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What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Wooden Swing Set

Buying a Swing Set

What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Wooden Swing Set

 So your kids are getting older and you want them to have the opportunities of an idyllic childhood (not to mention give them incentive to play outdoors instead of in front of all those screens). The thing is, buying a swing set for your yard isn’t quite like the purchase of any other toy. You’re investing in a structure that will provide hours of fun for your children, and quite possibly your grandchildren. But it’s a big purchase, and not only because of the expense, so you have several factors to consider as you move ahead. SAFETY Because of...

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What Playset Would You Recommend for a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old?

Buying a Swing Set Q&A

What Playset Would You Recommend for a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old?

This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, James Reed, father of 2, would like to know which playset suits a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old. Question: What playset would you recommend for a 2-year-old and a 10-year-old? -...

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Do's & Don'ts for Ultimate Playset Safety

Safety & Set Up Swing Set Safety

Do's & Don'ts for Ultimate Playset Safety

You simply can’t compare a childhood lived with a swing set with one spent without. The constant outlets for gross motor skill building are surpassed only by the opportunities for mental and creative exercises. Yes, having a swing set is one of the greatest gifts parents can give to their child. To maximize these exciting opportunities, parents need to understand proper playground equipment safety. You can read an in-depth discussion about buying and keeping your backyard playsets safer here, but below are some of the fundamental safety tips that you need to know before you let your kids out to...

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Swing Set Accessories That Make Playtime Fun!

Swing Set Materials

Swing Set Accessories That Make Playtime Fun!

What’s more fun – watching a movie on the couch or going to the theater, buying a box of gummy bears, munching on buttery popcorn, and wearing funny 3-D glasses? Obviously, the more involved an experience, the more fun and memorable it will be for everyone. That’s why swing set accessories matter. Of course kids will have fun swinging on any old swing, but if you can give them a richer, more elaborate experience, why not do it? Here are some exciting swing set accessories that you can incorporate into your backyard playset to make the whole play experience even...

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How Much Will Setting Up a Wooden Swing Set Cost Me?

Buying a Swing Set Q&A

How Much Will Setting Up a Wooden Swing Set Cost Me?

This Q&A is the latest in a blog series featuring questions submitted by some of the parents (and even grandparents) who reach out to us on a daily basis. We've started documenting our answers and the subsequent conversations for the sake of you and other parents out there who might be asking the same questions about choosing, buying, setting up, maintaining, and enjoying a wooden swing set for their family.For today's Q&A, Cameron Thompson, father of 3, would like an estimate of the total cost of setting up a wooden swing set. Question: How much will setting up a wooden swing...

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