Tired of spending countless hours cooped up indoors? With the weather getting warmer, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel, and we have the solution for your stir-crazy children: playground equipment.
Before any one of us gets ahead of ourselves, let's pump the brakes. It's crucial to dial in on the proper type of playground equipment, meaning it's imperative to find not only fun and exciting options but ones that prioritize sturdiness and safety too.
We have all that covered, having rounded up five backyard playground equipment essentials that will kick your spring into full-swing and keep it going all season long.
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1. Try a multi-functional option
Anself 3-in-1 Kids Swing Set (opens in new tab) for $212.48, at Walmart
Constructed from heavy-duty metal tubes, this swing set (opens in new tab) is weather-resistant to offer a long-term yet reliable solution. Simply attach the metal braces to the pre-drilled swing beam to stabilize the swing set from shifting and ta-da. With one swing, one glider with a footrest, and one climbing rope ladder, your kids will have hours of fun!
2. Invest in a cedar-wood-based swing set for a farmhouse feel
KidKraft Andorra Cedar Wood Swing Set (opens in new tab) l
Was $499.99, Now $374.10, at Amazon
Beginning with an exhilarating high-rail wave slide, the adventure (opens in new tab) continues with a quick scramble up the rock wall to the canopy-shaded upper deck. There, enclosed by protective side slats, children can draw or write on the vinyl chalk wall, survey their magic kingdoms or sit and play. Outside, a trip to the sandbox for dinosaur digs or a ride on one of the two sturdy belt swings provides plenty of fresh air activity.
3. Install a toddler-proof swing
Baby/Toddler Swing (opens in new tab)starting at $80.90, at Etsy
New moms, rejoice! We have a solution for toddlers.
Enter: this modern swing; (opens in new tab) with chunky wooden beads threaded into the front ropes and an easy-to-hook set-up, the whole family can get in on the backyard fun, regardless of their age group.
4. Double-down on a dome climber
Dome Climber, Decagonal Geo Jungle Gym (opens in new tab) for $241.99, at Walmart
Give your child the ultimate outdoor playground equipment experience with this Dome climber. (opens in new tab) Designed for kids who like to drill, climb, grab, and so forth — this all-in-one option provides a whole-body workout that develops strong coordination and balance in a superbly fun manner.
5. This ultimate sports-inspired set
Sportspower Super 8 Fun Metal Swing Set (opens in new tab) for $497, at Amazon
This all-inclusive (opens in new tab) choice was created with one mission in mind: keep kids outdoors and having fun – and that's what this top-rated selection will do. Designed with features such as a classic swing, a two-person flying saucer swing, a rocking horse swing, and a 6-foot wavy slide. It's hard-pressed to find something more comprehensive or exhilarating.
Brittany Romano wrote for Homes & Gardens as a U.S. Shopping Editor. A graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor.
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