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Playsets & Swing Sets for Older Kids

The simple joys of swinging, running, and playing outside appeal to kids of all ages. Finding the perfect swing set or playset for older kids is a matter of finding a set that’s sturdy enough to hold their weight — and interesting and exciting enough to hold their attention.

Fortunately, at Adventure World Play Sets, designing and creating ultra-durable, ultra-exciting playsets is our specialty. Learn more about what makes for good swing sets for older kids in general — and check out some of our popular playsets that are perfect for older kids.

What Makes a Good Playset for Older Kids?

All Adventure World Play Sets are designed with eye-catching colors and built to be sturdy for decades of rambunctious play. While ALL of our playsets are safe for older kids, there are some features that make certain swing sets perfect for older children.

Learn more about the best age to get a swing set for kids.

Here’s what we recommend when designing or choosing a swing set for older kids:

Sturdy Construction

The safety of your children is always the most important thing to consider, and when they are older, playset quality is even more crucial in ensuring safe play. You need to guarantee that the swings can support their weight and that the walkways and towers can accommodate their high-energy play. When you design with Adventure World Play Sets, you get the highest construction quality backed by a no-hassle warranty.

Bigger Slides

The bigger the slide, the more fun they’ll have. Older kids love to twist and go fast down their slides — and that’s exactly what our extra tall and twisty slides let them do! While basic slides are great for younger kids, playsets for older kids NEED an epic slide or two.

Adjustable Swings

When those elementary school growth spurts hit, your kids will be sprouting up faster than sweet corn in the summer. To keep up, you need a swing set that gives you the option for adjustable swings to accommodate your growing kids. You should also have stainless steel, heavy-duty swing hangers as an additional safety feature.

Taller Towers

From a fantasy standpoint, taller towers let your kids feel like they are high up in their lookout, surveying their domain. From a practical standpoint, taller towers are necessary for our ultra-tall and ultra-fun 9-foot slides! When looking for a playset for older kids, get one with high towers, and they’ll be sure to love it.


As kids get older, their imaginations grow and the way they have fun in the outdoors changes. A great playset for older kids fosters this by giving them lots of accessories to kickstart their growing imaginations. Other great accessories encourage athleticism and acrobatics. Some of our best accessories for bigger kids include:

  • A lemonade or ice cream stand
  • Monkey bars
  • A working spotlight
  • A trapeze ring climber
  • A ship’s wheel or steering wheel

See all of our most popular playset accessories.

Playsets You Need to See

Although every kid is different, and the right set for every child is different, too, here are some examples of popular Adventure World playsets for older kids:

two story playset for older kids Discovery Depot

This two-story playset is the perfect height for a heart-pumping slide or an extra high swing beam. With the Discovery Depot, your kids will enjoy years of excitement sliding as fast and swinging as high as they can. Plus, this swing set for older kids features other fun add-ons they’ll appreciate, like a trapeze and a rock wall.

happy hideout playset for older kids Happy Hideout

The Happy Hideout stands out from other Adventure World playsets thanks to its awesome playhouse. For older kids, the Hideout will become their official clubhouse and hang out spot. Plus, the sturdy swings and slide will provide hours of fun!

jumbo sized playset for older kids Fantasy Fortress

This jumbo-sized playset — packed with jumbo-sized accessories — brings the fun for kids of all ages. Its three sky-high stories of playhouses give ample room to climb and play, while the four slides offer tons of opportunities to race back to the ground.

custom playset for older kids Your Custom Designed Set

Sometimes the best set is the one you build yourself. You know exactly what your kids will like, down to the slides they’ll love and the accessories they’ll explore. Check out extra slides, ramps, and playhouses on this custom playset perfect for older kids. Plus, with our 3D playset design center, you and your children can design your own playset side-by-side.

Find Adventure World Play Sets for Older Kids

The first step in buying or designing your playset for older kids is finding your Adventure World Play Sets dealer. We exclusively sell our playsets through our expert, nationwide dealer network. That means if you want the safety and the excitement of our sets, the dealers in our network are the only places to trust.

Enter your zip code now to be connected to the dealer who will help you select or design the playset your kids will love for years to come.

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Our Google Reviews

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