough to fit a climbing frame, or if you don't have a garden at all, you can install a play set in your backyard. Play sets are available in different sizes and shapes, so there's sure to be one that will fit in your yard.
Once you've checked that your garden is ready for a climbing frame, it's time to choose the right one for your family. There are many different types of frames available, so take your time to find the one that will suit you and your child's needs best.
Frame material: Wood, metal or plastic?
The type of frame you choose will depend on a number of factors, including what it's made out of (wood is more robust than plastic), how big it is (it should be tall enough for an adult to stand under) and whether you want something permanent or temporary. See the new BERG Playbase here.
Permanent frames are usually built into the ground so they don't need to be moved around much but can last longer than temporary ones which may need replacing every year due to wear and tear.
If you're looking for something more portable then consider buying a climbing frame kit instead which comes with all the parts required except tools needed during installation such as screws/nuts etc.
What is your intended use? Is this going to be a place where kids can play all day long or just for when they're visiting over holidays? If it's the latter then make sure there are enough activities so that everyone has fun regardless of age range!
For example, if you only have one child who wants something more permanent than an inflatable pool might not provide enough entertainment but adding on some swings will help with boredom levels too.
It may also be worth considering buying multiple frame kits so that each child gets their own space - even better yet if these are different colours which helps distinguish between them easier during playtime (and clean up afterwards!) A larger climbing frame could also mean lower maintenance levels as there are less parts to potentially become worn and damaged.
Climbing Frame Safety:
This is the most important aspect of choosing a frame! All climbing frames should come with safety instructions that need to be read and followed carefully - even if you're an experienced DIYer.
It's also worth checking out online reviews from other parents who have purchased the same frame as you, this can give you some idea about common problems/issues that may occur during use.
A good frame will have features such as enclosed areas so children can't fall out easily, sturdy construction that won't wobble or collapse and rubber grips on poles and rungs which prevents slipping.
Now that you know how to get your garden ready for a climbing frame, it's time to find the perfect one for your family at Adventure Climbing Frames.