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Apryl Duncan

Top Backyard Swing Sets on a Budget

By April 7, 2014

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We are practically living outside these days. With two little boys whose energy tanks are always full, we welcome the sight of the great outdoors after being confined within our four walls all winter.

A picture of kids playing on a wooden swing set
Invite all of your children's pals over to your backyard playground.
Photo © mattshomes / Flickr
That's where a swing set becomes one of my favorite toy purchases for the kids. We still hit our favorite playgrounds but there's nothing like having your own personal playground right in your backyard.

If you've shopped around for swing sets, though, you know they can come with quite a price tag. I ran into some that cost more than $10,000.

Now I love my kids but 10-grand seems a bit too extravagant for some wood in my backyard. When you break your family budget down to fit in a swing set, you can actually find some affordable solutions that rival those fancier, pricier wooden swing sets.

Once you start looking art the more budget-friendly swing sets, it's easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices. I've broken down the best wooden swing sets under $1,000 to help you narrow the selection. And if $1,000 is too high, there are some great selections on the list that are well under $500.

Each swing set features a picture, how many kids can play on the set at one time, the activities that are built-in to the swing set and the all-important warranty information.

Swing into some outdoor fun with your own swing set. Just be sure you have plenty of hands to help you put it together. It's not an easy project!

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