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Swing into action this summer with OnBuy's vast online range of swings, designed to put a smile on your little one's face! Choose from huge swing sets that are ready for adventure as well as singular swings that make a wonderful addition to any small garden play area - the choice is yours! With big brand names like The Magic Toy Shop and Little Tikes to explore, you won't be short on swinging options, that's for sure!

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Ready to reinvent your backyard to make it more child-friendly? With our fabulous selection of entertaining swings, you can encourage your little ones to step away from the TV screen and venture outdoors instead. Perfect for summer, a swing set is a fantastic addition to any garden as they can be snapped up in all kinds of sizes, materials, and designs - ideal for all kinds of gardens and kids of all ages and abilities.

What's the best material for swing sets?

From durable wooden creations to lightweight plastic swings, there's a huge range of swing sets available in a variety of materials. If you have your eye on a wooden swing set to add to your personal collection of playground equipment, then you'll benefit from plenty of advantages including a longer life span which can make it easily outlast metal swing sets that can rust over time. With treatment, you can ensure that a wooden swing set will also fend off rot to maintain the sturdy condition for as long as possible.

However, metal swing sets can be much more affordable and will typically last anywhere between 15 to 20 years - more than enough time to watch your little one grow up enjoying it. Like wood, it also requires treatment to prevent the process of oxidation and the resulting rust. Finally, while plastic swing sets are wonderfully lightweight, their more fragile construction may not stand the test of time - especially if your kids like to spend most of their time outdoors!

What should you put under your swing set?

As any parent knows, children often come back from playing with all kinds of bumps and scrapes! However, if you want to protect them as much as possible during playtime, then you'll need the right surface for them to play on. While many back gardens have an area of lawn or are fully paved, there are more specialised surfaces that can be put underneath your swing set to preserve your little one's knees and elbows! This includes loose materials like wood playground mulch, also known as engineered wood fibre (EWF), rubber playground mulch, pea gravel, and sand, alongside common solid surfaces such as artificial turf, grass, and rubber tiles. 

The best options for using underneath your swing set in terms of effectiveness are often the rubber options are they absorb impact better than the sand and pea gravel alternatives. However, they are often more expensive. Although wood mulch is more affordable and has plenty of shock-absorption, it can hide hidden dangers and it also runs the risk of splinters. If you only have a small garden and you want it to remain versatile instead of being transformed into a kid's playground, artificial turf or grass is always a popular option!

Want to maximise the fun-filled nature of your garden? Check out our fantastic range of playground equipment, including children's seesaws, swings, and state-of-the-art slides. Sure to keep them entertained all-year-round, there's plenty to love about our outdoor equipment selection!

Frequently asked questions about swings

Which swing set is better: metal or wood?

Wooden swing sets are far more durable than metal alternatives, if they are properly maintained. Wood, however, is sturdier, and has a higher resistance to rot.

At what age should I allow my child to swing by themselves?

Most children can start using regular swings from the age of 4. If your little one can reach the seat safely, they should be able to swing independently. 

How long will my wooden garden swing last?

A wooden garden swing, if properly maintained, can last for up to 20 years. 

Is it cheaper to build a swing set?

If you want to pull a DIY trick and make a swing set yourself, you certainly can... and it's probably going to be cheaper. Just make sure that you've got all the correct safety measurements in place.

How far apart should swings be?

Swings should always be at least 2 feet apart from each other. This is to prevent any entanglement and to ensure the swings never collide.

How can I ensure my swing set is secured safely?

You’ll be able to secure your swing set so that it’s safe and stable whether you place it on concrete, grass or turf. For grass, you should twist ground anchors into the ground at a 45-degree angle to the set’s feet, and then secure them with chains. For turf this would be the same process, just with longer ground anchors. To anchor a swing set on concrete, you should use flat floor anchors and concrete lag screws with lag shields.

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