Deckchair Hire

Deckchair Hire

If you are looking for deckchair hire for your event then look no further as we have the best deckchairs for hire in the UK. Our deckchairs are made to the highest standard and made to withstand all the UK weather conditions.

Our deckchairs are the original seaside deckchairs and are great for all types of events. We have a high number of chairs in stock so no mater how many you need we have got you covered. 

When using our deckchairs you will notice they are a lot more sturdy than standard deckchairs and because of this they can be used up to 120kg.

Giant Deckchair Hire

Giant deckchairs are fairly new to the market but in the short time they have been around they have become very popular. They are a great way to advertise your event/brand as people love to take photos on the giant deckchairs and post the photos to social media.

The giant deckchairs can sit 2 to 3 people but we recommend the max weight should not succeed 250kg.

giant deckchair hire

XL Giant Deckchair Hire

New for 2022 is our XL giant deckchairs that are so big they need to be transported and setup by our hiab crane lorry. The XL giant deckchairs are the biggest deckchairs available for hire in the UK.

These deckchairs can not be used to sit on but are a great show stopper for beach themed events. If you are wanting your event to standout from the rest then the XL deckchair is a must.

xl giant deckchair hire

Deckchair Hire Prices

When looking for deckchair hire prices it is tempting to go with the cheapest low quality deckchairs from a low quality supplier but low quality also means less safe and flimsy. When it comes to quality and safety we guarantee our deckchairs are the most affordable on the market. 

Prices start from as low as £10 per deckchair but there are lots of factors that affect the price, please see below.

What affects deckchair hire prices?

1: Number of deckchairs hired

The more deckchairs you hire the better price we can give you per deckchair.

2: Location

Location is a big factor because the more miles we dive the more it will cost us in fuel. Also our staff are paid per hour so the longer the drive the more we have to pay or staff.

3: Hire date and times

We try to keep our prices at a standard rate but on the busy holidays across the year we become very busy with lots of events and if we have to employ extra staff on that day to help supply the deckchairs this will effect the price.

4: Other equipment hired

If you are hiring other equipment from us we can provide the deckchairs at a discounted rate or as a package deal.

Giant Sand Pit & Deckchair Hire

If you are wanting to hire deckchairs to give your event the beach theme, then why not hire an actual beach. We have different sizes available to suit all event spaces but our most popular size by far is our 15m x 6m giant sand pit that you can see in the photos below. All sand pits come with bucket and spades and if you are wanting to go that one step further we can also supply a helter skelter plus other rides if your budget will allow it.

If you would like to read more info about our sand pits please see our giant sand pit hire page for all the details and sizes available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a minimum hire amount? We do have a minimum hire amount of 20 for our standard deckchairs but we do not have a minimum hire amount for our giant deckchairs or xl giant deck chairs.

How much does it cost to hire deckchairs? Deckchair hire prices start at £10 but this depends on how many you hire. Giant deckchair hire cost starts at £95 for one day hire but discounts can be made for multiple days. XL giant deckchair hire price depends on what other equipment you are hiring from us as we have to use our hiab crane lorry to transport and setup the deckchair.

How many deckchairs can you supply? We have a large amount of deckchairs and we are always adding more to our collection so no matter how many you need we can supply them.

Do you have a minimum our maximum hire period? No we can hire or deckchairs for just one day or many weeks at a time.

What happens if a deckchair is damaged or stolen when in possession of the hirer? The hirer will be charge £70 per stolen or damaged standard deckchair and more for the giant deckchairs.

Where do we supply deckchairs?

