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Best Children's Slides and Swings

Updated on September 6, 2014

All The Fun Of Children's Slides and Swings

We always had these Children's Slides and Swings somewhere nearby when I was a child and I can remember hours of fun on them. They are also a great way for children to get some exercise and to have a lot of outdoor fun.

There are so many things to love about a slide. If you remember those days as a young child in grade school, it seemed as if the slide always had the longest line of all the playground equipment.

It was like a mini roller coaster for one. When it came your turn to slide down, it was almost a bittersweet experience because before you know it, you're already at the bottom. Children's slides are safe, fun and encourage adventure in children.

These children's slides come in a covered (tube style) and uncovered (traditional slide style). The featured models do not come with the platform or ladder so you can install them on your existing playground equipment or build a platform ladder for them.

All The Fun and Benefits of Children's Slides

If you’ve never been down a slide before, than you’re probably missing out on one of the most exhilarating experiences ever. Almost every child has gone down a slide at least once in their life. It may have been at a school playground, a local park, or a swing set in their own backyard. No childhood is complete without a sliding experience.

Slides are everywhere and aren’t just limited to playgrounds. You see them at carnivals, amusement parks, water parks and even at family friendly restaurants.

Children’s Slides can provide hours of fun and entertaining activity. Great for every age, there are slides that can accommodate children as young as 18 to 24 months old. Toddler slides are typically for indoors, but can also be used for outdoors like in your backyard. They’re made of highly durable plastic and are only about 2 to 3 feet long.

But in those few short feet, your child can have the time of his life going up and down, over and over again. Longer and bigger slides are great for older kids.

Pavlov'z Toyz Indoor/Outdoor Swing and Slide Playground, Multi Color - One of The Most Popular Children's Slides and Swings

This is a fun and safe swing and slide combo that your kids can enjoy inside the home or outdoors in the yard.

It features an animal themed playset with a secured monkey swing complete with double belt buckle and crotch strap along with a front guard. It also has an elephant slide with a two stepladder.

When assembled, the multicolored playset measures 48 ¾ inches long, 49 inches deep and 42 inches high. Its maximum weight capacity is 59 pounds.

Our Favorite Children's Slides and Swings

Kids love playgrounds and it’s because of all the fun things you can play with. Slides and swings are one of the most popular features of any playground or play set.

You can never swing high enough or go down the slide enough times and when it comes to made up adventures and pretend play, these elements can turn into numerous creative settings, obstacles or transportation vehicles.

Below are a few different types of children’s slides and swings you might want to bring home to your little ones.

HABA Aircraft Swing – Indoor Mounted Baby Swing with Adjustable Straps, Seatbelt & Propeller for Ages 10 Months and Up
HABA Aircraft Swing – Indoor Mounted Baby Swing with Adjustable Straps, Seatbelt & Propeller for Ages 10 Months and Up

Swing sky high with this aircraft swing. It’s perfect for any aspiring little pilot and features bright colorful primary colors. The swing features adjustable straps so you can accommodate small and big flyers while keep them safe and comfortably secured in the plane swing. It has a weight capacity of 66 pounds and an exterior covering of washable polyester.

Step2  Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide
Step2 Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide

It’s slide time with the Step2 Naturally Playful big folding slide. This slide conveniently folds for easy storage when not in use so you can save space in your home. It features high side rails, a durable double wall resin construction and a four step ladder with sure grip handles at the top to assist your sliders. This slide has a weight capacity of 50 pounds and is suitable for children between the ages 2 to 5 years old.

Kettler Deluxe Single Swing
Kettler Deluxe Single Swing

Become the ultimate expert swinger with the Kettler Deluxe Single Swing. If swinging is your thing then this is the set for you. It features a comfortable, high impact, blow molded board seat, high tensile steel and polyethylene resin construction, sturdy board swing, and stable ground anchors.

The swing set measures 85 inches high by 78 ½ wide inches and 68 inches in length. It has a weight capacity of up to 150 pounds and is recommended for ages 3 years and up.

