Best Swing Sets Review Guide In 2020

Swing Set Review
Updated July 16, 2020 by Jessica Mark

A good swing set brings years of much needed fun time in the outdoors.  I have compiled an extensive comparison chart of the highest rated swing sets in this swing sets review to help you with your exciting decision.  Additionally there is an easy to compare chart below.  From wooden swing sets to metal swing sets we’ve got you covered.  There are so many fun swing sets in 2020.

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Swing set Comparison Chart

1. Lifetime Adventure Tower Swing Set With Climbing Wall

Lifetime Adventure Swing Set With Climbing WallPros:  It’s weather resistant, the clubhouse has hardtop roof,  a car map is on the tower floor, hsa two 3D climbing walls, and has a trapeze bar and two swings.  Secondly, it is free standing (doesn’t need cement) and it passes playground performance and safety standards.  Lastly, this metal swing set has a pretty blue color.  Moreover, a kid swinging on this set will get to play on it for a long time.

Cons:  Assembly is not included,  currently only has three customer reviews even though they are 100% (I just checked other sellers and there are well over 300 reviews at nearly 100%.

2. Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set

Little Tikes Tree Swing SetPros:  Cute design for little kids with recommended age of 3-8 years.  Has a tree structure that also doubles as a climbing wall on several sides, an additional climbing wall on the back side, two swings, and a lookout section at the top of the slide with a steering wheel. Cons: Playground must be anchored (kit is included).  Might take several hours to put together.

3. Gorilla Playsets Nantucket Wood Swing Set

Gorilla Nantucket Swing SetPros:  Huge!  It has a neat looking house tower with Tic-tac-toe, steering wheel and play telescope making it a great play area for kids.  This wooden swing set has a wave slide 2 swings, trapeze, rock wall and place for a sandbox.  The equipment is strong and can handle several kids aged 3-11 years.  Redwood resists decay and insect damage.

Cons: This wooden playset might take about 2 days to put together. In a few cases people had some pieces arrive damaged and it took a while to get replacements.

4. Step2 Play Up Jungle Gym

Step2 Jungle GymPros: Great for little kids aged 3-6 years old.  It’s weather and temperature resistant.  This kiddie swing set is easy to clean and has no color chipping.  Toddlers will not get splinters on this set.

Cons: Directions are not fun and it takes two people to put it together.

5. Backyard Discovery Mount McKinley Swing Set

Backyard Discovery Swing SetPros: Nice large Backyard Discovery swing set where older kids can have a lot of summer fun (recommended age is 3-10).  It has a long wavy slide, rock wall, climbing ladders, two swings, trapeze, and large fort at the top.  Can hold up to three kids 150 pounds or less at top.  Backyard Discovery makes a lot of wooden swing sets and generally has great reviews.

Cons: Hard to get (today it was unavailable, yesterday it was available so keep looking :-)) Delivery can take a few weeks.  This wooden playset may take a whole day to assemble.

6. Skroutz Metal Swing Set With Slide

Skroutz Metal Swing SetPros: This swing set is good for you if you are looking for a lot of swings.  It has four spots for swings and has two fun shaped swings.  Includes a slide. Up to 6 children can play at the same time aged 3-8.  They have great customer service.

Cons: Swing set is not very high so it doesn’t work for older kids.

7. Big Backyard KidKraft Andorra Wood Swing Set

Big Backyard Andorra Swing SetPros: Can hold up to 7 children of up to 110 pounds each.  Has a covered platform with fun chalkboard, slide, two swings, rock wall, and place for a sandbox. KidKraft designs a lot of wooden swing sets and playhouses and most have decent reviews.

Cons: Some of the wood may not be in good shape. May not work for older kids even though it says it’s for ages 3-12 years.  Wooden playsets may take a good time to put together.

8. Backyard Discovery Little Brutus Swing Set

Backyard Discovery Little Brutus Swing SetPros: Backyard Discovery heavy duty steel frame construction, low maintenance, and coated steel chains.  Has two heavy duty swings and one web disc swing. Recommended for ages 3-10 years.  Easy to assemble.

Cons: This metal swing set is very tall at 6 feet tall.  Have to use anchors that go about a foot in the ground.

9. Sportspower Super First Metal Swing Set

Sportspower Metal Swing SetPros: Can support up to six kids up to 100 pounds each.  Recommended for kids aged 3-8.  Usually easy to assemble.  Great variety of play with a slide, two swings, trapeze and teeter-tooter. Cons: Some people were having a hard time getting it to be sturdy.  Might be too small for older kids.

10. Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course For Kids

Ninja Obstacle Course For KidsPros: Has a lot of fun attachments to play with and variety.  Includes a 50 foot slackline that can hold gymnastic rings, monkey bar holds, obstacle net, swing, rope swing, and other various attachments.  Great for working on balance.  Good customer service. Cons: Takes a while to set up and you have to have two tall areas to attach both sides of the rope to such as having two trees.

11. 4 in 1 Kids Slide and Swing Set With Music

4 in 1 Kids Swing SetPros: Babies as young as 3 months can use this. Has a slide, swing, basketball hoop, and climbing ladder. Might be able to use inside since it’s smaller than most swing sets.  Comes in pretty pink or mint and plays music when toddlers pass through the slide. Cons: Might be a little difficult to assemble because the instructions are in Chinese (takes around 30 minutes to assemble)