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Outdoor sets and toys are a great way for you and the children to get some fresh air, exercise, play, and have plenty of fun - and a children's garden swing is the perfect addition to make now.
A kids' swing set is ideal for the garden and can be enjoyed whether it's a sunny or chilly day all year round - without having to make the trip down to the park. Whether you go for a wooden, plastic, or metal swing set, it's important that you find one made with high-quality materials and with good reviews so you can be sure that it can be used over and over again for years to come (and for multiple children), and will last you long-term.
You may tend to find that while most sets are well worth the cost, that they tend to be a little pricey. With some careful research, we've rounded up 10 of the best swing sets for all kinds of budgets, all with their own great features, and easy to assemble at home. Take a look, and while you're at it - why not consider adding a kid's slide, or a kid's trampoline to your garden for even more fun?
Kidadl's Top Pick
All of the children's swing sets on the list below would make a fine addition to your garden, but if you're looking for a quick pick of the best swing for kids, our top choice would be the Chad Valley 2 in 1 Garden Swing. It's great value for money, long-lasting, and is sure to be adored by your children.
1. Chad Valley 2 in 1 Toddler and Kids Garden Swing - Argos
This large blue garden swing and slide set is the ultimate set for multiple children to enjoy at once, and will really have you feeling like you've got your own park at home. Kids can swing on either of the two swings, run around and play, use the slide, climb the ladder, relax in the hut, and shoot hoops into the basketball net. The swing set is made with weather-resistant steel that's strong and durable, has a fixed height, can carry up to 45kg of weight per user, and has anchors provided to keep it firmly attached to the ground. It also has a one-year guarantee in case you face any difficulties! What more could you want from a swing set?
- Price: £150
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 223 x 300 x 244cm
Best Swing For Years Of Fun
2. TP Forest Wooden 4 in 1 Toddler and Kids Garden Swing - Argos
This TP garden swing set is super special because it grows with your baby or toddler as they turn into a child, so there's no need to buy another set. All you have to do is adjust the height and seat to one of its four configurations over the years - and everything is included. The set is made with sturdy wood that has been treated with an environmentally-friendly preservative to keep it looking new and to prevent rotting (which also has a five-year guarantee) - and has anchors to secure it firmly into the ground. The swing set can take up to a maximum of 60kg and is super easy to set up and adjust.
- Price: £170
- Age: 6 months - 8 years
- Size: 158 x 185 x 211cm
Best Swing For Easy Assembling
3. HLC Outdoor Baby Childrens Folding Swing Set
This vibrant blue and green swing set will provide kids with hours and hours of fun - with two swing seats and a glider seesaw that can take up to four children between three and eight years old at a time (though they shouldn't exceed the 180kg combined weight limit). Great value for money, the set is made with a steel frame and a powder coating to prevent rust, has sturdy seats, adjustable ropes, pegs to secure the set into the ground, and is both safe and great for physical development. It's also easy to assemble, can be used all year round, and has soft-feel ropes for little hands to grip onto. Plenty of laughter and enjoyment is sure to be had on this set - and you won't have any fights over taking turns to use it!
- Price: £74.99
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 335 x 150 x 185cm
Best Swing For Large Families
4. WICKEY Wooden Climbing Frame Smart Cave with Swing Set and Blue Slide
This wooden swing set and climbing frame is every child's dream - you'll have your own little park right in your back garden. It features a slide, a sandpit, two swings, a ladder, and even a little playhouse - all with a wood and pirate blue theme. Made with long-lasting sturdy wood that can be assembled by just two people with the clear instructions, the set has been both quality and safety tested so it can be used with peace of mind. It's a great design, good value for money in comparison to other similar sets, has so many different things to play with, and is so much fun that you'll struggle to get the kids back inside!
