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‘Decking Out’ Your Climbing Frame

15 November 2017

All of our climbing frames can be easily adapted through design to fit the changing needs of any family. But there are times where you want to make it completely original but totally fun and engaging for your children. Have you ever considered ‘pimping’ your climbing frame? Here are a few fun and different ways that you can add some individuality to your adventure tower!

Time to get cosy

You can add soft furnishings to dens and decking like small tables and chairs for al-fresco meals. Bring the indoors outside with chalkboards, so that your kids can get creative with arts and crafts. Make a cosy space with cushions, bean bags and curtains that will really encourage stories as well as imaginative play. Use a den area for sleepovers and bonding times because kids love to have their own private space without any parents!

Get into the swing of things

Climbing frame before painted

Add personalised swings with your children’s name on them to give a bespoke touch. You could also decorate each swing in your child’s favourite colour. Why not add some outdoor stickers or streamers? There’ll be no more bickering as each child will know which swing is theirs! Consider changing the variety of swings at any one time rotating a selection of them from toddler seats, to nest swings, to a trapeze bar for older kids. Improving variety keeps kids interest therefore they will continue to stay active.

Think outside the box

The best thing about a climbing frame is the fact that there are endless playing possibilities. Make the most of yours by adding accessories, such as a paddling pool or a sandpit. A pair of binoculars, a steering wheel and a ‘Jolly Roger’ flag turns the frame into a pirate ship! Think of the adventure frame as the base for all of their best free flow play.

Climbing frame painted greenNo paint, no gain

Change up the colours to give it a new lease of life by making it look bright and attractive. However, don’t forget to only use weatherproof paint suitable for wood and the outdoors. One of our customers recently added a green roof which helped their climbing frame blend in with its rural surroundings. Let your imagination run riot and go crazy with colour to make it fun and imaginative. Get the kids involved by giving them a feature wall of their own and watch as they take ownership and pride in their work giving it their own unique look. Why not encourage them to make prints with their hands to add a unique twist?

Climbing frame aftercare

We recommend using extra wood oil and surface waterproofing to protect against weathering. Our favourites are Ronseal Clear Wood Oil for UV Protection and Ronseal Thompson Water Seal for Waterproofing. Wait at least two weeks between changing the colour of the wood and adding oil to avoid any cracks or patches. The summer is the best time to treat your outdoor equipment as the weather is (hopefully) warmer!

These suggestions will enable your children to really make the most out of their climbing equipment. Use our tips to have fun as well as make it your own and getting the kids involved. It is a sure fire way of creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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