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Best Backyard Swings for All Ages
Make your backyard a place where all ages have a place to relax and unwind while enjoying the outdoors. Backyard swings add style and function, and come in many different styles. Here are 12 backyard swings for you to consider.
Swurfer Standing Swing
Kids of all ages will enjoy this standing swing—just hang it from a tree, hop on and swing away. This swing is great for improving core body strength, balance and toning leg and arm muscles. “My 6-year-old loves it,” explained one buyer. “As soon as he gets home he runs to the back yard and surf/swings for 30-plus minutes. He really flies. The board is constructed so well and I can see it will last years even staying outside all the time.”
This hanging chaise swing would look great in your backyard or on a porch of deck. It has a metal frame and water-resistant cushions and a canopy to offer some protection from the sun. “I am super pleased with this purchase! It is so sturdy and heavy and looks phenomenal! My dad and I were able to put it together in a few hours without much effort, except for lifting heavy items or moving the whole thing (he’s 89 and I’m 65!). Not bad for a father-daughter project,” said one buyer. Here is another collection of swings for you to peruse.
Kids of all ages will get plenty of use out of this backyard saucer swing. It comes with a sturdy, weather-resistant frame and can hold one adult or multiple kids/teens. “I put it together in 20 minutes and I didn’t need to dig a hole or use concrete since we have gravel in our backyard. It’s very sturdy, my 10- and 8-year-old are having a blast and it’s sturdy enough for an adult to sit on,” noted one buyer. You can build this porch swing in just one weekend.
Perfect for enjoying a nice summer evening, the fabric used on this two-person swing is durable polyester which is strong and resistant to stains, sunlight and mildew. It has a canopy for shade, along with cupholders and a basket in the middle to store items such as books, sunglasses or snacks. Try one of these 10 backyard trends this season.
Baby and Toddler Swing
Babies and toddlers will enjoy swinging in this indoor-outdoor swing. It comes with an adjustable rope and a detachable cushion for comfortable play. Designed for children ages 6 months to 3 years, it’s easy to install and comes in three color options. “Love this swing! Easy to put together. My 10-month-old loves it so much we moved it from outside to inside until the weather warms up. Super cute,” said one buyer. Build a toddler busy board with items you already have.
This tire swing isn’t really made from a tire, but it still provides all the fun of the original. The shape makes this swing comfortable to sit on and hang out with friends. “This tire swing is amazing. It was able to hold me and my kid at once, and was very nice. I would say this is very durable and easy to set up,” said one buyer. Check out this reader project: A rebuilt backyard swing set.
Swinging Chair Nook
Provide a cozy hangout space for the kids with this swinging chair nook. It can hold up to three kids at once (or up to 250 pounds) and can be hung from any sturdy tree limb or beam. Buyers noted it was easy to set up and take down. “Easy to put together and mount! Nice fabric! Supports my 8- and 13-year-old kids well,” said one buyer. Create the ultimate backyard with these ideas.
Relax in your backyard with a book, magazine or tablet in this swinging chair hammock. Hang it between two trees in the backyard, or take it inside during the colder months to use in a sun room. “Bought two of these for our pergola and they are a hit with everyone,” said one buyer. “Hang them low so they are easy for kids to get in and out of too.”
Relax and enjoy your backyard oasis with this three-person covered swing. “We purchased this swing as a gift for my aunt and her family. After putting it together and swinging on it, I wish I had a yard so I could get one for myself. This is my favorite swing that I’ve ever used. Assembly was a piece of cake,” said one buyer. Each side has a tray for drinks!
Add a bit of nostalgia to your space with this wooden backyard swing. Made of pine and with a weight limit of 200 pounds, it’s fun for kids and adults. The wood is unfinished, so it can be stained or painted to match your outdoor decor. “We’ve had this for almost a year now. I have left this swing out during cold winters and rain (when I’ve forgotten to take it down). The swing still holds up and the entire family uses it. Highly recommend adding a stain to protect it from the elements because we’ve had zero issues so far,” said one buyer. Here are 12 awesome DIY playsets for kids of all ages.
Add some retro flair to your backyard with this cotton macrame swing. The swing has a 265-pound weight capacity and can be hung in just minutes from a tree, ceiling or sturdy hammock stand. When the weather turns cool, bring the swing indoors and hang it in a sunroom or bedroom. “I had been wanting a swing for our deck area under our tree. This exceeded my expectations, I wasn’t expecting it to be just as pictured but it really is. And it seems to be heavy-duty,” said one buyer.
Note: Cushions and hanging hardware, not included. Check out these 22 incredible ideas for a relaxing backyard space.
This wooden glider swing contours to your body, making it a comfortable option for long nights relaxing in the backyard. And seniors will appreciate the smooth gliding action and the stability of this handsome piece of backyard furniture. It’s available unfinished, or in four eco-friendly stains and has a weight capacity of 800 pounds. Some assembly is required. “These pieces are sturdy, well-built, comfortable and extremely good-looking. I have zero complaints,” noted one buyer.
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