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

  • 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