Take a look at the climbing frames and play centres below to get an idea of what’s available if you want a play centre that has a lot of different play options for your children. The review covers the best on offer in 2017 with 2 options that are more affordable but still offer multi-play experiences and one dream option for a larger garden and larger budget. If you still need more choices take a look at the Best Climbing Frames Review for 2017.
The WICKEY SeaFlyer Climbing Frame is a great affordable option (around £490) for most gardens and budgets. Take a look at the picture to see what a fun and exciting play centre option this climbing frame could be for your children! The SeaFlyer has many options for play and the fun colours and ship theme makes it ideal for younger children getting to grips with their first ‘grown-up’ climbing frame. The climbing frame has a platform accessed using either the wooden ladder or a climbing wall with bright and secure climbing grips that leads to a plastic slide. There is also a rope ladder and a swing to increase the play options.
The ship under the platform also hides a fun sandpit that will be great for younger kids to play in. The recommended age for this play centre is for ages 3 years and upwards.
Dimensions for planning: Width 389 cm, Depth 461 cm, Height 260 cm.
Another affordable option (around £560) which delivers a totally different play experience to the SeaFlyer is the Plum Climbing Cube Play Centre. This climbing frame doesn’t have a swing and instead has a lot of optins for testing your child’s climbing ability! Really great for bulding confidence and strength. The play platform can be reached by a wooden ladder as well as a sizeable climbing wall that forms one of the sides of the cube. From the play platform there is a 8 ft plastic slide that can be converted to a water slide by adding a hose.
The other sides of the cube are a wooden slat ladder, a hard wearing rope scramble net and some trapeze gym bars for practising somersaults. The top of the cube is all monkey bars. To make the climbing cube complete there is a fabric covered den beneath the platform to use as a hideout.
This play centre is recommended for ages 3 years and upwards.
Full dimensions are: Length 2.13 m, Width 3.57 m, Height 2.00 m
This climbing frame really is one of the most complete play centres that you can by with so many features it will easily better anything in your local playground. All in all the Plum Wildebeest Wooden Climbing Frame and Play Centre has wooden connecting bridges, two slides, three separate towers/dens, great swings, climbing walls, sand pits, a picnic table and play dens. This climbing frame is for children aged 3 and above, however the sand pits for example could be used by younger kids under adult supervision.
All the fabric on the play dens and roofs is showerproof so they will provide some shelter while the shower passes. The climbing frame also comes with plenty of grips, barriers, and hand rails to make this climbing frame as safe as possible. If you want to fuel your kids imagination and sense of exploration then this is the perfect climbing frame for your back garden. So you can properly plan where to site the play centre take a look at the picture and dimensions below- remember this is really only for larger gardens.
12ft play tower deck dimensions: L1.50 x W1.50 x H1.50m.
10ft play tower deck dimensions: L1.20 x W1.20 x H1.20m.
9ft play tower deck dimensions: L1.00 x W1.00 x H0.90m.
Assembled size: L8.55 x W5.50 x H3.60m.