As a kid, there are few things more satisfying than spending a sunny day outside, and the right swing set can turn your own backyard into your child's go-to place to burn off some energy. Today's options offer more than just the flying sensation of the swing set itself. They can be stacked with slides, forts, climbing walls and other activities to keep your kids moving for hours. How do you choose the right swing set for your family's needs?
What to look for when shopping for a swing set
Materials: Most swing sets are made of wood or metal with plastic, or a combination of these materials:
✔️ Wood swing sets have a more classic look, fitting in with the landscape of your yard, and they're durable, with some lumber — like cedar and redwood — being naturally resistant to bugs and decay. Still, for maximum protection over time, you'll want to maintain the stain, check the bolts and watch out for splinters.
✔️ Metal swing sets generally require less upkeep, but quality varies with metal types and coatings. Heat can also be an issue, with metal causing burns on hot days. Look for a metal with a protective coating to keep kids safe.
✔️ Plastic swing sets tend to hold less weight than wood or metal, so these can be good starter swing sets for younger children. Plastic also eliminates the risk of splinters and reduces risk of burns, but is less likely to maintain vivid coloring after sun exposure over time.
- Features: By definition, every swing set needs a swing, but many sets have great add-ons, like multiple swing options, slides, climbing walls, monkey bars, decks and more features that encourage different kinds of movement and play. Some sets are constructed so that you can add features over time, while others don't allow for modifications later on.
- Size: Most swing sets will last between 7 and 10 years, so pick something that your child can grow with. If you're planning to grow your family or host playdates, consider a set that accommodates multiple children. But most importantly, measure your space to ensure you'll have enough clearance around swing sets.
- Safety: Make sure the swing set you buy is designed for your child's age and stage. Pay attention to weight limits, and look for sets that meet ASTM safety standards. Check that your swing set has no small spaces children that can get stuck inside, and keep an eye out for exposed chains with pinching hazards.
- Play area: You can greatly reduce the odds of injury from playground falls by covering nonabsorbent surfaces, such as grass and dirt, with 6 to 12 inches of shock-absorbing materials, such as shredded rubber, sand, pea gravel or wood chips. For maximum swing set safety, our experts recommend extending a 6-foot "fall zone" surrounding the play area cushioned with your shock-absorbing surfaces.
440 lbs Outdoor Metal Swing Set with A-Frame
This Swing Set is ideal for sociable play and features 2 swing seats that is comfortable enough for kids, your family and friends to play together and have quality bonding time.
Unlike other swing stands give you a crowded feeling, this swing set provides you a larger space to swing because of its 71” height and 90.5” length frame. Sturdy Swing set will bring a lot of fun into your garden and create happy childhood memories for your children and family.
Indoor Doorway Gymnastic Swing Kit
This Indoor Playground allows your kids to swing, climb & play safely indoors in your doorway or hallway.
Our products allow children to stay physically active all year round. Children have a blast climbing ladders, do flips on gym rings or relax in belt swings, bringing hours of fun to your home.
Adult can use the support bar as chin-up bar for home gym exercise fitness. The swing, rings and ladder can be hanging to the bar, tree, ceiling as the kid prefer.
You can take off the bar and install your playground in a different place with an extra set of brackets at any time. Enjoy the exercise anytime and anywhere.
Fabric Saucer Tree Swing
Our tree swing include 2 pack 10ft 2000lbs tree straps, making the installation more flexible.
You can hang with one point for 360°rotation or with the straps to fly back and forth. Customize your fun and Save your Money.
45”Fabric Hanging Tent Swing
2-1 tree swing tent features a 40" 700lbs swing seat and a 40"D x 52"H detachable hangout play tent to give you ample space to lounge inside. Perfect for use as a reading nook, resting pod, hanging chair or just a tree swing.
This kid-friendly play space is made to travel wherever your family goes.Take it camping, the beach, grandma's, or to the backyard. All you need is a sturdy tree branch or pole.
The swing tent includes both swivel and hanging straps, provides multiple ways to swing, hang, and soar. You can hang with the swivel for 360°rotation, with the straps to fly back and forth or remove the tent to just enjoy the swing.
Big enough for multiple kids, the swing tent is made for maximum playtime enjoyment. Kids of all kinds benefit from this enclosed, comfortable spot where they can curl up for a quiet moment to read or relax, or play games with their friends and family.
Combo Belt Swing and Tree Climbing Rope Swing
With its upgraded design, disc swing seat with platforms was made with premium climbing rope and extra longer swing belt.Your kids can stand or sit on to swing, hand and toe holds to help them climb, and 4 platform to grab and climb without aids.You may have lots of fun with this simple but wonderfully multifunctional climber.So encourage your children to go outside to swing through the air.
The rope swing sets included belt swing & climbing disc swing, which support your children to enjoy a variety of swinging types. Multi-options playing can be implemented in ONE SWING SET now!