Best Wooden Swing Sets – ( Top 7 Reviews)

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Nothing makes a backyard more fun than adding a backyard playset for your kids to enjoy on those perfect-weather days. Children just love wooden swing sets, but knowing which is the best wooden swing set for your money really makes all the difference.

You want something that lasts, is functional, provides loads of fun opportunities, and is safe. It should also look attractive enough. No one wants an eyesore in their backyard.

Wooden swing sets are great for all your kids to play together, or for when you entertain friends and relatives with children. Imagine the adults being able to have an uninterrupted conversation on the deck while the children run and play

As summer is rapidly approaching, now is the time to start comparing those backyard playsets to see which one is best for your backyard. We’ve taken a look at the best wooden swing sets available today to help you choose the right one for your family that will last from 2017 until your children are grown and beyond!

(Best Rated Wooden Swing Sets For Kids)

Backyard Discovery Wood Swing Playset


One look at this backyard playset and it clearly will elicit gasps of delight. It just looks fun. That’s probably because it is. This large Backyard playset has it all. You’ll find a clubhouse with a lower play deck, two regular belt swings, one swing glider, a wave-like 10-foot slide, monkey bars, playset ladder, rock climbing wall, and even a sandbox! That’s a lot to keep the kid’s ages 3 to 10 busy.

The clubhouse is perfect for those meetings all children conspire during, complete with a wooden roof, windows, and a covered entry. It also has a front porch, sun balcony, and a crow’s nest (perfect for watching the parents of course!).

Under the clubhouse, there’s a picnic table that seats four. That’s great for when the kids refuse to come in for lunch. And why should they on a lovely day? It makes for the perfect place to picnic.


2017 is the right year for a big playset. This is a great, very sturdy wooden swing set that has all the bells and whistles. If you have a small yard, though, this may intrude on too much of your space at 200 x 272 x 149 inches. The wood is cedar, however, it should be noted that it is manufactured in China. That means it is not American cedar which may make some buyers think twice about purchasing it.
Additionally, you will need to assemble this yourself so if you’re not at all handy, you’re going to need to find someone who can build it. All that aside, as of 2017, it has good reviews and meets the safety requirements of ASTM.

Gorilla Playsets Nantucket Swing Set


For a slightly smaller backyard playset made of quality cedar, this one includes a wave slide, rock climbing wall, safe entry ladder, trapeze rings, two belt swings, a sandbox, steering wheel, telescope, tic-tac-toe panel, and a magnificent upper-level clubhouse. The clubhouse is equipped with two windows that have real working shutters too. It also has a chimney.

It’s ideal for ages 3 to 11 and is designed with a one-piece A-frame bracket. This wooden swing set  also comes with a 10-year warranty on the lumber. Accessories are covered by a one-year warranty. It’s 16 ft. L x 13 ft. W x 10.5 ft. H.


This is a fantastic wooden swing set for yards with less space. It comes with a variety of activities that will keep kids very busy. The solid wood construction is excellent too. You’ll need to assemble it so bear that in mind and arrange for assistance if needed. Though time-consuming to assemble, according to reviews the quality of wood provided was very good, making it an ideal choice for the best wooden swing set in 2017.

Swing-N-Slide Cedar Brook Play Set


With an L-shaped layout, this wooden swing set has plenty of fun for children ages 3 to 10. It boasts premium stained cedar, an American-made sidewinder slide,  two swings, rock climbing wall, a multi-child glider, monkey bars, and picnic table.

It meets the ASTM safety standards and was even featured on The Today Show. The slide comes with a lifetime warranty against cracks and breaks. The swings feature a UV-safe plastic dipped chain. It also offers a multi-level deck that includes a window. The dimensions are 20’11″L x 11’9″ W x 10’3″ H.


While the layout of this wooden swing set is handsome, it may not work in all backyards. The slide is made in the USA, however, the rest of the swing set is made in China. This might be a downside for many buyers. Overall, it features enough activities to keep children busy. The glider and the sidewinder-style of the slide are unique features to this model than on others we have seen.

Backyard Discovery Oakmont Wood Playset Swing Set


Here’s an ample-sized backyard playset that still has lots of entertainment for your children. This wooden swing set meets the ASTM safety requirements with a double fort (both on the upper and lower level), slide, swings, and trapeze rings. The upper fort has a cheerful canopy to keep sun and rain out, while the bottom fort has a cute snack stand and an attached wooden bench. It’s ideal for a quick snack or even imaginative play where your children can pretend to run a beachside restaurant or any other place they dream up.

