Sometimes as adults, we get so bogged down in work, bills, and taking care of the family that we forget to just - play. Now and again, it is important to re-discover our childlike sense of wonder and make some time for having fun; however, sometimes, even playtime can go awry. Bored Panda has put together a list of these funny accidents where adult Peter Pans got quite literally caught up the moment.

Unfortunately, playgrounds are built for small adventurers, but that didn't stop these grown-ups from trying to have some fun anyway. Scroll down below to see some funny photos of brave adults who got stuck in their quest for fun, and don't forget to upvote your favs!

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That Moment When You Realize Your Childhood Is Over

That Moment When You Realize Your Childhood Is Over

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Juririn
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1 year ago

Love the caption!

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Before playgrounds children would play in the streets around their neighborhoods, until the 19th century when a few developmental psychologists, including Friedrich Fröbel proposed playgrounds as a developmental aid, that would help children learn cooperative, fair play and good manners. A few German schools installed playgrounds for their institutions, however, the first public access kid's playground was opened in a park in Manchester, England in 1859.

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Guy Gets Stuck In Kids Slide

Guy Gets Stuck In Kids Slide

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Bully
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1 year ago

Is he still walking around, wearing that slide?

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#3

Me Too

Me Too

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Bully
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1 year ago

That's a task for the Playground Rescue Force.

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Children's playgrounds started to pop up around the world after they were established in Europe. The first park in the United States was built in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1887, and a year later the Playground Association of America was founded with Luther Gulick as their president. The association was later renamed to the National Recreation Association and then the National Recreation and Park Association. 

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Man Trapped In Children's Playground

Man Trapped In Children's Playground

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Vic
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1 year ago

How did he manage to get in?

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#5

It's Surprisingly Difficult To Get Out Once You're Good And Stuck

It's Surprisingly Difficult To Get Out Once You're Good And Stuck

I'm 6'4" and even when my friends helped flip me over, I couldn't get out since I wasn't fully touching the ground and both of my calves were wedged into the seat. My friends finally helped me get out (after laughing at me for a while, which I deserved); didn't call the fire brigade.

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Antenor
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1 year ago

Looks like he's trying to fit a really tight mini-skirt

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It might be surprising to find out that playgrounds were a staple in the USSR's urban scene during the 1970s and 1980s. Almost every Soviet city had a park with a playground and they were a standard feature around the country. The structures were manufactured by state-owned factories with metallic bars. The most common designs in Soviet playgrounds were the carousel, sphere, seesaw, rocket, and bridge. 

#6

It Will Be Fun They Said

It Will Be Fun They Said

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

well, either drop or ask the person taking the picture to pull you up

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#7

Young Male Trapped In Swing. No Injuries, No Damage To Swing But A Very Grateful & Embarrassed Male!

Young Male Trapped In Swing. No Injuries, No Damage To Swing But A Very Grateful & Embarrassed Male!

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Unhuman_Weirdo
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1 year ago

Definitely not the highest moment in his life.........

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Playgrounds were developed by psychologists and so it makes sense that present-day mental health professionals still recognize the value they have on child development. Research suggests that playgrounds are one of the most important developmental environments for children outside of the home. Spontaneous and independent lay is essential for healthy growth. Albert Einstein said that, “Play is the highest form of research.”

#8

Girl Stuck In Rope Baby Swing

Girl Stuck In Rope Baby Swing

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

ouch, this one looks painful

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#9

Over-Enthusiastic Mom Got Stuck In A Child's Swing

Over-Enthusiastic Mom Got Stuck In A Child's Swing

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

why would you even want to force yourself in there?

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So what about adults? Dr. Sam Wang and Dr. Sandra explain in their book, 'Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College,' that play is not just beneficial for child development: "Work in adult life is often most effective when it resembles play. Indeed, total immersion in an activity often indicates that the activity is intensely enjoyable; this is the concept of flow, or what athletes call being in the zone," they wrote. Flow occurs during active experiences that require concentration but are also highly practiced, where the goals and boundaries are clear but leave room for creativity. This describes many adult hobbies, from skiing to music, as well as careers like surgery and computer programming."

#10

Dad Stuck In Playground Spring Rocker

Dad Stuck In Playground Spring Rocker

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danielw
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1 year ago

"Here sir. You are a moron. Morons must wear helmets. See, look isn't this helmet really cool and fashionable?" *holds mirror*

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#11

Mel Got Stuck In A Swing

Mel Got Stuck In A Swing

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BusLady
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1 year ago

And lost her drawers.

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#12

Man Stuck In A Child Swing

Man Stuck In A Child Swing

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

I love the crowd watching the grown man get rescued from a swing

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#13

When My Daughter Got Stuck In A Baby Swing And Had To Get The Fire Brigade To Get Her Out. I Couldn't Stop Laughing

When My Daughter Got Stuck In A Baby Swing And Had To Get The Fire Brigade To Get Her Out. I Couldn't Stop Laughing

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Hope Floats
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1 year ago

He looks like he's proposing! Ha ha ha...(She must be so embarrassed!)

