8 of the best wooden swings set for toddlers

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by Samantha Ball |
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Getting one of the best wooden swing sets for your garden will not only provide your toddler with endless hours of outdoor fun, but it’s also a brilliant way to encourage them to get outside in the fresh air.

You probably have all the garden and outdoor toys for your toddler, but have you thought about a wooden swing set that will last your toddler years?

Our favourite wooden swing set for toddlers shortlist 2023:

Our favourite overall wooden swing set for toddlers: Plum Wooden Lookout Tower
Our favourite wooden swing set for toddlers with slide**:** Plum Toddlers Tower Climbing Frame with Slide
Our favourite long-lasting wooden swing set for toddlers: Grow Able Acorn Swing Set

If you've tried all the garden games too, it could be worth investing in a wooden swing set to help keep them entertained. Swinging can also help to develop little ones fine motor skills, such as grip strength; hand arm and finger coordination, as well as helping to increase social interaction and it can even be calming.

Wooden swings are great for gardens too, because not only are they extremely durable and able to support high weight capacities, but they also look good and aren’t prone to rusting.

Best overall wooden swing set for toddlers

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Price: £449.99 (was £749.99)

www.very.co.uk

The Plum Wooden Lookout Tower is our favourite wooden swing set, because not only does it have two swings, it also comes with lots of other features that will be keep your little one entertained in the garden for hours. It's easy to assemble too.

One review said: "My children absolutely love this swing set and tower. Having three toddlers who fight over every toy this has been magic for us. There's plenty of fun to be had by them all at the same time and they play for hours on it too. Its definitely a 2 man job to build and set yourself out plenty of time as it took us 2 evenings to do. It comes in small packages with just the slide and 7 long planks so delivery is easy and can fit inside."

Pros

  • Endless play opportunities
  • Double swing
  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • Baby swing seat to be bought separately
Dimensions:364 x 275 x 242cm
Suitable for ages:3 to 12 years
Maximum weight:50kg user weight)
  • Supplied flat pack and pre-drilled
  • Wave slide (can be used as a water slide)
  • Sandpit with ground sheet
  • Wooden arm swing with two single swings
  • Chalkboard
  • Ladder and rock climbing wall

Best long-lasting wooden swing set for toddlers

With two seats suitable for babies and older children, the Grow Able Acorn Swing Set 'grows' with your child and allows you to adjust the frame from a low to a full height. It's incredibly easy to assemble and your little one will get years of use out of it!

One review said: "My parents bought this swing as a birthday gift for our daughters 1st birthday & to say we are over the moon is an understatement. It’s perfect! It was easy to put together, very sturdy & most importantly, it’s safe. It will also grow with her which makes it great value too!"

Pros

  • Growable wooden swing set
  • Easy to assemble

Cons

  • Help needed for assembly
Dimensions:183 x 156 x 209cm
Suitable for ages:6 months to 10 years
Maximum weight:100kg
  • Adjustable frame height
  • Two seats included
  • Supplied with ground stakes for stability

Best toddler tower wooden swing set for toddlers

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Price: £263.99 (was £329.99)

www.mamasandpapas.com

This Plum Toddlers Tower Wooden Climbing Frame and Swing is designed with little ones in mind. It features a 4ft wave slide and a swing arm with baby swing seat. It's a wooden frame with vibrant red and yellow accessories, and also has curved edges so there's nothing sharp.

One review said: "Really good quality product, our children love it! Takes a while to build as there are a lot of pieces but it's definitely worth it."

Another review said: "A lovely play slide/ swing for toddlers. Perfect for our grand babies 18 & 12 months to use for a couple of years."

Pros

  • Curved edges
  • Low climbing platform
  • Secure toddler swing seat

Cons

  • Takes two people to assemble
Dimensions:244 x 162 x 123cm
Suitable for ages:12 months+
Maximum weight:50kg
  • Anchors into ground
  • Soft feel ropes
  • Wooden ladder that doubles as a picnic table

Best spider monkey wooden swing set for toddlers

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Price: £239.99 (was £299.99)

www.very.co.uk

The giant circular seat on the Plum Spider Monkey Wooden Swing Set is big enough to fit two toddlers. Your little ones can sit, kneel or lay in the strong fabric nest, which also has soft feel ropes for comfort and durability. The timber is FSC certified too and the frame also has wooden cross braces for extra stability.

One review said: "Bought this for my granddaughter to go in my garden when she visits. She absolutely loves it. Worth every penny to see the smile on her face. Delivery was quick and it was easy to set up, it's very study and with the wet weather and winter coming up on us we can easily unclip the bucket swing itself and put it away in the dry."

Pros

  • Two children can play at once
  • Reinforced frame

Cons

  • Not suitable for more than two children to use at a time
Dimensions:240 x 220 x 220cm
Suitable for ages:3 to 12 years
Maximum weight:50kg
  • Circular web swing seat
  • Soft feel ropes and moulded seat
  • Cross brace for extra stability

Best wooden swing set with slide

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Price: £299.99 (was £329.99)

www.smythstoys.com

The Wooden Play Centre features two swings with adjustable heights, a two-seater glider and a wavy slide! It will provide hours of fun for your little one and their friends as they grow. The swings and glider are made with a galavised steel frame to add strength and durability to the seats.

One review said: "Very solid and sturdy swing set. I am more than confident to let my kids play on it. It is not the easiest to put together though and you will definitely need at east two people to do the job. It looks great in a garden and the kids love it! I would definitely recommend!"

Pros

  • Adjustable swings
  • Spacious wooden play platform

Cons

  • Some mentioned the instructions could have been a bit more detailed
Dimensions:340 x 357 x 232cm
Suitable for ages:3 years+
Maximum weight:200kg
  • Spacious wooden platform
  • Two seater glider
  • Wavy slide
  • Two swings

Best weather resistant wooden swing set for toddlers

The KidKraft Appleton Wooden Swing Set with Slide is great if you're after a wooden swing set that does everything. It has a dual-swing so two children can swing at once and it even has a ladder and slide for hours of fun. The base of the slide hut also doubles up as a sandpit.

One review said: "We were afraid of the quality but surprise quality and the finish was magnificent. Easy to assemble but takes some time, all the parts are numbered and the screws or others in well identified bags. Our children are delighted we changed a swing to put a baby swing (not provided). I recommend for the pleasure and happiness of your children."

Pros

  • Dual-swing
  • Ladder and swing

Cons

  • Baby swing sold seperately
Dimensions:312.42 x 274.32 x 241.3cm
Suitable for ages:36 months to 7 years
Maximum weight:300kg
  • Detailed instructions
  • Dual-swings
  • Slide
  • Climbing ladders
  • Sandpit (sand not included)

Best wooden swing set for toddlers: All you need to know

Do wooden swing sets need to be anchored?

By anchoring the wooden swing set into the ground, you can ensure that it won't topple over if your little one swings to much, or if they fall into it.

It's always best to take extra safety measures when it comes to play equipment for your child.

How long do wooden swing sets last?

As wooden swing sets are made from durable wood, they should last throughout your little ones childhood. In order for them to last, it's important to take care of the swing set in order to maintain the wood's quality. You can do this by applying a wood sealer to protect it from the weather and insects.

Samantha Ball is a Product & Lifestyle Writer for Mother&Baby and freelanced for the website for two years before joining the team full time. She's a mum of two and loves browsing for the best products and cute outfits.

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