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.

Kids Castle – Doylestown, Pa

Kids Castle is a prime example of what we love about being in a loving community. The entire playground was first funded in 1997 without the use of any tax dollars. Volunteers laid down each plank and nail in order to make kids dreams come true. In September 2013, Kids Castle finally reopened for full-time fun and welcomes knights and princesses ages 5-12.

photo: iLiveinYourTrees via reddit

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— Christal Yuen & Scott Wardell