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#14

Got Really Wasted One Night, One Thing Led To Another, And This Happened

Got Really Wasted One Night, One Thing Led To Another, And This Happened

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KC Barman
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1 year ago

All I hear is Sweet Dee’s voice yelling, “You’re stuck in a coil!!”

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#15

This Woman And Her 11-Year-Old Niece Got Stuck In A Leicester Playground

This Woman And Her 11-Year-Old Niece Got Stuck In A Leicester Playground

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meow point1
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1 year ago

Runs in the family.

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#16

Throw Back To The Time I Got Stuck In A Child's Swing, I Think Before I Got In My Mother Had Declared That She Bet Me I Couldn't. Cheers Mum

Throw Back To The Time I Got Stuck In A Child's Swing, I Think Before I Got In My Mother Had Declared That She Bet Me I Couldn't. Cheers Mum

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chris van de loo
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1 year ago

Wow. That mom must’ve wanted you to get stuck.

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#17

This Man Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Climb Into This Playground Attraction

This Man Thought It Would Be A Good Idea To Climb Into This Playground Attraction

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Friedlander Rosenzweig
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1 year ago

That man hasn’t had a good idea since 1993, when he could last fit into that space.

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#18

Crews Released Girl Trapped In Child's Swing

Crews Released Girl Trapped In Child's Swing

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Vic
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1 year ago

This seems to be a common phenomenon..

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#19

The Former Big Brother Star Lisa Appleton Got Stuck In A Tunnel

The Former Big Brother Star Lisa Appleton Got Stuck In A Tunnel

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Hello it Smee
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1 year ago

Look like a baby being born.

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#20

Trying To Get Billy Out Of The Baby Swing, He Was Stuck For Like 20 Minutes

Trying To Get Billy Out Of The Baby Swing, He Was Stuck For Like 20 Minutes

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Doesn't the name baby swing mean anything anymore?

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#21

Blue Watch Are Dealing With A Girl Stuck In A Baby Swing. Please Don't Do This

Blue Watch Are Dealing With A Girl Stuck In A Baby Swing. Please Don't Do This

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Anime nerd
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1 year ago

The axe cracked me up

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#22

Why Do People Keep Trying This

Why Do People Keep Trying This

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Katy F
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1 year ago

I think I got stuck one time when I was little, I climbed out

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#23

Firefighter Rescuing A Teenager After She Got Stuck In A Baby Swing

Firefighter Rescuing A Teenager After She Got Stuck In A Baby Swing

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Dani
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1 year ago

So many of these involve people getting stuck in swings... You think we'd have learned.

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#24

What Do You Do When One Of Your 16 Year Olds Gets Stuck In The Baby Swing At The Park?

What Do You Do When One Of Your 16 Year Olds Gets Stuck In The Baby Swing At The Park?

Snap pictures and laugh and laugh. I did offer to call 911 which made the thought of it hysterical. Ah, good times.

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Janix Box
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1 year ago

And the phone is about to fall

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#25

We've All Tried It At Least Once In Our Lives

We've All Tried It At Least Once In Our Lives

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Rowlie
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1 year ago

No, we ALL have not tried this

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#26

Had To Try This! And She Got Stuck In A Baby Swing

Had To Try This! And She Got Stuck In A Baby Swing

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Dolicious
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1 year ago

Sittin' out the problem 'till battery is empty?

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#27

Park Swing

Park Swing

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Lina Maverick
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1 year ago (edited)

Look at that girl in the background... Can't stop laughing! That face...

Michelle Muirhead
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1 year ago

Yeah, probably then moron’s daughter, oh the humiliation!

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Rick Penn
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1 year ago

The REAL funny part is … when all these folks get the bill from the city, to replace the park equipment that had to be destroyed, just to get these folks out … LoL (💸💸💸)!!!

LunarEssence
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1 year ago

Most of these swings can just be unscrewed from the bottom

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John Montgomery
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1 year ago

I think that's the woman's daughter. She looks old enough to be embarrassed by her parents for normal things. Let alone this.

Bill
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1 year ago

This looks like its from a horror flick

Aaron W
Community Member
1 year ago

The little girl in the background... "are all grownups this stupid?"

Cynthia Wohlschlaeger
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1 year ago

Her daughter is soooo embarrassed. Hahahaha!

Kimberley Thom
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1 year ago

little girl looks creepy. Even without a twin for that double effect.

back atya
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1 year ago

Don't fart mam I'll get you out soon

Matt York
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1 year ago

she your can stay stuck...

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#28

The Heroic Story Of How My Friend Got Stuck In A Children's Swing And Had To Be Rescued By The Fire Department

The Heroic Story Of How My Friend Got Stuck In A Children's Swing And Had To Be Rescued By The Fire Department

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Katy F
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1 year ago

Do people not understand the term "baby swing" anymore

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#29

Woman Stuck In A Baby Swing

Woman Stuck In A Baby Swing

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STress the Terrible
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1 year ago

See? Not only firemen can solve those issues...

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#30

Lexi Got Stuck In A Baby Swing

Lexi Got Stuck In A Baby Swing

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Gay Panda
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1 year ago

I know that park!! It's University Park in Irvine. I've been there a couple times before when I visited a friend.

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