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8 Great Swing Sets for Kids

Playground fun right in your own backyard

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One of the best investments my husband and I ever made was to purchase a swing set for our backyard. With three kids aging in range from nearly-two to ten, we need something that worked for everyone on a few different levels. Our wooden swing set certainly fits the bill, offering a variety of toys and activities designed to meet the outdoor play needs of a rough-and-tumble of older boy to the growing curiosity of a toddling toddler. And ever since we got it, swinging and sliding has become one of our favorite ways to spend a warm-weather day. Check out these swing sets to help you set up a play oasis in your backyard.

1. Blue Ridge Riverview Wooden Gym Set

Blue Ridge Riverview Wooden Gym Set
Gorilla Systems/PriceGrabber

This wooden swing set from Gorilla Systems features a club house, a climbing rope, swings, a rock wall and tons more. From playing tic-tac-toe, to simply sliding down the slide or eating lunch at the built in table, kids will have a ball at this all-in-one set. (You will too!)

Appropriate for children ages three and up. Assembly required.

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2. Cameron 4 Leg 5 Station Swing Set

Cameron 4 Leg 5 Station Swing Set
Cameron/PriceGrabber

The Cameron 4 Leg 5 Station Swing Set is a nice, basic set with plenty of bells and whistles at a reasonable price. It includes two swings, a trapeze, a two-passenger glider and a slide -- perfect for households with more than one child.

Great for kids ages three and up. Assembly required. 

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3. Flexible Flyer Play Park Swing Set

Flexible Flyer Play Park Swing Set
Flexible Flyer/PriceGrabber

Bring the playground to your backyard with this metal swing set from Flexible Flyer. There is space for up to ten kids on the many swings, lawn swing, air glider, trapeze and slide. 

Appropriate for children ages three and up. Assembly required. 

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4. Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center

Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center
Step2/PriceGrabber

The Naturally Playful Adventure Lodge Play Center from Step2 includes a swing set and glider, offering a variety of fun for a bunch of kids. It includes a two-story playhouse, a rope ladder, a climbing wall, a slide, a two person glider, two swings, a backboard and a hoop.

Great for kids ages three and up. Assembly required.

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5. Lifetime Deluxe Primary Color Play Set

Lifetime Deluxe Primary Color Play Set
Lifetime Products/PriceGrabber

What doesn't this plastic play set from Lifetime Products have? Not much. There's a club house, three swings, a trapeze bar, monkey bars, a rock wall, a 9-foot slide, a picnic table, a ship wheel, an activity board and binoculars. Plenty of room for a crowd, this swing set can hold up to 1,000 lbs. total.

Appropriate for kid ages three and up. Assembly required.

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6. Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Set

Little Tikes Clubhouse Swing Set
Little Tikes/PriceGrabber

If you have a couple of younger children at home and aren't quite ready to commit to a big swing set, this Clubhouse swing set from Little Tikes might be just what you are looking for. Self-contained, it includes a slide, a climbing wall, two swings and a rope ladder.

Great for kids ages two to six. Assembly required.

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7. Backyard Discovery Nordic Swing Set

Backyard Discovery 37110 Nordic Swing Set
Backyard Discovery/PriceGrabber

The Backyard Discovery Nordic Swing Set offers a lot in the way of fun for your kids, including many wooden swing set basics, including a wood fort, swings and a slide, but lots of extras too like a lemonade stand and a rock wall. Great for siblings or when the neighborhood kids decide to gather at your place.

Appropriate for kids ages three and up. Assembly required.

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8. Swing-N-Slide Alpine Playset

Swing-N-Slide Alpine Playset
Alpine/PriceGrabber

The Swing-N-Slide Playset from Alpine is an inexpensive option that allows you to choose the extras! Using Alpine's unique bracket system, you build the set yourself, choosing which accessories you'd like to include. You must buy your own lumber.

Appropriate for children ages three and up. Assembly required.

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