September 12th, 2012
After the recent success of our gallery competition, we are offering another lucky person the opportunity to win back their purchase price! We were blown away by the amount of photographs and comments we received over the summer.
So now, on the run up to Christmas – there are only 15 weeks left you know – we want you to do the same again. Log on to our Facebook page and upload your photos, tell us why you love your Climbing Frames IE product and give it a rating out of five.
The competition closes on Christmas Eve at noon. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the afternoon of Christmas Eve on our Facebook page.
See below for Terms and Conditions.
- The closing date for the competition is Monday 24th September 2012. We will only count entries on or before this date.
- The winner will be announced on the afternoon of Monday 24th December 2012.
- The competition is open to customers from Climbing Frames UK, AU, IE, DE, FR and NZ.
- If you have previously sent in an image to us via any method this will NOT be counted and you will have to resubmit the image.
- Each entry must include an image, a rating and a review on why you love your product in order to be valid.
- The winner must be a previous Climbing Frames customer.
- The refund will be the price paid at purchase, not the current price.
- The delivery price will not be refunded.
- The winner will be chosen entirely at random.
- We will only count one entry per person. Please use just one method to enter by.
- The winner will be obliged to co-operate with any follow up from Climbing Frames.
- The winner must be aged 18 or above.
- If the prize remains unclaimed, or we are not given contact details within 14 days of the winner being drawn, it will be deemed to be forfeited and Climbing Frames UK reserve the right to either re-offer the prize to the next entrant drawn at random, or to re-offer the prize in a future competition
Tags: climbing frames, climbing frames for large gardens, climbing frames for medium gardens, climbing frames for small gardens, competition, garden toys, playhouse, rock wall, slide, swing set, swings, wooden playsets
July 6th, 2012
We are always very cautious when future clients are asking us about how long it takes to build a frame or if it is even possible for them to do it by themselves… Well, we have just received a lovely comment from one of our clients telling us how his “wife put it together without a cross word in 5 hours”!
We have to admit that the frame they bought, the Meadowvale playset, is one of our smaller frames, but still! The Meadowvale is a compact set, ideal for small gardens and it has a slide, a climbing wall, 2 single swings, a trapeze and a rope ladder, and it only measures 3.21m by 3.91m!!!! So 5 hours, she definitely did not take a coffee break every 30 minutes!
If you have been looking at our frame thinking, that’s going to be to hard to install, well, here is your answer : YOU can do it!
If you have one of our frames, Meadowvale or another, we would love you to share your building experience with us – how long did it take you? Did you have any problems? Do you have any tips?
Here is the lovely review for you to read yourselves!
“We have just received our Meadowvale slide and swing set from yourselves today… Wow fantastic… My wife put it together without a cross word in 5 hours… Amazing product and service. Huge thanks!”
Tags: climbing frame, meadowvale, rock wall, slide, swings, trapeze bar
May 23rd, 2012
There are lots of different climbing frames and we know that making a decision can be pretty difficult… We are proud of the range we can offer you – the frames all feature many different, exciting accessories. One such accessory is the rock wall of which there are three different types.
Slatted rock wall
The most common rock wall in our range is the slatted rock wall. It comes with the majority of our sets. This slatted rock wall offers the best of both worlds for little climbers. For those who are feeling a little more adventurous, the plastic climbing rocks are a natural choice for a daring climb. For those who are feeling a little more reserved or in case of any wrong footing, then the spaces between the slats will provide a safer ascent to the top! The spaces between the slats are also easy to climb down – ideal if the queue for the slide is too long! The climbing rocks are made from plastic and are perfect for little hands.
The Meadowvale climbing frame has a slatted rock wall.
Solid rock wall
The biggest climbing frames in our range have solid rock walls. The solid rock wall doesn’t have any gaps between the slats and therefore are designed for use by older children. The ascent to the play deck is much more challenging!
The Arlington has a solid rock wall
Wavy, solid rock wall
Some of the larger climbing frames are equipped with a wavy, solid rock wall. These rock walls have multicoloured climbing rocks and there are no gaps between the slats. The only difference between this rock wall and the one above is the wavy detailing at the edges. The climb to the deck is much more challenging! We recommend climbing frames with this kind of rock wall to families with several children.
