The Best Swing Sets for Older Kids


Swing sets can be a lot of fun for kids and keep them busy for hours outdoors, but it seems like there aren’t a lot of nice swing sets for bigger kids.

You can find plenty of different swing sets and play sets for younger kids but if you want the best swing set for older kids you need to find one that is high quality and sturdy that will hold the weight of bigger kids.

Just because your children are older doesn’t mean that they can’t have fun swinging and playing in their own backyard. If you are looking for a swing set for an older child (age 7 or older) then check out my recommendations for the best swing sets for older kids.

Skyfort Cedar Wood Play Set Swing Set

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This outdoor playset ($1499) will be the kids’ favorite, with its raised clubhouse play fort, wooden roof, gabled entry way and balcony. From the crow’s nest, they’ll cast a keen eye to the horizon, then race to the monkey bars and swing set on its three-position swing beam. A solid rock wall and standard ladder will give them healthy climbing fun while a 10′ wave slide will zoom them down to start all over again!


  • Constructed of all cedar wood which is naturally decay, rot and insect resistant
  • Crow’s nest
  • Designed and engineered for children only and for residential use only
  • Easy to assemble and contains unique Safe-T-Lock hardware, powder-coated metal brackets for extra strength, and the wood is pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-stained
  • Lower deck with full picnic table
  • Monkey Bars
  • Picnic Table
  • Raised clubhouse with wood roof, windows, covered entry way, and bay windows
  • Roomy front porch with sun balcony
  • Solid rock wall and standard ladder
  • Two Belt Swings and a Two-person Glider

Product Details

  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Number of Swings Included: 2
  • Installation Type: Grounding stakes
  • Weight Capacity: 1080lbs
  • Swing Weight Capacity: 150lbs
  • Product Warranty: 1 yr. manufacturer’s defect on parts, 5 yr. pro-rated on wood for rot and decay

Slide Included

  • Slide Type: Wave slide

Backyard Discovery is the largest manufacturer of swing sets, playsets, playhouses, gardens, and wooden backyard products in the US. Our swingsets are made from 100% cedar wood which is naturally resistant to rot and decay. Our sets are “ready to assemble” and contain everything you need including wood that is pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-stained.

Gorilla Playsets Blue Ridge Frontier Playground System

Backyard Discovery Prairie Ridge

The Gorilla Playsets Mountaineer Swing Set with Green Vinyl Canopy offers sufficient exercise and fun at the same time. The swing set keeps the children engaged in the outdoor for long. It is an excellent way to keep your children healthy and fit.

The sturdy construction of the Mountaineer Swing Set with Green Vinyl Canopy by Gorilla Playsets offers long-lasting performance. It has an amber finish that lends a touch of elegance to a backyard or garden. It features three tire and belt swings with comfortable seats. The wooden step ladder leads to the upper play deck. The wave slide and tube slide are made from plastic and has a weight capacity of 250 pounds. This swing set has a wooden ten step climber, which is an excellent way to have an all round exercise session. It also has a rope ladder that leads to excellent core strength and fitness. The play deck made from wood is an ideal place for your kids’ to relax or have food. The swing set proves to be an excellent addition to the backyard or garden of any home. This swing set is non-toxic that makes it safe to use in most homes. It is weather, water, and UV resistant, which makes it perfect for the outdoors and offers protection under most weather conditions.

The swing set is easy to care for and should be applied with a wood sealant to maintain and keep clean for a long time. It is manufactured in the United States. The swing set is ASTM and CPSC compliant.


  • Set includes: factory stained and sealed wood that is resistant to rot, decay, and insect damage, wiki wave slide, extreme tube slide, rock wall with climbing rope, safe entry ladder, deluxe rope ladder, belt swings, trapeze swing, built-in picnic table, sandbox, tic-tac-toe panel, steering wheel, play telescope, flag kit, safety handles
  • All lumber: Pre-cut, pre-sanded, and pre-stained, main beams are even pre-drilled
  • Step-by-step 3-D illustrated instructions and owner’s manual
  • Canopy: Green vinyl
  • Maintenance-free timber shield covering on main beams
  • Solid wood framing
  • 3-Position swing beam with timber shield
  • Cedar with a beautiful amber finish
  • For residential use only
  • Limited 10 year warranty on wood, 1 year on accessories

Product Details

  • Primary Material: Wood
  • Number of Swings Included: 3
  • Installation Type: Grounding stakes
  • Required Surface Area: 848 Square Feet
  • Weight Capacity: 800lbs
  • Swing Weight Capacity: 150lbs
  • CPSIA or CPSC Compliant: Yes
  • Product Warranty: 10 years limited on lumber, 1 year on accessories

Slide Included

  • Slide Type: Wave slide; Tube slide


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