6 Ft Wavy Slide
6 Ft Wavy Slide

There’s nothing like a 6 foot slide to add so fun and excitement to any ordinary day. This slide is safe and durable for kids between the ages 4 and 10 years old and can support up to 75 pounds at a time. It features a classically wavy designed frame, a slide chute made from fade resistant, injection molded plastic, durable powder coated steel steps, wide hand rails, and a stabilizer bar across the top. The entire frame of the slide measures 74 inches wide, 43 ½ inches high and 40 inches in depth.

Little Tikes Endless Adventures Swing Set
Little Tikes Endless Adventures Swing Set

There’s nothing like combining your two favorite playground elements in a single playset. The Endless Adventure swing set features a lookout tower, two cozy swings, a climbing wall, a fun steering wheel, and a slide. It’s perfect for kids ages 3 to 10 years old and is made with durable, sturdy and safety tested materials.


The Different Types of Children's Slides

Children’s Slides come in many different designs. Some slides are open and are angled straight down. These are the traditional kinds that resemble a long rectangular shape.

Other slides are either semicircular or tubular and can either curve or wind down in a slight spiral motion. The semicircular and tubular slides are the safer and newer models. Semicircular slides have higher walls on the sides compared to the traditional slides, making for a safer slide. The tubular designs are enclosed all around, which makes it impossible for a child to fall out of one before hitting the ground.

Children’s slides are sold separately or can come with a swing set. They’re usually made from materials such as metal or strong plastic. Slides are so fun that people are even incorporating them inside their homes and in their children’s bedrooms.

There are also pool side slides and tree house slides. There are so many possibilities as to where you can place a slide. It’s a fun activity that children can enjoy indoor or outdoor, all year long. No matter where or when, if you’re child sees a slide they’ll definitely have an urge to go down it; even if it’s just a picture in a catalog.

The next time you want to surprise your children with a special gift, think about purchasing a children’s slide. It’s an activity that everyone can enjoy. Children’s slides will encourage your children to become more physically active while at the same time, providing them with hours of fun and safe adventures.

Long Lasting Cedar Swing Sets

The great thing about cedar swing sets is that they’re made from high quality wood that’s long lasting and very durable, and they’re safer for children as well.

Unlike plastics and metals, swing sets made from cedar wood don’t get dangerously hot during sunny days. Because the wood doesn’t absorb the heat, it’s safe to the touch and children can play on it without burning themselves.

Below are some examples of attractive and awesome cedar swing sets.

Classic Cedar Swing Set
Classic Cedar Swing Set

This swing set is made from high quality 100% natural cedar wood and has a very durable and strong construction. It features the Easy 1-2-3 bracket system, 2 sling swings with Plasticol coated chain and one gym ring and trapeze bar combination. The entire set comes with all the needed hardware and easy to follow instructions. The swing set measurements are 12 feet by 8 feet by 7 feet and 8 inches and is designed to support adult weight.

Highlander Deluxe Cedar Play Set with Slide
Highlander Deluxe Cedar Play Set with Slide

This amazing Highlander Deluxe cedar play set features a fort like design with several fun features. It includes a deluxe four person picnic table, heavy duty swings, a 10 feet long wavy slide, a rock climbing wall, multilevel play areas, two heavy duty belt swings, a deluxe ship wheel glider, and kid friendly viewing walls in the tower.

It’s made from Zinc-coated rust resistant hardware and decay resistant, rot resistant, and insect resistant cedar wood. It can support up to nine children at one time.

Woodlands Gym Swing Set
Woodlands Gym Swing Set

This awesome swing set has everything you need for an afternoon of fun and adventure. It features two heavy duty swings, a 2 person glider, a built in wave slide, a sandbox, a ladder, a wide rock wall and a shaded multilevel play fort with several integrated safety handles. It’s made from long lasting and durable cedar wood construction and hardware. Children as young as 5 years old can enjoy the Woodlands Gym Set.


Have You Considered Metal Swing Sets For Kids?

