10 Wooden Swing Sets That’ll Turn Your Backyard Into The Ultimate Play Zone

published Mar 29, 2022
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Spring is officially here and that means one thing: a return to the great outdoors. Sure, there’s a lot of fun to be had inside with things like board games and movie nights, but there’s truly nothing better as a kid than a day spent playing in the sunshine, especially when a swing set is involved.

Designed for hours of fun, today’s swing sets range from your classic two-seater swingers to decked-out jungle gyms that feature everything from slides and forts to rock climbing walls and sandboxes. And while aspects like play features and safety are always top of mind when choosing a swing set (we recommend reading through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s handbook on home playground safety during your hunt), there’s another important factor to take into consideration: material.

While plastic and metal swing sets are popular picks, there’s nothing better than a good ol’ wooden swing set. Strong and durable, these sets are beloved for both their solid construction and eye-catching look. Best of all, most of today’s sets (and every one on this list) is made with cedarwood, beloved by parents for its naturally splinter-free and rot- and insect-resistant properties. A stylish kids’ backyard piece that’s also durable, fun, and (relatively) worry-free? What’s not to love!

Below, we rounded up 10 of the best wooden swing sets you can get today. Here’s to spring and lots of outdoor family fun!

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This two-seater swing set is perfect for those looking to keep things simple. Complete with steel corner supports, a thick, supportive swing beam, auger foot anchors, and a strong angled A-frame, this pick is a classic you can count on.

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was $299.00

For a simple pick with a little pizazz, opt for the Swing-N-Slide Ranger swing set. This set ups the fun with two swing seats and a trapeze swing perfect for your tiniest acrobats.

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No matter the size of your backyard, this compact Backyard Discovery pick is sure to be a hit. Featuring two swings, a combination rock wall ladder, a slide, a chalkboard, and a lower shaded fort that can double as a sandbox, hours of fun await.

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From our partner
was $649.00

Coming with two seat swings, a trapeze swing, a slide, a fort, a rock wall, and a picnic table, the Tucson Cedar Wooden swing set is the perfect place to let your little ones (and their friends) run wild.

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Nothing screams childhood like embracing fun colors and this swing set does just that. With a color scheme that'll remind your little one of days spent under the beach umbrella, this pick comes with two seat swings, a trapeze swing, a slide, a rock wall, monkey bards, a picnic table, and a fort complete with a telescope and steering wheel.

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From our partner

We have three words for you: tandem glider swing. Add that to two traditional seat swings, a slide, a rock wall, a sandbox, monkey bars, a cafe table, and a fort with a telescope and chalkboard and it's easy to see why the KidKraft Brookridge swing set is a beloved pick.

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Many swing sets adopt a clubhouse fort design, so when we saw the treehouse design of this KidKraft pick, we were smitten. With a design that looks straight out of the Rainforest, this pick features two swings, a slide, a ladder, a rock wall, a lower mesh lounge area, and a fort complete with a telescope.

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If swinging around sounds like your kiddos kind of fun, the Avalon swing set is the one for them. This set comes with the usuals you'd expect like a slide, a rock wall, and, of course, seat swings. But where this pick branches out is with not one but two trapeze swings courtesy of an extended trapeze arm.

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was $2785.00

There's a lot to love about the Nantucket swing set. This set has everything your child could want and more including two seat swings, a trapeze swing, a slide, a ladder, a rock wall, a sandbox, and a fort outfitted with a steering wheel, telescope, and tic-tac-toe panel. Oh, and let's not forget that stunning deep red finish!

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From our partner

If you're looking for the ultimate wooden swing set, you've come to the right place. The Backyard Discovery Skyfort II swing set has it all: three swings (including a tandem swing), a speedy slide, a rock wall, monkey bars, a picnic table, and a crow’s nest complete with its own telescope. With so many ways to have fun, it's hard to beat.