Construction and Safety

Construction manual and construction

The building instructions will be sent to you along with your order. You will find it in the enclosed screw bag. If you have not received one as expected, please get in touch with our customer service via and we will send you a new one.

In our experience, construction doesn't take long if you have a helping hand and use the detailed assembly instructions. Depending on your craftsmanship, you need about 6 working hours for our smallestclimbing frame without embedding them in concrete. For the largest climbing frame, we recommend that you hire two helpers. Then you'll be done in eight hours. And once your friends get there, they can also stay for a convivial dinner. Don't have enough time to build the playground equipment on your own? In Germany (excluding islands), Belgium and The Netherlands, we offer an assembly service.

Planks and posts are cut to size, and screws, including covering caps, are also included in the delivery. You require the following tools for assembly:


Spirit level

Rubber Mallet

Try square

Wrench set

Tip: Be sure to use the correct bit size when attaching the supplied screws in order to avoid premature rusting and damage.

Ensure that the there are no parts missing from the delivery and that items are undamaged before you contact the assembly service. That saves effort, time and costs, and your helpers can get to work without any hassle.

The main components, i.e. the body of the climbing frame, should be built as described in the construction guidelines. Any variation on this construction is at your own risk and will not only affect your guarantee claim, but also the safety of your children. It is possible for many of the frames to be built back to front. That means that the position of accessories such as slides or climbing walls can be swapped. If you're not sure whether this applies to your playground equipment, our customer service will be happy to help you.

For installation, you'll need a drill bit with a diameter of 4 mm and a minimum length of 5 cm. You'll also need fine grain sandpaper to sand off any burrs created on the surface of the slide. A 1/2-inch hose and hose clip are also required for the connection.
Note: Please be aware that only our 175 cm, 220 cm and 300 cm wave slides have a water connection.

There is a connection pipe on the reverse of the slide that marks the position of the water connection. Guide the drill bit through the small pipe from beneath and start to drill the hole. The burrs created can be removed by positioning the point of the drill head. Any remaining sharp edges can be carefully ground down using fine sandpaper. Tip: don't exert too much pressure when sanding, to avoid scratching the slide. Afterwards, screw the 1/2-inch hose onto the connection pipe and fix it in place with the hose clip. Let the water fun commence!

Ground and fixing

You should build your Wickey playground equipment on an even surface. Grass or sand with enough space around the equipment is ideal. On solid ground, it is recommended that you lay out safety mats.

Even if the playground equipment if stable and safe, we always recommend anchoring your playground equipment in the ground to ensure your children's safety. Your climbing frame or swing will become even more stable once you anchor it! All anchors are screwed to the climbing frame posts and — depending on which type of anchor you choose — cannot be seen from the outside. In general, we recommend that all posts leading to the ground are anchored in the ground. Ladders and climbing walls should also be fixed with two anchors each. You can find more information in the respective product descriptions.

 Our angle anchors are perfect for every climbing frame

You have to order anchors in addition to your playground equipment. Take a look at your product's product page. There you can find recommendations about the type and number of anchors that we recommend for your climbing frame.

    Ground anchors
    Safety anchors
    Angle anchors
  • Square beams/slanted
  • Swing beams
  • Round beams
  • Tiny-/Flyer series
  • Smart-/Prime series
  • Loose, sand-like ground
    (always set in concrete)
  • Firm, stony ground
  • Assembly tips
    Easiest assembly

    Twist in or set in concrete
    Easy assembly*

    Set in concrete
    Easy assembly*

    Set in concrete
    Easy assembly*

    Set in concrete
    Easy assembly*

    Set in concrete
  • Stability
    Safe and secure
    Safe and secure
    Safe and secure

*Tip: mount on the inside so that the ground anchor is not visible from the outside


Safety distance and fall protection

Obstacles such as trees, hedges or walls are not only a nuisance when playing, they also pose a great risk of injury. To ensure safe and carefree play, we therefore recommend a safety distance of at least 2 metres around the entire playground equipment. Always use the outermost point or the outermost posts of the climbing frame or swing as reference points.

To reduce the risk of injury, we recommend laying out safety mats. Our safety mats have a surface area of 50x50 cm. We recommend laying out at least

  • 2 in front of every slide
  • 4 in front of every climbing wall/ladder
  • 4 under every climbing rope/net
  • 4 under every rope ladder
  • 6 under every swing seat

Assembly service

Our Wickey assembly service is currently only available in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands (excluding islands).

Simply ask around your friends and family members. Perhaps one of them is a talented builder. Of course, you could also ask a gardener or landscaper. They usually offer assembly services for garden play equipment.