Recently we rediscovered our love of getting out to play in the garden regardless of the missing sunshine… however when we were sent the TP Explorer2 Frame, Platform and Den from Activity Toys Direct we are beyond excited.
I had considered a climbing frame when Joshua turned 3 but was terrified he would not be able to master it or that it would be way too big for him.
This only proved that I was totally wrong since the moment this TP Exlorer2 was put together there was no stopping him and with the option to have the climbing frame in 2 height sizes it will grow as you need it too!
So how did we find putting it together? .. that’s a super important one for me as I am normally the fixer in the house so it can’t be too complicated or time-consuming, however I am really pleased to say it was easier than I thought.
So much so I enlisted my teen to put it together halfway through while I went off to sort something else! … my biggest tip for putting together would be to make sure you sort the lengths of poles into groups of the same lengths .. as the instructions are easy to follow so this really does mean it can be up and ready to play on very quickly.
The fittings all the same for the sides of the climbing frame and are really easy to use, much more so than I thought it would be possible.
The frame is lightweight but has some grounding hooks you can use to stake the frame to the ground to give it more support and to ensure its not going to topple!
The TP Den is totally adorable! it slides over the top of the frame and is secured with Velcro fastenings underneath to the frame, it comes with 2 separate door flaps, both of which can be rolled and Velcro out-of-the-way too (perfect to keep airflow in the red-hot summer months! It took about 3 minutes to get this fitted on our frame once it was up.
This climbing frame is fantastic if you want to add to the excitement too, with several extra that can be bought individually you can even use this as a starting point to make a bigger climbing frame with slides and monkey bars that can all be added to build the adventure!
Overall this really is a fantastic piece for any garden, with lovely well made pieces making for a super quick build and a happy toddler/preschooler .. meaning a happy Mummy!
Disclaimer: This product was given to us for the purposes of giving an honest review. All Opinions in this review were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse