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What Are Playground Sets?

A commercial playground set is a large pre-built outdoor playground structure for children to play on and around. Commercial Playground Sets or Play Systems define a playground. The central focal points of attraction are size, character, and individuality. Diverse in design, exacting in target group age, the ideas and concepts mirror the play environments required to entertain toddlers right through to teens. From the clean and uncomplicated Simply Play Towers to the twisty Elements™, to bold Castles and Ships, the H. C. Andersen-inspired Smart Playground right up to the futuristic BLOQX™ and Galaxy™, each of the preconfigured Playground Systems is a statement of fun.  

Our Play Systems range includes multifunctional playground equipment that can take many shapes and purposes, and many children can play on them simultaneously. In most cases, these products will act as a focal point in the playground, tying all other equipment together and attracting many children to interact, socialise and play together. 

Click to explore the Play Systems that will best capture attention and hearts in your playground. 

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    GIANTS

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    ELEMENTS™

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    GALAXY™

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    BLOQX™

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    Simply Play Towers

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    Benefits of Our Playground Sets 

    Of all the questions surrounding the values and attributes of playgrounds, none is more pertinent than what they do for a child's development. Play may seem an innocent pastime, but it is vital for building communication and motor skills and teaching children to share and strive for achievement. 

    A large playground unit also introduces lots of play value and different play activities that enable exploring and playing on the structure for hours and hours.  

    Each play system caters to several cognitive, social-emotional, creative, and physical benefits depending on the specific play activities and age group. 

    Your Dream Playground Is Already Configured 

    All Play Systems are designed based on a modular building block platform allowing you to work with us to add, alter or remove various play elements depending on the setting, intended user group and budget.There are several advantages when choosing a preconfigured set over freestanding playground equipment. Preconfigured playground systems have many play activities gathered in one structure – so all children are sure to be entertained. Large commercial playground systems have fewer repairs and low maintenance due to a sturdier build that supports itself better than, e.g., freestanding playground equipment. A commercial playground set is also easier to install – as it is only one build rather than many individual pieces of playground equipment. When opting for a commercial playground set, safety and spacing is guaranteed as slides are appropriately distanced. Preconfigured playground sets are great for limited spaces – as they are compact yet compliant. Preconfigured play systems are built to meet industry standards and are certified for safety. Therefore, they are also easier to maintain and replace if damaged.  

    How to Choose the Right Playground Set 

    KOMPAN offers various playground systems to suit any setting, customer, user demographic and budget. Each range is manufactured with a combination of play elements, values, and materials to cater to a specific theme, user group or aesthetic. Here are some factors to consider when choosing a commercial playground to ensure usability, playability, and stability for your intended users. 

    Age-group 

    Considering who your users are is imperative, as different age groups have different needs and behaviours. You can also find play structures that are differentiated at a specific age group within the specific range.  

    Inclusivity 

    A genuinely inclusive playground is one that creates an accessible and engaging world for all children with all abilities. As a rule of thumb, that means choosing a playground structure with relevant elevated play activities with accessibility via, e.g., ramp or ground level activities with a thrill factor, e.g., speed. Consider a play system with sensory play variation and variation in play functions, such as options for solitary play and social play and play from all sides.

    Playground area 

    As mentioned, a commercial play system is great for confined areas, but always have the size of your designated play area in mind. We are more than willing to help you decide which large play structure is suitable for your area upfront in an on-site consultation or a discovery call. 

    Purpose 

    Considering the purpose is also key. Playground structures have a recommended play capacity meaning how many children can play on the structure simultaneously. For example, as a rule of thumb, schoolyards need playground equipment with a high play capacity; in this case, you should also consider if the play systems are for the younger kids in the school or the older ones.  

    Budget 

    Often we find that a simple consultation with one of our play consultants benefits your playground project. Many of our customers have brilliant ideas. And we can help you get the most out of the scope of your playground with a free consultation where we align budget and customisation options to ensure your dream playground is realised in the best way possible.  

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    Frequently asked questions

    What age groups are the preconfigured sets designed for?

    Our Play System range has various categories that support various age groups, from toddlers to teenagers. 

    Themed Play Systems always intrigue children and adults alike

    KOMPAN offers multiple themed play sets like:

    Looking for something that offers playsets for a larger age group?

    Challengers & Climbers are great for teenagers and older school kids, go for something like:

     If you want a more nature-inspired aesthetic, why not explore our Nature Play category?

    Are the preconfigured playground systems safe?

    Yes, they are since they are all commercial grade and compliant with standards. This ensures more peace of mind since you don't have to manually account for each freestanding equipment's safety zones. 

    Who are the play systems best for?

    The play systems are amazing for specific spaces, budgets, and users. Just one system guarantees you can get as much out of the equipment and space as possible, ensuring loads of play activity and stay ability. 

    Why is colour so important in a playground?

    Colour is a silent language. It speaks to us all, telling us of dangers, of delights. A baby doesn't recognise colour until it is about eight months old; from then on, colours play a vital role in their development. Children are drawn in by bright primary colours. KOMPAN founder, and artist Tom Lindhardt, used yellow, blue, and red extensively in his early works, shunning green since he believed it was already there in the grass around the playground.