Are you considering an outdoor swing set for your back yard? If so, you’ll be glad to know that Sam’s Club is your expert swing set destination. You’ll find a huge selection of kids’ playsets and swings in a variety of sizes, styles and materials. There are plenty of outdoor swing sets with special features and activities that the kids will love. Imagine your children running around and playing outside after school and on the weekends instead of sitting indoors and asking if they can play video games or watch something on TV.
Swing Sets 101
Not sure where to start? We’ll help you with tips for choosing a swing set for your backyard. There are a few things to consider when you’re choosing the perfect swing set. Swing sets for kids come in many configurations. Some just have swings and others have additional features. Are there any particular activities that you and your kids are looking for? In addition to regular swings, some playsets for kids offer special features like slides, ladders and monkey bars. There are even outdoor playsets with forts, which are perfect when the kids need some shade from the sun or when they want to pretend they have their own tree house or club house! The playset experts at Sam’s Club® are happy to provide you with additional tips and advice about features for kids and toddlers.
Are you familiar with the most popular materials for swing sets? Sam’s Club offers cedar swing sets (wooden swing sets) as well as metal swing sets and plastic swing sets. Real wood swing sets are a lovely addition to any yard. Metal swing sets are weather-resistant, and are made to last. Plastic swing sets are a good option for very small children.
The Top Things You Should Know About a Swing Set Before Buying Space
First, consider the space you have for the swing set in your yard. One consideration is being able to see the playset from inside. This is one additional precaution to take if you’re not able to be outside with the kids while they’re playing 100% of the time. Measure the area, and be sure to consider that you’ll want quite a bit of space in front and behind the swings. If you’re looking at playsets with slides, you’ll also want a “safe zone” around the slide area to allow for kids to safely get off the slide after their turn and move aside for the next child.
There are several types of swings available at Sam’s Club. You’re probably most familiar with sling swings or belt swings. These are the types of swings you most often see at public parks. Sling swings and belt swings look like the letter “U” when they’re hanging. They’re simple and sturdy, and can safely hold children as well as many adults. Bucket swings are for smaller kids. They offer some back support and safety features for children as young as six months. Tire swings are another popular swing type. Large tire swings are typically suspended by sturdy chains and can accommodate multiple children. Always check the intended age range before you purchase a swing set.
You might be wondering: What is the average height of a swing set? If you’re looking at toddler swing sets, you can find some that are around 75 inches, or just over 6 feet high. The outdoor swing sets for school-age children are typically between 11 and 12 feet high. Keep in mind that the height of the swings will also affect how much space is needed around the swing set. The higher the height, the more room is needed for swinging in front and in back.
Check the assembly information before you make a purchase. While smaller, toddler-sized sets can be set up in a few hours, some larger sets require two people and a longer time commitment. For an intricate swing set, you’ll want to set aside a few days and be sure you have someone else to help you. Also, check the assembly instructions to make sure you have the proper tools. It does take a bit of time and effort to build the perfect backyard playground for kids, but it’s worth it because they will be able to enjoy it for years to come and you’ll love watching them play.
Did you know that some of the swing sets and playsets from Sam’s Club come with free shipping? Check out the selection here. And remember, all products from Sam’s Club are available at members-only prices, so no matter what you choose, you’re always getting an excellent value.
Want some help getting your new swing set installed? Sam’s Club offers expert installation services. There is sometimes a fee for this service, but there is also a selection of swing sets that come with free installation. When you’re shopping, look for the words “with free installation” in the title of the product.
Every swing set should come with instructions for regular upkeep, but there are also some important tips from the swing set experts at Sam’s Club. Set a reminder to do a safety check your swing set once a month. Check the bolts and make sure they’re tight. Inspect the swing set for cracks, rust and other signs of wear. Remember, all swing sets should be cleaned regularly. Use a damp cloth to clean off the dirt. When the weather is snowy or rainy, it’s best to cover your swing set with a canopy.
Want to add even more fun to your yard? Kids absolutely love jumping on trampolines! Plus, jumping on trampolines is great exercise for kids (and adults) of all ages. And, let your children pretend the day away in one the playhouses at Sam's Club. You can choose a quaint cottage, a Victorian mansion, or something in between. Or, turn your yard into the most popular place in the entire neighborhood when you add a bounce house! They’re not only great for parties. They’re fun every day of the week! Sam’s Club has a great selection of bounce houses, from small ones for younger kids to larger bounce castles with slides and ball pits. Come join the fun and create the perfect backyard playground for kids! The experts at Sam’s Club will help.