Funky Monkey Bars
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I first came across Funky Monkey Bars at the house of Michael and Carlene – ex ‘The Block’ contestants. They were renovating their house, and whilst the house was AMAZING, I couldn’t look past the fun ninja-warrior style playground they had set up for their kids. Any kid would go CRAZY for something like this.

The playground was from very appropriately named Funky Monkey Bars, who have recently launched ‘The Ninja’ Funky Monkey Bar (it’s getting more and more exciting, isn’t it!), with rope climbs, swings, cargo nets and more.


Plus with pops of fun blue, bubblegum pink and mellow yellow, you can customise your set just for you and know it will last in the Australian outdoor climate!

Funky Monkey Bars is the world’s first height-adjustable monkey bar that is all about bringing back fun and resilience that comes from active outdoor play.

The Ninja by Funky Monkey Bars gives kids the opportunity to take on the Ninja challenge in their own backyard. Little do they appreciate the physical and psychological benefits of concurring the challenge that parents are thrilled about – it’s just fun and gives them the adrenalin-rush parents would rather they experienced through play than electronic games!

Unobtrusive FUN at the home of Michael and Carlene – Cedar & Suede
Source: Michael & Carlene, Cedar & Suede

The company was founded in 2009 by a Dad and then risk management consultant Shane Roberts, who designed a monkey bar for his ‘monkey bar’ obsessed five-year-old daughter Maia who would spend hours at a time swinging and climbing upside-down on the school bars. Shane was joined in 2014 by structural engineer Colin Burdle and together they went on to design one of the world’s most sophisticated outdoor play equipment to help develop children’s motor skills, improve strength, coordination, socialisation and encourage play!

Maintaining their core values of getting kids outdoors and challenging them through fun and fitness, the Funky Monkey Bar collection includes sturdy and durable modular and portable monkey bars, swing sets, outdoor play and fitness equipment. Made from galvanised steel, Funky Monkey Bars is multi-purpose modular play equipment suitable for young and old (aka – ninja-parents won’t be able to break this one!).

Simply start with The Original Funky Monkey Bar and grow and adapt as kids grow stronger and taller. Younger children love the cargo net and swings, and as they get older love monkey bars, flying fox and fireman’s pole, whilst older kids and adults join in the fun of cross-fit stations, gym equipment and ninja accessories.

Designed for fitness enthusiasts, Funky Monkey Bars caters for those who love dip bars, gymnastic bar, cross fit station, boxing bags, roman rings and the ninja grips. What’s more, Funky Monkey Bars are freestanding, which means that you can simply install your monkey bar on grass and peg – there is no need to dig holes, balance levels or pour cement. The modular frames are perfect for gymnasts as they can hang and climb, trapeze, use the gym bar and dip bars, they’re also perfect for sporty kids who can kick a ball at the soccer net, shoot hoops on the added netball hoop and take a shot at the boxing bags.

Available in various sizes with set features, you also have the luxury to customise your Funky Monkey Bar to suit your style, space and budget. Funky Monkey Bars helps to build active, healthy bodies for children and parents, Australia-wide.

Proudly Australian designed and made, using Australian steel and manufactured in Perth, Western Australia.

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