We hire deckchairs in Bath. Bedfordshire. Berkshire. Birmingham. Bradford. Brighton and Hove. Bristol. Buckinghamshire. Cambridge. Cambridgeshire. Canterbury. Cardiff. Carlisle. Castleford. Cheshire. Chester. Chichester. Cornwall. Coventry. Cumberland. Derby. Derbyshire. Devon. Doncaster. Dorset. Durham. Durham. East Yorkshire. Ely. Essex. Exeter. Gloucester. Gloucestershire. Hampshire. Hereford. Herefordshire. Hertfordshire. Huntingdonshire. Kent. Kingston upon Hull. Lancashire. Lancaster. Leeds. Leicester. Leicestershire. Lichfield. Lincoln. Lincolnshire. Liverpool. London. Manchester. Middlesex. Milton Keynes. Monmouthshire. Newcastle upon Tyne. Norfolk. North Yorkshire. Northamptonshire. Northumberland. Norwich. Nottingham. Nottinghamshire. Oxford. Oxfordshire. Peterborough. Plymouth. Pontefract. Portsmouth. Preston. Reading. Ripon. Rutland. Salford. Salisbury. Sheffield. Shropshire. Somerset. South Yorkshire. Southampton. St Albans. Staffordshire. Stoke-on-Trent. Suffolk. Sunderland. Surrey. Sussex. Truro. Wakefield. Warrington. Warwickshire. Wells. West Yorkshire. Westminster. Westmorland. Wiltshire. Winchester. Wolverhampton. Worcester. Worcestershire. York. Yorkshire. This is just to name some but we cover all of the UK.

Deckchair History 

deckchair history

In Northern Europe, the remains of folding chairs have been found dating back to the Bronze Age. Foldable chairs were also used in Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. During the Middle Ages, the folding chair was widely used as a liturgical furniture piece[citation needed].

In the United States, an early patent for a folding chair was by John Cham in 1855. Folding wooden chairs with woven or cane seats and backs, of the type now known in the UK as “steamer chairs”, began to be used on ocean liner decks from about the 1860s, and were known at the time as “deck chairs”. It is unclear whether they were first made in the US or Britain. In England, John Thomas Moore (1864-1929) took out a patent for adjustable and portable folding chairs in 1886, and started manufacturing them in Macclesfield. Moore made two types: the Waverley, described as “the best ship or lawn tennis chair”, and the Hygienic, which was a rocking chair “valuable for those with sluggish and constipated bowels”.

Early versions of the deck chair were made of two rectangular wooden frames hinged together, with a third rectangle to maintain it upright. A rectangular piece of canvas, of the type used in hammocks, was attached to two of the wooden rectangles to provide a seat and support. The use of a single broad strip of canvas, originally olive green in colour but later usually of brightly coloured stripes, has been credited to a British inventor named Atkins in the late 19th century, although advertisements of 1882 for a similar design refer to it as “The Yankee Hammock Chair”, implying an American origin. Other sources refer to it as the “Brighton beach chair” or “chaise transatlantique” (“chaise transat”). The term ‘deck’ chair was used in the novels of E. Nesbit in the 1880s, and passengers on P & O liners in the 1890s were encouraged to take their own on board. The classic deckchair can only be locked in one position. Later, the strips of wood going toward the back were lengthened and equipped with supports so that there were several possible sitting positions. A removable footrest can also add to the comfort of the user.

Folding deckchairs became widely popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During the golden age of ocean liner travel, the deckchairs upon ships’ decks were sometimes reserved for particular passengers for whom crew would attach a paperboard name tag to the wicker seat-back. Such a tag is visible on an empty deckchair near the center in a famous 1912 photo showing survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster after rescue while they rest on the deck of RMS Carpathia. The same system was in use aboard Carpathia two years later; a reservation tag is visible on the empty deckchair in the lower right of a 1914 photo. The deckchairs shown on some of those photographs are of the more solid “steamer chair” type, rather than the portable canvas-seated chairs. The Titanic carried 600 such wooden chairs; six were known to survive, of which one was sold in 2001 for £35,000.[3]

The hiring out of deckchairs, on an hourly or daily basis, became established in British seaside resorts, often for use on piers and promenades, in the early 20th century. They were also often used in large public parks such as Hyde Park, and for spectators at informal sporting events such as local cricket matches. With the widespread availability of lighter and even more portable forms of seating later in the century, the use of deckchairs declined. In one of the largest English resorts, Blackpool, 68,000 deckchairs were rented out in 2003, at £1.50 a day, but tourism officers suggested that they should be phased out, except on the piers themselves, because they were a reminder of the era of “cloth caps”, and had “had their time in the 50s and 60s”.

Information source Wikipedia