The Ship and Castle

'Safely bring the ship into port or sail it out onto the seven seas for the next big adventure. Discover the life thriving beneath the ship and under the surface of the waves or climb up into the lookout post and keep an eye on the horizon ...'

Play Designer, KOMPAN Design Studio

The Ships and castles - LARGE

Claim victory on the bridge

The castle provides a thrilling play experience, above below and around the towers. With a great variety of access and egress points, play panels to practice fine motoric skills, and hang-out spots to allow for social relations, this playground will provide something for all children and make sure they are looking forward to their next visit.


Ship: 5-12 | Castle: 5-12

Max. fall height:

Ship: 285cm | Castle: 234cm

Total height:

Ship: 713cm | Castle: 690cm

Fall space dimensions:

Ship: 2170x1360cm | Castle: 2010x930cm

Inspirational playgrounds from KOMPAN Design Studio are conceptual, and can serve as starting point for your specific play landmark. Our skilled designers at KOMPAN Design Studio can take any idea or concept and create an architectural gem for you.

The inspirational playground concept shown here is designed by KOMPAN Design Studio. The playground is completely customised, and therefore final designs and data will depend on regional safety standards.

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Turning themes, ideas and stories into playgrounds

KOMPAN Design Studio

For more than a decade, we have built tailor-made and highly unique playgrounds that WOW children and adults to come and play. The playgrounds come in all kinds of themes and can be moulded and thematised to your local area and community, or to fit a specific environment. Always loaded with the play activities we have developed over half a century. The play structures are made of highly durable and vandalism-resistant materials that make them last for decades to come. Also, they are safe and certifiable like all products we have built over the past 50 years.

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Loaded with play activities

Crossing over

The climbing bridges develop children’s sense of balance, spatial awareness and cross-coordination. The bridges provide an opportunity for social interaction and inspires turn-taking skills and empathy, for example when passing each other.


The fireman’s pole provides another thrilling opportunity encouraging risk-taking and turn-taking. Coordination is supported when going down, and arm and core muscles are trained.

Room for fun

The roomy decks invite meetings and interaction with children on and across the ship.

Keep an eye out

The observation post offers a place to be up high. This develops spatial awareness and a sense of balance. It offers a meeting point for social interaction and great views.

Coming down

The slide enables a stomach-tickling ride, rewarding children with thrill and fun. Sliding stimulates children’s sense of balance and trains their core muscles.

Frequently asked questions

Is it possible to see this playground?

This playground is an inspirational playground designed by KOMPAN Design Studio. The playground has not been built, but is drafted for conceptual purpose to inspire you to make your special place come true.

Is it possible to make changes to this playground?

Yes! Because this playground is made as an inspirational design concept and hasn't been built, we are able to make changes to the design and to customise it to your specific needs.

Are there many play activities on this playground?

Yes! All our KOMPAN Design Studio inspirational playgrounds are loaded with play activities that develop body, mind and friendships.

This is our way of making sure that the children are wowed to come to the playground and play, are motivated to keep playing and come back again and again, and while playing develop physical, social, cognitive and creative life skills.

Is this playground inclusive?

Yes! Playgrounds should be inclusive and offer play for all, that’s the KOMPAN philosophy. We work with universal design to ensure that children of all abilities, including children with disabilities, can participate in the play and enjoy thrilling play.

Is this playground durable?

Yes! All KOMPAN playgrounds are built to withstand decades of weather and usage.

Our engineers carefully calculate the static strength of each playground structure, and our production uses only the highest quality materials. Fifty years of testing through play around the world has given us extensive knowledge on how to achieve extreme durability. This results in minimal downtime and a low total cost of ownership. For generations of children, this means endless hours of play.

Is this playground safe and certifiable?

Yes! All KOMPAN inspirational playground equipment is safe and certifiable - as is every product we have designed for more than 50 years.

At KOMPAN we have, since 1970, developed outdoor play equipment that stimulates and challenges children, with safety as the paramount consideration. Every part of the design, engineering, production and construction process is geared to ingrain safety into the final products that are certifiable by TÜV.

How to install a playground like this?

At KOMPAN we turn ideas into reality - all the way from defining the playground concept until the playground is installed.

Building a playground is not child’s play. It is a major construction. From clearing the area for foundations to finishing off the site, it involves heavy equipment, extensive materials, complex products and expert knowledge. All these factors must be precisely coordinated to avoid delays. Our expert teams have done it many times and are happy to take this load off your shoulders.

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