At MadFun, we have years of experience in designing and building these climbing frames from Action and this sets us apart from our competitors. We can help and advise you on what is possible and even offer a "Design Your Own" play centre service. Due to our expertise, the manufacturers of these climbing frames, Action, have awarded us the 5 Star Stockist Accreditation. For further information on this award please click on the logo.
We also offer a complete 'peace of mind' build service by a team that has been working with these play centres since 1995. Please click here for more details and contact us on 01342 833 464 for further details.
Should you decide to build it yourself we are able to offer valuable advice and answer any questions you may have. We have also supplied some quick tutorial build videos and also details of how our MadFun Mega Climbing frame is built. Please click here for details.
Phone us now on 01342 833 464 for some "hands on", experienced advice. We believe we are competitive on price but will beat any genuine advertised price.
The largest of our Playcentres, the Gate Lodge has no equal in terms of quality, features or price. This unit was designed to provide a get-away space for teenagers, a club-house for 12 year olds and a play-house for little ones, as well as a Playcentre with slide, swings and climbing face. The Gate Lodge measures 1.8m x 1.8m (6ft x 6ft) with an interior cabin size of 1.8m x 1.2m (6ft x 4ft). At ground level is a fenced wooden floor fitted out with a wooden table 70cm (28") long x 40cm (16") wide and two wooden bench seats 90cm (35") long x 25cm (10") wide. Even with the table and chairs present there is a substantial amount of space available for toy storage or a small sandpit. Outside a 60cm (24") wide wooden ladder leads to the balcony, 1.5m (5ft) off the ground. Wooden railings control access off the balcony. At one end of the balcony is fitted a 3m (10ft) wavy green slide, the other end provides access to the rock climbing wall. The swing-arm is supplied with two adjustable swings with wooden seats and is able to accommodate the Assault Course accessory on the end of the beam, as well as a single climbing rope. Further accessories for the Gate Lodge include a Clatterbridge 1.6m (63") x 0.73m (29"), a full-sized Commando net (as fitted to the York & Arundel) and its own Monkey Bars Accessory for climbing and swinging activities.
Despite its imposing appearance, the Gate Lodge PlayHouse has been designed for self assembly. The floor panels come already assembled, ready to be bolted together. The walls are made from tongue and grooved timber which in turn slides into slots machined into the uprights. The result is a strong, stable construction that accommodates expansion in the wood without splitting or warping. This is just one of the many design features that make the Gate Lodge such outstanding value for money.
Features of the Gate Lodge Playcentre
Massive tower with log cabin
Green 3m wavy slide
Wooden table & 2 bench seats
2 wooden swing seats
Rock climbing wall
Wooden platform railings
Polyhemp ropes for a natural look
All fittings and bolts galvanised
10 year Guarantee against wood rot
Platform size Cabin 1.8m x 1.2m (6' x 4') Balcony 1.8m x 0.6m (6' x 18")
Platform height 1.5m (59")
Overall height 3.6m (144")
Swing arm height 2.62m (103")
Wave slide (ground) 3m (2.5m)
Approximate Build Time: 2 people, 2 days
About the Manufacturers: Action
Action have been producing climbing frames for many years and their experience means they have designed a range of climbing frames which will suit boys and girls of any age, ability or interests. The Action range will ensure that your children will get maximum play value out of their climbing frame by allowing your children to explore their imagination at play but also challenge their physical demands whilst keeping them safe; all the Action climbing frames exceed the European EN71 safety standards. MadFun are proud to offer the full range of Action complete climbing frame sets. They are specially designed play centres ensuring guaranteed FUN for your children.
About the Design Your Own Service
The Action climbing frames range are modular allowing your climbing frame to be built to suit your family and your individual circumstances. Modularity means that you can have the modules you require. Here at MadFun we pride ourselves for our years of experience and knowledge with the Action range when designing and building these for our customers; this expertise sets us apart from our competitors! We can help and advise you on what is possible and even offer a "Design Your Own" climbing frame service. We now have some fantastic software to enable you to build your own climbing frame in the comfort of your own home. Why not try it now by clicking on the logo below ?
About the Wood
The Action climbing frames are manufactured from PEFC sourced timber (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) meaning that only timber from sustainable forest is used. As wood is a natural material, over time cracks or splits may appear this is usually caused by the fluctuating moisture content in the air and ground splitting is unfortunately inevitable. Although it will not affect the structural stability of your product, here at Action we have tried to minimize them by only machining rectangular sections. These are stronger than the alternative round section and contain less heartwood meaning the chance of cracks and splitting will be greatly reduced. All the Action climbing frames use top grade PEFC pine; this timber is not only a beautiful but a high quality material.
To preserve the life of your climbing frame Action take a number of steps to ensure its longevity. Once the chosen timber has been selected and machined all rough edges are planed smooth and rounded and all fixing holes and recesses pre drilled. This entire process is carried out to 1mm precision to ensure maximum quality. Finally, the timber is pressure treated using a non-toxic chromium / cadmium / arsenic-free solution specifically approved for children’s playground equipment.
About the Delivery
All climbing frames arrive in flat packed parcels and for easy checking, parts are clearly labelled 1/9, 2/9 etc and are arranged in the order you will need them when assembling. Included in the climbing frame packaging will be a detailed set of assembly instructions and a drill bit for preparing screw frames. Packaged in a sealed silver foil pack will be your instructions and fixings.
Please see below a video we have made in order to give you a better idea of the size and quality of the Action range of climbing frames.
The table below shows some of our most popular accessories. For a comprehensive list please navigate to Categories > Climbing Frames > Accessories on the left of your screen.
Please note: All our climbing frames are suitable for home domestic use only.
This item is despatched on a next working day service to England Wales and parts of Scotland. Orders received before 12pm will be despatched the same day. Other areas come with a delivery surcharge dependent on the postcode or are not available. This surcharge will be taken manually upon despatch.
Delivery Surcharge Areas:
A = AB31-38, AB40-56, IV1-28, IV30-32, IV36, IV40, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-38, PH4-41, PH49-50: £66.00
B = TR21-25: £90.00
C = Delivery not available to Southern Ireland and Postcodes: BT, IM, GY, JE, HS, IV41-49, IV51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE