Top outdoor climbing frames for 2 year olds

2 year olds love climbing and enjoying their new found mobility. Although they’re not yet ready for full size climbing frames, they are some great mini climbing frames for 2 year olds.

Depending on your budget, some outdoor climbing frames for 2 year olds have built in extras which add to the fun, such as slides and tunnels.

Top of the range climbing frame – Simba Smoby Adventure Tower

2 year old climbing frame toyIf you’re willing to splash out and invest in something that will last several years, the Simba Smoby Adventure Tower is a great choice.

Aimed at children over 18 months, this climbing frame is an ideal outdoor play toy for 2 year old boys and girls. Much more than a traditional climbing frame, it’s brightly coloured with a hiding place and tunnel underneath, platform, ladder, climbing wall and slide. There are even windows with shutters, making it great for pretend play too.

It’s well made, durable and easy to assemble. It even has an anti-UV finish to prevent the bright colours from fading in the sunlight for 0ver 10 years.

This climbing frame will keep your child entertained until around age 6, so it’s excellent value for money.


Mid range climbing frame – Step2 All-Star Sports Climber

2 year old climbing frame Sports Climber

The Step2 All-Star Sports Climber is a mid range climbing frame for 2 year olds. It’s great fun, has fantastic reviews on Amazon and has a toddler-friendly latter with lots of fun features:[list style=’star’]
[list_item] Rock wall [/list_item]
[list_item] Slide [/list_item]
[list_item] Basketball hoop, American football toss, scorekeeping dials and kicking goal [/list_item]
[list_item] Scorekeeping dials underneath the basketball hoop [/list_item]
[list_item] Includes junior-sized inflatable basketball, American football and soccer ball [/list_item]
The climbing frame has a very sturdy construction and is designed to be long-lasting.


Budget climbing frame – Little Tikes Sunshine Junior Activity Gym

Climbing frame and slide for 2 year old childrenThe Little Tikes Sunshine Junior Activity Gym is one of the cheaper climbing frames for 2 year olds. However, it’s still a great buy and a very popular choice.

[list style=’star’]
[list_item] Great for indoor or outdoor play [/list_item]
[list_item] Fun crawl holes for climbing and scrambling through [/list_item]
[list_item] Durable and strong – designed to last, despite the cheaper price tag[/list_item]
[list_item] Easy to assemble, with no tools required [/list_item]
[list_item] 76 x 128 x 76 cm [/list_item]

Designed for children from 2 to 4 years old, this climbing frame will give your child years of fun.


Little Tikes 8 in 1 Playground

Little Tikes 8 in 1 playgroundThe Little Tikes 8 in 1 Playground really is something special. While it may not be in most people’s budget, if you want to splash out on your 2 year old then this will be perfect.

With a climbing frame, tunnel, climbing wall, lookout deck, play den with door and multiple slides, the Little Tikes 8 in 1 Playground can be assembled in 8 different ways. Up to 6 children can play on it at a time and it’s suitable for a wide age range – from 2 years old all the way up to 8 years – so it will bring fun for the whole family (and friends!). It’s all perfect for nurseries, playgroups, school playgrounds etc.

At 4.45m by 1.28m, this play centre is huge and you need to have enough space. But if you do, then this will be a great buy.



"I'm Katie, the founder of Best Toys for 2 Year Old. I have a daughter called Sophia. I love researching the best toys for 2 year old children and sharing what I find with other parents. I hope you find some great toys for your own 2 year old."


  • Neil
    September 17, 2014 at 8:14 am

    Great list, the Little Tikes Sunshine Junior Activity Gym is so popular, all my friends with kids seem to have one (probably because it is one of the cheapest you can get).

    Have you heard of a frame called Little Tikes 8 in 1 Playground? A good friend had this one and it really amazed me how cool it was. Basically you can shift bits around and connect things differently and create 8 (slightly) different frames. It is more expensive than the top climbing frame on here.

    p.s. none of the links through to the frames work at the moment, you may want to look at this.

    • Katie
      December 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Neil, no I hadn’t heard of the Little Tikes 8 in 1 Playground – but it looks fantastic and I have added it to this article! Thanks for letting me know about it! Thanks also for letting me know about the links, these are fixed now.

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