Swing Sets for Small Yards

Swing sets for small yards

Not everyone has the space for a giant backyard swingset structure. Some of us live in the inner city and, while there may be a yard, it’s not nearly big enough to house any size of swingset. If you have a massive yard than it’s not much of a thought if the swingset will fit. For those with smaller yards, it takes a little more thought and foresight when purchasing something like this for your kids. Well today we thought we would try and help the person looking for help in this regard; to find something that will make their kids happy while being able to fit into a smaller yard.

Each of these sets is a little different and comes in at a different price point. Two of them are of the newer variety where they’re built up a little higher while still offering a lot of the amenities of a larger set. The last one is a more traditional set that’s spread out wider but doesn’t have too large a footprint. We made sure to offer each set at a different price point ranging from quite high, for those who want something a little more luxurious, to something a little more Spartan but still more than satisfactory.

There should be something here for everyone. If you don’t come across anything that you think will work for your particular budget or yard, we have reviewed a number of other swingsets and playsets that should be to your liking. With that in mind, let’s dive in to what we consider to be the best swing sets for small yards on the market.

Backyard Swingin' Fun Metal Swing Set

The first set we chose to look at was this one from Backyard Swingin’ Fun. What we initially liked about this model is that it’s the right size for most small yards. It’s reasonably wide but it isn’t so deep that it won’t be able to fit into almost all smaller yards. The second thing we quite liked about this swingset is that it’s very reasonably priced. For those who are on a tighter budget and have a small yard, this is an excellent option for you. While quite inexpensive that doesn’t mean that it won’t be a ton of fun for your kids either.

This set has multiple swings, including a shoe loop swing, a large glider, a see saw, and a slide. On top of that, this is a vinyl covered set that has height adjustable chains to grow with your kids. The vinyl coverings are a nice addition as they protect kids from pinching their fingers in the chains that are attached to the structure, and the height adjust-ability pretty much speaks for itself. For those looking for something small, affordable, and having the ability to grow with your kids this is definitely the set you want to take a look at. It checks a lot of boxes, and while it may not be the fanciest set out there, it’s more than capable of getting the job done.

Backyard Swingin' Fun Metal Swing Set

Backyard Discovery Providence All Cedar Wood Playset

The second set we chose to look at was this one from the venerable Backyard Discovery. We’ve reviewed quite a few sets from this company and none of them have failed to disappoint us in any way. The sets may end up costing a little more than some of the other basic sets on the market, but their quality and construction always seem to set them apart in our eyes. This set, like all of the others they produce, has quite a few of the things your kids will be looking for a and a few tasty extras. In terms of space, the primary piece isn’t that large, but it’s probably on the larger side of smaller swing sets. It’s something to take stock of before purchasing.

Backyard Discovery Providence All Cedar Wood Playset

This particular set comes with a few swings, a trapeze swing, a sandbox, a large slide, a rock climbing wall, and a ladder. There’s a lot of things to do here so the kids will be able to play for hours while you can simply stand by and watch them enjoy themselves. This set is also completely made of cedar which makes it a little less of an eyesore than a lot of other options. We realize that aesthetics aren’t probably the primary concern here, but it never hurts to have something that’s not a total mess in the yard.

If you have a few extra dollars to spend but still have limited space, this is a fine set coming in. It boasts enough to keep the kids entertained while not taking up too much space and not being an aesthetic disaster.

Gorilla Playsets Chateau Treehouse Tower Swing Set

The last set we chose to take a look at is this fine number from Gorilla Playsets. In terms of its rank among the three sets, this one is definitely the biggest and baddest. This set certainly isn’t for those looking to find something on a budget. While this may seem like quite a bit of money for a playset, which it is, this one has pretty much everything you could ask for in what is actually quite an economically sized package.

Aesthetically speaking, this is made completely of cedar with a Timber Shield finish to save it from any and all of the elements, made completely with wood harvested from sustainable forests. Secondly, this set comes with a slide, a rock climbing wall, a small clubhouse area, rope ladder, picnic table, and many others.

Gorilla Playsets Chateau Treehouse Tower Swing Set

It’s a fantastic set for kids as they’ll be able to kill days on end playing on such an elaborate set up. It has a small footprint and is quite aesthetically pleasing as well, which means that this set will work for all members of the family. Again, the price tag may cause a few double-takes, but you get quite a bit for the dollar with the guarantee that this set isn’t going to break down any time soon. It may not be in everyone’s budget, but if you can afford it this is certainly the set to go for.


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