Welcome to Babble,
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

The Coolest Slides Ever (For Kids + Adults!)

As much as we all pretend to be adults — holding jobs, paying bills, raising kids — we’ll never be able to shake the kid inside of us. You know, the kid whose stomach drops at the site of a sky-high slide. Maybe that’s why slides are popping up all over the place, from mega-high monstrosities to elevator substitutions.

Take a look at some of our favorite play slides (and functional slides) for both kids and adults:

  • Family Fun 1 of 15
    Family Fun
    This concrete slide is at the Golden Gate State Park in San Francisco.
  • Who Needs the Stairs? 2 of 15
    Who Needs the Stairs?
    Way more fun than an escalator.
  • Stomach-Dropping Fun 3 of 15
    Stomach-Dropping Fun
    Wowza, that's one long climb up to the top. Would you be comfortable with your kids climbing up that high?
  • Coolest House Ever 4 of 15
    Coolest House Ever
    What kid wouldn't love to live here? Talk about a party house.
  • Playground? What For? 5 of 15
    Playground? What For?
    At least they have rainy day entertainment taken care of.
  • Modern-Day Banister 6 of 15
    Modern-Day Banister
    Kids have been sliding down banisters for decades -- and those kids have now grown up and installed slides.
  • Faster Than an Elevator 7 of 15
    Faster Than an Elevator
    Meet you at the car, mom!
  • Summer Fun 8 of 15
    Summer Fun
    Can't you just smell the funnel cake?
  • Mega Slide 9 of 15
    Mega Slide
    As an adult, could you really resist?
  • Hotel Check-Out at 10 a.m.: No Excuses 10 of 15
    Hotel Check-Out at 10 a.m.: No Excuses
    This is an actual hotel in Malaga.
  • Adding Excitement to Layovers 11 of 15
    Adding Excitement to Layovers
    An airport in Singapore.
  • Under the Cherry Blossoms 12 of 15
    Under the Cherry Blossoms
    What a pretty cherry blossom slide in Japan.
  • Art Meets Play 13 of 15
    Art Meets Play
    What a cool slide design!
  • For the Kid in Us All 14 of 15
    For the Kid in Us All
    Forget elevators -- these slides in London's Tate Gallery have grown adults squealing and giggling.
  • Another View of the Slides 15 of 15
    Another View of the Slides the Tate Gallery.

1. High Gloss Blue; 2. SF Gate; 3. Dornob; 4. Yay Hooray; 5. Pinterest; 6. Marvelous Kiddo; 7. Pinterest; 9. Pinterest; 9. Sunsurfer; 10. The Modern Life 11. Sunsurfer; 12. Sunsurfer 13. Fine Little Day; 14. zuzafun 15. zuzafun [Main image: Flickr]

How do these crazy-awesome slides compare to our most outrageous playhouses for kids?

Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.