The Big Top

A design concept of a circus themed playground
'The freestanding sun sail shades the play area of the upper platform on the Big Top is optional. Besides providing shadow to the play area, the sail also adds to the carousel look of the play structure ...'

Play Designer, KOMPAN Design Studio

The Big Top - LARGE

Like a carousel

The Big Top gives the impression of a carousel, designed with activities suited for younger children. The upper platform is 1.8m high, and is easy-accessible via a ramp, to go up and go down. However, there are two extra fun ways to go from the upper platform and down to the ground level - the curly climber and the open plastic slide.

Underneath there are a bunch of activities, like the small membrane flower basket seats, rocking horses made from HDPE, alongside liana ropes, suspended EPDM balls, optic panels, toddler hammocks, swing seats, and a junior spica spinner



Max. fall height:


Total height:


Fall space dimensions:

1064 x 1139cm

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. For example, if you like the idea of the castle but want to incorporate a natural aesthetic, the KOMPAN Designers can create a wooden castle playground for you.

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

The Big Top - LEFT
The Big Top - RIGHT

Turning themes, ideas and stories into playgrounds

KOMPAN Design Studio

For more than a decade, we've built tailor-made and highly unique playgrounds that WOW both children and adults. The playgrounds come in a variety of themes and can be customized to your local area and community, or to a specific environment. While they look different, each design is loaded with the play activities we've developed for more than 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're safe and certified, like all products we've built over the past 50 years.

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Loaded with play activities

A father helping his child walk up a rope net

Easy access

The sturdy coromesh ramp is a fast track to the top. The transparency makes the child aware of the height, which is a physically thrilling element.

A child sliding down a circus themed playground

Coming down

Sliding stimulates children’s trunk stability and their sense of balance and space. These are important motor skills, fundamental for physical confidence.

Children sitting together on membrane seats

Chilling with friends

The small membrane flower basket and chill seats are dispersed in the big net and gently sway when the net moves, adding social understanding to the swaying break.

Children walking across and climbing on a rope net structure

Bouncing walks and crawls

The softly bouncing coromesh spurs both cautious walks and crawls and wild climbs, adding a social and highly physically demanding play journey that trains both motor skills, thinking skills, and muscles.

Frequently asked questions

Can I see this playground?

This playground is an inspirational playground designed by KOMPAN Design Studio. The playground has not been built, but is created as a concept meant to inspire you to bring a similar site to life!

Can I make changes to this playground?

Absolutely! Because this playground is an inspirational design concept that hasn't been built, we can make changes to the design and customize 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 when they come here to play, are motivated to keep playing and return time and time again, and develop physical, social, cognitive and creative life skills during play.

Is this playground inclusive?

Yes! KOMPAN firmly believes playgrounds should be inclusive and provide play for all. We work with universal design to ensure that children of all abilities can participate 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 leads to 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 certified - as is every product we have designed for more than 50 years.

Since 1970, KOMPAN has 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 can I 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 undertaking. From clearing the area for foundation to finishing 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 the load off your shoulders!

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