Characteristics of Playground Tunnels

Playground tunnels are popular and attractive elements of children’s play areas. They provide a great place for play, exploration, and development of motor skills and coordination. It’s worth noting a few aspects characterizing playground tunnels to understand why they are so universally loved by children and appreciated by parents.

A playground tunnel often serves as a connector during movement between successive towers in playsets. In addition, it performs excellently as a standalone device. Playground tunnels are exceptionally popular among toddlers.

Installed inside an embankment on a playground, stainless steel tunnels allow children to crawl under a heaped-up hill. A stainless steel tunnel is a device for movement games, hence it develops movement coordination. Above all, however, it provides a lot of joy while playing.

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Benefits of Crawling Tunnels on Playgrounds

🏃‍♂️ Supporting Child Development

Playground tunnels foster the development of motor skills, movement coordination, balance, and spatial orientation. Going through a tunnel is a challenge for a child who must overcome various obstacles and guide their body in the right way.

🤼‍♂️ Joint Play

Playground tunnels encourage interaction between children and social integration. Playing together in a tunnel can teach children cooperation, communication, and problem-solving skills.

🔩 Materials and Construction

Playground tunnels are made from various materials, such as plastic, wood, or stainless steel. However, stainless steel is particularly valued for its durability, corrosion resistance, and ease of maintenance. So by choosing stainless steel tunnels, you choose peace of mind for many years.

🔍 Plenty of Options to Choose From

Playground tunnels come in various shapes, sizes, and colors, which allows for the selection of the appropriate model for a specific playground and children’s preferences. DEINOX also offers the possibility of ordering a custom-sized tunnel, tailored to individual needs.

⚙️ Easy Installation

Playground tunnels are relatively easy to install. They can be set up in various types of surfaces, such as sand, grass, or rubber substrate. If necessary, experts can advise on how to prepare the site and how to correctly install the device.

🛡️ Safety

Playground tunnels are designed with children’s safety in mind. Their shapes are ergonomic, and the edges are rounded to eliminate the risk of injury. In addition, each DEINOX playground tube complies with the applicable safety standards from the PN-EN 1176 group.

Types of DEINOX Playground Tunnels

The most commonly implemented types by us are straight, curved, wave, 3-armed, and connected tunnels. We are open to all projects, and the only limitation can be imagination itself!

Straight Tunnels

They are characterized by a straight shape. A straight tunnel is often used as an element of a playground that allows for the connection of various structures and provides a child with a lot of fun during play.

Curved Tunnels

A curved tunnel is a more developed form of tunnel – it contains one or several additional turns – making it a greater challenge to pass through and overcome its limits.

Wave Tunnels

An interesting option to diversify the playground is also a wave tunnel. It has an element of difficulty in the form of irregularity, which children must overcome on their way.

3-Armed Tunnels

A 3-armed tunnel is an additional entrance, escape route, and extra fun for our little ones. It can be successfully used on playgrounds as a tunnel through an embankment.

Connected Tunnels

Connected tunnels are an excellent solution for larger playgrounds, where you can utilize the space in a variety of ways and connect several tunnel paths with different connectors.

Estimate your playground tunnel project


Contact us – call us or fill out the estimate form if you have specific guidelines! We are happy to answer any questions and assist in choosing the right tunnel variants for your project!

Our crawling tunnels are made from quality materials and will serve for many years! If you are interested in our products – we invite you to cooperate!

Why are stainless steel tunnels the best choice?

They guarantee aesthetic appearance for years, durability of use, and are environmentally friendly!

Foto: Implementation of the curved DEINOX tunnel, Hong Kong

Ease of keeping clean

Playground tunnels made of stainless steel are easy to keep clean. Thanks to their smooth surface, they can be washed with soap and water or suitable detergents. Regular cleaning of the tunnels allows for maintaining their aesthetic appearance and ensuring hygiene, which is important for the health of children using the playground.

Resistance to weather conditions

Playground tunnels made of stainless steel are resistant to weather conditions such as rain, snow, or UV rays. This means that a playground with tunnels can be used all year round, regardless of the prevailing weather.

Environmentally friendly materials

Stainless steel is an environmentally friendly material, as products made from it can be later recycled. Additionally, more than 80% of the charge used in the production of stainless steel comes from recycling. DEINOX’s tunnels made of stainless steel are made of just such renewable steel, mostly from recycling.

Tunnels for children under the embankment – an ideal solution for unusual terrain!

Tunnels under the embankment are an interesting proposition for playgrounds located in areas with diversified topography, where traditional solutions may not be sufficient. The use of tunnels under the embankment enables the use of the natural topography, contributing to the creation of unique and attractive playgrounds.

However, if your playground is located on a flat area, you can diversify it and create a tunnel through an embankment by mounding it yourself!

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Integration with the natural environment

Tunnels under the embankment blend in with the natural topography, creating a harmonious and coherent whole. The introduction of such an element to the playground allows children to use the attractions in a way that reflects the character of the surrounding nature. The embankment can also be mounded on a flat area, installing a crawling tunnel underneath, which will also fit into the environment.

Adaptation to user needs

Tunnels under the embankment can be designed and made to order, allowing them to be tailored to the specific requirements of a given place. As a result, each playground gains an individual character and meets the expectations of the youngest users.

