Top 10 Indoor Playground and Climbing Structures for Kids

Physical play is extremely important for a child’s development. Play helps a child explore his environment, develop practical skills and above all, have fun. Younger children develop coordination and motor skills, strength and manual dexterity from active play, which are not things an iPad can teach them! In an ideal world, our kids would be able to play out in the garden or outdoors all year long, but on days when the weather isn’t playing ball or you prefer to keep a closer eye on your kids, indoor playground and climbing structures are an excellent alternative.

You don’t need a huge room for indoor climbing structures – there are plenty of smaller pieces of equipment available. Some items are designed for toddlers and younger children whereas others are more suited to older kids. Whatever type of playground and climbing equipment you are looking for, here is our guide to the ten most popular.

Top Indoor Playground and Climbing Structures

Lil Monkey Playground Jungle Gym Set
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Tree Top Climb Slide
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Step2 Panda Climber
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Little Tikes Tunnel ‘N Dome Climber
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ECR4Kids Climb and Slide
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Little Tikes 1,2,3 Climber
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1. Step2 Game Time Sports Climber

Step2 Game Time Sports Climber

The Step2 Game Time Sports Climber is one of the most popular pieces of indoor play equipment. Made from brightly colored plastic, this fun toy features a climbing ladder, slide, basket-ball loop and soccer goal. It also comes with a ball so kids can practice kicking and throwing the ball on target. The Game Time Sports Climber is small enough to be used in your indoor playground and robust enough to be moved outdoors. Toddlers will love it!

2. Lil Monkey Playground Jungle Gym Set

Lil Monkey Playground Jungle Gym

The Lil Monkey Playground Jungle Gym is a climbing frame for kids aged three years and above. There are plenty of bars to climb up and over, not to mention hang off, so your little monkeys will have lots of fun developing their acrobatic skills. The structure is strong enough and low enough that your child is perfectly safe from accidents. It’s also small enough to be used indoors.

3. Square Climber Wooden Climbing Cube

Square Climber Wooden Climbing Cube - Indoor Playground

The Square Climber Wooden Climbing Cube by Magic Cabin is a top quality frame toy designed for younger children. The structure is made from sustainable rubber wood cubes, which connect together to create three fun levels for up to four children to play on. There are five activity boards included, so kids will have hours of fun climbing, hanging and crawling though and on the structure.

4. Toy Monster Jungle Monkey Bars Tower

Toy Monster Jungle Monkey Bars Tower

The Toy Monster Jungle Monkey Bars Tower is made from high quality, durable interlocking plastic tubes and connectors with self-locking springs. The structure is easy to assemble and very portable, so you can move it from room to room in seconds. Kids aged between three and six years can use the structure as a climbing frame, or as a base for their imaginative role-play games.

5. Tree Top Climb Slide

ECR4Kids Tree Top Climb Slide

The ECR4Kids Tree Top Climb Slide is a treehouse themed climbing structure made from brightly-colored plastic, which is sure to appeal to toddlers, preschoolers and children aged up to eight years old. This indoor playground features a slide, climbing ladder, and bench. It has achieved gold GREENGUARD Certification for improving air quality and reducing chemical pollutants, so if you are environmentally conscious, this is the toy to buy!

6. Step2 Panda Climber

Step2 Panda Climber

The Step2 Panda Climber is an activity gym and climbing frame for toddlers. The structure is not too large, so it could easily be used indoors on rainy days. The climber is made from sturdy plastic and disassembles easily if you need to store it away, which is a bonus if you, like many parents, have more toys than you know what to do with! It features a crawl tunnel, archway, cute slide and viewing platform with a safety rail, so toddlers can crawl and climb all day long, with no risk of accidents.

7. Children’s Factory Soft Tunnel Climber

Children’s Factory Soft Tunnel Climber - Indoor Playground

The Children’s Factory Soft Tunnel Climber is a soft play climbing toy for babies and young children. Each section fixes together securely using Velcro. The pieces are made from materials that can be wiped down and cleaned up, no matter what gets spilled on it. There is a tunnel, climbing boxes and a gentle slide, so babies and toddlers can explore the toy safely. It’s a great climbing toy that will provide many years of imaginative play for little ones and is durable enough to be passed down to younger siblings.

8. Little Tikes Tunnel ‘N Dome Climber

Little Tikes Tunnel ‘N Dome Climber

Little Tikes is a well-known manufacturer of children’s outdoor and indoor playground equipment, so you know the Tunnel ‘N Dome Climber for kids is going to be a good quality product from the get-go. This toy features a dome-shaped climbing structure with various hand and foot holes and a tunnel for kids to crawl through. The igloo dome will feed their imagination and lead to all kids of imaginative games, whilst the climber is good for motor skill development. The toy’s pieces slot together easily and it is small enough for plenty of indoor play.

9. ECR4Kids Climb and Slide

ECR4Kids Climb and Slide

The ECR4Kids Climb and Slide is a colorful climbing structure for kids aged 3-7 years. The pieces fit together easily and once assembled, your child has a slide that reverses to become a set of stairs, a platform, and a climbing wall. Kids can crawl under the platform and hide from mom and dad, or climb up and slide back down.  It’s a great toy for active play indoors!

10. Little Tikes 1,2,3 Climber

Little Tikes 1,2,3 Climber

The Little Tikes 1,2,3 Climber is more than just a climbing frame: this fun indoor playground also features a slide and a see-saw. The play structure is styled to look like trees with a waterfall (the slide). Kids can play peek-a-boo in the tree, crawl through the ‘log’ and play with their little friends on the see-saw. It’s the perfect toy for imaginative games indoors.

We reckon we have covered all the very best active play indoor playground climbing structures for kids, but if you think we have missed any out, let us know in the comments!


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  1. This will encourage kids to test their speed, flexibility and balance. I love reading your post. It gives me more knowledge. Keep it up!

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