10 Outdoor Swing Sets + Playsets Kids Will Love

Our kid-friendly picks offer endless hours of summer fun, and none of them are eyesores for your backyard.

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May 16, 2019

Retreat Playhouse

A cottage-style playhouse is made even more fun with an aqua slide exit. The charming home sports a roomy front porch, a sweet scalloped roof and a matching aqua mailbox for kid correspondence. We envision adding a sandbox beneath for even more fun outdoor playtime opportunities.

Buy It: Target, $699.99

Garden Station

It's never too soon to nurture your little one's green thumb. This miniature outdoor garden set is an excellent tool for interactive outdoor play and provides an outlet for their nurturing nature to shine. The sweet set is equipped with planter containers, chalkboard plant markers, garden tools, storage shelves and two display shelves to showcase their blossoming creations.

Buy It: Target, $149.99

Farmer's Market Playhouse

Encourage their entrepreneurial spirit at a young age with this adorable outdoor market and garden shed playhouse. The pint-sized structure is packed with hours of play with a fully-equipped kitchen, chalkboard, garden tools and even a serving table and bench. The opportunities are endless! And thanks to the open-air design, this playhouse is prepared for countless hours of outdoor play.

Buy It: Target, $599.99

Handcrafted Food Truck

If you're going to invest your hard-earned money into an outdoor playset, why not invest in one that will serve your family far beyond your child's adolescent years? This handsome food truck is handcrafted from ecologically harvested solid Adler wood and painted in safe, water-based acrylic paints. The darling design features a water-resistant canopy, interior wooden benches and two chalkboards to use as daily menus. Once assembled, the playful truck stands at more than five feet tall and six feet wide, offering plenty of space for a children's playset.

Buy It: Etsy, $2,495.00

Wood + Rope Climbing Ladder

Bring a sense of adventure to your kid's outdoor playtime with this fun climbing ladder. We're obsessed with this design because it's explicitly handcrafted to strengthen balance and grow motor skills and hand-eye coordination in children between the ages of two and 10. For outdoor use, be sure to secure the triangular rope ladder design to a tree branch that's at least 11 feet high.

Buy It: Etsy, $130.00

Cottage Playset

There's plenty of fun to go around at this dual-level cottage playset. The charming two-story playhouse features a ground-level playspace and a second story that provides covered entry to the slide. The tube slide is guaranteed to provide fun for hours, and the attached three-swing set offers the kids a breezy seat and soaring views of the afternoon sun.

Buy It: Target, $1,249.99

Modular Jungle Gym

Doesn't this modular jungle gym send you back in time to elementary school afternoons? Give your kids the playground of their dreams with this classic combination of monkey bars, swing set and a hanging bridge. The best part? The modular design allows you to configure the playset in a way that suits your needs and outdoor space.

Buy It: Target, $769.99

Backyard Obstacle Course

Challenge your children to an old-fashioned obstacle course this summer. This colorful set comes complete with monkey bars, monkey fists and gymnastic rings. Plus, it also includes a classic hanging ladder and rickety bridge obstacle for even more hours of outdoor fun.

Buy It: Target, $220.99

Classic Playset + Climbing Rock Wall

The classic wood structure features a covered playhouse, a steep (read: fun) slide and three swings. The best feature by far, though? The rock-climbing component. Kids will love their feelings of accomplishment once they reach the top of the platform, and you'll enjoy knowing that they're actively building upper-body strength in the process.

Buy It: Wayfair, $952.99 (Originally $1,327.05)

Wooden Swing, Slide + Chalkboard Set

You'll have a hard time peeling your kids away from this incredible playset, complete with a yellow slide and swing set. Our favorite feature is the covered playhouse with a cool chalkboard wall. Not only does the shaded space offer a reprieve from the summer sun, but the chalkboard wall gives creative kids a space to express themselves through writing and drawing.

Buy It: Target, $399 (Originally $599.99)