Best Wooden Playsets
Playsets are a dream for kids and parents. Why, you ask? Well, for a number of reasons. First, they’re a great way to get outside and have the kids expend some of that boundless energy. Second, for parents they’re a great way to enjoy the summer months without having to leave the house and pack up the brood. It’s like having a park in the yard.
With that said, there are thousands of options out there at a number of prices so how does one go about picking the right model? Well, that’s what we’re here to help with today. A lot of it depends on what you want for your kids, their age, your budget, and what size yard you have. All of these factors need to be taken into account before putting now a few hundred, or in some cases a few thousand, dollars. We thought it best to narrow things down to three different options, each one a different size and a different price. We thought it to be important to offer a luxury model as well as something for the more budget conscious.
The most important aspect you’re going to want to pay attention to here is size. You don’t want to get your new playset home and out of the box only to realize that it’s going to take up 80% of your yard. While this may be something the kids enjoy, everyone wants a little open space to garden or at least enjoy laying out on. All of these sets come with the dimensions attached so be sure to have a good long look at your yard, or measure things out if you’re so inclined. With all of that said, let’s take a look at our three favourite wooden playsets and how they can grant you the relaxed and carefree summer you’ve always craved.
The first model we wanted to talk about is the most expansive, and subsequently expensive. This is the best model of the three if you have a bunch of space to work with a healthy budget for this sort of item. This model comes with all the bells and whistles your kids are sure to love, including a rock climbing wall, swing set, slide, monkey bars, and a playhouse with attached crow’s-nest, amongst other fun activities. What we appreciate about this model is the fact that your kids will be able to kill hours on end with all the different activities and will hopefully be able to tire themselves out having fun.
It’s certainly lovely to look at too, being built entirely of cedar. The issue with this playset is that it is extremely heavy and is quite the large in size. You’re really going to want to have a good idea of how much space you will need to house it.
The other issue that will come up is that this playset is recommended for those at or around the age of 10 (definitely not toddlers). It’s bigger and quite a bit taller than most, which is something that’s important to take note of. It’s best suited for slightly older kids unless you plan on keeping an extremely watchful eye on your kids at all times, which kind of defeats the purpose of a play set.
If you do have the dough and space, though, this is absolutely the finest play set we have come across. It’ll be a real blast for the kids and allow the parents to be able to relax with an adult beverage or two while the kids while away the day playing and having fun.
The second wooden playset we wanted to take a look at is this slightly smaller and less expensive model, also from Backyard Discovery. As you’ll note from following this site, we quite like the products done by Backyard Discovery and have reviewed them positively when talking about wooden swingsets as well as other playsets. This set is no different as it’s going to offer all the things your kids want, and allow the parents to be able to take it easy while they play their hearts away.
This set comes in at about half the price of the previous one, which we feel is fantastic value for a set of the quality. While it doesn’t have all the same pieces to play on, it still contains many of the main vehicles for fun, including a swingset, slide, monkey bars, and a clubhouse at the top of the slide. This one is also quite a bit smaller than the previous set, so those with less backyard space to use up will find that this is a much more reasonable playset to purchase.
If you’re looking for something that’s a bit elevated from the basic playset but don’t want to break the bank buying the luxury model, then this is the one for you. it will keep the kids busy for hours on end while also not being a small city in your backyard. The quality of it is excellent as well, being made completely of cedar.
The last play set we chose to look at is certainly not the sexiest model of the three; a touch more Spartan in design than the previous two. That isn’t to suggest that it’s not going to be a ball for your kids, however. While it may not reach the highs of the other two sets, it provides all the basics for kids to spend their time on at a very reasonable price. Coming in at a little more than half the cost of the second model we reviewed, it’s a fun playset that should work for almost any budget. Moreover, the backyard space required to house this wooden playset isn’t nearly as onerous as the other two.
This playset boasts a slide, swingset, sandbox, clubhouse, and a small chalkboard for the kids to leave their mark. Being made, again, completely of cedar this playset will stand up to the elements and won’t look too bad sitting in your yard. The last element of this playset that we appreciated is that it comes along with a ten-year warranty. This is a nice touch from the manufacturer and will cover any shortcomings the playset may have.
If you’re on a limited budget and don’t have a football field for a backyard, then this is a great set to purchase. It will work great for the kids and still have enough fun things for them to do, opening up a few hours to enjoy the summer sun.