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Important Considerations When Buying a Wooden Climbing Frame

What Are The Most Important Factors That You Need to Consider When Buying a Wooden Climbing Frame? 

It can be really daunting when you type it into the search bar “Wooden climbing frame” and you are inundated with brands claiming that theirs is the best. 

It’s important to know what space you have available in the garden, have you considered the space needed for the swing to swing and the runoffs, so your children can get safely off the equipment. We will also ask the age and number of children, so we can make sure that the wooden climbing frame will give you longevity and offer you maximum use of it. Finally, it's budget, we want to make sure that we give you the most amount of quality and activity for your ££. 

What Makes Rainbow Stand Out? 

There’s a vast number of climbing frame companies out there, all claiming to be ‘the best’ in some way. It is common to see brands mimicking each other in appearance…made even easier these days by photoshop. In reality, it is not until you see a climbing frame ‘in the flesh’ that you will be able to gauge its size, strength, quality and overall finish. 

Our tip would be to look at the deck height (the distance between the ground to the base of the platform) to see how long your children can enjoy the wooden climbing frame.


Rainbow offers deck heights from 5ft up to 7.2ft which really allow you to get the longest period of usage that you can. Many others on the market offer a 4ft deck height and in reality, this will be no challenge to children over 3. 

You need to look at the quality of the wood, is it made from solid wood, or thin wood glued together, how safe and robust will it be.  At Rainbow we make all of our wooden climbing frames out of solid Cedar, this is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect damage, meaning it is robust and safe. We use cedar from sustainable sources and 5 trees are planted for everyone harvested. Best of all we offer you a lifetime warranty on the wood. 


All our wooden climbing frames are modular, meaning that you can add to your Rainbow as your family grows. We have a huge range of play parts and accessories so that we can customise your playset to your needs. 

We completely understand that price tags and budgets are a huge part of investing in garden play equipment, and we have a wooden climbing frame to suit all size gardens and all sized budgets. 

We want the experience of investing in a wooden climbing frame to be as exciting for you as to when the children first go on it in your garden and we offer a personalised service from enquiry right through to the installation. 

With a show-site at Longacres Garden Centre in Bagshot Surrey and one at Notcutts Garden Centre in Cheshire, we actively encourage you to come and see us prior to investing in a wooden climbing frame so that you can play and try before you buy????