The Best Swing Sets for Every Backyard + Budget

Swap screen time for swing time this summer with our favorite swing sets for kids.

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March 25, 2021

Soaring, sliding and climbing — swing sets offer endless hours of physical activity and serve as the backbone of backyard fun for kids of all ages. These childhood mainstays come in a variety of sizes, styles and materials and offer unique features, like rock-climbing walls and sandboxes. What kind of swing set is best for your home? We’re taking the guesswork out of your shopping and sharing the top swing sets to buy for your outdoor space. Find our winning wood, metal and budget-friendly swing-set picks to consider for your kiddos in the links below.


Who needs the park with this beauty in your backyard? This classic wooden swing set covers all the bases for outdoor fun with two swing seats, a trapeze-ring swing, a climbing wall, a covered play deck and a forest-green slide. Each set comes with all lumber, hardware and pinch-free coated chains necessary for assembly. Bonus: You can snag the three-piece swing set (sans slide and deck) for a fraction of the price and have it delivered with Prime shipping.

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Brighten up your backyard with this sunny swing set and slide combo. The wooden set includes all the pre-cut wood necessary and a seven-foot slide, a climbing rock wall, a rope ladder, a red swing and a covered playhouse complete with a playful steering wheel.

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This handsome cedar swing set offers hours of tech-free fun for your kiddos. It comes with all the pre-cut solid cedar lumber you and hardware necessary to build and offers space for nine children to play at once. Each set features a central, double-decker playhouse with a covered top level and curved slide exit strategy. The playhouse is framed by a swing and trapeze section on one side and monkey bars on the other.

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Looking for a swing set that doesn’t take away from your elegant outdoor design? This gazebo-topped set fits the bill. The darling design comes ready for assembly with pre-cut, pre-stained and pre-drilled wood and hardware. Once built, your kids will enjoy a canvas-covered hexagonal play deck, a wavy slide, two traditional swings and a lower mesh area.

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Warning: Purchase of this swing set will result in neighborhood kiddos flocking to your backyard all summer. The darling design comes with all the pre-cut cedar lumber and hardware to assemble yourself with ease. This swing set is made for all-day fun with a rock-climbing wall, two traditional swings, a trapeze bar, a wavy plastic slide, a sandbox and a charming cottage-style playhouse.

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Working with tight parameters? Snag this cedar swing set ASAP. The compact design brings big fun to small yards with a rock-climbing wall, a shady playhouse, a slide, two swings and a trapeze bar. The set comes to your door with pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-stained lumber and promises to be both UV- and rust-resistant.

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Energize your outdoor space with this cheerful aqua, yellow and gray playset. The compact design is crafted from solid cedar wood and comes with a two-story clubhouse, two traditional belt swings, an acrobar, a rock-climbing wall, a slide and a play serving station.

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Build a backyard playset over the weekend without spending a fortune. This DIY hardware kit includes two traditional swings, a trapeze-ring combo and all the hardware needed to put the set together. All you need to complete the set is lumber and wood screws from your go-to home improvement store.

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Looking for a budget-friendly backyard playset? Snag this deluxe playset hardware and slide kit, and pick up the necessary lumber and wood screws from your local hardware store. This kit comes with swings, a canopy roof, a slide and all the hardware required to construct the set.

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