- Price: £539.95
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 3.44 x 4.46 x 2.65m
Best Nest Swing
5. Chad Valley Kids Garden Nest Swing - Argos
This blue Chad Valley swing set is great for hours of family fun and can be used by up to two children at the same time (with maximum weights of 45kg). Whether you take turns to push each other, lie back and admire the sky, or see how high you can swing - you'll feel both sturdy and secure thanks to the weather-resistant painted steel frame and the included anchors to fix the frame steadily into the ground. The garden swing set can be easily assembled at home with the simple instructions and will provide years of enjoyment for an excellent price - with minimal maintenance needed.
- Price: £60
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 179 x 202 x 170cm
Best Swing Seat
6. The Magic Toy Shop Deluxe Heavy Duty Solid Rubber Rope Swing Seat
Though this isn't a complete swing set, we couldn't leave this sturdy black swing seat off the list. It's great if you already have a frame at home and want a seat that's suitable for both younger and older kids, and can also be attached to a tree. It's made with weather-proofed rubber that's very durable and has adjustable ropes so you can adjust the height to your personal preference and everyone can enjoy. It's a great price, long-lasting, and does everything you could possibly need a swing to do!
- Price: £29.99
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 18 x 45 x 3 cm seat, 180cm rope
Best All-Rounder Swing
7. Hedstrom Saturn Kids Garden Glider, Swing Set and Slide - Argos
This orange and black three-in-one set contains a garden swing, a slide, and a glider. The swing seat has been specially moulded for ultimate comfort and features heavy-duty soft-touch straps that can also be adjusted - while the glider also features moulded seats and footrests. Both move smoothly and quickly, and the 5.7ft wavy slide is a great addition for some extra fun and has a steel support underneath for safety. The set comes with anchors to secure it firmly to the ground, and the frame is made with powder-coated steel and has UV resistance making it both durable and stable. It's easy to self-assemble, and will look great in your garden!
- Price: £140
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 180 x 285 x 195cm
Best Swing For Families On A Budget
8. Plum 2 in 1 Metal Garden Swing Set
A swing set that grows with the kids - this blue and purple design looks great and is fantastic for outdoor play. Young children will enjoy years of fun and learning how to swing as the frame converts from toddler to child by swapping out the seat and extending it. The moulded seat comes as a folding baby swing and an adjustable child seat, with soft-feel ropes to hold onto while they develop balance and coordination - perfect for little ones. The set itself is small enough that it won't take up too much space and is made with powder-coated steel that is both safe, durable, and long-lasting. The swing set comes flat-packed with easy instructions and includes pegs to anchor it into the ground.
- Price: £49.99
- Age: 12 months-10 years
- Size: 164 x 171 x 181cm
Best UFO Swing Set
9. Zero Gravity UFO Kids Birds Nest Swing Set
Suited for the use of two children at the same time with a maximum weight limit of 90kg, this UFO swing set is so much fun for kids to use and is sure to evoke plenty of laughter as you push them about. Made with a powder-coated frame that's also weather-resistant, it's strong and sturdy and includes ground stakes to secure it down firmly. Tools are included for the assembly, and the swing seat has padded edges and plastic-covered metal chains for safety and comfort when in use.
- Price: £99.95
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 184 x 196 x 184 cm
Best Three-In-One Swing
10. Plum Kids Garden Nest, Glider and Rope Ladder Swing Set - Argos
This three-in-one purple and blue outdoor swing set is perfect for your energetic little ones to enjoy lots of fun all year round. It's made with a steel frame and powder coating to prevent rust and features a nest swing seat, a glider for two children, and a swinging rope ladder that can be climbed. Anchors are included to secure the set to the ground, along with soft-feel adjustable ropes and injection moulded sets for both comfort and sturdiness. It can be assembled with ease and hold children up to 50kg in weight - perfect for a range of ages and older kids!
- Price: £190
- Age: 3 years +
- Size: 183 x 300 x 200cm
Kidadl Best Buys selects the top products for families of all ages. If you enjoyed our suggestions for kids' swings then take a look at our Best Kids' Garden Toys or for something different, take a look at our Best Kids' Basketball Hoops!
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