Safety and durability

Like our other products, playground tunnels designed for installation under an embankment are made of stainless steel, which guarantees their durability and resistance to corrosion. Stainless steel also provides a high level of safety for children using the tunnel.

The introduction of tunnels under the embankment to the playground is an excellent solution for those who wish to create a bumpy terrain with the possibility of crawling or to take advantage of its natural topography. We will help you design a unique playground for children!

Playground Tunnel for Kids – It’s More Than Just Fun!

Playground tunnels for children are an attractive and versatile solution that provides plenty of opportunities for play and develops various skills in children. Here are a few reasons why investing in a children’s playground tunnel is worth it:

Supporting Physical Development

Passing through tunnels and using them for play stimulates motor development, balance, and coordination in children.

Stimulating Imagination

Playground tunnels can be used as elements of play scenarios, stimulating children's imagination and encouraging creative thinking.

Social Integration

Playground tunnels promote interaction between children, teaching them cooperation, communication, and establishing new relationships.

Adapting to Various Locations

Playground tunnels can be successfully used both on playgrounds and in commercial facilities, near schools, preschools, or housing estates.


Our tunnels mounted on playgrounds are solid, stable, and made of damage-resistant materials, which guarantees safety for children.

Custom Playground Tunnel Designs


In addition to standard models of playground tunnels, there is the possibility of creating custom designs that will perfectly fit a specific playground or customer needs. Here are a few advantages of individual tunnel projects:

By investing in custom tunnel designs, you are investing in unique solutions tailored to your needs, which will contribute to increasing the attractiveness of the playground and the satisfaction of its users.

  • Adapting to Space: Custom tunnel designs allow their sizes, shapes, and layouts to be tailored to the specifics of a given space. This allows you to achieve the optimal solution for both small and large playgrounds.
  • Unique Design: Custom tunnel designs offer the possibility of creating unique, distinctive forms and colors that will distinguish the playground and attract the attention of children and caregivers.
  • Adapting to User Needs: Custom tunnel designs allow for the inclusion of the needs of different age groups and adapt the tunnels to the abilities and skills of children, which contributes to increasing the attractiveness of the playground.
  • Integration with Other Playground Elements: The custom tunnel design allows for its harmonious integration with other playground elements, creating a coherent, functional, and aesthetic whole.
  • The possibility of implementing unusual ideas: Custom tunnel designs allow for the implementation of original and unusual ideas that can become the playground’s signature and attract a larger number of users.

DEINOX Children’s Tunnels Specification

Check the most frequently used ranges of technical parameters of our crawling tunnel – for individual projects we can go beyond these frames and apply individual solutions!

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  • Tunnel Width: from 600mm
  • Material Type: Stainless Steel 1.4301 or (upon request) 1.4401
  • Sheet Thickness: From 2mm to 2.5mm
  • Minimum Length: from 1000mm
  • Maximum Length: no limit
  • Angle of Bevel Ends: from 45 to 90 degrees
  • Manufacturer’s Warranty: 5 years
  • Declaration of conformity with the standard: Yes
  • Complete set of instructions: Yes
  • Safety Certificate: Upon request

Our playground tunnels implementations

DEINOX is a leading manufacturer of stainless steel tunnels, we have in our portfolio spectacular projects as well as smaller, aesthetic implementations all over the world.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions about Playground Tunnels

Get acquainted with the most frequent questions for children’s tunnels

To get a tunnel quote, you can use two options – fill out the quote form on our website or contact us by phone or email. Required information includes diameter, length, and preferred tunnel shape. Additionally, it’s good to provide details about the installation location or inform about the planned embankment. The more details you provide, the more accurate our quote will be. We invite you to use the form on our website or direct contact with our team.

Yes, stainless steel tunnels are safe for children. We use appropriate finishes and rounded edges to ensure safe use. Additionally, stainless steel is a durable and easy-to-maintain material.

Stainless steel tunnels are easy to maintain, but regular cleaning and technical condition checking are recommended to ensure the safety of users and long life of the device.

Stainless steel tunnels are durable, resistant to weather conditions, easy to maintain and resistant to bacteria and corrosion. Compared to other materials, such as plastic or wood, stainless steel tunnels are more durable and aesthetic. They will certainly serve longer.

Yes, we offer the possibility of ordering custom stainless steel playground tunnels, adapted to the individual needs and requirements of the customer.

Yes, our stainless steel playground tunnels comply with safety standards, such as PN-EN 1176.

Tunele na plac zabaw można montować na różnych powierzchniach, takich jak piasek, trawa czy podłoże gumowe. W przypadku potrzeby, nasi eksperci Playground tunnels can be installed on various surfaces, such as sand, grass, or rubber substrate. If necessary, our experts will advise on how to prepare the place and how to properly install the device.

The lead time for orders may vary depending on production load, order size, and material availability. For exact information about the lead time for an order, please contact us.

Our headquarters, where stainless steel tunnels are produced, is located in Poland, in the town of Kruszyn Krajeński, at Żytnia 2 Street. Here we design and manufacture all our products.

Yes, we carry out tunnel projects for playgrounds all over the world. We have completed many projects in different countries, such as Germany, UK, France, Spain, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Slovakia, and Ireland. We continuously develop our product range and increase our presence in foreign markets to meet the needs of customers from different parts of the globe. Our experience allows us to effectively carry out projects on all continents, meeting the highest safety and quality standards.