The slide is 8-feet in length and is speedy while still being safe. Access to the upper level is provided by one ladder. Once assembled, the dimensions are 14’ x 11’3” x 8’7”. This swing set is ideal for children between the ages of 3 and 10.


All things considered, this is a very cute wooden swing set that won’t monopolize your entire backyard. It has swings, a slide, and those two fort areas. While smaller than the others, the opportunity for imaginative play is definitely something to consider with this product. As with all the others, it is time-consuming to assemble so be prepared when it comes to putting it together. It is made from weather-resistant 100% cedar wood in America.

Winchester Wood Complete Play Set


Proudly made in the USA, this adorable wooden swing set is big on fun without being too big for your backyard. Composed of treated lumber, your children will find much to delight about with this item. There are two swings and a Wind Rider Glider for one. There is a cute outdoor playhouse, complete with striped awnings and windows. The slide, also made in the USA, is a Cool Wave Slide with a lifetime warranty protecting it from any cracks and breaks. The rest of the play set has a 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.

All told, when you assemble it, the dimensions are 9 Ft. W x 13 Ft. L x 10 Ft. H. Additionally, this wooden swing set features three different decks and a rock climbing wall with bright colored rocks. A ladder provides another avenue for entry. Under an awning, there’s an activity table that can be used for snacks, taking a break or imaginative play. It is designed for children ages 3 and up.


This swing set model meets the ASTM requirements for safety, so you can buy it confidently. While smaller, it’s still an entertaining option for your children without taking over your entire backyard. If you have limited space, it’s a fantastic option that has all the essentials for happy outdoor play. As is the case with large items of this sort, it is time-consuming to build and you’ll likely need some help putting it together. It makes for one of the best wooden swing sets for 2017.

Cedar Summit Brookridge Wooden Play Swing Set


Getting back to basics is all part of the trend in 2017, so it’s no surprise that this simple wooden swing set could be the right option for you. It’s made from pre-cut, pre-drilled cedar and boasts a colorful canopy for the roof of the play deck, two swings, a slide, a glider for two, monkey bars, and a darling snack bench with a pass-through window. It’s a cute wooden swing set that is wonderful for children from the age of 3 and up. Dimensions are 12′ 11″L x 12′ 9″W x 9’H.


The directions are extremely easy to follow, which is something to consider because many of the other models we looked at were difficult to assemble. Of course, with so many parts, it will still take a lot of time to piece together, though. On the downside, trying to find information about the product was a little more challenging. It only offers one photo of this wooden swing set and gives very limited details about it. One look at the photo tells more than the description. However, that doesn’t seem to a be a wholly legitimate reason to shun this little wooden swing set.

Swing-N-Slide PB 8330 Wood Complete Swing Set


It’s as basic as it gets for this 2017 offering of wooden swing sets, but it is proudly made in America. Meeting ASTM safety standards, once assembled the dimensions are 113″ L x 96″ W x 84″ H. It features two swings and a trapeze ring and bar combination and is good for ages 3 through 10.

It’s very sturdy and comes with ground anchors to keep it safely in place. The wood is treated with a protective coating so that it endures through all weather conditions. It’s a simple wooden swing set with no fuss.


If your backyard is really small, this is a nice solution to give your kids the fun space they want for backyard fun. Eventually, though, kids tire of swinging back and forth, as fun as that is. With other wooden swing sets, you have the variety of other activities from slides to rock walls to forts. On the other hand, if you just want simplicity, this one is an outstanding choice. Because it is smaller than the other swing sets options, it will take less time to assemble.

Final thoughts

The right backyard playset for you will depend on your backyard space. You can’t choose the largest one if you have a small backyard. However, the largest one might not even be the right one for you if you do have proper space to accommodate it.

Our favorite is the Backyard Discovery Oakmont All Cedar Wood Playset. We liked it for its versatility because it has fun activities with a slide and swings, plus it allows for creative play time with the built-in snack area. It’s a solid option that pleased other parents and had quality, American-made wood.

Now that you know more about the top swing sets for 2017, it’s time to order the right one for your backyard and have it ready for summer fun!

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