When it comes to backyard ideas for kids, a backyard swing set fits the bill. Small Backyard swing sets provide a wealth of activity opportunities for our kids – keeping them busy and having fun at the same time. The swing set portion of each set we’ve found is the main piece of the ensemble. But in some cases, as you will see, there are other fun activities included in some of these sets. Along with this, some are modular and you can set them up to your liking and where your space allows.
Gorilla Playsets 01-0001-Y Outing Swing Set with Wide Climbing Wall, Swings and Yellow Slide
Gorilla Playsets has the a great reputation in building sturdy, child friendly swing sets. They’re a perfect example of a playset that’s built sturdy and fun. With great features like a covered play fort, a rock wall and climbing rope, a wave slide, 2 belt swings, a trapeze bar your children will have loads of fun. See more here.
- Comes ready-to-assemble with step-by-step assembly manual and all required hardware
- Heavy-duty vinyl canopy offers protection from the sun and provides shade and cooler temperatures
- Recommended for children aged 3 to 11 years
- Soft rubber grippy plastic coating on swing chains helps prevent pinches and recessed bolts prevent snagging
- Charming design is packed into a compact footprint that fits in virtually any yard
Backyard Discovery Woodland All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set
The Woodland cedar wood swing set by Leisure Time Products has a unique design that provides fun all summer long. With a sun porch, observation window, swingbeam and more, this swing set promises fun for years to come. See more here.
Creative Playthings (Playtime Series Swing Set)
This swing and play set from Creative Playthings is just the right amount of activities to keep your child happy and active. Includes: Shiplap style Wood Roof, 7ft. high 3 Position Swing Beam, (2) Sling Swings, Ring Trapeze, 8ft. Wave Slide, Hand Grips, Access Ladder with Steel Rungs & Rock Climbing Wall. Nuff said! See more here.
- SAVE NOW! ! ! Manufactured in the USA from renewable domestic Southern Yellow Pine lumber; SYP lumber when treated contains excellent longevity and durability properties. This product has been engineered and manufactured for residential use only and should NOT be used in a commercial (public) setting
- Challenging Monkey Bar included Play deck: 42" wide x 60" deep x 5 ft high with wood roof (9 ft to peak) and Porch 10 ft green wave slide is safe and fast Built in Picnic Table, 7' High, 3 position swing beam with 2 sling swings and a ring trapeze. Swing chains are plastisol coated for safety. Time tested high quality swing hangers Three confidence building safety hand grips Access ladder with textured powder coated galvanized steel rungs Rock climbing wall with knotted rope
- Factory finished with Sherwin Williams rich brown premium exterior stain All lumber cut to length, predrilled ready to be assembled Easy to follow step by step installation instructions included
- 10 year limited on all wooden components; 1 year on all other parts
- The heavier the wood the more durable the play set "PERIOD. " Check out the weight of the competitors set and compare. Virtually all swing sets sold online are produced in China. Don't be fooled by false claims of the wood being Cedar, Pacific Cedar or China Fir. Small fast growing trees do not have the strength or durability of Southern Yellow Pine grown in the USA. There is a reason why they generally carry a 1 to 5 year against wood rot or insect decay
Step2 Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center Swing Set with Glider
This giant play set designed for variety, stability, and maintenance-free fun year after year! The two-story playhouse with two swings and one glider encourages imaginative play. Features sturdy ladder steps, 3/4 climbing wall, backboard hoop, and large 6-foot slide. See more here.
- Two stories of climbing and hiding play space
- Sturdy ladder steps and 3/4 climbing wall with hanging climbing rope ladder lead to upper level with fun steering wheel and large 6' slide
- Double-wall poly construction eliminates common swing set problems
- Includes two strap swings, a two-person glider, and backboard hoop for ball toss (ball not included)
- Maximum weight 75 lbs on each swing ; Adult assembly required
Backyard Discovery Big Brutus Heavy Duty Metal Swing Set, White & Green
Backyard Discovery big Brutus metal swing set is more robust than your average A-frame swing set. At nearly 10 feet tall, The big Brutus’ heavy duty metal frame is nearly 40% larger than a standard metal swing set. Get ready for a lifetime of memories for you and your kids. See more here.
- Easy assembly – Supported by the step-by-step interactive Bilt app
- Free standing – molded feet with anchors included. No additional purchase necessary for anchoring.
- Heavy-duty powder coated steel, a-frame construction
- Low maintenance, weather resistant - No cracking, warping, or rotting
- 2 belt swings and 1 metal trapeze bar included
SUPER DEAL Swing Set, 40″ Kids Web Tree Swing Saucer Swing
“Awesome” is what one buyer stated. Sturdy powder coating steel A-frame swing stand with a durable steel frame saucer swing. Swing comes with oxford cloth seat and nylon hanging ropes. Weather resistant and waterproof swing seat. Much fun will be had. See more here.
