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AquaPlay is the original water canal system from Sweden. Now as ever children of all ages love playing with water. There are plenty of things for small discoverers to learn; the concept of floating and sinking, what makes a pump work, building and construction.

Today AquaPlay canal systems are distributed in more than 40 countries and delight children from 3-6 years all over the world. Both parents and educators appreciate the award-winning toy system as a representative of high-value, quality and educational play with water.

It is a modular system that provides endless opportunities for expansion and rebuilding. The wide range of accessories also helps to stimulate children’s imagination. The AquaPlay canal systems can be handed down from older to younger children, providing years and years of fun and laughter.



1976: With background as a pedagogue and an engineer, the two Swedes Britt and Lennart Dahlgren, struck by the fact how fun children thought I was to play with water and how much children learned while playing.
Together they started to work with different prototypes to build water canal systems. There among they tested to build drainpipes together in the form of canals.

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1977: Aquaplay was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden. The first water canal system was called Aqualab and was much wider compared to today’s version.

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1984: An updated version is established. The bright and clear colours that today are Aquaplay’s trademark were also established at this time. These colours were considered happier and more play friendly for the children. 

2001: The products have been developed over the years. For example, Aquaplay’s symbol figure, the Bear Captain, was launched in 2001.

2005: The first box version was launched! Now you were able to bring along your Aquaplay set on vacations and to friends. This was revolutionary and the concept became a big hit.

2011: The global bestseller of today is presented; the AquaLock! The box concept is also added to the larger articles. Here it is possible to detach two boxes halves and fold them together like a suitcase and carry along.

2014: Aquaplay is acquired by German Simba Dickie Group.

2015: The production moves from Sweden to Germany.

2017: Along with the 40 years celebration the launch of Mountain Lake, new boats and animal puppet family is presented!