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How to Choose a Backyard Playset: From the Experts

Buying your kids a playset is a great family gift — it’s a sure-fire way to get them excited to play outside and get a little exercise at the same time. However, when there are countless different options at different price points, figuring out how to choose a backyard playset can be difficult. We’re here to help by breaking down the key factors to look at when shopping for your playset options!

At Adventure World Play Sets, we build a wide variety of beautiful, ultra-high-quality vinyl playsets that kids love. All of our sets are built to maximize fun and guarantee your kids safety. Keep reading to learn all about how to choose a backyard playset — or find your nearest dealer right here to get started!

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How to Choose a Swing Set for Your Kids

Figuring out how to choose a swing set or a playset is a matter of balancing the fun accessories with the practical necessities. These are the main key points to take a look at when you’re shopping and checking out all sorts of different options:

  1. Guarantee It’s Safe — Just like you, we put safety first. Making sure the set is safe is the most important thing to look at before anything else. At Adventure World Play Sets, all of our swing beams are built ultra-durable to be able to withstand 2,000 pounds of pressure — which is far more than they would ever need to. In addition, every single one of our sets are 100% coated in vinyl to ensure that no one ever gets a splinter while playing. Learn more about the safety features that set our swing sets apart!
  2. Make Sure There’s Enough Room for Everyone — Wondering how to choose a swing set or backyard playset? Make sure there’s enough room so that everyone can be included. Since nobody likes waiting their turn to play, make sure you find a set that has enough swings, slides, and seats for your children and all of their friends. We build simple sets that start with just 2 swings — and we also build huge swing sets that can accommodate 10+ kids at once!
  3. Check If It’s Maintenance-Free — Unless you want another backyard chore, make sure you ask some questions about this feature before you buy anything. Unfortunately, wooden swing sets require being re-painted or re-stained every so often in order to stop them from rotting out and falling apart. However, well-built vinyl playsets (like ours) will NEVER need painted, stained, or maintained in order to stand up to the elements. Our roofs are made of thick poly wood or solid molded plastic, no canvas roofs that get moldy and eventually wear thin and fall apart.
  4. See If There Are Multiple Ways to Play — A variety of ways to play is key to keeping kids entranced by their playset. That’s why the vast majority of our sets all include swings, slides, and at least one tower. These options allow young ones to enjoy upbeat, high-energy fun as well as imagination games. However, these options are just the tip of the iceberg — we build a wide variety of interesting accessories like rock walls, sandboxes, monkey bars, lemonade stands, and so much more! Check out even more of our most popular playset accessories.
  5. Make Sure the Kids Love It — When it comes to figuring out how to choose a swing set, go with the best judge: your kids. Simply put, if the kids don’t love it, don’t buy it. The new swing set is a gift for them, so they need to be excited for it! If they think the set looks bland, boring, or altogether uninspiring, take their word for it and keep looking.

    See some of our swing sets meant to appeal to older kids!

Design Your Own Playset Right Here

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While we build several lines of swing sets that kids and parents all love, increasingly people want to get creative and build their own. That’s the inspiration behind our 3D design center that lets you and your kids design a 100% custom playset — and get a quote to build it for you! This is a new way to figure out how to choose a backyard playset. Check it out right here:

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Choose Your Backyard Playset Model Today

Now you know how to choose a backyard playset — so let’s get started. The first step is finding your local Adventure World Play Sets dealer who will help you bring home the set of your dreams. While all of our sets are built in Lancaster, PA, we sell and build them nationwide through the help of our expert dealers.

Simply enter your zip code into the top of this webpage to be paired with the local team that will get you a price to build and install your new set in your backyard. Don’t wait — reach out today!

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We are so pleased with this purchase. Our little ones have so enjoyed this play-set. It is so very worth the price, so well-made. I look forward to having grandkids playing on it one day!
Margaret Woods
Margaret Woods
18:49 25 Aug 20
We purchased an Adventure World Vinyl play station from Back Yard Living at end of May. Unit was delivered and installed in the time frame quoted. Adam was very helpful with information on various units and manufacturers. We decided to go with the maintenance free all vinyl clad swing set, play station from Adventure World. Unit was professionally and thoroughly installed yesterday. This unit is extremely well built and solid. Backyard Living was a pleasure to work with and we are extremely satisfied with the product we chose and the company who provided unit and installed I would wholeheartedly recommend Back Yard living as your go to company for your children's play station!!!
Dave Lake
Dave Lake
18:15 08 Jul 20
Purchased a an Adventure World BasecampModel swingset/ play unit from Backyard Living in Richmond,MI. Adam was extremely helpful with information to help me make my decision. Unit was ordered and was delivered and installed in the time frame quoted. Installation was very professional and thorough. We could not be more satisfied with this completely vinyl clad unit, solidly built, great safety features. I would wholeheartedly recommend Backyard Living for your go to company for a swingset/PlayStation!! Dave Troy,MI
Dave Lake
Dave Lake
17:21 08 Jul 20
great quality and value , very professional
charlie tebele
charlie tebele
16:04 05 Jun 20
You will not be disappointed with these sets! We have had one for 11 years now, just washed it off with soap and a garden hose after winter and looks like it did when new! It might seem like quite an investment upfront but is worth it. We bought when we had our first son and now have 4 kids playing on it! Our grandkids will use this set someday. Worth every dollar we spent on it!
Mark Gingerich
Mark Gingerich
01:39 12 Apr 20
Awesome, sturdy and affordable equipment coupled with great customer service. A win win for our preschool!
Karen Bowermaster
Karen Bowermaster
18:38 19 Sep 19