Your neighborhood playground rocks the basics with slides, swings and monkey bars for your speedy sidekick to cross. But does it have handcrafted netting pods? Fantasy cottages? Or spelunk-able slides and trampolines? We searched the world over to find jaw-dropping playgrounds that kick park play into high gear. Flip through to find the play spot of your dreams.

Story Garden – Holon, Israel

Most playgrounds are inspired by stories, but this garden in Israel is both story time and playground. Families can read these famous tales from an information board to supplement their kiddo’s play. Stories range from local Israeli tales like Ruthie's Umbrella (pictured above) to popular international classics such as The Giving Tree.

photo: Ruttis Umbrella Story Garden / Dr. Avishai Teicher

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— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell