Robinia Springers


Art on the edge of nature

Dolphins and bugs, ants and bees, mules and ponies, the Robinia Springers take creatures from nature and craft them into an artful, wooden play format. The Springer is a KOMPAN invention, an icon in the playground and with Robinia, it becomes a three-dimensional attraction. Apart from modelling insects, animals and mammals, the warmth and tactility of Robinia translates wonderfully into other favourites adding a new chapter in the Springer story.

The Springer is a ‘go-to’ feature when placed in any playground. Children rapidly seize the opportunity of a rocking few minutes in between enjoying the other features. The Robinia Springers fall into two categories, those based on creatures which are largely solo experiences, and the springer version of the seesaw. Both encourage the children to share, one in taking turns and the other in cooperation. 


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Mule

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The Mule with its chunky, rocking body attracts toddlers for shorter or longer rides, again and again. Apart from its appealing shape, the Mule offers tactile variation with its steel hand hold, rubber foot support and smooth, wooden body. Tactile richness is a main motivator, especially in...
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Pony

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The Pony with its lovely, chunky seat attracts toddlers for a shorter or longer ride, again and again. Apart from its appealing shapes, the Pony offers tactile variation with its rubber hand holds and smooth, wooden body. Tactile richness is a main motivator, especially in younger children. It...
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The Double Springer is a dense, spring seesaw which attracts children for fun, social rocking again and again. The density of the Double Springer makes cooperation intense. The spring ensures hours of fun. And the soothing, rocking movement of the Double Springer invites play, also in un-equal

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The Multi Springer is a lovely, inviting platform for rocking. Children will be attracted to it again and again, thanks to its fun, rocking movement and, not least, social potential: the platform allows more body positions. Lying, sitting, standing, even jumping. All have a chance to play...
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The Seesaw is a playground classic. It still attracts players again and again, as it has for generations. The archaic play event is still with us for a reason: the tickling in the stomach when going up high, going down fast is eternally appealing. The Seesaw develops the sense of space and rhythm...
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The Seesaw 4 is a playground classic. It still attracts players again and again, as it has for generations. The archaic play event is still with us for a reason: the tickling in the stomach when going up high, going down fast is eternally appealing. The Seesaw 4 develops the sense of space and...
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The Butterfly Seesaw takes the classic seesawing to new social heights: thanks to the springs, unequal numbers can play together. Children can even play this alone. That allows for varied play, a feature that will attract children again and again, for shorter or longer try-outs. The sense of space

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The Dolphin with its chunky, rocking body attracts toddlers for shorter or longer rides, again and again. Apart from its ap-pealing shape, the Dolphin offers tactile variation with its steel hand hold, rubber tale and fins and smooth, wooden body. Tactile richness is a main motivator, especially in

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The Forest Bug with its chunky, rocking body attracts toddlers for shorter or longer rides, again and again. Apart from its appealing shape, the Forest Bug offers tactile variation with its steel hand hold, rubber foot support and smooth, wooden body. Tactile richness is a main motivator,

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The Snail with its chunky, rocking body attracts toddlers for shorter or longer rides, again and again. Apart from its appealing shape, the Snail offers tactile variation with its steel hand hold, rubber foot support and smooth, wooden body. Tactile richness is a main motivator, especially in...
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The Forest Bugs Seesaw offers a whimsical, gliding seesaw ride which will amaze children and keep them coming back again and again. The fun, social rocking intensely trains cooperation and empathy, training important social-emotional life skills. The soothing, rocking movement of the Forest Bugs...
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The Bee Springer has rich tactile elements and is appealing shape, children can rock alone or two together. The rocking movement attracts children again and again, for shorter or longer rides. Apart from its charming appearance, the Bee Springer has a tactile variation with its rubber wings,...
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The Forest Ant with its chunky, rocking body attracts toddlers for shorter or longer rides, again and again. Apart from its appealing shape, the Forest Ant offers tactile variation with its steel hand hold, rubber foot support and smooth, wooden body. Tactile richness is a main motivator,...
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Springers are amongst the most popular of play features, but even when ‘inactive’ the sculpture-like quality of the bugs and beasts brings a sense of occupancy to the playground. KOMPAN started as art that children climbed upon, now with the dolphin and its friends it has turned full-circle.

The combination of natural Robinia and ropes allows the sense of being close to nature, in fact being placed on the edge of woodland is a particularly popular location.  

The Robinia tree is a triumph of nature. As a tree, at every level it performs. It grows in poor soils, it feeds nitrogen into the earth encouraging other plants, it flowers to be the source of Acadia honey, its leaves breathe out Co2. It adapts well in urban areas, gracing many boulevards and streets. When cut as timber, the stump regenerates and grows back quickly. It is highly sustainable. The timber is fine-grained, strong and durable - the perfect material for play features. 

Another plus aspect that displays itself with Robinia is that it dictates how it is used. Each piece is unique, bringing a degree of individuality to every bee, mule or bug. 

How do we get started? 

Finding the right products from the extensive range is the starting point. We encourage you to click and to be inspired by the amazing playgrounds we have installed around the world. Our very competent and experienced support team can then help you translate your wish list into your unique outdoor solution. Feel free to contact us and ask all your questions or to receive a quote.

Which is the most popular feature?

Every child has a favourite animal or creature and there are lot’s of cute ones to choose from within the Robinia springers. The Bees and Bugs are particularly popular, maybe because they often come in crowds.

What preservation does the wood need?

Robinia wood lasts in outdoor environment for many years without preservation. The wood can be treated or untreated, the former giving it initially a darker hue, the latter aging gracefully with time

How is the spring designed?

KOMPAN springs are engineered to make the movement of every springer optimal. The unique designed PA6 brackets fixated with stainless steel hardware ensures high safety while playing. The springs are cleaned, primed and powder coated for high durability in any environment.


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