We are always looking for wonderful toys and activities that can keep the kids entertained in the garden. We have just headed into our second lockdown during the covid-19 pandemic, and we now appreciate our garden and the outdoor space that we have more than ever. The Wickey Multiflyer is the perfect addition to our garden space to provide hours of outdoor entertainment for our three littles. Those who have followed us for some time, know that we normally spend our weekends and annual leave travelling around in our beloved T5 camper, but this year has been very different and with travel off the cards for a while, we have all learned to appreciate a slower pace, and the simple things in life as we navigate 2020 and a huge pandemic.
Wickey multiFLyer climbing frame with wooden roof
The kids have wanted a climbing frame forever, and as we love anything that encourages outdoor play, time away from the tablets and fresh air, we welcomed the idea of adding some wooden play equipment to our garden space. Wickey have a HUGE range of high quality climbing frames and outdoor play equipment for all outdoor spaces, and what’s more safety is extremely important. Wickey only use high quality, pressure impregnated wood for their garden play equipment. The impregnated wood protects agains all weather to guarantee a long life for your play equipment.
After many a hour looking through the various wooden swing and slide set options, we settled on the Wickey Multiflyer climbing frame with two swings and a slide. We opted for the green slide, but there are so many colour options including turquoise, red, violet and blue!
The Wickey Multiflyer climbing frame is L288 x W429 cm with a platform height of 120 and this really worked for our garden space. I also love that the multiflyer has a climbing wall with climbing stones, and an integrated sand pit. The slide with water connection is around 220 cm with a good range of extension options including the Nest Sing Swibee and colour change swing seats, perfect for children of various ages. I think the Nest Sling Swibee may be the next addition to our climbing frame – a great option for Christmas.
I also didn’t realise when we were looking through the climbing frame options that the slide come with a feature to allow you to connect a hose and turn it into a water slide. This will be amazing over the Summer months, and something that I know the kids will absolutely love!
Assembling our Wickey Wooden climbing frame
I know my husband won’t mind me saying this, but he is an absolute novice when it comes to DIY so we drafted in a very good friend (who is a gem when it comes to anything DIY!) in to help us. Because I am not ashamed to say, we definitely needed help! We were mindful of the local covid restrictions in place at the time, and were also concerned about the looming lockdown ahead of us, so once our equipment arrived -we were pretty quick to set about putting it together
The guidance for the larger climbing frames recommends drafting in two friends, and estimates about 8 hours. With just two people and using the detailed assembly instructions I would say that it took just over 9 hours, maybe a little longer. We lost the light towards the end of the day and actually managed to get it finished the second day whilst the kids were at school. What a wonderful surprise for the children to come home to!!
If you need any more information regarding assembly and fixing, there are some great instructions and FAQ regarding construction and safety on the Wickey website for your reference.
Review of wickey play equipment
I can honestly say I am absolutely delighted with our Wickey Multiflyer climbing frame. We have only had it up about a week now, but it is sturdy, well built and the quality is excellent. It also looks really smart in the garden as I look out of my kitchen window! I will share a few images over on instagram over the next few months, but I can tell you that the kids the moment the kids saw the climbing frame, they were absolutely thrilled with the new addition to our outdoor space. It couldn’t have been timed more perfectly as we go into lockdown number two over the next month and enjoy more time at home, enjoying the fresh air and our garden area.
**Disclosure – we were provided with a Wickey climbing frame for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own