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Building the Ultimate Adventure Playgrounds Building the Ultimate Adventure Playgrounds

Building the Ultimate Adventure Playgrounds

by Adele Peters

September 5, 2013

If playgrounds are too boring, kids can end up reaching for video games instead. That's part of the philosophy behind the uber-creative adventure playgrounds from Monstrum, a Danish company founded by former theater set designers.

Their playgrounds are designed to get kids to move—they're supposed to be a little hard to figure out at first glance, with several possible paths to run inside. Kids can climb through the belly of a whale, under a giant spider, or up tall castles. Like the original adventure playgrounds, built from scraps of rubble in Europe after WWII, Monstrum's designs look a little bit dangerous. Though that's mostly just appearance, the designers say they also want to embrace a small element of risk: these are places for kids to test out taking on challenges. And they're definitely not boring. Check out photos of several of Monstrum's playgrounds below. 

Images courtesy of Monstrum

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