15 Best Backyard Jungle Gyms & Dome Climbers for All Ages

Eezy Peezy Monkey Bars Climbing Tower

  • Recommended Age: 3-6
  • Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Max load: 150 lbs
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This playset may be simple, but it’s surely a lot of fun! It’s absolutely perfect for toddler playdates and parties.

Although it’s made of plastic, it’s extremely durable. It can withstand up to 150lbs, so a few kids can easily use it at the same time. It also has a UV coating, which protects it from all weather conditions. It’s bound to last you a long time.

This set comes in pieces, so you need to put it together yourself. Luckily, it’s very easy to assemble and disassemble. The only thing you need to do is attach the connective springs to the plastic bars, and that’s it. The playset will be ready for climbing in no time!

According to its instructions, this Eezy Peezy climbing tower is suitable for ages 3–6. Moreover, it’s 47 inches from the ground, so it meets the five-foot requirement for the 2–5 age group that we mentioned earlier.


What We Like:

Durable; has a UV protective coating
It’s very easy to assemble
Can withstand up to 150lbs
Meets the height requirement

Our Concerns:

Made of plastic
Has to be assembled


The Eezy Peezy monkey bar set is a great way to keep your toddler and all of its friends entertained for hours at a time. It’s also very durable, so feel free to pass it on to the next generation when your child outgrows it.

Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber – Best For Wide Range of Ages

  • Recommended Age: 3-10
  • Weight: 95 lbs.
  • Max load: 600 lbs
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The Lifetime Geometric Dome Climber is quite similar to the Eezy Peezy one. They both come in pieces and require assembly. They also both meet the height requirement for 2-year-olds.

However, this playset is made of heavy-duty metal rather than plastic. Also, its description says that kids as old as 10 can play on it. Basically, this playset from Lifetime is an improved version of the Eezy Peezy one.

As we said, the bars are metal, which makes the playset quite heavy. It’s very difficult to move it around once it’s completely assembled. Still, the fact that it’s metal can also be an advantage, as the metal structure is much sturdier than the plastic one.

Besides, these bars all have a protective layer to prevent them from rusting. All in all — this jungle gym will last you a lifetime (or at least 10 years, until your toddler outgrows it).

Another cool thing about the Lifetime climber are the hand grips. There are kid-friendly grips on every other joint, which allows for a much easier and safer climb.

They make 2 different sizes of this Dome Climber, they are bot super high quality and sturdy as heck. I recommend the 60 inch version, but If you are on a budget you can save over $100 if you downsize to the 54inch.

Here is a great image that illustrates why 10 year olds can still have fun with this unit. This is the 60 inch:

Maybe mention something about the tent – could also add that to the playhouse post.


What We Like:

Sturdy because of its metal construction
Very durable
Has kid-friendly hand grips
Can support multiple kids at once

Our Concerns:

Has to be assembled


Square Climber Wooden Climbing Cube

  • Recommended Age: 3-6
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  • Max load: 175 lbs
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This unique-looking playset is a great way to keep your child entertained and teach them shapes and colors. Essentially, it’s a wooden cube with 3 levels. However, it also includes colorful boards with different shapes that your child can climb through. It’s lots of fun, and sort of resembles a modern sculpture.

Its description says that it’s suitable for children 3–6 years old, but it does meet the maximum height requirement for 2-year-olds. Moreover, it can support up to 175 lbs of weight, which is surprising for a wooden playset. That means that as many as 4 children can use it at the same time (but I would try to keep it to 2).

All in all, the Square Climber is an amazing playset that can appeal to any toddler. It’s colorful, it’s fun, but also sturdy as a rock.


What We Like:

Fun, but also educational
Sturdy wooden structure
Can withstand a lot of weight
Meets the height requirement

Our Concerns:

Requires assembly



ActivPlay Modular Jungle Gym with Accessories

  • Recommended Age: 4-8
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  • Max load: 175 lbs
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A great starting point for your child’s backyard, the Skywalker Sports Modular Kids Jungle Gym is most suitable for children ages 4–8.

Fortunately, you can start off small and safe and move up as your child grows. Its modular design allows you to upgrade your jungle gym with extra bars, as well as all kinds of accessories.

