Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Ladder

Once the bridge has been constructed, you'll need to head back to Nook's Cranny where you'll be asked to pick a location for each of the three invited NCPs to live on your island. After you've claimed some land for their future homesites, Nook will finally send you a recipe to craft the ladder!

Animal Crossing New Horizons has taken the world by storm. It’s a fun and relaxing game that lets you build your own island paradise. In the game, you can do things like fishing, bug catching, and even socializing with other players. One of the things that players often want to do early on is to get the ladder. The ladder allows you to climb up to higher areas of your island, which can be very useful. In this article, we will go over how to get the ladder in Animal Crossing New Horizons.

To get the ladder, you’ll need to go through a few steps. On day one, you need to donate a bunch of items to Tom Nook. He will then say that he’ll get Blathers to come to your island. On day two, Blathers will arrive on your island, and you can donate more items to him. On day three, he’ll tell you that he wants to build a museum, and it will be under construction the next day.

On day four, the museum will be completed, and you can ignore it for now. Instead, talk to Tommy and Timmy, who will be in a little hut in your town. They will tell you that they want to build Nook’s Cranny, but they need 30 wood, 30 hardwood, and 30 iron nuggets. Iron nuggets are hard to come by, so you’ll need to go on a bunch of Island tours to get them. Once you get the iron nuggets, give them to Timmy, and Nook’s Cranny will be open the next day.

On day five, you can start placing plots for future residents to come and live. You’ll be given bags to go and place these housing kits. You’ll also need to place furniture in these homes. You’ll get a bunch of recipes to make furniture, which will add the necessary interior items that Tom Nook wants. But he’ll also give you the recipe for a ladder, which is what you’re after.

It takes five days to get the ladder, so be patient. Time travelers can do it in 11 hours, but it’s not recommended. The hardest part is getting the iron nuggets, which requires going around and smacking rocks, hoping you get lucky. But with a little hard work and patience, you’ll get the ladder and be able to access higher areas of your island.


How long does it take to get a ladder in Animal Crossing?
Unlocking the ladder will take at least three days, but it all begins by inviting a new villager to your island.
How do you unlock the ladder?
You unlock the ladder set-up by building Nook's Cranny. Check the miscellaneous items in the shop and you can purchase the ladder set-up kit recipe for 2,000 bells. All you need are the following items to craft a ladder set-up kit: An already crafted ladder.
Why can't I get a ladder in Animal Crossing?
You won't be able to build a ladder until you get the DIY recipe from Tom Nook. This occurs after you've invited three characters to your island to live there. You can read more on inviting new islanders here. Once all three have been invited you'll be asked to build three houses along with furnishings.
How do you get the ladder kit in Animal Crossing?
The wooden ladder set-up kit can be obtained from crafting, which requires 1× ladder and 5× wood. The recipe for this item can be obtained from Nook's Cranny for 2,000 Bells or from message bottles found on Kapp'n's boat tours.