Child playing with playground ropes

‘Play is fun!’ with our ropes and play equipment

Keeping the kids entertained.

As a parent, we’re guessing that’s your mission for the summer?

Six weeks is a very long time. So how do you tempt them away from screens, whilst also avoiding those dreaded two words – “I’m bored”.

Well, we think that’s easy. Using our playground ropes, of course. We’re talking climbing ropes, rope swings, rope ladders, trapeze ropes, tug-of-war ropes and more. All of which are available as part of our ‘Play is Fun!’ collection and are guaranteed to keep them occupied until September.

They are wonderfully ‘old-school’, a few simple rope activities can be a source of never-ending fun for children of all ages. Plus, they tick a number of other important boxes too.

Let’s take a look at why they can be just as popular with Mum and Dad as they are with Kiddo.


4 benefits of playground ropes

Aside from lots of fun.


  • They’re low-cost

This is a big one – especially at the moment.

All of our rope playground equipment has a small price tag.

To give you an idea, rope swings start from just £31.98. Ready-made rope ladders can be snapped up for about £40-50. Our trapeze ropes fall around the £20-30 mark. Climbing ropes are available from £40.50. Whilst our tug-of-war ropes start from just £40.80, depending on the size chosen.

At such affordable prices, you can treat the kids without having to break the bank. No need to buy pricey video games. No need for costly days out or expensive summer clubs. Just encourage them to play outside with a few of our rope activities and save your money for a rainy day (literally!)


Rope games at home


  • They’re a future-proof investment

Children are fickle. One minute they’re into Lego and Pokémon cards, the next it’s mountain biking and TikTok trends. So keeping up with their interests can not only be challenging, but costly too.

The good news is – rope activities are enduringly popular.

Thanks to their traditional and versatile nature, they’re a hit with kids of all ages – from infants through to teenagers. And no matter how much your child’s interests change, playground ropes are likely to be revisited and re-used each summer, offering year after year of enjoyment.

As all of our rope play equipment is made from synthetic hemp, it’s also incredibly durable. Even if it’s kept outside and exposed to the elements, it lasts well for years completely trouble-free. Making it a valuable investment that won’t need to be replaced for a very long time.


  • They’re easy to set up

Too impatient for hefty instruction manuals? Or maybe you just don’t have the time?

Outdoor play equipment is notorious for being difficult (and frustrating) to set up, often taking several hours to research and assemble. But thankfully, our equipment is the exact opposite.

In fact, our ready-made rope swings, ladders and climbing ropes are a bit of a ‘cheat’ option.

These all come pre-prepared, with pre-spliced and pre-measured ropes – ensuring installation is as straightforward as possible. And with no prior knowledge or experience, they can be quickly and easily hung from a tree branch, pergola, porch or existing wooden frame.

Everything you need can be bought on our website, including extension ropes and metal fittings. And thanks to our step-by-step guides and YouTube tutorials, you can get the job done and dusted in less than 10-15 minutes. Leaving plenty of time for you to relax in the sunshine!


  • They’re safe

Rope games can be challenging for children, but they’re also very safe.

All of our rope play equipment is made using synthetic hemp, which is soft-to-touch and gentle on the skin – yet also incredibly strong. As they’re manufactured in line with strict safety standards, each product is certified by TUV Rheinland to comply with EN71.1-2-3-8-9 Safety of Toys.

Of course, children should be supervised by a responsible adult when using any type of outdoor playground rope. But as long as they’re installed correctly, you shouldn’t have any unexpected summer A&E trips! And they’re a great way to boost a child’s coordination, motor skills and upper body strength.


Rope playground equipment available at RopesDirect


Invest in playground ropes today

We guarantee it’ll be the best decision you’ll make this summer.

Thanks to our rope playground equipment, play can be fun – but also safe, convenient and affordable. All major bonus points for a busy parent eager to keep the children entertained! So why not take a look at the full range?

Perhaps treat them to a few different items? Or just invest in one key piece?

Further ideas on how to create a garden rope playground, which gets the kid’s approval, can be found in our previous blog. Detailed information on all of our play equipment can also be found under each individual product. But if you have any questions, you’re always welcome to get in touch.

If you do decide to add one of our rope activities to your garden this summer, be sure to take a pic and tag us on social media using @RopesDirect. Alternatively, you can submit a testimonial or send your photos and review via email to

We’d love to hear the kids’ verdict – or, more importantly, yours!


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