The Sandpoint has a wavy, solid rock wall
Tags: climbing frame, double swing, glider, monkey bars, rock wall, slide, spiral slide, swings, trapeze bar
May 22nd, 2012
For most children it’s all about the slide. It has to be fun, it has to be speedy but it also has to be safe. We have 3 different types of slide. They vary in shape and length and it is far easier to make a decision if you know the main differences.
The Straight Slide
This is a straight slide that may also be referred to as a straight, wavy slide. This is due to the slight bump in the middle which adds to the excitement. The straight slides that accompany our 1.2m decks are 2.43m in length and those on the 1.5m decks are 3.05m in length. As the slide is generally positioned at the front of the frame we recommend climbing frames with the straight slide to families with longer gardens. The high rails (which are also a feature of the curved slide) provide safety for little ones at the top of the slide. The higher rails create what is called a ‘deep dish’. The area where their little bottoms go is deeper and therefore safer. There is far less chance of them toppling over the side or hurting themselves. The end of the slide is flattened out which means that they land on their feet rather than straight into the mud. The straight slide comes as one piece which means it simply clips onto the frame.
The Curved Slide
The curved slide, or the curved wavy slide, is a great space saver as it curves around from the side to the front of the climbing frame rather than sticking straight out to the side or to the front. The curved slides for the 1.2m decks are 3.05m in length and those on the 1.5m decks are 3.66m in length. Without stating the obvious this gives a longer ride than the straight slide and the curve adds a little more excitement. The curved slides also feature the high rail sides and ‘deep dish’ to keep children safely on the slide. It also has the flattened out bottom to stop them whizzing straight into the mud. The curved slide comes in just 3 parts and snaps together in 10-15 minutes.
The Tubular Spiral Slide
The tubular, spiral slide is 3.66m long and is also a fantastic space saver. The tubular slide has one spiral in the middle and is flat at the bottom so again little ones don’t land straight in the mud, but come out feet first. The spiral slide comes flat packed in a small box to keep delivery costs down. This means it will take longer than the other slides to construct but it looks fantastic.
We suggest those with older children (9 years+) don’t opt for the climbing frames with spiral slides; the curved ones are far better for older children. It is also good to bear in mind that you can’t see the children as they go down the slide. Sometimes very young children like to hold their parent’s hand as they go down, which isn’t possible with the tubular slide.
Tags: climbing frame, slide
May 3rd, 2012
Expensive days out, DVDs, XBOX games – they all add up. What about a play park in your own garden for just 18p a day? A recent survey carried out for food manufacturer Arla’s Kids Closer to Nature campaign revealed that 44% more children are now playing outdoors than they were years ago. This makes sense when you think of the expense of the endless stream of electronic games, games consoles, DVD’s and electronic toys which have a very short shelf life.
Investing in a climbing frame is the best way to ensure your children are kept entertained and active without breaking the bank. One of our best-selling climbing frames, the Woodchester, is currently 649 €. If you buy the frame when your children are 2 and have it until they are 10, it will be used for 8 years. So…
365 (days in a year) x 8 (Amount of years) = 2920 (days in total)
(cost of climbing frame) 649 € / (days) 2920 = 0.22 € per day
If you have 2 children that is just 11 cents per child, per day!
What else can you get for 22 cents per day? A DVD like the new Puss in Boots film is 15.98 € and might get watched once, maybe twice. If you were to play a new DVD every day, you would be spending a whopping 4666.16 € a year! Even if you played a new DVD every weekend that would still cost 830 € a year for just a couple of hours entertainment at a time.
How about a trip to the local soft play centre? That’s about 5 € per child. If you have 2 children that would cost 10 €, plus lunch which is another 4 € per child. A total of 18 € minimum (without the petrol money or any treats for Mum and Dad). 18 € every weekend is 936 € a year!
