High seas, Higher adventure

Picking up crayons, one of the first things a child will draw is a house or a tree, then they move on to ships. Even through the youngest of eyes, the ship is seen as a vehicle to adventures, of storytelling, of playful escapism. KOMPAN has two distinct ‘fleets’, one the Robinia Ships where we take the individuality of the natural wood to create expansive one-off play features, and then there are the Ships we have here, targeting younger buccaneers with their inviting crisp clean lines.

From the compact Caravelle to the sizeable Intrepid, children clamber on board in search of a piratical adventure, a voyage into the oceans of fantasy that fill their minds. In the process they develop communication, see the need for teamwork and with every story-filled movement, build young muscles and increase bone density. KOMPAN Ships, a playful journey of high adventure on the high seas, and maybe just off the High Street.

The ships are built from components, so it is possible to adjust the format to best fit in with the location. For instance, keeping the more active side facing the most sun-filled position or even pointing the ship in the most visually enticing direction helps add to the drawing power and attraction.

Creative play helps build language and communication skills, as well as encouraging and improving teamwork. When kids play, they develop games realising that they have to work together to get the most out of the moment. Through fun children develop skills that will help them throughout their entire lives.

Outdoor play is amongst the best and most valuable forms of development activity. The events of 2020 have underlined just what it means to be without it. If there are any positives from the global lockdown it is in the realisation of what it means to get out and enjoy life and the importance of fresh air in terms of basic health. The value of the playground has never been so understood.

To find out more about any of KOMPAN’s products or services, to open the door to the outside, get in touch today.

FAQ about our playground ships


Do people only place Ship playgrounds in coastal locations?

Most certainly not. The sense of excitement in piratical adventure does not stop at the seaside. It’s a bit like thinking a space themed park can only work next to a launch site.

Are the ship designs available in the brochure the only ones?

No. The ships are in component parts so can be adapted by colour, length and play features. KOMPAN has built its reputation on listening to clients and observing how children best like to play.

If we wanted a ship, how long would it take KOMPAN to launch it?

Shipment from factory is within 20 working days. After local installation, your playground is ready…

Need advice?

We have more than 50 years of experience, and will support you throughout the project.


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