A good quality wooden swing can be very expensive and some even run into the several thousands of dollars. That being said you can still find a good wooden swing set under $500 if you know where to shop and what to look for.
Having your own swing set in your backyard is an excellent way to get your child out of the house and playing for hours. Swings sets can be used for all types of imaginary games and ideas as well as your basic swinging and sliding.
Here are some of the best choices for wooden swings sets under $500. (**Prices are subject to change at any time, please check price before purchasing**)
Cedar Summit Premium Swing Set
It is made of 100% cedar wood and comes ready to assemble with all the pieces and parts included.
This is a pretty neat play set in that it has two swings but also includes a slide, a rock climbing wall, covered little clubhouse at the top with a chalk wall as well as a sandbox area under the platform. (The sand is not included with the swing set purchase).
The wood beams where the swings are measure 6 feet tall. The total size of the structure is 10.5 feet long and the height including the canopy is 7.5 feet tall. The slide is 5.5 feet long.
This is a smaller wood swing set and would be great for younger kids but it does provide enough features to really enjoy the structure and definitely get your monies worth out of it. You are not going to find a much larger wooden swing set system for this price.
Swing-N-Slide Orbiter Wooden Swing Set
This is a very basic, classic-style swing set but is a really nice option for a wood swing set that is high quality but won’t cost you thousands of dollars.
Right now, this swing set sells at approximately $300.
It comes with 2 swing seats and a ring/trapeze bar combo. Each swing as well as the trapeze bar will comfortable accommodate a child up to 115 pounds.
The guard posts are wooden but they also have a wood guard that surrounds each post so that this swing set is maintenance free and a lot more durable than most other metal and wooden swing sets. The wood guard also means no splinters or sanding of the wood as well.
When assembled this swing set measures 113″ long and is 96″ wide. The total height is 84″.
Classic Ladder Top Wooden Swing Set
This wooden swing set is on sale for approximately $500 right now and it’s really a great choice if you have a few extra dollars to spend.
It is made from a preserved premium pine wood and has both metal and plastic play components to it.
It features 2 swing seats as well as a trapeze bar that also has rings attached. What makes this swing set a little different is that their are two ladders on each side of the set and ladder bars up top that can be used as monkey bars as well.
Just like the other cheaper wooden swing sets featured above this is a smaller set that measures 10.5 feet long and is 7 feet wide.
Swing Sets Under $600
Backyard Discovery Tucson Cedar Wooden Swing Set
If you are willing to go slightly over your $500 budget for your swing set, I definitely recommend you check out this wooden play set. Right now you can buy this swing set set for slightly below $600.
This set is made from a quality cedar wood and has a lot more features than some of the other smaller wood swing sets. This one includes 2 swings, a ring/trapeze bar, a slide, a small loft play deck with covered canopies, a climbing wall, and a small picnic bench that even mom can use when watching the kids play.
This structure has the same style set up that you see in those larger thousand dollar swing sets but in a slightly smaller version. You still get the clubhouse up top and the swings as well as the slide so your child will have plenty of things to keep them busy.
The swing set measures approximately 18 feet long and is 7.5 feet wide. The total height of the set is 9.5 feet tall.
You definitely don’t have to spend the extra money on this wooden swing set but I’m just choosing to include this one because it does show you what type of set you can get if do go up a little more in price.
Keep In Mind…
When you buy your wooden swing set for your backyard do remember that the wood needs to be protected from the elements outdoors. If the wood is not sealed or has a wood guard it will rot rather fast and then you will have wasted your money on a swing set.
Most manufacturer’s will have sealed their wood before packing it up to you but there are some that come unsealed and you need to seal the wood yourself. Definitely takes this into consideration when buying your swing set as it will be extra money and time on your part.
If you have a small backyard or you just simply don’t an extra thousand dollars for a huge wooden swing set, you can still get a good quality wooden swing set for under $500. It may be smaller or not have as many features as the larger ones but you can bet your child can still stay busy playing on it for quite some time.
If you are on a an even tighter budget check out my recommendations for the best swing sets under $200.