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.

The Blue Whale – Gothenburg, Sweden

Designed and built by the Danish company Monstrum, this 50-foot-long blue whale has a netted "baleen" mouth that little shrimp can crawl through and explore the pink-and-white painted interior of the whale's belly. Head over to their website to read more about the project.

Which one is your favorite? Is there an amazing playground we should add? Leave us a Comment below. 

— Allison Sutcliffe, Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell