The Whale

Design rendering of a whale play structure
'The 3-dimensional climbing net inside The Whale's mouth is filled with membranes, making it a fine meeting point for social interaction. Outside The Whale is a lot of climbing grips, creating an endless amount of bouldering routes helping children build cross-coordination and muscle strength ...'

Play Designer, KOMPAN Design Studio

The Whale- LARGE

Oceans of play

The large whale offers challenging physical play for big and small children from the age of four. The reward for climbing the net up can be many: either a thrilling experience of sliding down the wide slide with a friend, or the opportunity of rappelling – a challenging egress that requires the use of cross-coordination and upper body strength - or a nice balance on the undulating backbone of the Whale – which trains proprioception with heaps of friends.



Max. fall height:


Total height:


Fall space dimensions:

1400 x 1025cm

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 Whale - LEFT
The Whale - 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

Children climbing on top of a wooden whale play structure

Challenging climbs

The different climbing grips offer a fun challenge to children looking for different bouldering routes and levels of difficulty.

Children socializing during play activities

Fun with friends

The 3-dimensional climbing net – with membranes in - allows a place to hang out and socialise.

Kids playing on a fireman's pole

Fast down

The fireman’s pole (of H: 108cm) – appeals to daredevils with stomach-tickling speed going down.

A design rendering of a slide on a wooden whale playground

Here I come ...

The wide slide (of H: 138cm) is a thrilling experience alone - or when sliding with a friend.

Rope climb equipment on a wooden whale play structure

Climbing up

Fun and challenging rope climb to access the inside of The Whale - for having fun with friends - or to go down again via the fireman’s pole.

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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