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PIONEER With a platform height of 2.1m - the Pioneer is our highest and most challenging climbing frame.

Was NowFrom £3,800.00

Hang out with friends in the lower den, scale up the Scramble Net or Rock Wall to reach the heights of the upper deck and balcony, before choosing your descent... Will it be straight down the ladder, or a sneaky departure down the external stairs? Thrill-seekers choose the hair-raising spiral slide - or even swing their way across the monkey bars. The most daring will head straight fireman's pole.  

Built by hand in the West Country, the Pioneer has been designed and built to commercial standards, to ensure a safe and sturdy structure that will last for generations.

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Key features

  • Superior height - The platform sits at 2.1m high, which means the 'den' on the ground floor is a usable playhouse, unlike many cheaper alternative which cater more towards the toddler market.
  • Room to grow - The upstairs platform is 2.5m x 1.7m including the balcony, which means there's plenty of room for 5-6 children to play - and still safely access the monky bars, ladder, and slide.
  • Set a Challenge - The Pioneer has been designed to really challenge your growing family. With features such as the 2.1m rock wall, monkey bars and firemans pole the Pioneer will provide years of fun play from little ones right up to mid teens.
  • Not quite perfect? Configure to suit you - Some of the elements of the Pioneer range can be configured differently to suit the shape of your garden, one of our advisors will be able to help configure it to suit you.
  • Safety and Sustainability - All products are manufactured to EU safety standards. All timber is FSC or PEFC endorsed.
  • Timber - Built from Scandanavian, pressure-treated Redwood.
  • Warranty - 15 year on timber against rot and infestations. 2 Years on all stainless and galvanised fixtures and fittings.
  • What Next? - Call us on 01276 855 600 to discuss your brief with our one of our highly knowledgeable team members

Package includes:

  • 2.5m x 1.7m tower
  • Monkey Bars + 3 swings
  • Ladder and fire pole
  • Vertical Scramble Net
  • 2.1m high enclosed spiral slide
  • Super height resin-stone climbing wall (Safa Grass mats advised beneath rock wall)
  • 2.1m platform height (can be supplied with a 1.8m deck for smaller kids)

Performance & quality

alt text Safety and Sustainability All products are manufactured to EU safety standards. All timber is FSC or PEFC endorsed.
alt text Handmade in Britain Everything is built by hand, in our workshop in Gloucestershire by fully trained staff.
alt text 15 Year Timber Warranty We are so confident of the build quality and materials used to built this product we can offer a 15 year warranty on timber and 2 year warranty on all other parts.

Specification & warranty

Recommended Space Required 9.5m x 4.0m
Maximum height 3.8m
Dimensions & Layout Options Call Capital Play to discuss your requirements on 01276 855600. You can change the layout to suit your space and requirements.
Material & Construction Built from the finest FSC sustainably sourced Scandanavian Redwood. Built in the West Country by hand to commercial grade standards.
15 year Timber Guarantee When the cheaper alternatives a re rotting at the end of the garden the Discovery Pioneer will still be standing proud, for generations of use. 15 year on all wood, 2 years on all parts.
With a platform height of 2.1m - the Pioneer is our highest and most challenging climbing frame. - SKU: DTPL100


What’s the Difference?

A question that we get asked a lot is ‘what’s the difference?’. When doing your research, you’ll come across an array of wooden climbing frames that, whilst they may look the same, vary hugely in cost. This comes down to three key answers:

1. Quality of Wood: Whilst most systems are made of pine, the quality & origin of that pine will vary significantly. Pine from one forest in Eastern Europe will be very different to, for example, Southern Yellow Pine from California (which we use). The quality of the wood will depend on growth rate and density. The denser the wood and the longer the growth rate, the better the quality of wood - and, ultimately, the longer a climbing frame will last (and is much less likely to splinter and crack over time)

2. Treatment: Again, treatment will vary depending on the cost of the system; less expensive systems are painted (or tanilised) which is as much for aesthetics as for (limited) protection against rot. More expensive systems are pressure treated. This is wood that has been infused with preservatives to protect the wood from rot and insects.

3. Finish: The more you invest, the better the components you’ll benefit from (commercial grade swing hangers, zinc coated bolts etc). Combined with the increased quality of the wood, this will ensure that you have a frame that provides brilliant, robust, splinter free play for a generation of children.

How Much Space Do I Need for a Wooden Climbing Frame?

Whatever the dimensions are of the frame that you buy, bear in mind that you need a safety-zone around it. For home as opposed to commercial use in a play-ground or at a school, there are no hard and fast rules, but as guidance the following safety zones should be allowed for around pieces of play equipment:

What Size of Play Equipment Do I Want For The Age Of My Children?

When considering ‘size’ we are not necessarily considering the length and breadth, but the height, the height of the swings, the slide etc. One of the biggest mistakes that mum and dad make is to buy a climbing frame that has a low platform height and consequently a low roof height. Though there is a certain appeal to this as this will be cheaper and look less opposing in the garden, if the climbing frame is too low, the slide will be shallow and the climbing elements not over challenging.

What Timber Should It Be Made Of?

90% of climbing frames sold in the UK are made of pine and though this sounds like it could be vastly inferior to a hardwood such as oak, remember that there are different types and grades of pine. A good quality pine such as Scandinavian Redwood, as used by Home Front Climbing Frames is nearly a hard-wood and should last just as long.

Do I Go For Round Pole Or Square Timber Frames?

TP Toys and Houtland, both major manufacturers, used to make towers from round 4” timber. Though there is nothing particularly wrong with a round pole system, round timers are more prone to having splits and warping over time. These days most systems are made of planned and finished square timber which is inherently stronger and though it is subjective, better looking than a round timber.

Do I Need Safety Surfacing?

This is a question that is often asked. The simple answer is that if your wooden climbing frame is situated on an average lawn and does not have a Critical Fall Height of over 2.0m, you do not need Safety Surfacing.

What Surfacing Options Are There?

Wet Pour


We offer a complete installation service throughout mainland UK. Prices start at £745.00. Exclusions and surcharges apply in certain postcodes. Please call us on 01276 855600 for details.