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Best Jungle Gyms for Kids


Posted on
Aug 24, 2023
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4 mins

When it comes to providing children with both amusement and physical activity, a jungle gym is the perfect choice. These outdoor play structures offer an excellent avenue for climbing, swinging, and imaginative play and enhance social interaction among children.

Whether you have a small backyard or a large outdoor space, these top 5 best jungle gyms promise hours of entertainment and physical development for your kids.

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Table 1: Pros & Cons of Different Jungle Gyms

Climbing Frame

Pros

Cons

Price

Vuly Ninja Quest Jungle Gym

Durable, shade cover, UV protection, highly customizable, numerous configurations Might be overwhelming for those who desire a simple setup $2,037

Backyard Discovery Skyfort II

Comprehensive feature set, durable cedar construction, additional structures like a clubhouse and picnic table Requires ample space and lengthy assembly time $2,299

Avenlur Chestnut 7-in-1 Jungle Gym

Montessori/Waldorf-style Playground, space-saving, developmental benefits Assembly process might be intricate and time-consuming $659

ActivPlay Modular Jungle Gym with Swing Set and Monkey Bars Kit

Customizability, safety, and versatility Might require a considerable amount of backyard space $999

Swing-N-Slide Cedar Brook Wooden Jungle Gym

Various play options and the beautiful wood design adds an aesthetic touch to the backyard The weight capacities of the swings and the glider might also be a bit restrictive for older children or teenagers. $1,816

  

 

1. Vuly Ninja Quest Jungle Gym

The Vuly Quest Jungle Gym redefines the traditional kids' jungle gym. It's not just a monkey bars, it's a versatile playset that can be set up in lots of different ways. Kids can go from climbing to playing sports, to swinging and even using it as a ninja obstacle course. This jungle gym can support up to 750 kg and comes in medium, large, and extra-large sizes, making it easy to choose the perfect fit for your backyard.

This jungle gym is sturdy and of high quality, just like every Vuly frame. It's made from double galvanized steel and is powder-coating to protect against rust, ensuring that your jungle gym can be used for years to come.

What's special about this jungle gym is that it comes with a durable cover that gives shade and protects your kids from the sun. This way, they can play safely even with harsh UV rays at midday. It's height can also be adjusted up to 1 meter, making it easy to customize the playset to your children's needs.

 

Vuly Ninja Quest Jungle Gym.jpg

 2. Backyard Discovery Skyfort II

The Backyard Discovery Skyfort II is a backyard playground designed for children aged 3-10 years. It has a weight capacity of 326 Kg and offers a variety of play equipment, including swings, rock walls, and slides. It also includes a sandbox, picnic table, and benches for kids to enjoy their own clubhouse.

Made of durable cedar wood, the Skyfort II can withstand severe weather conditions and is rot-resistant. It's not just about playtime, it's about family time too. The picnic table is perfect for sharing meals and stories. The playground set features a wood roof, windows, a covered entryway, bay windows, sun balcony, and crow's nest with a telescope. Kids can enjoy a trapeze, rock climbing wall, flat step entry ladder, and a 10ft speedy slide. 

Although it requires considerable space and assembly time, the finished product is well worth the effort.

 

Backyard Discovery Skyfort II.jpg

 

3. Avenlur Chestnut 7-in-1 Jungle Gym

The Avenlur Chestnut 7-in-1 Jungle Gym is a playset designed to engage children aged 2-6 years. This jungle gym stands as the only foldable 7-in-1 playset available in the market with seven exciting features including a Swedish slide, rock climbing wall, climbing ladder, rope wall climbing net, monkey bars, and swing. This innovative configuration seamlessly encourages not only physical and cognitive skills but also motor skills, balance, strength, and imaginative play in children.

This jungle gym can hold up to 136 kg or about 3-4 children to indulge in safe and fun play. It comes in two sizes – medium and large – so you can pick the one that fits your space. 

 

Avenlur Chestnut 7-in-1 Jungle Gym.jpg

 

 

4. ActivPlay Modular Jungle Gym with Swing Set and Monkey Bars

The ActivPlay Modular Jungle Gym with Swing Set and Monkey Bars is all about adding excitement to outdoor playtime. This jungle gym is appropriate for children aged 6+, with a dimension of 1.95 x 1.95 x 2.1m. This substantial size ensures that the playset can accommodate multiple kids simultaneously.

This modular jungle gym includes a swing set with a belt swing and trapeze bar - adding an extra dimension of thrill. The playground components meet the rigorous ASTM safety standards, providing parents with peace of mind as their kids engage in active play. It's built to withstand the elements, ensuring countless hours of joy-filled play. This Jungle Gym requires considerable space and time to assemble. 

 

ActivPlay Modular Jungle Gym with Swing Set and Monkey Bars Kit.jpg

 

5. Swing-N-Slide Cedar Brook Wooden Jungle Gym

The Swing-N-Slide Cedar Brook Wooden Jungle Gym is made from durable cedar wood. This playset is not just a swing set, it's a multifunctional adventure hub that includes a wood roof with a decorative window, a sidewinder slide, two swings, a glider, monkey bars, a picnic table, a rock climbing wall with eight durable rock holds, and even a chalkboard for drawing.

The climbing wall and monkey bars offer physical challenges that promote strength and coordination, while the swings and glider provide the thrill of flying through the air.

The Swing-N-Slide doesn't compromise safety. In fact, the playset meets and exceeds ASTM safety standards for backyard residential use, giving you peace of mind as your children play. The maximum weight recommendation of 533 Kg and a swing beam max weight capacity of 143 Kg to ensure that multiple children can enjoy the playset at the same time.

For parents, choosing the right jungle gym involves consideration of various factors. Each jungle gym has its own set of advantages and limitations. Thus, it is important to assess your available space, factor in your children's ages and predilections, identify desired features, and weigh your budget. But regardless of the model chosen, investing in a jungle gym promises countless hours of joyful play, fostering social interactions, physical health, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime in kids.

 

Swing-N-Slide Cedar Brook Wooden Play Set with Monkey Bars and Slide.jpg

 

 We also have guides on the best climbing frames, best monkey bars

As well as the differences between monkey bars, climbing frames and jungle gyms.

Victor Volynski
Article by
Victor Volynski
Content marketer with expertise in innovative play equipment, Vic is always following the latest trends and developments in this area and trying to find the best options for maximum fun! Vic is also an ex-gymnast with 20 years of experience and holds a science degree, making him an authority on trampolines, monkey bars, and swing sets.
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