Garden Zip wire are always amazing fun and can provide hours and hours of play for kids of all ages; or even for those who used to be kids a few years ago! They are becoming increasingly more and more popular in the average family home and school as many people want to try and give children the thrill of an adventure park in their own back garden.
A customer decided it was time to liven up their garden and have an activity that the older kids could really get into. They had some great space but decided that their large Black Poplar Tree would be a great start point for a zip wire. The only trouble was how were they going to choose the best way of ending the zip wire. And what length they could get which would fit within their budget.
We decided that a visit to the garden was the best course of action help advise the customer one what would work with the space they had. We took some photos and measured the area and found the best route which would give them a 36m length run. Although the best zip wires are tree-to-tree, we can also create very stable towers which can withstand the heaviest loads of up to 15 stone. Which is more than sturdy enough to support young children.
Most zip wires need a platform to set off from and we can create the perfect launch pad whether out of timber or by using the contours of the ground to help control the speed at which they can travel. The parents thought it would be best that the children could only use the zip wire under staff supervision, so we added a lockable gate to the launch platform ladder to help with this.
All of our zip wires come with button seats for the most comfortable and safe way to enjoy the run and we are also able to include surfacing along the length of the zip wire to protect the ground and cushion any falls that may occur.
Another aspect to our zip wires, that we always like to include whether it is private or commercial, is the best quality of materials and equipment. We always use a commercially upgraded trolley to stop any finger entrapment and they always provide the smoothest ride possible. Subsequently, in order to protect the trees, we include battening around the cable so that it doesn’t damage or harm the tree in any way which is always a winner with our customers.
The end result really captures the energy of the children and created a safe but super fun activity for them to enjoy. Let’s hope there aren’t too many arguments about who gets to go first!
36m Long Zip Wire with 1.8 x 1.8m launch platform
4 weeks from order to install. 4 days to install
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.
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Please note: all the pins on Gardenatics are within 10 miles of the build locations, but for privacy reasons, we have not identified the exact coordinates.
The younger of our two grandsons had his 8th birthday party. The tree house had a thorough test by 16 children between aged 7 and 11. It has survived with no ill effects, being agreed to be ‘cool’ and a good thing.- D. Potter
Thanks for an amazing job.- S. Kirk
Great job building our climbing frame – friendly people, easy to deal with and flexible on the design. Highly recommend!- B. Mitchell
It looks fantastic and we are really pleased. The boys spent the whole day on it yesterday and refused to stop even for the rain. The big question now is whether we can ever persuade them to leave the garden to do something else.- P. Crofts
That looks amazing!- Daughter of R Slade
Thank you for making the most of our small, sloping garden. The design makes the most of the space available, is great for all kinds of play, we even use it for homework now!- F. Haig
The climbing frame and swings are great and we are really pleased with it. It is getting good use already.- C. Evans
Thanks for a great, professional job. The kids are delighted. We’re very pleased, thank you.- J. Jaggard