Even though your first design may be a simple setup just to teach your kid how to climb, you can easily add swings, bridges, etc. This option is especially great for those who are on the budget, as you can gradually update it without splurging out all at once.

The gym itself is well-built and designed for safety. The bars have a rust-resistant powder coating finish. Additionally, the coating improves your child’s grip and reduces the risk of slipping. Your child won’t get their hands pinched in between bars either, thanks to the covers in each joint.

Unfortunately, making a jungle gym as modular and safe as this one has its drawbacks. Namely, it requires some skill to assemble and disassemble, and it weighs quite a bit when completed.

The Skywalker Sports Modular Kids Jungle Gym is a perfect first step to improving your child’s core body strength in a fun way. Later on, you can add additional accessories to make it even more fun and challenging.


What We Like:

Extremely durable, intended for long-time use
Powder coated for safety and rust resistance
Covered joints to prevent injury
Fully modular, so you can customize it to accommodate your child’s needs as it grows

Our Concerns:

Too heavy to move easily
Requires some skill to assemble
Small children will require constant supervision



ActivPlay Geo Dome Climber with Swing Set

  • Recommended Age: 4-8
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  • Max load: 175 lbs
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  • Warranty: 3-year limited warranty

Bring the entire playground to your backyard with this classic geo dome with a twist. The ActivPlay dome is a classic way for kids to climb, grow, and play the day away. It measures 10′ wide and features heavy duty molded joint connections for excellent strength and durability.  However, this geo dome is the first to come with a swing set attachment, providing a traditional saddle seat swing, gymnastics bar, and a basketball hoop. Not only can the kids climb, but they can swing, shoot, and twist. Enjoy safe family fun for years to come!

Eezy Peezy Active Play 3 in 1 Jungle Gym PlaySet

  • Recommended Age: 1-3
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  • IDEAL FOR YOUNGSTERS: Fun and safe ball pit, slide, toss target with colorful balls, our Active Play 3 in 1 Gym Set will quickly become a favorite in playtime!
  • DURABLE: Made from safe and sturdy high quality plastic construction, featuring durable interlocking plastic tubes and connectors with double self:locking springs.
  • PLAYROOM MUST HAVE: Easy assembly for hours of fun and active unplugged play in your playroom for years of playtime enjoyment. The only limit is there imagination.
  • HOURS OF PLAYTIME: Toddlers will enjoy their Active Play 3 in 1 Gym Set so much that it just might wear them out! But.. only until after nap time! Great for Ages 1 to 3.
  • INCLUDES: Ball Pit, Super safe Slide, Toss Target and 50 Colorful Balls. Dimensions: 56 x 62 x 29 inches. Weight: 20.3 lbs. Maximum load: 150 lbs. . Assembly required.

If you’re looking for an option for younger children, this is a great indoor/outdoor option that can be used as early as one year of age. It includes a fun ball pit in addition to the climbing area and small slide. Everything needed for assembly is included as well as 50 balls for the ball pit.


What We Like:

Great for younger children as young as one
Tons of elements including ball pit and slide
Everything needed for assembly included
Meets the height requirement

Our Concerns:

Need more balls to fill the pit
Takes some time to assemble
Made with plastic instead of steel



Step2 Skyward Summit

  • Recommended Age: 4-8
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  • Designed with four unique climbing surfaces to give children a variety of challenges
  • Features 2 climbing cargo nets, 1 floor net and 9 grips;
  • Your child can peak out a hole at the peak of the summit
  • Limit 4 children (maximum weight 320 lbs.); Limit 1 child on platform (maximum weight 80 lbs.)
  • Adult Supervision Recommended

Ok, so this may not look like your typical Jungle Gym or a Dome Climber, but it server the same purpose – to climb, climb, climb and climb some more until their little arms are tired and they want to take a nap.

Your kids will feel like you’ve brought the playground to their very own backyard with this awesome jungle gym. It’s designed with four unique climbing surfaces to give children a variety of challenges and also has two climbing cargo nets and one floor net. This is best for older children who are at least four years old.


