Young kids especially love plastic play centres, but as they get older, more and more they want to climb and explore. If you have older children then the best climbing frames are the larger wooden climbing frames and play centres.
These wooden climbing frames really do offer such a lot of choice and have options that will suit most gardens and budgets. Try to look for a climbing frame that has multiple play opportunities (such as a slide and swings), especially if you have more than one child or their friends are over often. To save you any heartache once the frame has been delivered always make sure you have correctly measured out the space needed!
With so much choice available, hopefully this review will help you out with narrowing down the 3 best wooden climbing frames for older children.
Dunster House MonkeyFort Wilderness
Approximate Price: £480
The MonkeyFort really does deliver a lot for a very reasonable price. There’s a really fun tower to climb and play in that leads to a great slide, a swing and monkey bars. The MonkeyFort definitely provides loads of options for fun and will build confidence as well as physical development into the fun. This climbing frame will be great for a smaller garden.
This wooden climbing frame is recommended for children aged 3 years old to 14 years old.
Monmouth Monkey Bars Wooden Climbing Frame
Approximate Price: £870
The Monmouth Monkey Bars Climbing Frame really does offer so many fun play options for older children that you will be struggling to get them back in the house once you’ve installed it! The climbing frame is solidly made and has a full height commando scramble net up to a play platform. There is also the more traditional ladder method to reach the platform for the less adventurous or younger children.
From the wooden platform your kids can access a lovely wavy slide and also try to swing all the way across the monkey bars. Great exercise for kids. If that isn’t enough there is also a swing!
This wooden climbing frame is recommended for children aged 3 to 14 years old.
Plum Bison Wooden Play Centre
Approximate Price: £1800
The Plum Bison Wooden Play Centre is the pricier option of all the wooden climbing frames for older kids reviewed, however this is for good reasons! The Bison Play Centre just has so many different and fun pay options it is really worth spending that bit more. Not only does the play centre have the more traditional features of a double slide, playhouse platform and swing, there is also a double glider, sand pit and a play den so your kids will never be short of things to do and will have plenty of places to hide and explore.
This play centre is recommended for children aged 3 years old to 12 years old.