Tree House Through the Trees

Treemendous Platforms – Triple Tree House and Zip Wire

A family with a wonderful property on the rolling Somerset hills at the edge of the mendips asked us to go wild. No, not mad, just creative! How could we give their kids the most fun when left to our own devices, rather than leaving them their devices.

First: A Zip Wire Between the Trees

With a garden this size, and a wide range of trees to choose from, a zip wire was an obvious choice. The garden slopes away, so it needed to fit in with the landscape and also with the rest of the build. It occurred to us that if we built a small stand-alone launch platform and a wide landing ramp, then it would work. By using other trees and the platforms as a funnel, there’s a real sense of drama and speed when ‘flying by wire’.

Second: Enough Garden Play to Shake Several Sticks At

To the east of the zip wire we constructed three platforms. The first (and largest) was a tree house platform, with a large enough tree house for sleep overs and daytime lounging. The perfect get away for the kids as they grow older, but with a hidden bonus for the younger ones too. There’s a tube slide that comes out of the house back to the forest floor!

From this platform you can climb to the vertigo inducing viewing platform which takes in the glorious rolling Mendip hills and also provides a perfect top-down view of zippers on the wire. Or, turn right and it’s a long wobbly clatter bridge that takes you across to the main play platform.

The play platform has so much fun packed in, it’s difficult for newbies to consider where to start. It has an access ramp which is deliberately steep, you don’t want to make it too easy for them! And a climbing wall to skirt up, for the more agile and adventurous. And finally there’s a custom-made steel slide with robinia wood handrails. It’s simply stunning.

Third: A View to Live For

Getting back to the viewing platform, it may be the perfect location to lob water bombs or to play ‘king of the castle’ but the adults can also sneak up when allowed to do so. What better way to enjoy a summer evening with a glass of something fizzy and to soak in the setting sun whilst scanning our green and pleasant land.

This really is a build for the entire family.


Tree House, Platform, Clatter Bridge, Steel Slide, Climbing Wall, Ramp, Tube Slide, Zip Wire Button, Ladder,

  • Space Needed
  • 40m x 25m

  • time to install
  • Six weeks to plan and order all materials. Three weeks to install.

  • wood type and style
  • All our timber is sourced from sustainable suppliers, is pre-treated softwood primed for outdoor use and guaranteed for 10 years. This climbing frame is constructed with Round timber.


£38,950 inc VAT

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