Climbing frames offer hours of entertainment and exercise, but just like any plaything, they can get taken for granted.
After a summer or two you can inject some much needed va va voom with the addition of purpose-made climbing frame accessories.
Here we run you through the options and how to choose the perfect add-ons for your family.
Adapting Climbing Frames For Little Ones
Most of our climbing frames are suitable for ages 3 years and up. However, with the addition of a more supportive seat, the swings can be made useable for babies and toddlers. Always pay attention to the age range suggested for the swing seat, and only use them for a child who can already support themselves in a sitting position unaided. You'll find a wide selection of baby-friendly swing seats in our swing accessories section.
Another way in which you can make your climbing frame more appealing to younger children is to improve the accessibility. If there is a challenging rock wall to negotiate, add a rope, or swap it our (temporarily) for a simple step ladder.TP sell a ramp for toddlers to negotiate their metal climbing frame (pictured), and Creative Playthings sell a range hand rails to help children climb up onto the equipment.
Add A New Dimension Of Play
Many of our climbing frames can be enhanced with the addition of swing arms, dens, sandpits or all three.
You can also make smaller adjustments to the climbing frame by adding accessories such as a periscope, telescope, steering wheel, telephone and more. Just a few simple and inexpensive additions can provide the imaginative spark needed to revive their enthusiasm in the climbing frame and invent new games to play on it.
Make Your Climbing Frame More Challenging
As your children get older, the play equipment they use must grow with them, offering a level of challenge suitable for their stage in development. Happily with a few changes you can adapt your current climbing frame to meet the needs of your now bigger children.Here are a few ways you can turn your child-friendly climbing frame into a challenging piece of play / exercise equipment: - Swap a swing for something the requires a little more effort, like a trapeze, tyre, ball, or spinning wheel. - Replace ladders for climbing ropes and rock walls. - Add a fireman's pole or chin up bar.
With a little bit of imagination, and our help yo can revive your much loved climbing frame, create new ways to play, and generate many more hours of fun from your investment.
Not all the accessories are compatible across ranges. Feel free to give us a call and discuss your ideas. We can advise on which items will work with your climbing frame, and we may be able to access accessories from the manufacturers not yet listed on this site.