- Combo Set - This product includes 1 x swing frame + 1 x 40” round saucer swing set. Ideal choice for your garden, backyard, playground and more outdoor places, suitable for a single adult or multiple kids/teens to swing; Create your own/ kid’s own swing area with our outdoor swing combo!
- Saucer Swing - Swing frame is protected by powerful corrosion protection, while the mat canvas and rope are crafted with super heavy duty 50+ UV-resistance. Our thick steel frame is securely wrapped in durable 9mm PE rope to give your swing a long life. With a safety rating of over 700 pounds, rock back and forth for a while, lie back and dream, or invite a friend or parent over to join in the fun!
- Swing Frame - Crafted from 2-inch heavy duty weather-resistant steel tubes and hardware with a powder-coated paint finish for superior durability; A-frame ensures extra sturbility ; Up to 220 lbs high weight capacity meets most of your needs and provides a safe stand for a kid- and even a couple of friends - to lay back, sway, have some fun between standing and sitting on the swing , the options are limitless.
- Large & Safe - Our swing combo provides a large space for swing because of its 70.9” height and 86.6” length frame and 40” round swing seat; 220 lbs stand weight capacity, resilient nylon hanging ropes, oxford cloth seat, sturdy frame and fixable base to ensure you can swing stably and safely.
- Easy to Assemble - Both of swing frame and swing seat are easy to assemble; Package includes all things you need to install the frame and seat; Top of ropes have steel rings which connect to sturdy suspension rope up to approx 71", the top of the stand have 2 hooks which can connect the swing. Simply follow and use the included instruction and tools to assemble quickly. Note: If you receive product with any issue, feel free to contact seller to get free replacement part.
Costzon Toddler Climber and Swing Set
Just perfect for your toddler. This 3-in-1 playing set offers a smooth slide, a sturdy swing and a basketball hoop, which is intended for family and domestic outdoor use. All activity elements are appropriately sized for toddlers. See more here.
- 3-in-1 Multifunctional Swing Set: Our 3-in-1 combination game set has 3 functions, including a smooth slide, a sturdy swing and a basketball hoop. The non-slip texture on the ladder and the anti-slip drop crotch of the swing can ensure the safety of children during play.
- Sturdy & Durable Material: This bright and colorful versatile playing set is made of durable and non-toxic HDPE material, so it will not hurt your kids’ health. And the smooth edges can perfectly prevent children from being scratched. Our slide and swing set playing set can accompany your child until he or she is growing up.
- Smooth Slide & Safe Swing: The toddler slide has the gentle slope and easy-to-climb steps that offer your babies with a smooth slide. The reinforced beam at the bottom greatly improves the stability of the entire swing. High-quality hooks and reinforced ropes can withstand a weight of 110lbs.
- Basketball Hoop with Net: Basketball hoop is very suitable for your little athlete to realize the dream of shooting or dunking. When you don't want to use it, you can easily remove it as well. And the net can provide a certain cushion for the basketball to prevent it from suddenly dropping or running away.
- Simple Assemble Process: This 3-in-1 play set can be assembled in few minutes with a few steps according to the detailed instruction. All necessary hardware is included and there is no complicated tools needed. In this way, you can quickly create your own amusement park and adventure place for your children. NOTE: Due to the product is larger, we will send it in two packages, so don't worry when you receive one package, please be patient or contact our customer service staff.
What To Consider When Deciding On A Backyard Swing Set
A backyard play set can mean years of fun memories for you and your family. But it benefits you to do your due diligence when planning before buying one. Here are some things to consider first:
- Ground Readiness – Is your yard ready for a swing set? For most swing sets it’s best if the ground is level and firm. If your backyard is missing sturdy and even ground then you’re not ready to place a play set there. In preparation for getting your playset make sure your ground is even, compacted and ready for the weight and movement of your swing set when in use.
- Installation – Many of these swing sets come ready to install. But they will need your hand to do so. It’s very rare that you would find a swing set that comes ready to use. So are you up for the challenge? If so, these sets are ready for you. And most of the times all tools needed are supplied. But make sure to read the information on each set to see what is needed.
- Maintenance – The swing sets we’ve selected are ready for years of fun service. But check the instructions regarding their maintenance over the years. Would they need you to re-tighten the connections? Would they need protection during the rain or snow? Read all info and see what they need to keep them ready for action.
- Secured Play – What keeps your selected play set secure to the ground? In some cases just the weight of the set is enough to keep it firm to the ground. But is there anything else needed to guarantee stability over the years. Read information on your selected set to confirm.