In this guide we’ll look at the best garden swing seats for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, safety, build quality and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What Is The Best Children's Swing?
More Detailed Children's Swing Reviews
Outdoor Children's Folding Swing Set Review
This Outdoor Children’s Folding Swing Set includes a sturdy frame, two seats and a see saw. The set has adjustable ropes, so you can tailor the swing to your child’s height and it is suitable for children from 3 to 8. You could swap one of the seats for a toddler seat if you had younger children.
This childrens garden swing is made from powder coated steel for durability and rust resistance. The seats are made from chunky, injection moulded plastic that is both durable and comfortable to use. The nylon ropes have a nice soft feel on little hands but are very strong. The set comes with ground pegs for extra stability.
The childrens swing set is easy to assemble and takes a couple of hours. The item can be concreted into the ground for stability. If you plan on using it on a lawn, I would recommend investing in some good quality ground anchors. The overall size of this product is 295 x 135 x 175 cm.
This is a great value childrens garden swing set that will provide many hours of fun for up to four children at a time.
Hedstrom 2 In 1 Children's Swing Review
This innovative Hedstrom 2 In 1 Children’s Swing is a great value two in one product that will grow with your child. The frame can be set at two different height positions and the set comes with a toddler seat as well as a child’s seat. The frame is quite compact and would be suitable for even a small garden.
The frame of this childrens swing is made from powder coated steel for durability and rust resistance. It is easy to put together with an allen key and includes ground pegs. The seats are made from chunky weather resistant plastic and are comfortable for little ones. The nylon ropes are strong but soft on little hands.
This childrens garden swing offers great value for money as it sturdy and durable and will last from the toddler years through to children up to ten.
Wooden Frame Children's Swing Review
This Wooden Frame Children’s Swing looks great in the garden and is suitable for children from 3 to 10 years. It is quite a compact size making it suitable for even a small garden.
The frame is of sturdy construction and the hardware is strong and well made. Assembly is easy, and it takes less than an hour to put together. It comes with ground stakes for extra stability and has an adjustable swing seat, so you can tailor it to the height of your child.
This childrens garden swing will give years of use and looks attractive, too. It’s a little more expensive than some metal versions but the durability means it offers great value for money.
Zero Gravity UFO Children's Swing Set Review
This Zero Gravity UFO Children’s Swing Set is designed for up to two children to use at once.
The childrens garden swing set comes with a frame made from weather resistant powder coated steel with a tubing diameter of 72mm making it more robust and stable than budget brands. The swing seat is attached with strong metal chains that are covered with plastic for extra safety and durability.
The large bird’s nest seat is made from a frame of steel coated in foam, making it strong and comfortable. The inner part of the seat is made from the same material used to make trampoline jumping mats making it super strong and tear resistant.
This childrens garden swing set is easy to put together, comes with all fittings and tools required, and includes ground stakes.
This swing is a great choice for the family as two children can play at once. It is also ideal for a wide range of ages, providing lots of fun and excitement as well as a place to chill and relax. This is a high quality, well-made product that will last for many years.
Children's Spider Web Swing Seat Review
This Children’s Spider Web Swing Seat is designed to be used with an existing swing set or climbing frame or attached to a sturdy tree and is suitable for children from 3.
The basket seat is 65 cm in diameter which allows more than one child to use it at the same time if they are quite small. The seat includes adjustable ropes and metal reinforced O rings to secure it safely to a frame.
The seat is really strong and durable and there is plenty of padding around the outer rim to make it comfortable. It is easy to attach to an existing frame in minutes.
This great childrens garden swing seat is wonderful for a range of ages. Younger children enjoy clambering over it and swinging, while older children can swing standing up, sitting or lying down or just sit or lie in it and chill out.
This is a great toy that will bring new life and play opportunities to your existing frame.
Children’s Garden Swing Buying Guide
A childrens garden swing is a perennial favourite in playgrounds and for good reason. Riding on a swing is an exhilarating experience for children of all ages and it promotes laughter and happiness making it beneficial for mental as well as physical health. With young children, the interaction involved in pushing a child on a swing is a lovely experience to enjoy together and provides a positive bonding opportunity.
Of course, a childrens swing also provides plenty of exercise for little ones and encourages them to get outdoors in the fresh air. It can help promote good coordination, strengthen muscles and improve confidence, too.
Children’s garden swing seats are also easy to install for the garden. They are available in a range of sizes to suit toddlers to older children and many have additional attachments such as seesaws and rope ladders, too.
When choosing a childrens swing, obviously the size of your garden is often the decisive factor. If you have a small garden, then you may be limited to a single swing. If you have more room a double version or playset with a variety of play equipment may be more suitable. If you have children of different ages and have the room, a double swing will be a great choice, so you can adjust each one to the age and height of each child. Ensure that there is room for a safe area around the swing with no hazards such as walls, other toys and overhanging branches.
Childrens swings come in a variety of materials including wood, metal and plastic varieties. Wooden frames are usually more durable. However good quality powder coated steel will also last for many years.
The choice you make will also depend on how much use your swing will get. If it is for occasional use, such as when the grandchildren visit, it will not need to be as durable as one that is played on regularly by several energetic children.
Overall, a quality childrens garden swing is a great investment as it can be used by children from toddler age, with the appropriate seat, and is a toy that even older children love. No one ever really grows out of playing on a swing!
How should I secure my swing to keep it stable?
If your childrens garden swing is on a lawn, then some heavy-duty anchors will keep it nice and secure. Anchor sets usually contain four augers that screw into the ground and then nylon straps that you attach to the auger at one end and the play equipment at the other. Alternatively, you can use anchors that are concreted in to the ground.