Is climbing one of your children’s favorite pastimes? And do you have a garden? Then you will not get around a climbing frame. Our favorite models in different price categories.
Climbing frame test: Our favorites at a glance
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Our climbing frame favorites in detail
Simple and good: Monkey Bar Climbing stand Jungle
Are climbing frames too dangerous for young children? Not this model! To Monkey Bar climbing frame Jungle suitable for children from 3 years. The colorful frame, which can be loaded up to 60 kg, is available at Amazon for € 169.99.
Great advantage: The plastic elements can be assembled quickly and easily using clip connections – and disassembled just as quickly. So you can use it indoors or outdoors, depending on your needs. The dome shape stimulates the imagination: how about building their own cave for the little ones with a blanket laid over?
Great value for money: Wickey climbing frame Smart Action
Wow, what a cool piece: That Wickey climbing frame Smart Action is guaranteed to be a hit with children from 3 years. It is currently available from Otto.de for just under € 500.
Children who are particularly enthusiastic about climbing will love the climbing frame: the rope ladder with wooden steps, the ten climbing rests on a straight climbing wall, the climbing rope, the climbing net, a climbing ladder and the suspension bridge offer countless opportunities for climbing. There is also a shop with an awning, a horizontal pole and a basketball hoop. We want to be kids again!
Versatile: climbing plume in plum tree
No child will get bored so quickly: It climbing pyramid in plum tree is suitable for children from the age of 3, but also large children up to 12 years or 50 kg will have fun on the versatile climbing frame. You can currently order it from MyToys for just under € 700 – suggested retail price is around € 830.
What does the plum pyramid offer? A climbing wall with colorful arm and foot grips, two playgrounds with the camouflage net, a rope ladder, a metal ladder and a 2.40 m long wave slide. Good to know: No ground anchors are required for the space-saving climbing frame. Thanks to numbered parts and detailed instructions, assembly is not difficult.
XXL: WICKEY empty Tower Knight’s Castle Smart Queen
Ok, this part is “Next Level”! Of WICKEY empty Tower Knight’s Castle Smart Queen is huge and incredibly versatile. To be able to call it your own, you need a lot of space (installation area: 33.45 m²) – and the willingness to spend more than 1500 €.
The huge knight’s castle invites you to spend hours climbing: There are two wobbly bridges, a balance beam, a sloping climbing ladder, a straight climbing wall with the climbing rest, a rope ladder with wooden steps, a climbing rope and a climbing net. There is also a 2.20 m long wave slide with water connection, two swings, a picnic table, a sandbox, ship’s steering wheel, telescope and much more. Every adventure playground looks old compared to it, does not it?
NOTE: Anchors for embedding in the ground must be ordered separately.
Familie.de buying advice: These tips help when you buy a climbing frame
- Check space requirements
Clearly: First of all, you need to know exactly how much space you have available for a climbing frame. You should also plan a protection zone around the play tower. A distance of at least two meters is recommended.
- Set a budget
As you can see from our climbing frame test above, there are devices at low prices but also high price models. What is the maximum amount you can or will spend? Once determined, you can start looking for a suitable part.
- determine material
Do you want a lightweight climbing frame that you can put indoors in the winter? Then only one of plastics comes into play. Should the play tower withstand wind and weather in the garden at any time of the year for the next ten years? So rely on a device made of solid wood, which ideally has been pressure treated in advance. So you save yourself the painting. However, the quality of the wood is often very different. So be sure to check the reviews before you buy.
- child in consideration
Your child likes to climb all day long, but with a sandbox you can chase them? Then you know which model is right for you. If you are not sure what your offspring liked, just think about what you would have enjoyed when you were a child. There are definitely overlaps.
- Do not underestimate the structure
Especially the XXL climbing frame is not something you can set up in an hour or two. Construction often takes days and requires some manual skills and appropriate tools. Do you have two left hands in this regard? Then it is better to get help – from skilled acquaintances or from a professional craftsman.
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