They come in a lot of forms – from wooden pieces and parts that are ready to be built by you, to plastic tubes and pipes that are waiting to be assembled, and even to the metal and steel versions, swing sets can always make any child’s day.
There are different features and styles, providing a variety of options for you and your kids. Some backyard swing sets even have see-saws, roman rings, ball hoops and slides in order to make outdoor play more fun and more creative. And there are even some with surf board swings and gondolas! But above all its features and accessories, backyard swing sets are always a good way of encouraging creative play as well as social interaction with friends. By having backyard swing sets in your home, you give your kids hours and hours of entertainment and fun.
In choosing a set of swings for your kids, you first have to consider which material is most ideal for them and for your home. To help you better decide, here is a quick run through of the different types of swing sets.
Wooden – wooden outdoor swings give out a natural feel, just like the feel that play sets from years ago gave us when we were kids ourselves. Outdoor wooden swing kits are now available that includes everything except the lumber, nails and screws. In setting up an outdoor wooden swing, you can ask your kids for help and start the fun that instant. There are wooden swing sets that include a sandbox and a chalk wall for drawing, and a slide that is made of durable plastic.
Plastic – plastic swings for outdoor purposes are sturdy and have functional designs, allowing them to fit together with an interlocking system. This system helps in easy set up, allowing a hassle-free assembly. Outdoor swing sets made of plastic are typically lighter than their wooden or metal counterparts. This type of swing is ideal for younger kids and for kids who weigh less than older kids. This is because the plastic parts may no be able to support as much weight as wood or metal. However, plastic swings can be a good addition to your living room or indoor play area if you have enough space. This is a good idea especially if your kids are still young so that you can watch them play and ensure their safety.
Metal – metal swings are both very sturdy and durable, and they can provide support to your kids making sure that the entire set will not fall apart or tip over easily. Metal outdoor play sets can support even adult weight, making them last for a longer period of time. Aside from that, metal swings are also more capable of sustaining varying outdoor weather – rain, wind, hail, and snow.