The job of choosing kids swing sets is no easy task for parents. Nope. Not by any stretch of the imagination! To illustrate this point, all you have to do is take a trip to any of the large retailers in your neighborhood and walk through the “Outdoor” department and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. As you stand and look at all the various models that seem to have all sorts of combinations such as slides, swing gliders and monkey bars, all while trying to make sure your kids don’t want to test drive each set, I’m betting some of you end up leaving just a tad more confused than when you entered. Does any of this sound familiar?
I know it was the case when I started to look for swing sets for my kids. And even back then (yeah..I’m probably a little older than most of you) the choices at times seemed endless. But after going from store to store, usually on the weekends, everybody finally came to an agreement and voila! We finally turned our humble backyard into a mini playground.
So Which Kids Swing Sets Are The Best?
Glad you asked that question. And that is exactly why we set up this little corner on the web. We have searched far and wide and we want to have as many possible choices for you all centrally located so that you can see at a glance what the market now has to offer. This way, you can grab a cup of your favorite beverage and do your shopping from the comfort of your own home.
Now I didn’t mean to side step the question as to what kids swing sets are the best. Nope. Because in all honesty, what’s best for you and your family may not be best choice for the neighbor down the road. Right?
After all, you may like metal swing sets and they may like wood..they say tomahto and you say tomayto…but in the end, all everyone wants to do is to have a swing set in the backyard (or front yard) that our kids will actually play on and do it for years to come.
Hopefully by presenting a wide variety of swing sets here, we can help you achieve that goal and do it without you having to wince and go outside your budget!
Some Common Sense Factors When Choosing Kids Swing Sets
I’m sure most of these factors won’t be some great revelation to the majority of you but more of a gentle reminder. After all, you probably have so much stuff going on with your family and your lives that it’s impossible to know everything much less remember everything. But there are some things you should consider when you start on your adventure of adding a kids swing set to your yard.
One of the first things and I like to think one of the most important is location and how much room you have to spare. After all, you don’t want any type of safety hazard, such as your house or fences to interfere with your kids enjoyment. And when they get big enough you want to be able to send them out “to blow the stink off” without having to camp out in a lawn chair and watch them like a hawk because you have your swing set in a undesirable location in your yard.
So take a minute and get the lay of the land so to speak. All of the kids swing sets that we have here on our site will have the dimensions available to you so you know exactly how much room you are going to need.
Next thing you want to take into consideration are your kids. What I mean here is this. Are they just getting past the toddler stage or are they larger. After all, you want to be able to have a swing set that can grow right along with your kids and on some of the swing sets designed just for smaller children, that’s not always the case. And you may end up having to start the whole process over again in a few years. Not something I imagine that you would look forward to. Right? Kind of thought so. So bear that in mind when you make your decision.
Kids Swing Sets Are A Time Honored Tradition
I would probably wager that all of you who have landed here grew up with swing sets either in your backyard, at the school playground or even at the neighbors house down the street. They are as much part of our heritage as apple pie and fireworks on the 4th of July and I doubt many of you would argue that fact. Now I don’t know about you, but anything that can get your kids outside and doing what kids do best, which is running around , going down a slide, and swinging on a swing, gets a heart two thumbs from me!