In short, the answer is 100% yes! All of our wooden climbing frames have been specifically designed to be installed on to grass. The climbing frames all come with ground anchors, as standard, to provide security and stability to the frame.

Most customers assemble their frame on to grass. The impact absorption of grass depends on the soil, and how compact it is. According to ROSPA grass, as an impact absorbing safety surfacing, is considered more than enough for playground surfaces at home. ROSPA says that for fall heights under 1500mm (1.5m) grass is a suitable material for use under play equipment.

However, if continued scuffing takes place or it is a very high traffic area causing soil compaction then alternative surface should potentially be considered. This situation is assuming a minimum 150mm of subsoil. And in a temperate climate such as that in the UK, where grass grows well will provide a satisfactory level of impact absorption.


Cost can have a huge impact on a build. As most people already have lawns in their garden it means the surface is already there. Comparatively with other surfaces, buying seed isn’t expensive. Maintenance is important and if you’re expecting a lot of use from a frame then a little care may be required. All that may be needed is likely a small quantity of seeds to replant an area. Often left to its own devices, grass tends to grow back on its own.

Any Drawbacks

One possibility for areas that are subject to continued scuffing is rubber matting. Because that allows grass to grow through it. Also protecting roots and stopping the area from going bare, compacting and creating a hard area. This matting can be easily fitted with growth coming through in a couple of weeks in season dependent on grass type and conditions.

All the climbing frames come with pdf step by step instruction manuals to complete the build. Hardware and ground anchors as standard. Plus there are helpful build videos online for assistance in the installation of the frame.

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