Construction Work in the Garden




  •  A large tree with a thick overhanging branch.
  •  A tyre-about the size of a car tyre.
  • Rope –about 1.3cm thick and long enough to reach the branch plus3m.
  •  Twine
  •  An eyebolt long enough to go through the branch, with a washer and locknut
  •  A quick link
  •  A lighter



  1. Find an appropriate tree. It needs to be a large tree with a sturdy  overhanging branch that can hold you when you swing . It needs to be 9ft high. A hardwood tree would be ideal.
  2. Tie one end of the rope with a bowline knot or attach an eyebolt with a washer and locknut. Then tie the rope to the eyebolt with a bowline knot. Then attach the quick link to the eyebolt.
  3. Drill a few holes in the tyre to let rain water get out.
  4. Tie the rope to the tyre  with a bowline knot.
  5. Climb on the tyre and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:):):):):):):):):):):)

Obviously, get an adult to supervise … etc etc


Check out the tree below,  this is where  Thomas and I are hopefully  going to build our tyre swing – what do you all think?



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