If you don’t have a very large backyard you can still allow your kids to have the fun of their very own swing set but you may just need to shop smarter and buy the smallest swing set that is available.
When you thing of some outdoor play sets and swing sets you may think of these huge monstrosities that take up tons of space, but you may be surprised that there are space saver swing sets that are just as fun for kids.
I’ve researched most of the swing sets that are available right now and have put a list together of the smallest swing sets to help you find one for your children and not have to waste time wondering if it will fit in your yard.
The Smallest Swing Set for Smaller Backyards
Swing-N-Slide Orbiter Swing Set
This swing set only measures 113″L x 96″ W which is one of the smallest swing sets that comes with something other than just a simple swing seat.
The set comes with two swing seats as well as a ring/trapeze bar. The bar can be switched out for something else that you buy separately if you wish as well.
With some space saver swing sets you find that the materials are really cheap, but that is not the case with this one.
It has Woodguard posts (wood poles protected by the Woodguard) that are much more secure and heavier than the cheaper metal swing sets.
It does come with ground anchors and everything you need to put it together so nothing extra is needed.
This swing set would be great for a small backyard and it can even hold up to 3 kids at a time. It would work well for younger kids and even older kids as each swing is designed to hold up to 115 pounds.
The only drawback with this swing set is that since it is one of the smallest swing sets, it doesn’t come with a slide, which is a feature many parents and kids look for in a play set. If you can afford to buy a slightly larger swing set and you want the slide with it, check out the option below.
Small Swing Set with a Slide
If having a slide on the swing set is important to you, then you may want to go with the this swing set below.
Flexible Flyer Triple Fun II Swing Set
This set is slightly larger than the one above, but still significantly smaller than most other swing sets.
It measures 142″L x 130″W. The height is only 73″ high.
This is a great option for a compact swing set if you want something that has a slide and a little extra as well.
It comes with not only the 6 feet wave slide but also comes with a teeter totter on the opposite side. In the middle there are two traditional swing seats as well as one shoe loop swing.
Flexible Flyer is known for their quality swing sets and although this is a smaller swing set it is still a high quality play set that is lots of fun for kids ages 2-10 years old.
The 6 leg design of the set gives it more stability and the vinyl covered chains keep the safety of your child in mind.
Smallest Wooden Swing Set
If your child has come across those huge wooden play sets that have just about anything they could want, but you just don’t have the room (or money) for one that large, check out the smallest wooden swing set.
Backyard Discovery Peninsula Wood Swing Set
Some parents prefer not only the appearance of a wood swing set but also the durability and strength that goes along with it.
This is the one of the smallest wood swing sets available right now that has more than just swings to it.
This set measures 130″L x 157″W and is 114″ high. Most of the other wood swing sets that I researched were all over 150 inches long and most of the really popular wood swing sets were over 200 inches.
Included in this swing set is a 8′ slide along with 2 swing seats and a trapeze bar. There is even a rock climbing wall up to the top section.
But probably the best part of this set is the play tower that features a covered canopy deck up top as well as a small bench and clubhouse area underneath as well.
The item comes with everything you see here but there are other accessories that you can add on from Backyard Discovery as well.
Just Swings Only Set
If you have a really small backyard and you are looking for a really compact swing set that only has swings attached, then there is a good option for you that is even smaller than the sets above.
Swing-N-Slide Equinox Swing Set
This is of course the smallest swing set you can buy, but it does just come with the two swing seats.
The thing to keep in mind though, is that the seats can be switched out for something different that is compatible with the Swing-N-Slide swing sets. For example you could make one of the swings a trapeze bar or even a toddler swing set for a smaller child.
The set measures 95″L x and is only 14.5″W.
If you have an odd shaped yard that is small you could always buy this inexpensive set and then add other items separately where you have space. So, you could buy a small one person trampoline or a small compact slide to go with the set and then be able to arrange the items as you wish to fit in your yard.
There is a slightly larger version of this item also available that features 3 swing positions as well.
Any of the small swing sets above would be great for most children ages 2 to approximately 10 years old.
Just be sure that you measure the open space that you have to see which set may be able to fit in the amount of space that you have.
The nice thing about these swing sets is that not only will they fit in smaller backyards but they cost a lot less than most other sets as well. If you aren’t sure that these sets are for you check out my other recommendations such as the best swing sets for older kids and swing sets with a trampoline.
If you have a small yard, you can still offer your child tons of fun right in their backyard with the smallest swing set for your yard.