Best Swing Set For Older Kids 2017

We all remember the joy and fun we had as kids swinging whether at home or at the local park, it gives us that rush and feeling of being immersed into another child-like-care-free state of being. The back and forth motion feels fantastic, especially when friends come and join in together swinging the day away, which is great for kids development.6 kids playing on a swing, slide and towerSwings should be shared by all and in this review my aim is to share with you the various options available and what could be potentially your next swing, exploring its benefits, awesome features and my personal thoughts. There are loads to cipher through, but I’ve narrowed it down to the ones I personally feel are worth buying and can give your loved ones a swing to remember.


  • Outward Play Holt Swing
  • Weight: 58 Pounds
  • Dimensions: 92 x 60 x 80 inches
  • Material: Pine Wood
  • Price: $
  • Outward Play Burke Swing
  • Weight: 70 Pounds
  • Dimensions: 79 x 82 x 99 inches
  • Material: Steel
  • Price: $$$
  • Kids Flexible Flyer Swing
  • Weight: 74 Pounds
  • Dimensions: 120 x 90 x 70 inches
  • Material: Metal
  • Price: $$$$
  • Discovery All-in-One
  • Weight: 110 Pounds
  • Dimensions: 87 x 211 x 108 inches
  • Material: Cedar Wood
  • Price: $$$


Top Swings for Children

There are loads of types and choosing the right swing at the right price is difficult, so below I have put together some of the best and hopefully you can get an awesome one for you and your children.


Outward Play Holt Wooden A-Frame Two Seat Swing

utward Play Holt Wooden A-Frame Two Seat Swings This swing garden set is for dual use and kids love it for the simplicity of its design and basic function. This swing allows them to swing with their best friends and have a great time in the garden on a hot summer’s day.  This swing is powder coated steel and will last years without any rust or unwanted blemishes.

The flat packed delivered design allows an easy assemble with its pre-drilled parts. This swing comes with ground anchors for concreting into the ground and can insure the safety of your children. The adjustable swing height allows for this swing to be used over a long period and for the years to pass with the height being slowly adjusted.


Kids Adventure Swing Set

Kids playing on an Adventure Swing SetThis mutli-purpose swing has all the essentials for the kids to have a great play out in the back garden and has 5 main features, ranging from a swings, and ladder to the crow’s nest, slide and 1 trapeze bar with gym rings. Designed for safety with no hard edges which are rounded or covered with plastic caps prevent pinching. The Top beam is safe and secure with 5 years warranty, which allows the largest kids (yourself) to play without worrying about it collapsing.

This really is a sturdy construction and very easy to assemble, it’s just a matter of spending the afternoon with the sun shining and having the kids watch for a while in anticipation. This lovely swing set has two swings and allows kids to play on it at the same time, which saves those unwanted quarrels and unnecessary disagreements of who is to go first. The glider on this product is loads of fun and again is for two kids to enjoy together and will add to the dynamic fun.


Outward Play Childrens Swing

Outward Play Childrens Swing setThis double swing and glider is a great option if you’re looking to allow up to 4 kids a fun afternoon in the garden out back. The simple sturdy design allows for durability and simple pure joy. The ropes of the swings are adjustable depending on the heights of the possible siblings or friends that want to enjoy.

This product is cheaper than some of its other competitors, although it boasts less, it still has the core functions of the others swings, but maybe a little less flare as the others. The Neptune swing still has a solid casing and is steel coated, its seats are blow-molded and comes with an easy to use instruction sheet and assembles really easy.


Kids Flexible Flyer Fun Time Metal Swing

4 Kids playing on a Flexible Flyer Fun Time Metal SwingThis one is ideal for the kids and allows up to four kids at one time to play whether it’s swinging and singing songs, monkeying around on the monkey bars or even sliding down crow’s nest. The adjustable swing rope allows for all ages to have a go and even yourself if you’re feeling kid-like.

The metal swing is a great look and will look lovely in most if not all gardens. This requires self-assembly and is easy to use, if your keen on getting the kids outdoors it’s well worth it.

The cute little slide reminds me of a wishing-well and as a child i used to makes wishes every time I went down one, because of my granddad who said make a wish and it will come true, but make sure not to tell anyone what you wished for, so I’d better not say anything just yet.

Backyard Childrens Discovery All-in-One

children playing on a Backyard Childrens Discovery All-in-One swing setThis Tuscan swing set is majorly popular and can handle yours kids and their friends, leaving them to play and enjoy the outdoors. This cedar wood finish is beautiful and when the kids want a rest they can enjoy the seats provided. There are two swings and a monkey bar which are all adjustable and loads of fun.

The spacious upper deck is roomy and is beautifully designed with yellow and green. The slide is 8 foot and super fun but not risking your kid’s safety. The kid’s rock climbing ladder is the stairway to heaven cause at the top leads to the slide, which is a kids idea of heaven.


BrandWeight (Pounds)
Material Dimensions (inches)Price
Outward Play Holt Wooden A-Frame Two Seat Swing58Pine Wood92 x 60 x 80$$$
Kids Adventure Swing Set112Metal35.75 x 110 x 31.5$$
Outward Play Childrens Swing70Steel79 x 82 x 99 $$$
Kids Flexible Flyer Fun Time Metal Swing74Metal120 x 90 x 70$
Backyard Childrens Discovery All-in-One110Cedar Wood87 x 211 x 108 $$$$$

Best Overall Pick

The best in my humble opinion is by far the Lifetime Monkey Bar Adventure Swing Set with 9 Foot Wavy Slide. This one is heavy duty and made to last, low maintenance and will not crack. With three belts, soft grips, trapezium bars, gym rings, monkey bars and slides, it’s really going to allow your kids to make the most of the back garden. This is more expensive than most other similar swings, but for me the best in terms of fun for kids, then it is by far the best product.


Best Budget Pick

The best swing for the cost and stilling giving the kids a great time outdoors has to be the Flexible Flyer Fun Time Metal Swing Set with its, up to 4 kids at one time, it’s really great value. They can monkey around, swing to their heart is content or slide down the shooting slide until they find a pot of gold.

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