the best swing sets
Swing sets, and Wooden Swing Sets have been a staple of children's playgrounds and play equipment for decades.
With climbing frames becoming more and more popular, swings have now been incorporated into many designs and often come as standard. You may already have a climbing frame or play equipment in your garden without a swing, or you may be looking for something a little more affordable for your children to play on, so here we have a range of childrens swing sets and wooden swing sets that will give your children hours of fun in your very own garden.
When buying a swing set or swing frame or swing set for your garden, there are three main things that you need to take into consideration to ensure you are buying the right one for your family. These are:
- Age Range of Users
- Space Available
- Price Range and Materials of Products
Age is something you need to take into consideration when buying childrens swing sets or frame. If your children are a range of ages, then you need to think carefully about the swing seats that come with your swing set.
Some of the swing sets we sell, come with the swing seats - and some are just the frame on its onw, allowing you to choose the best swing seats for your family separately.
If you have children under the age of three, we reccommend buying a baby swing seat to go with your set. We have a few different baby swing seats to choose from.
If your children are older, a straight swing seat is essential and there are a number of these to choose from. Older children may benefit froma trapeze bar, climbing rope or rope ladder on one of your swing hangers in order to give them a variety of attachments to play with. Below are two examples of Swing seats that would be great for most ages:Space Available
Making sure you have the required space for your childrens swing is one of the most important considerations. We would suggest leaving at least 2 metres of space clear around your swings and 2.5 metres around the area where your children will swing. This is in order to allow for the swings to move freely without any obstructions.
The diagram below shows the room needed:
Product Materials and Price Range
Wooden Swing Sets
Wooden Swings start at under £200 (for the Victory Swing Arm) and go up to around £400 for a triple swing with slide included.
The benefits of our wooden swings are the guarantee - which protects against rot and infestation of the wood for 10 years! This means that you can buy your wooden swing with the confidenc that it will last your children many years.
The swings themselves do not have a ten year guarantee, but these are inexpensive to replace. You are likely to find that you will need to change the swings as your children grow and their interests change. If your children are very small now, you may want to buy baby seats to begin with, then at a later stage buy a more grown up swing - or somwthing with more of a challenge to it like a trapeze bar.
To view the Swing Frames that don't come as a full set click on the box below:
The swing frame section will also show you the options for adding swing sets to an existing climbing frame. Swing Sets in Metal
Our metal swing sets are a lot cheaper than the wooden swings we sell. They start at around £20 and go up to around £200 for the larger more sturdy frames.
In these cases, you really do get what you pay for and for the smaller frames you will not get as much life and useage out of them as you would a wooden set.
However, if you are on a very tight budget these can be a good option - the slightly larger frames giving you the different type of swing attachements so you can have a number of children playing on them at once.
We would recommend that the metal frames are used by children under the age of 12. This is because the metal frames are not as strong as the wooden frames - and you want the swing set to last as long as possible.