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The right playground climbing structures encourage children to reach higher, climb farther, and discover the magic outside. Climbing on our outdoor playground climbers allows children to embrace fun and exploration, while remaining safe.

Browse our line of children’s playground climbing equipment and read on to learn more about the types of structures we offer — and why this style of outdoor play is such a game-changer.


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Types of Climbing Playground Equipment Available

Little Tikes Commercial has created a range of structures to take your climbing playground equipment to the next level. Our climbers can be custom-made to suit your needs and bring color, life, and imagination to your playground. Each type offers unique developmental benefits — some are designed to provide a challenge while others are perfect for younger users.

Depending on the size and layout of your space, you may wish to consider more independent freestanding climbing structures or large connected climbing structures that allow children to maximize the playground area. We’ve got a little something for everyone.

Available types of climbing playground equipment include:

Freestanding climbers

Our freestanding climbers give children an extra challenge — and give buyers the utmost flexibility. Install a new freestanding climber or replace an old one to revitalize your play structures.

Net climbers

Perfect for older users who are still enjoying the playground, net climbers are the ultimate choice for naturally playful children. Kids will use our net climbers to reach the top of the structure, with varying levels of difficulty.

Quad climbers

As one of our freestanding play structures, quad climbers encourage upper body strength and balance.

Dome climbers

Geometric and swirling patterns mean double the fun and double the effort! Kids love our curved play structures that help improve their physical development.

Climbing walls and panel climbers

Whether curved, rock, or a climbing cargo net, climbing walls give kids a dynamic dexterity challenge. They can build upper body strength while developing better balance and instincts with selecting the best climbing holds.


Our line of climbing play structures also includes several themed options, such as a series of wood-themed structures. From the Tree Stump climber to the Nu-Edge X Lumberjack Climber, kids can get in touch with nature while completing challenges designed to encourage dexterity, balance, and critical thinking.

Most of our playground equipment is designed for multiple users so children can play alongside each other and develop strong social skills — no need to wait for one-at-a-time play. This dynamic encourages children to attempt new, challenging obstacles with peers by their side.


kids passing each other on playground climbing obstacle



In order for children to have a safe play experience, it’s important to choose the appropriate commercial playground climbers for their playground. Here’s what you should take into consideration when adding playground climbing equipment for the following age groups.

  • 6-23 Months – Infants and toddlers mostly get around by crawling, so you should look for equipment that is low to the ground and sturdy for little hands that want to explore.
  • 2-5 Years old – Toddlers and preschoolers are more active than the last bunch, so you should look for mentally and physically stimulating equipment that allows this age group to learn in a safe environment.
  • 5-12 Years old – School aged children should have a variety of climbing equipment on their playground that allows both younger and older children to safely test their boundaries.
  • 14+ Years old – These climbing structures for teens, young adults and adults should challenge the user to improve their physical fitness with a variety of outdoor exercise equipment structures.

Deciding which age-appropriate climbing equipment belongs on your playground equipment is an important consideration in the planning phase of playground construction or improvement. Regardless of which age group is using your equipment, trust that Little Tikes Commercial can help you choose the equipment that will stand the test of time.

boy on playground net climbing structure


Playground Climbers That Are Built to Last

Each Little Tikes Commercial product is built with the highest quality durable materials. We design playgrounds that generations of kids can explore for years to come. Our climbing playground equipment is made to be used time and again, with wear and weather-resistant material that’s easy to maintain and clean. When considering which options are best for your space, give us a call. We can walk you through the best materials and equipment styles for your needs.


girl hanging on playground



For commercial locations operating with a limited budget or stringent spatial requirements, freestanding playground climbing structures may be ideal and help complement existing play structures.

Freestanding items are a cost-effective solution for high-density fun and can add variety to your playground.These standalone playground climbers are highly sought after due to their affordability, durability, and customizability, making them a popular option among parks, schools, and other facilities looking for budget-friendly play options.

Little Tikes Commercial offers a suite of freestanding playground climbing structures, such as our Pedal Pod Climber and Vertical Pedal Pod Climber, that are sure to suit your specific play area.



Commercial playground climbers are made to bring kids delight and joy — but you’ll find that playtime is about much more than just having fun. Outdoor play has a host of health benefits, helping children discover new things, connect with nature, build relationships with others, and develop strong cognitive and physical abilities.

The benefits of outdoor play cover every aspect of a child’s developmental needs:


Climbing playground equipment is the most fun workout possible. Kids will love exercising their bodies as they build upper body strength and dexterity.


Climbing equipment offers many challenges for children to overcome. Learning how to climb a wall, conquer a boulder, balance on the rope, or summit the tallest peak will help children develop confidence in their abilities. As they face their fears and conquer the obstacles in front of them, they’ll find their inner strength and discover the joys of reaching a goal.


In addition to physical strength, playing on climbing equipment requires cognitive abilities. Balancing, timing, motor skills, and creative thinking all come into play through these climbing challenges.


Tactile play structures give kids the chance to get in touch with their bodies and the world around them. Nature, material textures, and the sights, smells, and sounds of the playground bring their eight sensory systems to life.


Playgrounds are inherently social spheres, particularly when it comes to the intentional inclusivity of Little Tikes Commercial products. As kids play together, they develop fundamental social skills including communication, sharing, waiting for their turn, and collaborating to solve problems.



Kids love the thrill and adventure that comes with climbing, and our vast selection of playground climbing structures ensures your playground will satisfy their need to reach higher. Our playground climbers, panel climbers, and climbing walls push children to use their imaginations, climb to their potential, and increase their endurance, strength, and stamina.

Climbing playground equipment encourages children to exercise leg, back, and arm muscles that build lower-body, upper-body, and core strength. Climbing has several benefits for children, including:

  • Increases heart rate
  • Improves cardiovascular health, agility, balance, and hand-eye coordination
  • Encourages children to develop and hone their problem-solving skills
  • Motivates kids to develop persistence as they work to reach a goal

Climbing can also contribute to the benefits of sensory play by stimulating the vestibular, visual, proprioception, and tactile senses. Children can navigate the world and effectively relate to objects when they climb.


Playground climbing structures from Little Tikes Commercial work in a wide range of locations. Our age-appropriate, inclusive climbing equipment makes our climbers perfect for daycares, schools, and early childhood centers that must find play equipment to meet the needs of their demographic.

Landscape architects and parks will appreciate our customizable options to hit the mark of their specific theme or vision.

Our playground climbers have also added functional and visual appeal to faith organizations, middle school playgrounds, parks, and other recreational locations.


Kids climbing on jungle gym at Hickory Lane Park



Looking to replace your playground’s freestanding playground climbers? Elevate your space by replacing old climbers with innovative playground climbers from Little Tikes Commercial. Simply changing one component of your playground can go a long way in making your area more appealing to children and families.

Remember that if the climber attached to the playground needs to be replaced, it must be replaced by the original manufacturer to ensure proper connections and a secure fit.

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Our climbing equipment is used in parks and school playgrounds across the world. We’re committed to providing opportunities for children and families to discover the joy of the outdoors while developing physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially through the power of play. Little Tikes Commercial play structures provide a range of custom opportunities, including color options and styles designed to fit your space.

Interested in learning more about our playground climbers? Contact us today to ask any questions or request a quote.

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