The advice of pediatricians everywhere these days is to make are kids of all ages get outside to play as much as possible, especially in the face of rising childhood obesity figures. But of course the average kid is going to want more to occupy them than just standing in the backyard. That is where that old staple of backyards everywhere for decades – metal swing sets – come in.
Considerations when Choosing a Metal Swing Set – Modern metal swing sets for kids have come a long way in the last few decades. Now instead of just a mere swing metal swing sets boast all kinds of extras and additional “play items” so much so that choosing the right one for your kids can be quite a daunting prospect.
One thing to consider is the age of your children; you want a swing set that works for them now and that allows for some growth as well. Very young children will need swings that are lower to the ground and feature extra safety restraints while older kids may need more than just a simple swing to keep them amused and will appreciate the kind of metal swing sets that come with other activities attached as well.
Where you will place your metal; swing set is an important consideration as well. Not only will you need the room to accommodate the swing set itself but also the ten to fifteen feet either side that the swings will swing out – for safety’s sake there have to be no trees or other obstacles in the way and the ground beneath has to have some give to minimize injury should a child fall. You should also look for metal swing sets that do not have too many sharp edges to minimize injury as well.
Great Metal Swing Sets – Some Great Examples
As previously mentioned when it comes to metal swing sets there are a lot of options out there. Here are just a few examples of metal swing sets we love to give you a little swing shopping inspiration:
Flexible Flyer Swing N Glide III Swing Set – Flexible Flyer is certainly a familiar name which parents should find reassuring. This swing set – which is designed for children 2 to 10 years old – features 2 “comfort seat” swings, one double see saw swing and a 6′ foot slide. Its blue and ivory metal frame is powder coated and designed to resist fading or chipping – common complaints about some metal swing sets.
Kettler Trimmstation Swing Set – This is another metal swing sets example that offers more than just swings to keep kids amused and active. In addition to a traditional board swing it features both vertical and horizontal ladders, a sawing rope and a trapeze style hanging bar. The set has a bright multi color finish that is designed to be fade resistant and the set can accommodate multiple children over three years of age up to a combined weight of 300lbs.