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Issue 46 · All in the Family · November 20, 2014

15 Radical Kids' Climbing, Swinging, and Sliding Spaces

Issue 46 · All in the Family · November 20, 2014

We know we're not the only ones with childhood dreams of hidden passageways, slides, and ladders. Here are 15 radical indoor spaces that fulfill those dreams and help burn off excess energy.

N.B.: For children who prefer swings, visit 14 Children's Swings for Indoor Play.

Kids' Room with Rings from Oyoy | Remodelista

Above: A kids' bedroom with gymnastics rings created by Danish textile company Oyoy and filled with their Kids' Collection. For more, see our post Fabrics and Linens from Danish Oyoy.

Sliding Bed in the Children's Room, Remodelista

Above: A wooden slide in a girls' bedroom. Photograph via Milk Magazine.

Scandinavian Kids' Hanging Wall, Remodelista

Above: A wall-mounted ladder serves as a climbing wall. Photograph via Mrs. Jones.

Alex Michaelis' Children's Stairway Slide, Remodelista

Above: In his own house, London architect Alex Michaelis created a dramatic slide for his children. For more, see 10 Radical Staircases for Tight Spaces.

Climbing Wall in Melrose from OWI, Remodelista

Above: A loft space in Los Angeles. Photograph by June and John Brown for OWI.

Fire Poles as Play Structures, Remodelista

Above L: A sliding pole via My Scandinavian Retreat. Above R: A house in London designed by Anita Kaushal.

Climbing Wall in Children's Room in New York, Remodelista

Above: This climbing wall in a child's room in New York also adds colorful accents. Photograph via AlignedNYC

Wood Slide in a House in Nakameguro, Remodelista

Above: A built-in slide in a house in Nakameguro, Japan, by Level Architects.

Kita Drachenhöhle Kidergarten on Architizer | Remodelista

Above: A set of polished tree trunks installed upside down provide climbing areas in the Kita Drachenhöhle kindergarten, in Berlin. Photograph via Architizer.

Skyhouse Indoor Slide for Children, Remodelista

Above: An indoor steel slide in Skyhouse, a Manhattan penthouse designed by David Hotson. Photograph via Dezeen.

Indoor Climbing Wall by Feldman Architecture, Remodelista

Above: This climbing wall by Feldman Architecture allows access to the next floor. Photograph by Joe Fletcher.

Indoor Climbing Ladders for Kids, Remodelista

Above L: An indoor climbing ladder photographed by Louis Lemaire. Above R: A ladder in a house in Inverness, California, designed by Gustave Carlson.

Interior Climbing Wall in Bergen, Norway, Remodelista

Above: An interior climbing wall in Bergen, Norway, by Saunders Architecture via ArchDaily.

For rock climbers in the making, see even more examples in 5 Favorites: Children's Climbing Walls.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 27, 2009.

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