The Most Amazing Playgrounds You've Ever Seen

Danish company Monstrum may sound terrifying, but they do amazing work, building children's playgrounds across Europe that look more like fantasy arenas than the dirty old contraptions most of us grew up with.

Founded in 2003, Monstrum takes playground design very seriously, building with things like Siberian larch, Robinia wood and birch plywood, which the company say helps them last for up to 40 years.

"We meet boys that like pink and girls that likes trees", the company's website says, "so why only play on a monky frame and a sandbox, when you can play in a moon crater or a submarine or a giant spider or an enormous snail or a Trojans horse or a rocket or an ant or a princess castle."

Monstrum [Official Site, via Super Punch]


    Getting in before the Luke hate, that is AMAZING. Good to see there are still people out there going to unnecessary efforts just to make people (even paying people) happier

    For my daughters sake I want these but I can't bring myself to beleive they would get past the "overprotection groups" here in oz. Just a few years ago the local parents group was forced to pull down an awesome tyre playground they had spent their entire weekend building for the kids because somebody complained that their might be a steel belted tyre in the lot somewhere that could open up and spike their little darling. Legitamate concern I suppose but they had checked to make sure there weren't any and it still got pulled because their "might" be one they missed.

      OH WORD. The overprotection mollycoddling that goes on in this country is utterly retarded. The next generation of of Australians are going to be a sad, sanitised, and joyless bunch.


    Two of the best playgrounds I've ever seen have been St Kilda Adventure Playground in Adelaide and a playground of the same name in Melbourne.
    Because St Kilda is an inner suburb of Melbourne and an outer suburb in Adelaide, they are very different playgrounds.

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