What We Like:

Very strong and durable
Great for physical and mental development with four different surfaces and climbing ropes
Can be used by multiple children

Our Concerns:

Directions can be tricky to follow
Takes a lot of time to assemble
Expensive, but might be worth it given the life span


Lil’ Monkey Olympus Jungle Gym, Toddler Climber Playground

  • Recommended Age: 1.5 to 4
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Folds Within Less than One Minute – Indoor and Outdoor Play Equipment For Kids

This space-saving jungle gym is awesome for people who have a small yard or play area. It’s rather lightweight so it can easily be moved and it’s very easy to assemble. It’s perfect for ages 1-4 years old but for older kids, you’ll need something a bit sturdier.

  • 🐒 SLIDE INTO FUN – Does too much screen time leave your kids sedentary and antisocial? The Lil’ Monkey toddler gym gets kids moving and unleashes their inner climber! Playtime not only helps kids develop muscle and bone strength, but also improves their self-esteem, emotional maturity, social skills, agility, and more!
  • 🐒 PLAY IT SAFE – Keeping your kids safe is your top priority, so we made it ours, too. This toddler climber is made from durable and dependable polypropylene with glass fiber resin plastic. But don’t just take our word for it. It’s certified safe by the ASTM, SGS, and EN-71!
  • 🐒 PATIO OR PLAYROOM – Don’t let playtime come to an early end because of bad weather. Instead, just bring this lightweight indoor and outdoor play equipment inside! Even if it does get rained on or sits in the sun for a while, you don’t have to worry. Your toddler jungle gym is weatherproof and UV resistant!
  • 🐒 RETURN TO THE FOLD – No need to let this jungle gym for toddlers take up space when your kids aren’t playing with it. Simply fold it up and store it with ease! It takes less than a minute to collapse it down to a mere 47.2 x 7.4 in.!
  • 🐒 LIL’ MONKEY, BIG PROMISE – We promise that your indoor and outdoor kids play equipment will hold up, even when your kids climb on it day in and day out! The 1-year warranty ensures it!

About The Product

Lil Monkey Olympus Climber GYM Foldable Frame Structure With Slide

Lil’ Monkey Climb N’ Slide Olympus Folds within less than one minute!

Easy to store under the bed or in the closet. Your space saving solution!

The Olympus has plenty of room to climb all over, hang off, slide, plus be used in

role-play or as a den when covered with a sheet or two. It will aid with your child’s

development and agility and ensure they get some fun exercise.

Improves Child’s strength and motor skills. 


What We Like:

Small footprint doesn’t take up too much space
Easy to assemble
Can be folded, stored, and moved

Our Concerns:

Price point is high
Piece sometimes come apart easily
Not a good choice for older children


Zupapa 2020 Upgraded Dome Climber, Decagonal Geo Jungle Gym Supporting 735LBS with Much Easier Assembly, a Lot of Fun for Kids, Enjoying 2-Year Warranty

This unit holds 735 lbs – makes it sturdiest you can buy – also easier to set up. But currently unavailable – https://www.amazon.com/Zupapa-Upgraded-Decagonal-Supporting-Assembly/dp/B07X7ZLQ5S/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_sims?ie=UTF8

TP Toys Explorer 2 Platform & Tent Climbing Set Jungle Gym

I like this but Currently unavailable

  • OUTDOOR PLAY: Climb up and play on the Explorer 2, the platform and tent climbing set. With its adjustable frame, it can be sized just right for both toddlers and kids.
  • FUN FOR ALL AGES: Designed for ages 3-12 and a maximum weight of 220lbs., the TP Toys Explorer 2 Climbing Playset with Platform and Tent is just the thing for any backyard or playground.
  • DURABLE AND DEPENDABLE: The frame on the Explorer 2 Playset is constructed with premium galvanized steel and fashioned with a mesh vinyl platform as well as a polyester canopy for optimum safety.
  • EXTEND THE FRAME AND THE FUN: The Explorer 2 Climbing Playset with platform and tent has an adjustable frame that can be lowered and extended from 22″-47″, growing with your child.
  • ENDLESS FEATURES: The Explorer 2 has round viewing windows to look out from when they finally reached the top as well as roll-up doors to keep out intruders or let in allies to their fun new fort.


Easy Outdoor Space Dome Climber – Highest Weight Capacity

– 1000lb. Capacity – For Kids Ages 3 to 9

– Rust and UV Resistant Steel


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