The Best Outdoor Play Equipment in Australia for 2024

As parents, one of our jobs is to make sure our kids get enough exercise.

Choosing the right outdoor play equipment can be challenging. There are many different options available and some are better than others.

To make your job a little bit easier and to provide you with a starting point in your search, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best backyard play equipment in Australia.

Vuly 360 Pro Max Swing Set (Customisable)

The Vuly 360 Pro Max swingset will help you keep up with your growing family.

It’s a modular swing set system that can be expanded as your family expands. The 360 Pro Max has a solid A-frame design made from galvanised steel, so it’s sturdy and safe.

You can even add a cubby house to give the kids their own private play space.

Gentle Booms Sports Ninja Warrior Slackline

This slackline kit is a great way to get all the fun of a regular slackline with an added challenge.

This kit comes with everything you need to get started, including a wide range of options and accessories including ninja rings and monkey bars. It also comes with tree protectors and a portable carry bag.

The kit is made of durable and heavy-duty webbing that can hold up to 200kg.

The kit can be fully customised to make it easier or more difficult depending on your child’s ability level. It’s also portable so you can take it anywhere with you.

This kit is perfect for ages 5 and up.

Plum Play Gibbon Wooden Swing Set

The Plum Play Gibbon swing set is a great way to encourage your children to get outside and play.

With two swings, a rope climb, and a climbing ladder, this playground set has everything your kids need to burn off some energy and have fun at the same time.

It’s made from solid wood that’s been pressure-treated for extra strength, so you won’t have to worry about squeaks or splinters. Let your little ones swing, climb and play the day away in safety and style.

Vuly Ultra Trampoline

The Vuly Ultra Trampoline is a great choice if you’re looking for an affordable, sturdy trampoline that will last you for years to come.

The safety enclosure has curved poles and tight netting which means jumpers don’t make contact with the poles.

Alos, the springs are completely external to the trampoline enclosure, so there’s no risk of getting caught up in them or having them pinch your legs as you bounce around.

The frame is made from sturdy and weather-resistant double galvanised steel that resists rust (and stays looking good).

The extra thick safety padding means it’s comfortable to land on. It has a good, consistent bounce and suits a range of user weights. It also passes Australian and USA safety standards.

Keezi Toddler Slide and Swing Set

The Keezi Toddler Slide and Swing is the perfect way to keep your younger kids entertained.

This 3-in-1 play centre has a 130cm long slide, child-safe swing, basketball hoop and wide and sturdy steps and handles. It’s also secured with U-shaped stable base and anti-slip step patterns.

This playground equipment is made from non-toxic material that’s EN71 approved and easy to assemble.

The slide and swing both have a max weight capacity of 35kg.

Funky Monkey bars

Funky Monkey Bars were founded in Perth more than 10 years ago by Shane Roberts.

His young daughter loved playing on the monkey bars at school, so Roberts decided to create a set for his home. The company remains Australian-owned and operated.

These frames are made from galvanised steel. They are freestanding and sturdy so require no cementing into the ground.

Funky Monkey bars come with a huge range of optional accessories so you can customize your play equipment to suit your family.

Hyponix Sporting Tree Climbing Kit

If you have kids who love to climb, then the Hyponix Sporting Tree Climbing Kit is the perfect gift.

This kit allows you to turn your tree into a rock climbing wall, and it comes with 16 Climbing Holds and 8 Ratchets that your kids can easily hold on to.

The holds are textured for better grip, and they can be set up nearly on any tree. The ratchets can easily support anyone under 110kg.

This kit comes with a 2-year warranty.

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How do I choose outdoor play equipment?

Age, interests, and the number of kids who will be using it are all important factors when choosing play equipment. Also, consider how much space you have and opt for something that is made from durable materials that will withstand harsh Australian summers.

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Steve Kropp

Based in Melbourne, Steve's passion is vegetable gardening, and he’s been writing about it for almost 5 years. He also loves all things DIY and is always looking for a new project. When not working on his own garden projects or blogging, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, cooking meals with produce harvested from his garden, and coaching his son’s footy team.