Cost of Monkey Bars in Australia

We have almost finished the kid’s cubby house (photos and plans to come) and the next thing that we would like to do is a set of monkey bars and swing set. Our daughter has a “need” to go upside down and hang around a lot, so rather than have her do it on the couch against the wall, some monkey bars would be great.

Amazon sells a great kit of six monkey bars for about $22.00. This would be a great kit to use to build some monkey bars. Unfortunately I have yet to find a kit like that in Australia …

Monkey Bar Kit

The best I have been able to find in Australia so far is $14.00 each from Peppertown Playgrounds. A set of six from here would be $84.00, substantially more than the $22.00 it would cost from Amazon.

There are cheaper ways to make monkey bars using large diameter dowels (32mm+), or metal pipes. Neither of those options seem as easy as getting a proper set of monkey bars, but at least the dowel option might be possible. There are some interesting ideas on this site for how to do it …

3 Replies to “Cost of Monkey Bars in Australia”

  1. ericbosloor

    I’ve never seen a monkey bar set to come dismantled like this instead of fully installed! It looks like something that could potentially be a very big market. Like a build your own playground kind of thing where you can keep the parts that you want in storage and have them put together as and when you want to play with the swings or a slide or the monkey bars just like these!  
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  2. Prepurchase Building Inspections

    I remember the good old set of Monkey Bars when I was growing up, a real challenge to make it to the other side without falling to the sand pit.

    If you are going to build this for your daughter, I would suggest that you go with something that is “kid friendly” in construction and the setting you place it in. Rubberised flooring is good, but nothing beats the old sand pit for a safe landing.

    Good luck with build.

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