There’s nothing like having your very own swing set in the backyard. It’s a great place to spend the afternoon playing, pretending and exploring the vast possibilities of your imagination.

It also helps to encourage exercise and physical activity, something that many of today’s kids lack in their daily routines.

It’s good to get out and get some fresh air from time to time, especially when you get to do so while playing on a metal swing set for kids like the ones below.

Lifetime 90200 Heavy Duty A-Frame Metal Swing Set, Primary Colors
Lifetime 90200 Heavy Duty A-Frame Metal Swing Set, Primary Colors

The Lifetime swing set is constructed from heavy duty steel poles that are strong and safe for children to play on. The steel pole construction is also weather and rust resistant and is reinforced with a powder coated finish for a smooth and durable design.

The swing set includes two heavy duty molded swings and one rubberized steel trapeze and ring combo. Rubberized grips on both the swings and trapeze prevent pinching and make it safer for children to grasp.

Lifetime 90143 Monkey Bar Adventure Swing Set with 9 Feet Wavy Slide, Earthtone
Lifetime 90143 Monkey Bar Adventure Swing Set with 9 Feet Wavy Slide, Earthtone

For a swing set that has something for everyone and can accommodate you and your friends, this Lifetime swing set is the one for you. It measures 13.8 feet wide, 18.6 feet deep and 7.75 feet high.

It features three belt swings, one trapeze bar with gym rings, a 9 foot wavy slide, monkey bars and a fire pole. The swing set is made from heavy duty, weather resistant powder-coated galvanized steel and high density polyethylene plastic.

Kettler Deluxe 4 Child Multiplay Swingset
Kettler Deluxe 4 Child Multiplay Swingset

This Kettler deluxe swing set is built for up to four swings and it’s all you need for an afternoon of outdoor fun. It features touch ground anchors, a high carbon steel frame, polyester powder-coated finish and an open station that can fit a 2 child gondola, a surfboard, or a glider which you would purchase separately.

The swing set includes two board swings and measures 126 inches wide, 85 inches high and 78.5 inches deep.

Kettler Home Playground Equipment: Trimmstation Swing Set (Board Swing, Monkey Bars, Rope Climb), Youth Ages 3 to 8
Kettler Home Playground Equipment: Trimmstation Swing Set (Board Swing, Monkey Bars, Rope Climb), Youth Ages 3 to 8

The Trimmstation swing set was made for the future gymnast, stunt man, or monkey-at-heart kid. It has so many awesome elements that lets you hang, swing, climb and so much more.

Included in this set is a vertical ladder, monkey bars, a board swing, a pull up bar, and a climbing rope. The colorful swing set is perfect for children between the ages of 3 and 8 and it can support up to 300 pounds at any given time. When fully assembled the swing set measures 140 inches long, 136 inches wide and 78 inches high.

Flexible Flyer Swing N Glide III Swing Set with Plays
Flexible Flyer Swing N Glide III Swing Set with Plays

This swing set is perfect for smaller yards or limited spaces. The four legged tubular steel gym set features a 6 foot wave slide, two board swings, and an air glider swing which seats two.

The construction is made up of HDPE plastic parts with UV protection and a no fade feature which keeps the paint bright and new looking. This set was designed for children from 2 to 10 years old and can accommodate 5 kids at a time or up to 525 pounds.


Buying Safely

Ladders and platforms are available in kits (some assembly required). We found the most common children's slides platforms and ladders are put together at home with lumber from the local building supply store. Make sure you buy wood with 'safe treated' (non-toxic for children).

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Which Of The Children's Slides and Swings Are You Buying?

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    • Grasmere Sue profile image

      Sue Dixon 

      5 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      These slides are great. I love the old fashioned outdoor toys.

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      5 years ago

      We need new swings for our B&B this year so I came across your article just in time! Going to check out a couple of swings here. Thanks.

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      Miha Gasper 

      6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Wow, too pity I am not a child anymore! These children slides look like a lot of fun:-)


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