The Whale

'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 a starting point for your specific play design. 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 structure is completely customised and therefore final designs and data will depend on regional safety standards. Contact your local office for more information.

The Whale - LEFT
The Whale - RIGHT

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For more than a decade, we have built tailor-made and highly unique playgrounds that WOW children and adults to come and play. Our playgrounds can come in a range of themes and can be localised and thematised to your local area and community, or to fit a specific environment. No matter the theme all our units are packed full of play value. 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

Challenging climbs

The many climbing grips are a challenge for the children with different bouldering routes and levels of difficulty.

Fun with friends

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

Fast down

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

Here I come ...

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

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

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 full of 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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