A climbing frame in your garden means no petrol, no expensive lunches out and lots of money saved. Our climbing frames are guaranteed against rot and decay for 10 years so can be used by several siblings over a large period of time – reducing the cost even further. Even after 8 years the climbing frame may well still have a decent second-hand value.
Of course the fact that they are exercising and enjoying the fresh air is priceless.
Tags: climbing frame, monkey bars, sandpit, slide, swing
July 8th, 2011
Climbing frames for children are a great way to encourage them to go outside, play and exercise all at the same time. Particularly when there are so many computer games and TV programmes aimed at children these days, it can be difficult to encourage them outdoors, play equipment such as an outdoor climbing frames can offer hours of excitement and enjoyment. One of the best things about this type of activity is that your child will be exercising without even realising it!. As they play, children will be moving around, strengthening their muscles and improving their overall fitness and agility. They will also improve their hand eye coordination as they climb and play, which can benefit them in many different ways. At climbing frames IE we encourage children to keep active and healthy and we are here to help you choose your climbing frame! So give us a call and we can talk you through which one would be best for your children!
Tags: children’s climbing frames, garden, slide, swing, swing sets, wooden swing sets
June 1st, 2011
Tags: admiral fort, andorra, chalkboard, climbing frames, garden, meadowvale, oriana fort, sandpit area, slide, summer holidays
May 27th, 2011
No doubt your children are desperate to get outside and enjoy the lovely summer weather! So to keep them occupied and happy this summer holiday why not buy one of our popular Climbing frames, playhouses and sandpits from Climbing Frames IE. At this time of year most parents start looking at outdoor toys for their children, keen to get them out in the sun and being active. This can be confusing as there are so many different ones to choose from and it’s hard to know what one is best for you. Here at climbing frames IE we can help you decide and answer any other questions you may have. Whatever size your garden is we can help find a great outdoor toy for you. Our sets range in price so if you do not want to spend too much money or you want to spend alot of money then we accommodate both. So make sure you plan early for the summer sun and buy one of our great outdoor toys from www.climbingframes.ie.
Tags: children’s climbing frames, climbing frames ireland, playhouses, Popular, sandpits, slide, summer time, swing, wooden climbing frames for children
December 3rd, 2010
The skyfort playset will be the kids favorite with its raised clubhouse play fort wooden roof and balcony. From the balcony they can keep an eye on everyone! Then race to the monkey bars and swing set on its three-position swing beam. A rock wall and ladder will keep them entertained, while a 10″ wave slide will let them go down again and again! There is a raised clubhouse with wood roof windows, front porch with sun balcony, Lower deck with picnic table and Monkey bars and a three-position swing beam with two belt swings and a two-person glider.The Skyfort is made of strong cedar wood and its pre-treated and rot resisistant, the Skyfort will provide years of enjoyment. Maker sure you Grab it while you can as the discounted price of €2,499.00! It will make a wonderful christmas present!
Tags: children’s climbing frames, slide, swing, wooden climbing frames for children
November 29th, 2010
The benefits of allowing your kids to play on a climbing frame are continuous; not only do they develop muscles and coordination, but the basic challenges of climbing and getting from A to B really gets the mind working and exercising. Problem solving, coordination and all round awareness are all parts of the brain that can get stimulated from playing on a climbing frame.
At Climbing frames IE we cater for the specifications you want which include:
Size- You need to bear in mind what size your garden is and the space you have available we do say to all our customers to check and remember to leave room for the swings and slide!
Price -We have various climbing frames ranging from €349.00 – €2499.00
Activities available – You may already know what your child wants! If you dont, don’t worry on each of our climbing frames we have different activities for example there are climbing frames that have rock walls, monkey bars, glider, towers and different types of slides (these do range in price).
We are more than happy to help if you would like our advice.
Age group – Most of our climbing frames are 3-10 age group. There are accessories for different age ranges such as the baby bucket, High back baby seat and toddler seat.
Unless it’s a surprise gift for your child, sometimes it’s nice to include your child in the buying process of a climbing frame. They are after all the ones who will be using it!
Tags: children’s climbing frames, slide, swing, wooden climbing frames, wooden climbing frames for children