Cableways and flying foxes

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Cableways, ziplines and flying foxes

All across schools and parks, one look at all the children lined up for playground ziplines and cableways will tell you just how much of a hit they are!

Playground ziplines or flying foxes are some of the most famous playground equipment!  And just waiting for the ride is a development factor in children. As they anticipate the thrill ride, they communicate, improve social skills, learn to be considerate, and take turns.  After the exhilarating ride to the end, there is a moment of social responsibility, checking if anyone is waiting, then returning the seat to them.

KOMPAN's double zipline turns the social fun up a notch. Children, and the occasional adult, have the opportunity to be social and have fun together as they share the excitement of the zipline ride. The double zipline playground equipment also incorporates an element of friendly competition. Children can learn the essential life skills of winning, losing and good sportsmanship. Explore our range below for the first step on the zipline ride. 

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What is a Flying Fox / Cableway?

Designed to bring excitement and adventure to local Australian parks, KOMPAN's range of Flying Foxes and Cableways is an all-time favourite and encourages older children to be active. 

The exciting system provides an exhilarating sensation of flying whilst providing physical and developmental benefits such as balance, coordination and enhanced body strength.

Why is Flying Fox playground equipment so much fun? 

Commercial cableways are a great addition to any playground, and children will love the whole experience - as with any freestanding unit, flying foxes can complete your play area. A ride on a playground zipline takes the standard swing experience to the next level. Anticipating the ride from the freestanding zipline platform, getting handed over the seat and experiencing the thrilling tummy-tingling feeling as you leave the platform and go free flying down the zipline: what a fantastic feeling!  

A sense of achievement enhances the entire experience as this playful leap of faith for many children is a first experience in overcoming an obstacle, thus boosting self-confidence. That's why children will go back to a zipline ride repeatedly. 

The benefits of playground ziplines 

The reason for the playground zipline's appeal lies mainly in the exhilarating thrill of gliding through the air. The speed, the feeling of weightlessness and floating through the air, is imperative in training spatial awareness and the child's understanding of gravity, space, and speed. This is necessary for other proprioceptive development, e.g. managing traffic safely. The social skills get trained as children diligently hand back the seat to the following user in line—the running and pulling train the child's cardio and upper body muscles. 

On the hunt for more dynamic playground equipment? Check out the spinners and carousel playground equipment.

Don't hesitate to contact your local play consultant for more information on which playground zipline suits your play area.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which cableway to choose?

Our cableways can be installed on sloped or flat sites. We can assist you in determining the ideal location for your cableway to ensure the most enjoyable experience.

Are flying foxes safe?

All our equipment is tested and certified to AS play safety standards - cableways are a thrilling experience, and children tend to naturally know their limits and analyse if they are comfortable using this unit.