While the larger (and more expensive) wooden climbing frames are more suited to slightly older children, colourful plastic play centres and frames are prefect for younger kids and toddlers.
Made from robust and sturdy plastics with no sharp edges to bump into, these climbing frames normally come with a slide and a raised platform. Also most have plenty of holes to play peek-a-boo through and areas to crawl and explore. These plastic play centres are designed to stay outdoors and are fully weather-proof, but if you want to carry on the fun indoors they are maneuverable so that you can bring them inside if you have the room.
There are many different toddler climbing frames, and below are our recommended top 3.
Little Tikes Hide and Slide Climber Play Centre
Approximate price: £125
The Little Tikes Hide and Slide Climber Play Centre is a low cost and extremely robust climbing frame for toddlers. It is super easy to put together out of the box and the design lets kids crawl, scramble, and climb. The slide is very wide and easy to get down so it is perfect for your little one(s).
Recommended ages of 24 months to 6 years old.
Indoor Outdoor Playhouse with Slide and Swing
Approximate price: £129
The Indoor Outdoor Playhouse with Slide and Swing is a very popular option due to it’s colourful and sturdy design and the multi-play options provided. With both a slide and a swing your children will love having fun in the playhouse. As the name suggests, this playhouse can also be set up indoors if you have the room. A great option for fun at a really affordable price.
Little Tikes Junior Activity Gym, Evergreen
Approximate price: £90
The Little Tikes Junior Activity Gym is the lowest cost toddler climbing frame in this top 3. It is still a great climbing frame with a slide and holes to explore and climb through. While not quite as solid as the Little Tikes Hide and Slide Climber Play Centre it is still a sturdy and well built climbing frame with slide that your kid(s) will love to play on.