Fasten your seat belt: We’re taking you on a trip around the world. Click through our album to get an insider’s look at the most fascinating, colorful, engaging and all-out fantastical playgrounds out there. Climb a faux spider web in Japan. Swing on tires in Germany. Splash in fountains in Brooklyn. Or at least feel like you are by peeking at these inspiring pictures.

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens – London

Little fairies (aka: delighted children) flutter at the Climbers and Creepers play zone. The interactive English garden was built to engage elves and pixies from ages 3-9 and help them learn about the importance of plants. They can even “become insects” and climb inside a plant to learn about pollination. It’s like being on a Magic School Bus episode!

photo: Climbers and Creepers / At Large

  • Kew Royal Botanical Gardens -  London
  • St Kilda Adventure Playground - St Kilda, Australia
  • Helen Diller Playground - Dolores Park, San Francisco, Ca
  • Kids Castle - Doylestown, Pa
  • Monstrocity at City Museum - St. Louis, Mo
  • Interactive Loop - Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Playground in Boadilla del Monte - Spain
  • Westgate Wonderland - Singapore
  • Ghost Train Park - Lima, Peru
  • Jungle Gym at The Nashville Zoo - Nashville, Tn
  • Bible Story Park - Parker, SD
  • Story Garden - Holon, Israel
  • Open-Air Museum - Hakone, Japan
  • Fantasy Playground- Hoenderloo, The Netherlands
  • Teardrop Park - New York City, NY
  • Pier 6 Playground - Brooklyn, NY
  • Diana Memorial Playground - London, UK
  • The Blue Whale - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Miner’s Playground – Chuquicamata, Chile
  • Adventure Playground - Berkeley, Ca
  • The Fruit and Scent Playground - Liljeholmen, Sweden
  • Harold H. Higashihara Park - Kona, Hi
  • Nishi Rokugo Koen (Tire Park) - Tokyo, Japan
  • Parque Gulliver (Gulliver Park) - Valencia, Spain
  • The Belleville Playground - Paris, France
  • Zorlu Center Playground - Istanbul

Which one is your favorite? Got another jaw-dropping playground to share? Leave us a Comment below. 

— Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell