Today is the official first day of spring! We're celebrating with a round-up of our favorite outdoor swings! Nothing says spring or summer like a breezy, outdoor swing for kids. Kids love swings because they're fun, but did you know swings provide benefits beyond thrills? Swinging helps kids build confidence, provides relaxation and allows for cooperative play as well. Recent research even shows that swinging can be used as a component of Sensory Integration therapy - perfect for children with autism, because it can help kids process various experiences such as touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound and the pull of gravity. If you're looking for a unique tent-minded swing, check out Swingrest or Cacoon. If you're looking for a good old-fashioned swing that will please any child, keep reading to see more than 6 awesome swing options.
The Original Bench Swing
Original Tree Swing toys has a slew of cool handmade toys featuring sturdy construction and soft rounded corners, plus recycled materials are used for shipping. One of their most popular toys though, is the simple yet beautiful, Original Bench swing. The swing is made from reclaimed wood so it blends in perfectly with nature surroundings and compliments your landscaping. You can even have a custom engraved brass plaque added to your Original Bench Swing. Perfect for kids ages three years and up.
Handmade Wood Toddler Swing
Got a swinging toddler? Then Vintage Swings has the perfect Toddler Swing for you. Also called the ‘puzzle swing’ because it uses no fasteners in its construction. Rather, it is held together by the weaving in-and-out of the rope. This swing is packed with safety, comfort, and aesthetics qualities, made with 1″ thick White Oak, a wood that’s naturally rot and insect resistant, it is designed to be sturdy and of heirloom quality. The included 12 foot rope is a chunky over-sized 5/8″ pro manilla which is unaffected by water or chemicals. The swing has a hand-rubbed non-toxic wax finish and is great for tots 1 to 3 years old. Vintage Swings also has an awesome must-see Handmade Wood Disc Swing that older kids can sit or stand on while swinging through the air.
The Original Tree Swing
The Original Tree Swing is a wonderful old-fashioned rope swing. This enchanting garden swing is made with 100% reclaimed wood allowing it to blend in with its natural surroundings and can be used by kids ages three years and up.
Kid’s Outdoor Airplane Swing
This clever and super fun twist on the typical swing is sure to please any child. Made with real wood, this swing is heirloom quality with a weather resistant finish. The rope that’s included is rated for 500 lbs to accommodate your growing child and thrill seeking adults. Best of all, this unique swing comes fully assembled with all ropes and is ready to hang for flying fun.
Tire Swings Aplenty
If it’s an old fashioned tire swing you’re hankering for then Frontier Swings has your number. With more tire swing types than you could ever possibly imagine, Frontier is the perfect one-stop recycled tire swing shop. The whole Frontier family is involved in some manner in the manufacturing process, even the kids. All swings are made from recycled tires and are built with care as well as lots of imagination. Before use, tires are cleaned, sealed and the hardware used have rounded ends so kids don’t get their clothes dirty or hung up. All swings meet ATSM standards and come completely assembled and ready to hang on a tree limb, deck, play set, or other structure.
Round-and-Round Outdoor Swing
This unique Round-and-Round Outdoor Swing is perfect for daring kiddos. Children can sit in a variety of positions on the round handwoven seat (23-1/2″ diam.). For safety, the weave is very tight so even small hands and feet won’t fall through. Holds up to 110 pounds but hanging hardware is NOT included. For ages 5 and up.