The 8 Best Wooden Swing Sets and Playsets of 2016

Find the Perfect Outdoor Playset for Your Kids

The best wooden playsets and swing sets stand up to the elements and your kids. If you've been swinging back and forth on your decision to buy a wooden swing set or playset because of the price, we've made it easier for you by finding the best models in a wide range of prices and sizes.

  • 01 of 08
    Backyard Discovery Prairie Ridge All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set
    Backyard Discovery Prairie Ridge All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set. Courtesy of Amazon

    The Prairie Ridge All Cedar swing set is more compact than the Skyfort but packed with amazing features like monkey bars, upper play deck with canopy, 8' slide, two swings, two-person glider, built-in sandbox, and a snack window with bench. 

    The Prairie Ridge Cedar swing set can hold up to seven children at once. The warranty covers five years of wood rot and decay with a one-year warranty against defects.

  • 02 of 08

    Just look at the picture and you'll say, "Wow!" The Backyard Discovery Skyfort II wooden swing set has so many features, it looks like it belongs in a park's playground, but it's made for residential use.

    The top-of-the-line swing set has all the key features like two swings, a glider, slide and rock wall. It also has two sturdy forts that the kids will love and are perfect for hide and seek.

    The wood is protected with a five-year rot and decay warranty. There's a one-year...MORE warranty on manufacturer's defects. Check the product manual for any swing set you buy for all of the warranty details.

  • 03 of 08
    Backyard Discovery Prestige All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set
    Backyard Discovery Prestige All Cedar Wood Playset Swing Set. Courtesy of Amazon

    The Prestige is built for smaller yards. While it's compact, it also comes with lots of fun activities for kids.

    Climb the rock wall ladder to get to the upper deck. Go down the slide. There are also two swings and a trapeze bar. The lower deck features a built-in snack bar that seats two and a sandbox underneath the upper deck fort.

    Up to seven children can play on this swing set at once.The manufacturer offers a five-year prorated warranty on the wood. Other components come with a one-year...MORE warranty.

  • 04 of 08
    Swing-N-Slide Trekker Swing Set
    Swing-N-Slide Trekker Swing Set. Courtesy of Amazon

    Not many wooden swing sets under $1,000 come with a pirate's ladder and monkey bars. But this one does! The Trekker Swing Set also has a spacious deck, two swings, a Wind Rider Glider, slide and rock climbing wall.

    Up to 10 children can play on this swing set. Swing-N-Slide provides a lifetime limited warranty, plus a five-year limited warranty against wood rot and termite damage.

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  • 05 of 08
    PlayStar Great Bronze Escape Playground Equipment
    PlayStar Great Bronze Escape Playground Equipment. Courtesy of Amazon

    Invite the whole neighborhood over to play. This wooden swing set from PlayStar accommodates 10 children at once.

    It features a giant wave slide, two swings, adventure tunnel, climbing steps, monkey bars, a clubhouse, a rock wall, climbing rope, a telescope and and gym rings. It's got just about everything you would find on a public playground at a fraction of the cost.

    PlayStar boasts about the commercial quality of this wooden swing set but that it's designed for residential use. The...MORE safety standards of this wooden swing set also exceed the government's minimum requirements, which is peace of mind for parents who practice good playground safety habits. It comes with a 10-year warranty too.

  • 06 of 08
    A picture of the Big Backyard Meadowvale Wooden Swing Set
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    If you're on a super-tight budget, the Meadowvale Wooden Swing Set from Big Backyard is one of the lowest-priced swing sets on the list. The price comes in well under $500.

    Don't let the cost fool you, though. This affordable swing set comes with a lot of fun activities to keep kids busy for hours. There are two belt swings, an acrobatic swing, a rock wall, climbing rope and wave slide. Up to six children can play on this wooden swing set too.

    The manufacturer's warranty is for 10...MORE years on wood rot, decay or insect damage. All other parts come with a one-year warranty.
  • 07 of 08
    Gorilla Playsets Nantucket Swing Set
    Gorilla Playsets Nantucket Swing Set. Courtesy of Amazon

    If you're looking for a wooden swing set loaded with extras, this one's for you. It has all sorts of activities for kids to enjoy, including a rock wall, climbing rope, wave slide, sandbox, steering wheel, telescope, tic-tac-toe spinner panel, two swings, a trapeze swing and a ladder to the upper deck.

    Gorilla Playsets offers a 10-year warranty on structural wood components and a one-year warranty on the other components. Like any of the wooden swing sets on the list, the pre-stained wood...MORE may not be up to your standards. But applying wood stain to further protect your wooden swing set is very easy.

  • 08 of 08
    Swing-N-Slide Scrambler Playset
    Swing-N-Slide Scrambler Playset. Courtesy of Amazon

    The Scrambler wooden swing set from Swing-N-Slide is a nice solution for tight spaces. While it's compact, multiple children can play at one time so you still have plenty of room for friends to come over for a play date.

    The wooden swing set comes with a slide, rock wall, two swings, rock wall, picnic table, and oversized canopy. Swing-N-Slide offers a five-year limited warranty on this wooden swing set.