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    9 Wooden Swing Sets Your Kids (And You) Will Absolutely Love

    PSA: Swings are *not* just for kids.

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    1. A classic swing set with two seats and a swinging trapeze bar that's easy to assemble and ideally suited for small yards.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    The swing chains are coated in plastisol so no fingers will be pinched and they'll stay rust-free.

    Promising review: "This unit arrived in one box with all pieces included, set-up was quick and easy when following the well-written instructions. Assembly took a little over an hour with the hardest part being where to place it in the backyard. The swing set is lightweight and sturdy. It's light enough that it can be re-positioned when needed and sturdy enough that we didn't have to stake it to the ground to keep it from moving while in use. I highly recommend this swing set. Our kids love it. For the money, you won't find a nicer more durable set." —"mrmiami312002"

    Get it from Amazon for $249.17.

    2. An upgraded version of the classic swing set, so you'll have a rock-climbing wall, wave slide, and play deck with a roof in addition to the swing seats and trapeze bar.

    The assembled swing set
    The Home Depot

    Assembly usually takes around five to seven hours and all the hardware and lumber are included. No special tools needed (although reviewers suggest investing in a power drill to save time). 

    Promising review: "I researched playsets for weeks and finally decided on this Gorilla set. We were looking for a strong, long-lasting playset for our grandsons that they could grow into. My husband and I started building it at 10 a.m. and finished by 6 p.m. We were so happy with the quality of the wood and the attachments. When we finished we both swang on it and it is extremely sturdy. Each element was designed with safety features for children of all ages. We highly recommend this playset for your backyard." —Ourgrandsonsstuff

    Get it from The Home Depot for $1,513.40.

    3. A small cedar swing set with a rock climbing wall, wave slide, built-in chalkboard, and covered upper play deck to stay slightly shaded on those hot summer days.

    Walmart

    There's enough room for two swing seats and the upper fort features mesh panels so parents can always keep an eye on their little ones.

    Promising review: "This is perfect size for my toddler. I wouldn't recommend it for kids over age six since it is small, but if your child is between two and six and full of energy, this is exactly what you need. Directions were easy to follow if you are organized. Laying out and organizing all of the parts took about an hour and a half. Actual construction took about four to five hours using two people and two drills. If using the tools that come with the set, construction would probably take a lot longer. Once assembled and anchored down, this playset is quite sturdy. It was also super easy to switch out the swings for two baby/toddler swings if your kids aren't ready for the belt swings like mine. Good price and a perfect size that won't take over your yard." —Amanda

    Get it from Walmart for $399.

    4. A massive Little Tikes swing set large enough for 12 kids to play at once so your backyard will officially be *the* go-to hangout spot on the street.

    Wayfair

    It has a multi-tiered clubhouse deck, rock-climbing wall, cargo net, ladder, monkey bars, rope bridge, nest swing, rope swing, wavy slide, and picnic table.

    Promising review: "Seriously incredible! I feel like we have a public park in our own backyard. It took me four days to put it together. The instructions are really clear and the BILT app was so handy since I’m geometrically challenged. I am a handy person but I feel anyone could follow the directions. My kids are so happy!" —Kristina

    Get it from Wayfair for $1,888.14.

    5. A UV- and rust-resistant swing set with a sandbox, built-in telescope, picnic table, and enough room to accommodate and entertain four energetic kids at a time.

    Wayfair

    Assembly takes about 3–4 hours with two adults.

    Promising review: "We LOVE IT!! Best decision we have made in quarantine. Setting aside the tools and assembly components ahead of time in an organized fashion was SO smart and an ultimate time-saver. Do things in order even if it’s tempting to do it out of order because it may impact your ladder placement. Really love it, lots of good options for our daughter to grow into. Seems like a quality, sturdy set!" —Tamara

    Get it from Wayfair for $999.99.

    6. A small and simple heavy-duty swing set to make busy parents' lives a *little* easier with an assembly time of under two hours.

    Lowes

    Promising review: "We’ve been wanting a swing set for both our boys to enjoy in our backyard, and this one ticked all that boxes! Easy assembly, basic swings, and SOLID wood. It’s was SUPER easy to put together, even my oldest son was able to help! Added bonus was the fun long box the wood came in, my littlest guy loved playing in that while we built the swing set. I have no doubt my boys will be able to enjoy this for a very long time, backyard discovery pieces are built to last!" —NSweeney

    Get it from Lowes for $399.

    7. A large cedar swing set for anyone looking for something a little less, well, traditional. It features a two-person swing, an elevated bridge, a staircase, a hammock, and more to keep the kids busy all day long.

    The swingset on white background
    The Home Depot

    Reviewers say assembly can take up to 40 hours! (Some reviewers suggest hiring a contractor to build it due to its complexity.)

    Promising review: The kids love it. The hammock is one of their favorite parts! It is so perfect for our girls. This was a great choice for our very tall six-year-old daughter and our three-year-old daughter. So much more space than other playsets that have small playhouses. The stairs are great for littles and even adults! The playhouse area is very tall with lots of headroom even for adults. It took the two of us 40 hours in all to assemble. The instructions were very easy to follow." —afisha

    Get it from The Home Depot for $1,655.

    8. A swing set with a sidewinder slide, rock-climbing wall, built-in picnic table, sandbox, monkey bars, and plenty of space for all the ~cool~ kids to hang out and play on.

    The swing set with kids playing on it
    Wayfair

    Promising review: "Great product!! We purchased it for our grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. They love it!!! Something for everyone in the set no matter the age!" —Lisa

    Get it from Wayfair for $1,599.99

    9. Or if you're not looking to do any major building: a wooden tree swing that you can easily attach to some sturdy branches and call it a day.

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    It can hold up to 600 pounds and doesn't require any hardware tools for installation.

    Promising review: "We put up a swing set for the kids and now we built one for the grown-ups. This swing is VERY well made and has features for durability. It is reasonably priced and everyone loves to use it. For a swing, it has plenty of features. Non-slip seat, heavy-duty chains, rubber-covered chain section for safety, bracing underneath the seat for extra durability, and the seat is made of wood for extra comfort. Overall a great product that I would purchase again!" —J. Paul

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (also available with blue stripes and with adjustable ropes or plastisol-covered chains).

    Me, hanging with the kids on their new swing set, trying to fit in and be the ~cool~ grown-up:

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