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Grab a Hold to Playground Climbing Nets

Commercial climbing net playground equipment consists of rope and climbing nets designed to promote physical activity and varied climbing that stimulate children's development. No other play equipment gets children moving this many ways as a net climbing playground. Our Monkey Trails collection offers the broadest range of three-dimensional net attractions arranged in different ways to fit any site and budget - and play activities for that strengthen both mind and body. A well-structured playground climbing net attracts all children: boys and girls of all ages! With its horizontal silhouette, the Monkey Trails children's climbing net is approachable to children 6 and older to explore and enjoy climbing at all heights and planes: Through, up or down, or across! An asymmetric set-up of the playground climbing net modules and their tricky obstacles will ignite a child's imagination in play. Provide places for relaxing, hanging out, and observation point to watch their peers solve the course with purposely-placed planar nets.

Made from durable, resistant, high-quality rope, the Monkey Trails is a jungle of fun for all the adventurous, cheeky monkeys out there. So what are you waiting for? Grab on and start Monkeying around!

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Benefits of Climbing Net Playgrounds

Science has proven a young child's brain development requires complex stimulation. This research supports playground climbing nets as a perfect play solution, as the developmental benefits of climbing are multitude. Any time they grab onto a rope bridge,climbing dome, or any other children's climbing net, they're improving:

Physical Strength

Climbing and balancing through a rope net is a challenging, fun way to work the "ABCs" of motor skills: Agility, Balance and Coordination. They're the foundation for navigating the world confidently, but also essential in learning how to sit still. Climbing also strengthens a child's lower and upper body muscles, furthering the development of their motor skills.

Social Skills

Playing on a climbing net playground with others involves turn-taking and waiting. This cooperation between children is essential in fostering social skills, as well as friendships. As children venture through a playground climbing net and overcome challenges, they'll boost their confidence, overall lending to positive emotional development. The sheer thrill of climbing to the top also prompts a sense of achievement and accomplishment.

Want to learn more about the benefits of climbing? The KOMPAN Play Institute has published their research-backed findings in the white paper Climbing Clever (2020) .

Playground Climbing Nets for Adventurous Children

So, why go for a children's climbing net? Not only do they provide multi-faceted physical, social-emotional, and cognitive benefits, but they provide challenges for adventurous children. A large climbing net playground features various obstacles children can enjoy on many levels. In terms of playground equipment, a playground climbing net caters to more play activities than your traditional playground equipment.

Diversity in Play Activity

Freestanding playground equipment offers traditional play activities that children love and are familiar with. However, this style of play we know to expect can be quite limiting. Rope Climbing playground equipment offers a double dose of development by combining physical activities with cognitive problem-solving as children navigate through the challenges on the structure. Therefore, large climbing nets for children are often a more attractive option than traditional stand-alone play equipment in both size and diversity in play activity.

Space Constraints

A playground climbing net can work wonders if you've got a small play area on your hands. These children climbing nets are packed with play activities, so you get more value per every precious square foot.

Emotional Development

The Monkey Trails provide not just physical stimulation but also emotional. With such diverse play options, these climbing net playgrounds can also help children overcome any fears by "starting small" on a relatively flat climber and gradually working their way to the top. Over time and through repetition, they'll improve their courage, along with their physical strength. Four-year-old children can start exploring and practicing their climbing skills on the Cabin Trail and Gorilla Trail.


Children are naturally drawn to the climbing net playgrounds and their inviting, open feel. Whether for a school area, park or community playground, our Monkey Trails solutions are high-quality products with an eye-catching contemporary design, leading to higher engagement, happier communities, and intrigue into what your area has to offer.

How to Choose the Right Climbing Net Playground

When choosing a climbing net playground structure for your playground area, here are a few considerations that will lead you toward the best decision:

  • If you expect to host a diverse group of children, aim for a children's climbing net with many play values and social meeting points throughout.

  • Make inclusivity a priority with ground level activities that children of all abilities can enjoy.

  • Consider style in terms of the surrounding environment. Many color options are available to ensure your chosen solution fits the area, especially if you're looking to go with a theme, or if there's existing playground equipment.

  • Consider making a discovery call with us. We can support your decision-making and make the right choice for your playground. Please do not hesitate to contact your local play expert for more information on our Monkey Trails children's climbing nets.

Frequently Asked Questions

How safe are the climbing nets?

At KOMPAN, our priority is safety first and foremost. Play, exploration, and fun is at its best when it's done in a safe environment. All our products and playground equipment comply with the ASTM and CPSC safety standards. Please do not hesitate to contact your local sales consultant to learn more about safety standards in your region.

Tell me about the rope's configuration.

Our ropes are made of UV-stabilized PES rope strands with inner steel cable reinforcement. The polyester wrapping is inductively melted onto each strand, making them extremely resistant to wear and tear. Our rope and nets hold a 10-year warranty.

How durable are they?

All our playground equipment are engineered for durability and made from high-quality materials. Your local sales representative can share more information on KOMPAN's general terms and warranties.

How big are they, and will they need a lot of space?

Whether you're working with a small or large space, we have the right children's climbing net to fit your needs. We offer various climbing structures with several modules to choose from.