Great Swing Sets for Kids

Playground fun right in your own backyard

One of the best investments my husband and I ever made was to purchase a swing set for our backyard. With three kids aging in range from nearly-two to ten, we need something that worked for everyone on a few different levels. Our wooden swing set certainly fits the bill, offering a variety of toys and activities designed to meet the outdoor play needs of a rough-and-tumble of older boy to the growing curiosity of a toddling toddler. And ever since we got it, swinging and sliding has become one of our favorite ways to spend a warm-weather day. Check out these swing sets to help you set up a play oasis in your backyard.


This wooden swing set from Gorilla Systems features a club house, a climbing rope, swings, a rock wall and tons more. From playing tic-tac-toe, to simply sliding down the slide or eating lunch at the built in table, kids will have a ball at this all-in-one set. (You will too!)

Appropriate for children ages three and up. Assembly required.


The Cameron 4 Leg 5 Station Swing Set is a nice, basic set with plenty of bells and whistles at a reasonable price. It includes two swings, a trapeze, a two-passenger glider and a slide -- perfect for households with more than one child.

Great for kids ages three and up. Assembly required. 


Bring the playground to your backyard with this metal swing set from Flexible Flyer. There is space for up to ten kids on the many swings, lawn swing, air glider, trapeze, and slide. 

Appropriate for children ages three and up. Assembly required. 


The Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center from Step2 includes a swing set and glider, offering a variety of fun for a bunch of kids. It includes a two-story playhouse, a rope ladder, a climbing wall, a slide, a two-person glider, two swings, a backboard and a hoop.

Great for kids ages three and up. Assembly required.


What doesn't this plastic play set from Lifetime Products have? Not much. There's a club house, three swings, a trapeze bar, monkey bars, a rock wall, a 9-foot slide, a picnic table, a ship wheel, an activity board, and binoculars. Plenty of room for a crowd, this swing set can hold up to 1,000 lbs. total.

Appropriate for kid ages three and up. Assembly required.


If you have a couple of younger children at home and aren't quite ready to commit to a big swing set, this Clubhouse swing set from Little Tikes might be just what you are looking for. Self-contained, it includes a slide, a climbing wall, two swings and a rope ladder.

Great for kids ages two to six. Assembly required.


The Backyard Discovery Nordic Swing Set offers a lot in the way of fun for your kids, including many wooden swing set basics, including a wood fort, swings, and a slide, but lots of extras too like a lemonade stand and a rock wall. Great for siblings or when the neighborhood kids decide to gather at your place.

Appropriate for kids ages three and up. Assembly required.


The Swing-N-Slide Playset from Alpine is an inexpensive option that allows you to choose the extras! Using Alpine's unique bracket system, you build the set yourself, choosing which accessories you'd like to include. You must buy your own lumber.

Appropriate for children ages three and up. Assembly required.


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